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Old 05-14-2019, 07:37 PM
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Hello all,

Is it crazy to try and build my own course close to home? The way I figure it, I could buy a few hundred feet of this corrugated pipe, use some staple stakes or similar to fix it to the ground and and buy a lapmonitor for tracking times. Over time, I could build a few platforms and jumps as well as find sloped terrain to make it more interesting.

This would allow me to setup a race course "on demand" and race close to home. I would use city/country/state parks and fields. After a few hours of racing, I could pick it all up and take it all home until the next time. Am I deluding myself or simplifying things too much?

I expect the terrain would largely be grass or clay (baseball fields).
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You don't need the pipe, Just set up a few cones and you'd be set. I do it all the time near the car park around the corner and the church up the road
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back when I was into on-road, we had a bunch of showers one year that kept cancelling our weekend racing, so I got together with some friends and we invested in Trackmate timing system and used garden hose for lane dividers for a quick setup at the local school yard for impromptu racing on a weeknight between thunderstorms.

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Cones work. Easy to setup. Though wind can be an issue, more with on road. I’ve also got 100 foot plastic chains I can use. Currently only have an individual lap timer. But I’ve started looking into one for multiple vehicles.
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This is the timing system that has me interested

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If your serious and you want to show it to the local racers.... You could rent a timing system from another track and have a couple "bigger" races once/ twice a month. The racers will take your labor and hard work much more serious as you have invested in the proper gear. (PS no one will show up if they cant use their real mylaps transponders.... Just my $0.02.)

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But in the end..... Yes thats all it takes to start a track. Some dirt and ambition. (lots of ambition)
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This is the timing system that has me interested

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Yup - that's exactly what I was thinking too.
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If your serious and you want to show it to the local racers.... You could rent a timing system from another track and have a couple "bigger" races once/ twice a month. The racers will take your labor and hard work much more serious as you have invested in the proper gear. (PS no one will show up if they cant use their real mylaps transponders.... Just my $0.02.)

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But in the end..... Yes thats all it takes to start a track. Some dirt and ambition. (lots of ambition)
Yeah this is where I'm torn. Really not sure I want to host real races. It might be an excuse to get out and practice or or spend time with kids or spend drinking time with buddys.

This is why I'm asking the question to see other's thoughts.
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Yeah this is where I'm torn. Really not sure I want to host real races. It might be an excuse to get out and practice or or spend time with kids or spend drinking time with buddys.

This is why I'm asking the question to see other's thoughts.
Keep it for practice, or fun with friends. Soon as you have an open invite it would become a job.
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