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Old 10-12-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Carpet tracks in socal

Are there are any good carpet on road tracks that anyone can reccomend in socal?
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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Not a one - closest carpet track to SoCal is 400miles north in Stockton.
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I figured that I wasn't missing anything, I haven't seen any carpet tracks or even heard any carpet talk. I wonder if carpet racing is more of a cold weather thing.
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some place to race on carpet would be absolutely GREAT
.... but as MarkA mentioned you need to to to Stockton or Gilroy to run on carpet. our weather being so good hasn't really slowed down people from runnin at an indoor asphalt track
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Rumor has it that Charlie from the La Mirada race series is going to be putting on a carpet race soon. I'd love to get on carpet.
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There used to be a carpet track in Temecula. But that went away about 2 years ago. I know Futureal is planning on a carpet track in the area after he can fund it mainly from the shop hes opening.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:57 PM   #7
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There's also a guy that opened a shop in Encinitas (I think its called Kingspeed Hobbies) and he claims he's going to open an indoor track in spring.
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Rumor has it that Charlie from the La Mirada race series is going to be putting on a carpet race soon. I'd love to get on carpet.
from what I hear it will be a one day race only. I would love to have a carpet track here in so cal . we had one in 2000 but everyone wanted to run in the dirty parking lots huh? go figure now everyone wants a carpet track
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Carpet track would be great if it were located good and ran right. I think the timing would be good for now.
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I think onroad racing is slowing declining myself. Turn outs at most onroad tracks are less this year then last yet offroad turnouts are huge. Whats going on???

Parking Lot Races that used to draw 150 plus entries now maybe get 60. Onroad Trophy Event turnouts cut in half both at parking lot and track facilities.

Could it be that because all we see in the magazines lately is off road?

I do not think carpet would work in SoCal. Three months out of the year? maybe, but thats it.

Hopefully it will bounce back next year, who knows????


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Carpet track would be great if it were located good and ran right. I think the timing would be good for now.
well ya know the ol saying "build it and they will come" is a bunch of crap! had a carpet track and no one showed.. now there is a dialed track in Hesperia and no one goes there. Everyone was complaining that there was no permenent on road track except for socal and revelation. Now all they can do is whine that its to far. Peeps from other states that dont have a track have to travel to the next state to race and look at Niel now he has to drive 5 hours to race. I just dont get it ....Oh ya I do racers in socal are a bunch of wusses...... well i veneted but still dont feel any better
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Not only Hesperia, but look at Hobby People, turn outs have dropped over 50%. The Mazda Cup compared to last years Toyota Cup....and teh list goes on!!!!
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Only a Micro (1/18 & Mini Z) carpet track in So Cal that I know of.
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:46 AM   #14
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I hope you guys are wrong about the participation, cause for me Hesperia and such are really far. I'm in North San Diego and the closest Onroad track is Socal and that's an Hour and a quarter. That's hard for practise, etc. For people that aren't that serious, that kind of driving is too much. I'm serious and I have a hard time. With that much time in the car, you can't get around a whole day commitment.
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Only a Micro (1/18 & Mini Z) carpet track in So Cal that I know of.
Which one is that?
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