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Old 05-11-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Ok, I'm not looking for any pitty here, but last night Omaha Nebraska recieved some pretty harsh storms and the end result was our Driver stand for our offroad track was demolished.

This was no small storm especially if it was powerful enough to lift that thing in the air and drop it upside down in the parking lot behind our track.

anyhow, I was just wondering what some of you other tracks have done for driver stands? we would like to still be able to race on Saturdays. So if anyone has any good ideas about what we could do under short notice would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone in our area could rent us some scaffolding for a cheap price I'd love that. Any other suggestions would be great!
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milk crates, or just dont have to have a stand. parking lot racers dont use them there not required.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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Ok, This track is huge 100x160 I think. we had a stand that was 10 feet tall and it was still hard to see the entire track! MILK CRATES would allow us to see pit lane only. I'll take some pictures to help illustrate what our situation is.

thanks for the suggestion. anyone else that could give a suggestion would be greatly appreciated
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I don't think you can get away with anything quickly AND safely for a driver's stand that big. Get the materials and enough guys together and you could build ia new one quickly though. Its only Wednesday. Or you could shop around for an old set of bleachers. Again though, the word 'safety' comes to mind....
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who built the last one and did it have cement footings if u need another one built my dad owns a construct company and races so i might be able to get them to build a new one let me me know
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only as a tempory solution but I have been to a track that uses a rented articulated lorry trailer
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I take it your speaking about a semi trailor. We actually spoke about that. but how would you attach a railing?
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most semi trailors have stake pockets, it would only take 5 minutes to rig up a railing.
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a bit of a geographic language barrier there but yes, you got it in one!
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Old 05-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #10
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Get this, our Hobbytown USA owner and Opperator has sprung for the bill and actually got out there himself and helped to rebuild out stand!

So as for know, our situation has been fixed!
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i didnt get to look at the stand much when i was buying parts there? is it similar to the old one?
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Yeah. they put the old one back together. they just left the roof off of it.
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