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Old 01-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Where is the best rc track you have been? and the reason why you think it is what make it the best. I am thinking about opening up a new track and need feedback on what most people think on what works and what don't.
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Best place I have ever raced at was the Hobby Plex in Omaha Nebraska. Super smooth track, great carpet and now they have a giant indoor off road track as well. Super cool staff and of course, the Hobby Town hobby shop right there.
Can't think of anything bad about them.
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Timezoneracing.com
The indoor track ( timezoneII ) is huge. And really great to race at.
Also timezoneI is a really awesome outdoor asphalt track.
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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track
2) Adequate lighting
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs
5) Sufficient electrical outlets
6) Indoor restrooms
7) Tire truing area
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks
12) High quality competition
13) Good race director/announcer
14) Spectator area
15) Free WiFi
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down
17) Plenty of open hours
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars
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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track YES 3 tracks, indoor carper, indoor off road, & outdoor 1/8 scale offroad plus crawler area and indoor flying
2) Adequate lighting YES
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer YES
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs YES
5) Sufficient electrical outlets YES
6) Indoor restrooms YES
7) Tire truing area YES use your own truer and also has an air compressor in this area.
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring No but there are a couple of big screen TV monitors and a few smaller monitors for race results.
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program YES
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop YES
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks YES The Pickles & Peppers Cafe
12) High quality competition DEFINITELY YES
13) Good race director/announcer YES Make that GREAT race director
14) Spectator area YES
15) Free WiFi YES
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down YES
17) Plenty of open hours YES
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars YES

AND BEST OF ALL FREE PRACTICE!

WHERE DO YOU ASK?

Mikes Hobby Shop Superstore & raceway

Home of the ROAR 2010 Carpet Nationals
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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track
2) Adequate lighting
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs
5) Sufficient electrical outlets
6) Indoor restrooms
7) Tire truing area
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks
12) High quality competition
13) Good race director/announcer
14) Spectator area
15) Free WiFi
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down
17) Plenty of open hours
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars
The only place I know of that has 15 or so of those is Competition Hobbies in Tucson, where I race and only about ten other guys bother with the carpet side of the building. Everything else is offroad. There is no tire truing area (do it at your pit) and the WiFi may not work anymore, but aside from that we have it. If you race onroad there though, bring lots of parts, as they DON'T carry parts for all of the possible cars onroad guys run. In one heat of eight 1/12 cars we can have six different vehicles (serpent, CRC, BMI, Associated, new, old and so on), and none of the touring cars that are running share parts.
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hmm....Thunder RC Raceway in Nashville,TN...



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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track
2) Adequate lighting
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs
5) Sufficient electrical outlets
6) Indoor restrooms
7) Tire truing area
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks
12) High quality competition
13) Good race director/announcer
14) Spectator area
15) Free WiFi
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down
17) Plenty of open hours
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars
agree 99.45% I don't really care about #8

my personal favorite track, NORCAL hobbies, to bad its 842 miles away
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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track
2) Adequate lighting
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs
5) Sufficient electrical outlets
6) Indoor restrooms
7) Tire truing area
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks
12) High quality competition
13) Good race director/announcer
14) Spectator area
15) Free WiFi
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down
17) Plenty of open hours
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars
nice list...but I would add the #1 is competition....
its a must
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The indoor track ( timezoneII ) is huge. And really great to race at.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #11
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Ideal features/requirements for a world class track:

1) Decent size track
2) Adequate lighting
3) Heat in winter, AC in summer
4) Nice pit area with supplied tables and chairs
5) Sufficient electrical outlets
6) Indoor restrooms
7) Tire truing area
8) Projector for showing race timing/scoring
9) AMB timing/scoring, with good scoring program
10) On-site racing specific hobby shop
11) On-site food/snacks/drinks
12) High quality competition
13) Good race director/announcer
14) Spectator area
15) Free WiFi
16) Single level, so no stairs to haul equipment up/down
17) Plenty of open hours
18) Generous flappers that are easy on cars
Just described TimezoneII.
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