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Old 06-24-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Nats on-road track needs wheel chair lift ideas

I need proven ideas for providing racers in wheelchairs a worthwhile view of my local on-road track. Who's accomplished this without building a ramp and platform? This location is a bit cramped for space and construction time is definitely NOT on my side.

I called a rental company and asked about forklift baskets, scissor lifts and boom lifts, but was informed that all of them have a solid upper railing that will NOT permit wheelchair access.

Who's solved this dilemma before?
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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Greg, I read a post by Josiah Bruch inquiring on the ROAR forums about wheel chair access at Norcal for the Nats there in August. Perhaps you are looking for this info unrelatedly; I was under the impression he would be attending off-road nationals. I mention this in case it saves you any headaches working on this last minute unnecessarily.
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I have seen where a fork lift was used. The track owner used a large pallet and attached 4x4 posts and 2x4 railings to the pallet. All that is needed is a small ramp for the wheel chair to get up on the pallet. Problem solved !!!
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Andrew,

There is also at least one person that is handicapped planning on attending the nationals at Jackson as well. So they will have to provide access for him there as well as the track at Norcal.

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Many years ago we had a racer in a wheelchair by the name of Mike Coffee. For the parking lot races, he had a small trailer that he could back his chair into, press a button and that thing would lift him WAY up in the air. It worked great. Not sure what it was or where it came from I'm afraid.
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Greg, I read a post by Josiah Bruch inquiring on the ROAR forums...
Hey that would be me. Indeed, I was inquiring about wheelchair access for the 2011 1/10 offroad Nats at Norcal. Kevin at Norcal Hobbies in Union City, CA came up with some sort of temp. solution. I'm not exactly sure what it is yet but give Norcal Hobbies a call.
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On the cheap, you guys make two steel rails going up the driver stand stairs , and use man power or an electric wench system to pull the wheelchairs up !
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I hope the off road has something for you, I did not get to race at on road.
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I race from a power wheelchair myself. Line-of-sight on tracks is a bitch from down here.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:19 PM   #10
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We choose our battles, but for future reference, ROAR is pretty clear. Here's what ROAR rules say:

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2.2.5 An area that is accessible to handicapped drivers must be provided which
allows an unobstructed view of the track.
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Why not make something over near the off road driver stand. It's elevated in the area to begin with. Granted the drivers don't mind being off to the side. Maybe cut the fence and put in a swing gate so they can see.
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We choose our battles, but for future reference, ROAR is pretty clear. Here's what ROAR rules say:
That's Crap.. Don't Think its Fair that you guys did not get to race the Roar Nats Because They did not have a Stand for you..


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not sure how far you need to lift, but heres something

http://www.adaptivelifts.com/wheelchair_lift_tx.html

you can search mobil ada lifts.
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