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Old 11-14-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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I have a few acres and i was trying to get some feed back to see what kind of responses i would get if I put a new track up. I believe i have a very good location (1 mile east of I-94) the track would be of a sand/garden mix, driver stand, lighting could also be a part, just looking for some input.
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There's a desperate need for a track there. Bristol RC just closed down. You can actually buy their complete racing trailer.
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If i could try to find some contact info i would like to see how much they would be asking for it...
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Not sure, of you complete intention or budget. But an indoor nitro offroad track in S.E. Wi. would probably go over well.
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depending on spring/summer turn out i could see about indoor..
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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I have a few acres and i was trying to get some feed back to see what kind of responses i would get if I put a new track up. I believe i have a very good location (1 mile east of I-94) the track would be of a sand/garden mix, driver stand, lighting could also be a part, just looking for some input.
What kind of sand % are you thinking about? If I were you I'd stay away from a high sand %. From my experience it's bad news. There was a track up here where I live in the U.P. It was mostly sand and it wreaked havoc with electric motors and gas engines. I would lean more toward getting some clay if I were you. It works with every other track it would probably work best with yours.
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Proper dirt is critical to a tracks sucess. Leisure Hours had abrasive dirt on their outdoor track and no one wanted to race there.
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I dont have to use any sand at all but it does help with drainage. Right now there is black dirt (garden style). the sandy type soil is more of a clay type mix. I have 30+ yards of this type soil.I will have to see what a few people think about it. This track will cater to what the people coming to the track want. I will be laying out the track relatively soon. Keep the input coming i will try and get the track together very soon .
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I believe the dirt that would be used would not be bad at all, Just took the Jeep up and over a few of the piles, It is sponge like maybe a 5% sand in this so i dont think it will be bad at all. Remember that i also have a motocross track in the back also and i have to worry about the wear factor there also. Just starting to get some ideas. Looking to have both oval and offroad.
I can get creative.
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Not sure, of you complete intention or budget. But an indoor nitro offroad track in S.E. Wi. would probably go over well.
very well, look how well leisure hours does in the winter, i know a lot of guys who go down there every week allmost from milwaukee.
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Will start breaking ground very soon!!!!!!!!
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Scott from Bristol RC is selling all of his race gear for $5000.00

this includes a 48 foot trailer with all of the equipment deliverd.

he can give you the compleat list

262-857-3400
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Stick with the black dirt. It is very good for racing (easy on tires, easy to work with) and you've already got plenty of it. Clay is a bad idea. A touch too much rain and you can't do anything with it for a while, plus it eats tires faster.
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I still say if it is possible and feesible, to go indoor nitro. As the only Indoor nitro in the area is Leisure Hours and not sure if that can be considered in the area. You will probably see a greater turnout in the winter with indoor nitro then in summer, due to the other outdoor offroad tracks in Wi. Again there really isnt any in that neck of the woods that I know of. Even if you get half of the turnout Leisure pulls in the winter with nitro, your looking at around 50 to 70 racers/entries, that doesnt included any electric. Just some food for thought.
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Don't do indoor nitro unless you're 100% committed in starting a profitable business. Once you have a building you land usage is different in the eyes of the law, not to mention you property's tax bill. Many more permits and requirements to think of, private insurance will probably need to be worked in there somewhere.
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