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Old 07-09-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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I heard someone is opening a new indoor offroad track in Las Vegas.. Anyone know who, where, when?
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I am also interested in this...
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cmon someone has to know something?
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I would sure like to see a track. It is getting hot out here.
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I was at Cutting Edge a few weeks before they closed and not one person showed up to race. JMHO, but the odds of a new track are not good.
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Theres reasons cutting edge closed...There are reasons people no longer showed up.....The business was not ran correctly. The place was packed when they first opened, when I say packed, I mean there were no pit tables open. 60+ club racers. There is a market for it here. It just needs to be done and ran right. I hate to say it but the owners ran everyone off. We were scolded by the owner to not jump certain things, and to not take certain lines because it messes the track up? Are you kidding me?.....Yet the club racers were the ones showing up to build the tracks, until there was no appreciation, and you could tell the owners were getting burned out.....Zero track maintenence, Zero business effort, Zero customer appreciation, and tons of wasted space on a 2 million dollar builing was to blame. Someone will open a successfull one here sooner or later. This place is so hot in the summers (110+) I dont know how there is not a established one here yet? Anyway, I know for a fact Someone is in the process of atleast trying to open one. Just dont have specifics...

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I've also been hearing things about a new track in the works from different people. I sure do hope one pops up and stays. I'll be supporting it if it happens.

About Cutting-Edge, my dad and I have been there since day one from painting, to putting the dirt in, and also moving in the drivers stand in the rain, all the way to the very last day they closed. In the beginning it was great with at least 11 heats (around 60 people) a race night. Then problems occured. But I have to agree with the racers, the owners could have done things different. I think they should of hired a couple of people to help run the place and I also think they could of been nicer to the few volunteers that tried to help rebuild the track. I made alot of suggestions to make the track hold up better and have more traction but it had to be done their way. Another thing that they could of tried but never did was advertising. Thats one reason I think the Losi race was a bust. It could have brang in new and long time racers that never knew about the track. There were a bunch of politics involved and I think a bunch of the small problems got blown out of porportion by them and some of the racers. But, in the end it just seemed like the owners and the racers didn't care anymore. The owners were burned out for sure and never wanted to do anything about the track. They just let it go and closed down. It was sad because the place had lots of potential to be something big.

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Whats up steven, you racing that rc8 yet?
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well keep us posted as i'm in vegas a few times a year and would love a place to race when i come.
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Hey Chuck, Yea I'm trying to. I raced it two weekends before the series and I had nothing but problems. In the main my buggy kept stalling because the tank has an internal leak and then when it was running, I got nailed in the left front corner bending my shaft, spring, and tearing up everything else. Also the wire to my steering servo got ripped out. I had to wait for parts since no one in town carries anything. Now I'm waiting on an updated tank from AE. I probably won't run it untill the non point series race after BC. So yea I can't wait for a new indoor track. Never had these problems running electric.
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There IS a huge market for a properly run indoor electric track. Not only could we get 60 plus club racers a night but the potential for larger races to be held here is great. This is Vegas and everyone wants an excuse to come.

I have heard several people talking about this. If anyone online knows who may be part of this, please remind them that electric 1/8th scale is going to be very, very popular soon. It would be a huge plus to be able to include this class in the future.

Hope to see everyone soon at an indoor track near you...

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I agree, there are a ton of electric racers in the woodwork, I didnt have a chance to visit Cutting Edge when there were in there prime, I found out about them about a year before they left. I feel that 8th scale electri is still a few years out as the conversion is still quite expensive. A 10th scale off and/or on road indoor facility in the center of town ie. near the strip, would be a very popular venture. Good luck to anyone who is willing to try as I am willing to lend time to help with anything they would need to build a track.
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1/8th electric is here now and will grow to surpass nitro in the not so distant future..it would be a shame for a new track owner to ignore it.

Hope the indoor track happens soon!
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I'm not in Vegas, but I've lived a few places that had indoor tracks come and go - and while I would think that it's do-able as your city has the population base large enough to support such an undertaking, at the same time with land and building costs being so high it would take a lot of local support to keep it operating.
And by local support I don't just mean showing up sometimes, or even regularly, to race - I mean by buying your stuff at the hobby shop even if it means you have to wait to get it in.
The reason I'm saying all this is because oftentimes people are under the impression that buying parts or cars or whatever elsewhere is their own business, and they support the idea of buying off the internet to save a buck, yet they fail to rationalize that if they don't support their local hobby shop that supports their local track (especially if they are the track) that when the shop or track goes under they're the first ones to chime in saying what was done wrong - yet weren't there most of the time and spent little of their money there supporting the operation.
It's big bucks keeping an operation including a track going, and if they're not bringing in big bucks (and measly entry fees don't cover that) it's little wonder these tracks go down.

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I agree with you there, When our indoor track was open, I got everything I needed from them. Every racer I drive with now gets most of their product online(usually from ebay). I get all my stuff through one of our LHS's Dansey's now.
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