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Old 11-24-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Indoor Nitro Off-Road Racing questions and concerns

Hey Guys,


I live in the North East of the US and winter is starting to set in with some cold temps. I was thinking of looking for an indoor spot to race 1/8th Nitro Buggies and Truggies. I live in sticks and there are several farmers around that have some barns that I could use to hold a race.


I am not looking to go big here just something to keep me going in the winter. There is a track but they are like 2 hrs from my home. Given the current state of the economy I would like to stay close to home as possible. I am sure there are plenty of racers that are with in 40 minutes of my location.


What are some concerns or issues you have seen when racing nitro indoors?

If nitro does not work I would be open for electric.

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+1 on ventilation.

I live in Michigan and we race nitro indoors at Factory Tracks Raceway (www.factorytracksraceway.com) during the winter and it's great. The ventilation is the biggest thing and hardest to get under control. One downside with great ventilation is that it will get cold indoors.
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+1 on ventilation.

I live in Michigan and we race nitro indoors at Factory Tracks Raceway (www.factorytracksraceway.com) during the winter and it's great. The ventilation is the biggest thing and hardest to get under control. One downside with great ventilation is that it will get cold indoors.
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Plus, you have to think about a timing system, rent, establishing a "crowd" to race. I would make the trip to one of the closest locations and see what they were doing. You also have to remember the guys running the show usually don't get to race that much and you get to a lot of prep and post race work. You might also find out it is cheaper to find some racing buddies and make the trips from time to time - splitting the fuel and driving. That is what some of us are doing.

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ventilation is a big thing.. i hate it when my lungs have to pay for my entertainment
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