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Old 06-01-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default The Future of Trains and Lanes Off Road Racing Season 2008

Hello races out there, im starting this thread to talk about Trains and Lanes off Road Raceway in Easton, Pa. Recently the 2008 season has gone through a few major changes to our racing program, the first being a new race director, and also the opportunity for all electric cars to run with the nitro cars as well. And quite frankly with gas at 4.00 a gallon, it's nice having a local venue to the Lehigh Valley, PA. However as race director i have noticed a lack in attendance at our races. Whether this was due to previous years and what went on? I really don't know. Lets take today for instance, its 2:30 on ONE OF THE BEST SUNDAYS WE HAVE HAD IN A WHILE, and im home after leaving the track due to the 5 racers that came out today? Typing in a forum? I should be running the 2wd electric main now.

And i find it strange, because if you look back to our season opener, which was on a national holiday, we had a solid 12 races. 6 2wd buggy and 6 nitro? And that was a national holiday. And you had today, and we struggled to see six races there?

So im asking you, the person that stopped coming to our track, Why did you stop? Was it the people, the track itself? Race entry's? Payouts,

This year i was hoping to have one of the best racing seasons there yet? Honestly where else can you find a track around Eastern Pa that runs 4wd electric buggies? Or 10th scale trucks? Lets face it no one? So heres your shot to tell me what happend? What would you want to change? Im looking for a fresh new start? Anyone agree?


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Well we had alot of rain in maryland here yesterday that might have scared of some people. Isnt bumps and jumps fairly close to you? I know hobby hut is really close to philly but they only run 1/8.
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no, we had rain saturday night but sunday would of been a great day to run. I cant seem to understand why theres such a dead electric show. The tracks you mentioned are all about 1:45 to 2hrs away, and thats essentially the closest your going to find for now. And with gas prices through the roof, trains and lanes is no more than 20 minutes from all locations in the lehigh valley.
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I hope things turn around, I have been looking for a place to race. I am currently in the process of relocating to the Center Valley area from St. Louis MO.

I race 1/8 nitro buggy and truggy, but during the winter I run 4wd and 2wd electric buggies. I am coming from an area that has tracks catering to both type s of racing within 40m of home.

So I am hoping to find tracks in the area there.
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Is it because everyone is running 1/8 nitro and your track is geared towards the smaller 1/10 electrics or 1/10 GT? To be honest running 1/8 on a smaller track can be fun, but not as fun as running it on a larger track designed for 1/8. Just a thought, maybe the 1/10 class is dead in your area; it is in mine. There is a 1/10 track 45 minutes away that I could run, but would rather race 1/8 nitro closer to home. Maybe that's the challenge you are having.
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have you been to the track lately? 1/8th scale buggie works for the most part, i honestly think 8th truggies have the tightest squeeze, but you would think with gas prices, driving 20 minutes away for a fun day of racing would work out pretty well.
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