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Old 11-06-2017, 03:19 PM
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I am thinking about opening a New Indoor Off road Track.

Just asking for opinions

Indoor Carpet Track

Or

Indoor Dirt/Clay Track

What do you guys think?
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DIRT!!!!!
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Whats your retail and/or business management background?
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1 There are better ways to throw away money.
2 I hope you like being complained at and about.
3 Carpet surface would be much easier than dirt. Much cheaper as well.
4 Best of luck.
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DIRT!!!!!
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Carpet. No carpet track in LA.
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Dirt.

Granted, I have precisely ZERO business knowledge, but this is off-road. It should be run in dirt, not carpet. Besides, SCVRC just converted over to carpet.

Where abouts are you looking to start it?
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Whats your retail and/or business management background?
I have been in Performance Automotive Retail Management for 25 Plus Years
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We need an indoor offroad track in my town... When should i pick you up at the airport?
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1 There are better ways to throw away money.
2 I hope you like being complained at and about.
3 Carpet surface would be much easier than dirt. Much cheaper as well.
4 Best of luck.
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Dirt.

Granted, I have precisely ZERO business knowledge, but this is off-road. It should be run in dirt, not carpet. Besides, SCVRC just converted over to carpet.

Where abouts are you looking to start it?
No to far from you. Not sure the exact location Yet
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We need an indoor offroad track in my town... When should i pick you up at the airport?
lol you are a little far.
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Do it small.
Dont open a hobby shop.

You will need:
$10k
Asto turf.
Wood
Timing loop/computer
2000 sq ft of office/basement space

Dont listen to the haters. DO IT
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Something to think about. One of the guys in our area rents space at the fairgrounds and builds a temporary carpet off-road track. It is alot of work to setup but keeps the expenses lower not having to own a shop for all the other non race days. This could help build your customer base and give you an idea of what you are getting into before you go all in. You will need help from the racers to pull this off though. He offers day before practice to entice the builders. Build the track and then practice.
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I would talk to the Allison's over here, they have 2 generations of track ownership experience:
https://www.facebook.com/ThornhillRacingCircuit/

This week is probably a bad time to get feedback because they're in the middle of rebuilding the 1/8 track for a big race this weekend, however they recently converted the 1/10 track from clay to turf and they've said it was the best thing they ever did... almost no maintenance and very easy to make track layout changes in very short time, plus tire wear is far better. Pretty sure Chris said his only regret was not switching to turf sooner.

I would probably take a few road trips and visit many tracks in the area to get a better understanding of what's common between them so your racers will have comparable amenities.
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