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Old 05-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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What in your opinion is the best asphalt track setup you've seen? What barriers, corners, and related are the best way to setup an asphalt track and what is the best for cars?

What are the most car friendly but secure barriers?

Other than permenant curbs, grass burms that is. We're looking for input to help us make the best indoor on road track for this year's stock nationals. We have a layout that works, and it works well; but there is always room for improvement. Our track right now is a 4" PVC pipe system held in with concrete weight. It works; but it's a bit hard on cars.

Please post what you've seen, ideas, pictures or anything else that you know works.
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What in your opinion is the best asphalt track setup you've seen? What barriers, corners, and related are the best way to setup an asphalt track and what is the best for cars?

What are the most car friendly but secure barriers?

Other than permenant curbs, grass burms that is. We're looking for input to help us make the best indoor on road track for this year's stock nationals. We have a layout that works, and it works well; but there is always room for improvement. Our track right now is a 4" PVC pipe system held in with concrete weight. It works; but it's a bit hard on cars.

Please post what you've seen, ideas, pictures or anything else that you know works.


this track in florida has plastic material barrier that is used inside tractor trailers, very forgiving to rc cars
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Good question, the PVC and Concrete is a Low Budget Racers Nightmare. Good thing the X-Ray is built like a tank, well almost, I had a piece of my chassis come off on the first run . Desolas if you find a more car freindly way, you should also tell Doug
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i think grass is the most forgiving.
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DOH !

didnīt read indoor.....

sorry !
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i think grass is the most forgiving.
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet !

Where's that layout?

Can we have a link ? Would like to learn more how they built that up.
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i think grass is the most forgiving.
And the most expensive.
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet !

Where's that layout?

Can we have a link ? Would like to learn more how they built that up.
home track of Victor wilck,Joel and Andreas Myrberg.......and me
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we donīt have any build info

here you go: www.vast-8.se

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Go here and llok at the pics....
http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t196/MudvayneRacer/
we use plastic 2x4 fencing and it is the best yet.....
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What's Seattle Indoor Raceway doing? They've been doing it a long time

http://www.seattleindoorraceway.com/
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we use plastic 2x4 fencing and it is the best yet.....
In the areas that are curves, what is that material? Also how do they get the materials to stay put? Nails into the pavement?
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In the areas that are curves, what is that material? Also how do they get the materials to stay put? Nails into the pavement?
Curved material is a 3/8" roll of PVC that we ripped down ro 2" w/ 2x material between. We hold everything down with strips of velcro. We never have a problem with it coming loose.
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What's Seattle Indoor Raceway doing? They've been doing it a long time
SIR has the same setup we have, PVC pipes with concrete in the corners. It technically works, but it's darn hard on cars and isn't nearly as aethetically pleasing as other possible solutions. We have a bullet proof track as it is, but that's also the problem; it's bullet proof.

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Curved material is a 3/8" roll of PVC that we ripped down ro 2" w/ 2x material between. We hold everything down with strips of velcro. We never have a problem with it coming loose.
So that's 3/8" flat PVC fencing material you mean? Looks promising. Velco doesn't sound like it would work, do you hot glue the velcro to the tarmac or just use the sticky backing of it?
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