R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > North American Regional Forums > Georgia Racing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 1,082
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default Lack of tracks in the coastal SE.

Just having moved here to the Fort Stewart area after living in the Seattle area (Tacoma RC) and in England (15+ astro tracks within a 2 hour drive) I have become spoiled with essentially being able to race whenever I want within a reasonable distance.

Are there any tracks besides Phil Hurd within 2 hours drive of Savannah? While it is an amazing track, they do not hold races consistently.

Is there just a lack of racers/interest in this region? Is there a secret indoor track I do not know of that is closer than Columbia, Myrtle or Daytona?

I am tossing around the idea of trying to start an indoor carpet or astro offroad track if the demand is there for year round, indoor racing (Heat in the winter, A/C in the summer) If there is onroad interest I could even make removable obstacles on the track so it could double up.

The idea would be to hold racing 2-3 times a week and paid practice most evenings with timing.

I might even look into renting a gym/community center during the winter and doing one-day pop-up style races like we did all the time in England.

Thoughts? Ideas?
__________________
Zak
PRS1 V3 (FM), Associated B64D
Team Absima UK
PR Racing UK
fivepointnine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 07:30 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: ATL
Posts: 219
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Beach RC and The Badlands. Both in Myrtle Beach.
__________________
Kyosho TKI4-Reedy VR-ST/OS pipe-Nitro Pro Fuel-Hitec-Futaba 4PX
Kyosho TKI3 E buggy-TEKIN-Hitec
Kyosho Lazer ZX6-TEKIN-Hitec
Kyosho RB6.6-Tekin
60_cent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 11:31 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 1,082
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

That's the issue though. Myrtle is 3 hours away. Everywhere I have lived before there has been a track within an hour.
I cannot believe there is not an indoor, full time track in Jacksonville, Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick or Charleston, with the size and proximity of those cities there SHOULD be a business case to have one.
__________________
Zak
PRS1 V3 (FM), Associated B64D
Team Absima UK
PR Racing UK
fivepointnine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:30 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net