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Old 03-29-2023, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by alex966
Over the past month Iíve been converting my backyard pump track (bicycles) into an RC track. Lanes are between 7-9ft wide and my 1/10th 2wd and 4wd buggies are a lot of fun on it.


Iím still dialing in the layout and installing proper drainage. It gets covered before every rain. Loving having this in my backyard, will be good for getting practice when I canít drive an hour or two away from Charlotte, NC to race at a proper track.



What part of Charlotte? Im a few miles from downtown
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Old 03-31-2023, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jg6743
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuCuKypopU8
This is mine... lots of work but very rewarding! I've built several if you check out my videos on youtube you will see all the design changes. driving is terrible been struggling with some back issues the last couple years. Had surgery in feb. feeling great... been working on track last couple evenings. will post a vid when finished.
that mini buggy jumps really well! I heard people spray canola oil to make dirt track grips up more
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Old 03-31-2023, 10:12 AM
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Great thread. I would love to build a track for our nitros but not sure how my HOA would respond. Might try the ask forgiveness rather than permission route lol
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Old 03-31-2023, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by trackdesigner71
What part of Charlotte? Im a few miles from downtown
Down in Steele Creek, 1.5miles from Rivergate shopping center.
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Originally Posted by Milkdudd
Can I ask how many yards of dirt you used, And what type of dirt it is? Thanks
So it's just unscreened North Carolina clay from about 25min from my house and if I recall correctly it's about 105 cubic yards.

I actually want to mix in a bit of sand to get more bite out of it and also help it dry up faster. Currently it holds moisture for EVER! Which will be good in the summer but, it's tough coming out of winter. I might end up just treating the whole thing w/ SoilTac.
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Old 04-02-2023, 10:13 AM
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Hereís an update on my track that I just posted on IG: Backyard track update on IG



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That looks amazing!
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That looks amazing!
Thanks! It's been a lot of work but, I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out. Still have a few more ideas I'm hoping to implement this summer to make the track longer and hopefully more weather proof.
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Jealous!!!! I need to get to work someday on my own
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Finally put together a video on how we built our track.
Also...I can't get the videos to direct link (old) could use a hand with how to do that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djz6s93IgP0



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Old 04-11-2023, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by j.d.roost;[url=tel:15995603
15995603[/url]]Finally put together a video on how we built our track.
Also...I can't get the videos to direct link (old) could use a hand with how to do that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djz6s93IgP0



Thatís pretty cool, thanks for sharing your process!
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man, I'm trying to do this in my backyard but its longer than it is wide or narrow and my deck and retaining wall are taking up most of the valuable real-estate. lol
Might make it for 1/16 scale instead and give up on the jumps going up and down from the deck and the wall.
keep it simple so to speak at 1st.
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