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Old 04-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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I am looking for off-road track builders that are available around the Dallas Metroplex.

Any help will be greatly appreciated... THANKS!
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I would like to have an estimate on a commercial 8th scale off road track.
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Where you planning on opening it? I'm not a builder just curious.
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I hate to burst your bubble, but there isn't really such a thing as commercial track builders and all that. Tracks are normally reconfigured frequently... frequently with volunteer help from the racers themselves.

I suggest asking for input from local racers. Realize you are at least going to need a bobcat or similar "semi heavy equipment" to do track configurations... (that's a LOT of dirt to move around!) as for building a drivers stand, pit lane, etc, well, the drivers know what is needed better than anyone.

How big is this track you want to put in? What part of town? Do you have adequate parking? Adequate space for pitting? Do you plan permanant workbenches or "bring your own table?" Indoor or outdoor? Water? Electricity for lights and for tools/battery chargers? Do you have a source of good dirt? (Something that isn't full of rocks!)

Just FYI, it isn't going to be cheap initially, and it isn't a high-profit enterprise. You will need to have the track lighted, get an AMB decoder, build a drivers stand and pit lane at the very least- those are the permanant things... oh... and a directors booth that can be secured.
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I don't have a car now (as some of know why), but I would be happy to show up and throw rocks at all of your guys cars.
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I hate to burst your bubble, but there isn't really such a thing as commercial track builders and all that. Tracks are normally reconfigured frequently... frequently with volunteer help from the racers themselves.

I suggest asking for input from local racers. Realize you are at least going to need a bobcat or similar "semi heavy equipment" to do track configurations... (that's a LOT of dirt to move around!) as for building a drivers stand, pit lane, etc, well, the drivers know what is needed better than anyone.

How big is this track you want to put in? What part of town? Do you have adequate parking? Adequate space for pitting? Do you plan permanant workbenches or "bring your own table?" Indoor or outdoor? Water? Electricity for lights and for tools/battery chargers? Do you have a source of good dirt? (Something that isn't full of rocks!)

Just FYI, it isn't going to be cheap initially, and it isn't a high-profit enterprise. You will need to have the track lighted, get an AMB decoder, build a drivers stand and pit lane at the very least- those are the permanant things... oh... and a directors booth that can be secured.


!!!!! Do you think that maybe it could be a private track and money is not an issue? I don't think he was asking for a "buisiness plan"!! I am not trying to be an a$$, I just love it when people ask a simple question and get a complex answer.
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Do you have a source of good dirt? (Something that isn't full of rocks!).

Seriously bro? Wow, hey my new XRAY and Losi do just fine on the horrible, demonic......rocks. Yes an XRAY on ROCKS, OH MY GOD NO.
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!!!!! Do you think that maybe it could be a private track and money is not an issue? I don't think he was asking for a "buisiness plan"!! I am not trying to be an a$$, I just love it when people ask a simple question and get a complex answer.
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I just want to know what to expect when building a track. I realize it is not a high profit business venture. Opening a track would be more towards my passion for rc than profit.

So are there people that specialize in building tracks or just workers that pile dirt?

As for the location... I have land in a few places around dallas. I think you all would agree with me when saying that dallas needs more NITRO RC tracks.
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I just want to know what to expect when building a track. I realize it is not a high profit business venture. Opening a track would be more towards my passion for rc than profit.

So are there people that specialize in building tracks or just workers that pile dirt?

As for the location... I have land in a few places around dallas. I think you all would agree with me when saying that dallas needs more NITRO RC tracks.

Honestly, a good grading company or excavation company could build a layout easy since they have the right equipment. I can give you some designs if you want.

Here is what we are changing our layout to this year.
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I just want to know what to expect when building a track. I realize it is not a high profit business venture. Opening a track would be more towards my passion for rc than profit.

So are there people that specialize in building tracks or just workers that pile dirt?

As for the location... I have land in a few places around dallas. I think you all would agree with me when saying that dallas needs more NITRO RC tracks.
I have a source. the person does excavation for a living, owns most of the equipment to do the job and is also an rc enthusiast and has built several tracks already in dfw, if interested pm me and we can talk.
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I don't have a car now (as some of know why), but I would be happy to show up and throw rocks at all of your guys cars.
you could hit the Losi's cause they are so slow
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you could hit the Losi's cause they are so slow
naw, i would have the most trouble hitting the xray's because there too unpredictable and all over the track.
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naw, i would have the most trouble hitting the xray's because there too unpredictable and all over the track.
lol nice.... i have an 8ight. Is the 808 that much better?
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