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Old 11-21-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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im looking into getting into racing to make it my new hobby... i race autocross in my 83 vw gti but it is getting to expensive. the parts for the rc cars are a fraction of a fraction of the price of real car parts.....but any way im looking into seeing what types of racing is in the area or less than an hour from northeren delaware dont really need anything to competitive right now as i am just starting out maybe just a track to where i can get some time in at for fun or if someone knows a good location to pratice at.

thanks for the help in advance and i did [B]search[B] the forum and google i only found 1 in northeren delaware but i dont think that track is active and i found 2 in sotheren delaware( about an 1 and a half away) but are kind of a far drive for me right now until i get into it a little bit more and start competing some more
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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i guess it would help if i posted what type of racing....im looking for off road nitro and 1/8 or 1/10 scale
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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I dont live there anymore but i used to live in Wilmington DE from 1998-2005

I used to race in Vineland NJ. They have an outdoor off rooad track in the summer. Actually it was the venue of the very first ever Off Road world champs back in the 70's!!

http://familyhobbiesraceway.com/

Since i left there in 2005 they have places to race in indoors too.

ALSO. A VERY good place close to you is the Mushroom Bowl in Kennets Square PA. All really good people. They have great indoor and outdoor racing there!

http://www.mushroombowl.com/

The only place in North Delaware when i was there was at that new (at the time) theme park/motorcross park.I dont know if they still have it.

I am coming back to Delaware for Christmas!
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thanks alot kennet square is less then 15 min away... and the motorcross one is blue diamond but from the looks of the site it didnt appeare to active anymore and i cant get a hold of anyone by email or phone so i will have to take a trip there and i will shoot some photos of the track and post them up if anyone else is interested in this
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thanks alot kennet square is less then 15 min away... and the motorcross one is blue diamond but from the looks of the site it didnt appeare to active anymore and i cant get a hold of anyone by email or phone so i will have to take a trip there and i will shoot some photos of the track and post them up if anyone else is interested in this
Blue Diamond is only racing onroad now offroad is done
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #7
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Blue diamond! that was it, was just starting up as i left there.
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Blue Diamond is only racing onroad now offroad is done
that sucks do you know if yo can just go to mess around the the bmx track or anything like that
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no i dought that would happen..at blue diamond ...but it is not my place to say ...


you got to ride brother ...

mushroom bowl is a nice place ...and so is vineland <<< will teach you to drive >>>> vineland will..... ron has classes every sat april thur oct

you have some other places also ...
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The mushroombowl is a good place to race outdoors for offroad its the closet to you, there is hobby hut also great guys the program is better than most the tracks in my opinion. There track will give you a challege its real offroad i dont think its to far from where you live at.
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Vineland has some great history too. It was the home of the first ever Off Road Electric World Champs! This is off there site:

"In 1980 Ron Boorman an employee of Bob Gelsi Mustang bought his son a Sand Scorcher. The Sand Scorcher was a 1/10 scale radio control off road electric buggy with a hard plastic body. Ron and his son took to running the buggy in a lot on Bob Gelsiís property. Before long Ron and his son began making small track layouts to run on. Later that year Ron and his son discovered that there was a small group of guys that got together regularly in the local K Mart parking lot to run their radio control cars. Ron invited them to come and try the small track that he and his son created. It wasnít long before everyone started putting in their ideas and energy towards developing a full track and arranging their first organized race.

The first organized race was held in spring of 1983. At that time the Cox Scorpion was the newest vehicle on the market. The track was arranged in an oval and had a small off road track in the center that was primarily flat with a few bumps in it. Chicken wire and pieces of conveyor belt were use to trim out the path of the coarse. They constructed a drivers stand out of old WW2 air strip pallets stacked on top of each other. At the end of the 1983 season Linda Vogel was asked to keep score on paper by making a mark after each car number with the help of a caller as it passed. Eventually a small board with 10 clickers replaced the paper and pencil.

In 1984 with Associatedís introduction of the first RC10 the first ever ROAR National race was held at the track. This event brought many things to the thriving track. The South Jersey Club bought the first ever AMB system and also built a brand new concrete block driverís stand complete with steps which still remains today. To keep score Ron and Linda had 11 people, 1 caller and 10 people sitting in chairs pushing buttons attached to the AMB system when there car number was called. At the end of the timed heat the director would announce the results from the computer. After you raced you had to report to a position on the track to marshal the next race. After you where done marshaling racers had to report to the drivers stand to count the laps for the next race. Throughout the race season they would alternate each week between oval and off road racing. The National race attracted several racers that were responsible for going on and becoming a part of many of the companies that are now a big part of the hobby today. People like Eustace Moore of MIP, Ron Paris of Paris Racing, Curtus Husting and Roger Curtus of Associated, Team Losi, Mike Tobey of CRP Racing, Mike Reedy of Reedy Modified, and Tony P. now CEO of Trinity. The Mayor of Vineland cut the official grand opening ribbon and a flag man started the National race. Group Picture.

Over the next few years the track would go on to hold many seasons of local and regional races. Many new vehicles came out and found their way to the track like the Super Champ, The Frog, and one of the first 4wd the Optima. Car pictures 1 2 3 4

In 1986 the First Trinity Shootout was held. A man named Bob Novak put one of the first electronic speed controls in Ronís With the innovation of electronic lap counting the clickers and caller were replaced by the new system.

Ron eventually closed in the drivers stand adding a tech area and radio impound. Still today on any given day you can ride by that same piece of property and see Ron Boorman out there grooming the track to perfection for all of us hard-core racers to enjoy.

I Ed Hankin, Site Admin. And fellow racer would like to dedicate this section of the site to both Ron and Linda who make it possible week after week for us all to come out forget all our daily trouble and get together for a day of fun and racing and I hope by learning the history of the track everyone can better appreciate all that they do."
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Definitely check out the Mushroom Bowl. The run indoor off-road on Friday nights on the carpet track. Lots of pits space and a well stocked hobby shop. The run on-road on Saturday as well.
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