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Old 01-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anybody was building a track. Does anyone have good ideas.
Im in the process of building one in the woods behind my house.
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im thinking of building one when the weather gets warmer
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yeah right now the jumps on my track are frozen
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Yeah I built one in the back of my house in the woods.

I don't have any current pictures, I need to take some. But here are some "in progress" pics..





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Yeah I built one in the back of my house in the woods.

I don't have any current pictures, I need to take some. But here are some "in progress" pics..





Nice track, wished mine looked that good
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What cars/classes do you run on it
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There is only about 3 of us right now. We run 1/8 buggies and truggies.

It was WAYYYY to narrow in those pics. We have widened it out about 4 ft all the way around. I'll get some better pics of it this weekend or next.
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danR has a full blown test track in his backyard. i used to have pix. cant remember where i have em still. he has a an old xxxT as his 'marshal' truck so no runnin out to flip the car. his deck is his driver stand. his dogs keep the turtles from comin up off the stream and puttin their eggs in the jumps, and he has his garage converted into a pit area (never seen so much losi) and he has an amb system with speakers. its insane.

and no his wife rhonda doesnt have an available sister.

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I dug some bowl turns so the jump faces are longer and yet are only a few inches above the ground at 0'
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There is only about 3 of us right now. We run 1/8 buggies and truggies.

It was WAYYYY to narrow in those pics. We have widened it out about 4 ft all the way around. I'll get some better pics of it this weekend or next.
Cool me and my friend run our mini erevos and t-maxxs
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Check out my track under title Backyard track Riverside CA, i would be glad to tell you what we did to build this track.
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Here are a few we took today while we were practicing...

Still needs widening in a few areas. I'm getting a fresh load of red clay this week, and going to widen it out a bunch















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