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Old 11-03-2015, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Brit_racer View Post
well its been a while but it seems after the Worlds and the run up to the worlds a few more tracks have tried Astro.
The ones i know about are
Northwest Hobbies, Albany OR
RC Madness, Enfield CT
MMR, Minneapolis, Minnesota

if you know more let me know
premier in oregon running carpet
another track above seattle runs indoor astro
speedfactory rc in livermore,ca huge outdoor carpet track.
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premier in oregon running carpet
another track above seattle runs indoor astro
speedfactory rc in livermore,ca huge outdoor carpet track.
The one north of Seattle is called Die Hard RC, they have an active FB page if you want to check it out.

We also have a grey ozite carpet track in Cloverdale and there's 3 over on Vancouver Island.

There's only one clay track left (TRCR) and I bet they go carpet before the end of 2016......
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Originally Posted by Brit_racer View Post
well its been a while but it seems after the Worlds and the run up to the worlds a few more tracks have tried Astro.
The ones i know about are
Northwest Hobbies, Albany OR
RC Madness, Enfield CT
MMR, Minneapolis, Minnesota

if you know more let me know
The way I read this post. He's asking about tracks that have SWITCHED to astro SINCE the Worlds. NOT, "what tracks run astro?"

I'm interested in seeing answers to the ACTUAL question being asked. But people can't read, so this will be a train wreck and a waste.
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
The way I read this post. He's asking about tracks that have SWITCHED to astro SINCE the Worlds. NOT, "what tracks run astro?"

I'm interested in seeing answers to the ACTUAL question being asked. But people can't read, so this will be a train wreck and a waste.
I'd be interested in the same answers, tracks that have changed over, not new tracks, or tracks that always were. See if there is a trend.
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Our two turf tracks in OR were Astro a few months before the worlds but given that the track that went from dirt to turf has seen turnouts that have saved the facility come along as a result of the change, I can't imagine anyone even contemplating an indoor dirt track in the area anymore.
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The one north of Seattle is called Die Hard RC, they have an active FB page if you want to check it out.

We also have a grey ozite carpet track in Cloverdale and there's 3 over on Vancouver Island.

There's only one clay track left (TRCR) and I bet they go carpet before the end of 2016......
I can see Tacoma going to carpet too, the clay there is already so high grip that it might as well be, carpet would cut down on tires lol. I used to run through a set of barcodes/dirtwebs in a week of racing there, crap got expensive!
I can get about 3 race days out of a set of mini spikes now, and the LP cut staggers last almost forever! Plus I save a fortune by running open cell foam in the rear (seems to work better)
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Dirt is for offroad. Carpet is for touring cars.
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Our two turf tracks in OR were Astro a few months before the worlds but given that the track that went from dirt to turf has seen turnouts that have saved the facility come along as a result of the change, I can't imagine anyone even contemplating an indoor dirt track in the area anymore.
With carpet, you're not limited to offroad or onroad. You can run all classes.
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Oh what I would give to now have to tear down each car I run after a day/night of racing.
I'd give my first born child for an indoor turf track. I'd even take an indoor clay surface. Just anything that is more consistent than the outdoor track I run on now. Surface changes allll day long. Feels like I spend more time chasing set-ups than actually driving.

I have actually drastically cut down my racing times because of the amount of upkeep there is. Cleaning/rebuilding more than I am actually running. Over it.
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I hear you!

I am just amazed by the amount of hard work it takes to keep up on the clay tracks. Astro was just set it up and forget. Same traction week over week
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Dirt is for offroad. Carpet is for touring cars.
dirt is for potatoes, tarmac is for touring cars.
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