Banked asphalt oval racing - Tucson

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Old 06-03-2018, 10:21 PM
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one of the Tucson Hobbytown employees told me about oval racing that he and some others, plan on doing in NW Tucson where quarter midget race cars and i think he said go carts are also run. they have started a facebook page called 520 rc oval racing. i hear they are shooting for a 9 june, run what you brung test date, gate opens at 4pm

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tucsonquartermidgets.com (do not contact concerning RC)
9975 N Casa Grande Hwy, Tucson, Arizona.


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It looks like a great place to run some Late Model or Sprint Car. 1/8 scale would be a trip as well.
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i don't FB, i hear they did some testing and some videos, supposedly grip is good. but spec motor and gear box cars look really slow on this track due to size. i did not see employee at HT weds night, to ask if the track owner will allow any type of prep other than blowing off?
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i don't FB, i hear they did some testing and some videos, supposedly grip is good. but spec motor and gear box cars look really slow on this track due to size. i did not see employee at HT weds night, to ask if the track owner will allow any type of prep other than blowing off?
Nice. It looks like the solution may involve running.... MOD?
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After going out to the track on Saturday I noticed a couple of things:

First, the track is a bit rough for pan cars on foam tires, rubber tire seemed okay because it absorbs the bumps better.
The track is lit so it can run after dark, as would be necessary in the summer time, unless we want to start the race day at 5am.
The grip looks decent, maybe a bit dusty, but the track screams Late Model and Sprint Car to me due to the bumps and transition between the asphalt and concrete corners. The track has the potential to be FAST, extremely fast with some practice, tuning, and mod power, the stock cars looked so slow around the track running wide open.
Also, interestingly the most in-control tires I saw run were astroturf pins. Probably due to how proper offroad tires were overheated on the hot surface, so maybe worn out pin tires can be used effectively.

CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE! They will be updating there with info, and probably some videos.

If you love racing oval, you could do a lot worse than this place. I hope it picks up, I'll have my Late Model all assembled soon so maybe this could be a good deal.
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after asking some questions at hobbytown, these are the classes starting to spool or already spooled up
13.5 2S sprint car
17.5 1S Nascar truck pan car
13.5 2S latemodel this i believe is suspension dirt type car, not pan
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Suggest one of the big draws across the country - late models and modifieds based on the Short Course truck chassis. 1/8 scale size for stability but 1/10 scale components. Try buggy rears like a PL Inversion all around and you are driving a rocket!
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