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Old 02-27-2021, 08:47 AM
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I am thinking about making an off road track in my backyard (100x50). Where do you start? Is it best to just strip down the whole area then lay out the design? Seems pretty basic but im sure there are lots of little mistakes that others can share. Any advice would be appreciated.
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I am thinking about making an off road track in my backyard (100x50). Where do you start? Is it best to just strip down the whole area then lay out the design? Seems pretty basic but im sure there are lots of little mistakes that others can share. Any advice would be appreciated.
Start with this thread. Backyard off-road track

I am in the process of a 100x60 backyard track and going all out on it this year. I will be posting my progress there. that thread also has many other tracks people have built and they are all great. some as simple as mowing the grass short for the lanes all the way to large investments.
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I helped build an Indoor track in Minnesota at a large Hobbytown Facility when they were just starting. No groundbreaking advice here, just test, test, and test 50 more times.. Oh, and take your time with the ramps, you want them just right.
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I am thinking about making an off road track in my backyard (100x50). Where do you start? Is it best to just strip down the whole area then lay out the design? Seems pretty basic but im sure there are lots of little mistakes that others can share. Any advice would be appreciated.
A lot depends on the terrain you have to start with. If you can run it the way it is without encountering obstacles and hazards, that is the place to begin. Use rope or garden hose to layout the corners. It is easy then to change shape to get the flow you want in your track. Once you get the flow you want, then begin adding to the track on a test basis. A temporary planning cycle also helps in determining where to place a driving stand. Hope this helps in getting a back yard track started for you. Cheers. 'AC'
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