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Old 02-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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How far do you guys drive to get to your favorite track? I'm just curious as to how far people drive on the weekends to take part in their favorite hobby.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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In the winters, where I race is fairly close. I get there in 10-15 minutes. In the summer, its a lot further, and takes 30 minutes.
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@ CEFX we have some people that drive 1-2 hours. o.O Only on sunday's though it seems, local guys come out during the week
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It is 30 min. to one track I go to or another I go to is an hr. and 15 min.
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Winter time when work is slow the tracks I head to are 1.5 hours away. In the summer I stay close to home and either race at the place 5 mins from work or 40 mins from home.
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:02 PM   #6
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My rule is this: To race somewhere regularly, it has to be less than 1 hour from home.

For most of the last 15 years, the tracks I race at have been right at 1 hour. Now I have a track that is about 25 minutes away.
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I race at South Shore Raceway in Coram, NY. It's 50 mintes to an hour from my home depending on the day's traffic.
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I usually don't like to drive anything over 45 minutes...
so I'll just move close to my favorite tracks....I'm 10 minutes from Horsham RC....
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I usually don't like to drive anything over 45 minutes...
so I'll just move close to my favorite tracks....I'm 10 minutes from Horsham RC....

Yeah thats the track I will probably be racing at it's about 30 mins from me. 30 mins is fine but if I want to run 1/18th(which I really do) as per the rccaraction directory the closest 1/18th track is over an hour away
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:33 PM   #10
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i go 45 min. to get to two seperate tracks. and in the summer i go 2 hours so i can race indoor off road every other week or so. cause craps its hot here even at 7 pm,8 pm,9 pm, and yes it is still 105 at 10 pm. we had a guy drive 5 and 1/2 hours last week to race a wed. night club race then go home.
Of course though he was coming to THE PIT in Az. and that is like going to baja, it is the ultimate of off road and if i go riding every sunday in baja i would but its nine hours from where i live.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:15 PM   #11
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Im 45-50mins away for carpet racing. 25min for summer nitro onroad
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:18 PM   #12
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If i can get a ride to the track it takes about 45min. But sometimes i cant get a ride so i take the train for an hour, and then a bus for 30min and finally about a 15min walk. I really need to get my license
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depends on where you live. traffic in socal is so bad.. the distance we travel in 45 mins is probably equivalent to 10mins elsewhere in the country

but ive gone as far as 90 mins one way to race during a weekend.
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:49 PM   #14
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This'll will either bum you out or make you feel pretty darn good about your weekend.

We club race in Billings Montana, also, based on distance, it includes an overnight hotel stay. Just shy of 600 miles round trip.

I've calculated the price of club racing for us. Doesn't include any RC parts.

Gas @$2.50 107.00
Food, 80.00 (12 meals)
entry fees 75.00 (I pay for all of our guys)
Hotel, 65.00

Works out to about $320 to attend a club race. That's before you figure in wear and tear and depreciation on the vehicle we're driving. We have a vehicle that only goes on trips and to races. Usually 20-30 events on a vehicle and it has 25-40,000 miles on it. I estimate about $600-$1000 per trip in vehicle depreciation. 2 year old vehicle that cost $50k is now worth less than $30k, that's a $20,000 loss. Maybe a $.80 to $1.00 per mile in vehicle deprecitation.

Lethbridge, 3 weeks ago, 850 miles
Just got back from Billings, 600 miles
We have Regina this weekend, 600 miles
Spokane next weekend, 1400 miles
Colorado, 3 weeks from now, 1750 miles (should fly, but were not)

Bunch more scheduled well into the end of May.

5200 vehicle miles in about 6-7 weeks.

JEEZ, I'm starting to bum myself out!!!!
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This'll will either bum you out or make you feel pretty darn good about your weekend.

We club race in Billings Montana, also, based on distance, it includes an overnight hotel stay. Just shy of 600 miles round trip.

I've calculated the price of club racing for us. Doesn't include any RC parts.

Gas @$2.50 107.00
Food, 80.00 (12 meals)
entry fees 75.00 (I pay for all of our guys)
Hotel, 65.00

Works out to about $320 to attend a club race. That's before you figure in wear and tear and depreciation on the vehicle we're driving. We have a vehicle that only goes on trips and to races. Usually 20-30 events on a vehicle and it has 25-40,000 miles on it. I estimate about $600-$1000 per trip in vehicle depreciation. 2 year old vehicle that cost $50k is now worth less than $30k, that's a $20,000 loss. Maybe a $.80 to $1.00 per mile in vehicle deprecitation.

Lethbridge, 3 weeks ago, 850 miles
Just got back from Billings, 600 miles
We have Regina this weekend, 600 miles
Spokane next weekend, 1400 miles
Colorado, 3 weeks from now, 1750 miles (should fly, but were not)

Bunch more scheduled well into the end of May.

5200 vehicle miles in about 6-7 weeks.

JEEZ, I'm starting to bum myself out!!!!

Holly ^%$ i thought i was bad by driving 200 miles a weekend to race at my fav track Now that is what you call dedication...
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