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Old 06-12-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ok i want ot build a carpet track and have looked for hours on the computer to find anything out about how and what you need and what is a good size what is a perfect size for 1/12 and 1/18 and 1/10 scale and what car and equpiment would be best especially for a new racer. ANY ANY info would be greatly appreciated thanks To anyone that puts info in here for me Thank you to all


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Old 06-12-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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Contact Calandra Racing Concepts and talk to one of their Fasttrak carpet sales reps...info can be found at www.teamcrc.com

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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SWEET thank you so much. Thats what i am talking about. Thanks Flatspunout
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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Not a problem and good luck with your rug...they *really* tie the room together

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Old 06-14-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Come on out all you that race on-road none of you can tell me anything.
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The size for 1/12 and 1/10 will be the same, the correct size is really anything, depending on the level and number of racers...

The faster the cars, the less per heat, otherwise they are running into each other, if you have higher level of drivers, you can get away with more cars on the track at the same time.

80x40 you will get 8 cars per heat, it will be tight and technical. Great for learning, bad for newbies....

100 x 50 you will get 10 cars per heat and a little more open, better for newbies...

I'm not sure of your location, but visit a carpet track and take notes... talk to people, they will tell you what they like and dislike...

some glue the rug directly to the floor, but if you do this, make sure you have a flat surface. If not, you will have to build a sub-floor of wood to put the carpet down so you have a flat surface to run on...
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Bvoltz thank you that was good info. See i learned something today WOOO!!!!! HOOOO!!!!!!
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I have raced on tracks big and small all over the US

but you'll never find a happy medium to run 1/18th and 10th as they are too different in size... not sure about 1/18th but roar rules state 12th scale tracks can have 6' min lanes and 10th 8' lanes minimun as for track size, I like a deeper track then a long track as if the track gets too long you run into sight issues on the drivers stand with the other drivers leaning out to see around you or you around them. also remember to hold room from the drivers stand to the track to get ride of some issues of sight. 4' is a good distance for most 70 to 96' long tracks, longer then that you might want to move the driverstand futher away. I run a 92x50 track that was a 70x48 track both we could put 10 10th scale on easy 12th scale is a little lost on that size track but can still be fun. the most fun I had was a 55x30 track that we ran mostly everything on but it was hard on 10th scale but the 1/18th guys had fun. and I ran mod 12th scale and was pushing 6.6 second laps. if you level of ability is newer drivers 10' lanes are probably the better . the average track I have run on is probably in the 80x36 range as you can get 160'x12' rolls of carpet from CRC. alot depends on the room that you have to work with. but remember you will either keep the 1/18th guys or the 10th guys happy. not both depending on size. hope this help.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #11
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Right on thank you very much nashrcracer that is very helpful Thank you.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:21 PM   #12
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