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Old 01-12-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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just some questions for track/hobbyshop owners-

What would be an ideal size for a carpet track?
How much money would be involve? (rent not included )
Man power?
And does location counts alot?

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What would be an ideal size for a carpet track? 55x90 minimum you can do smaller but you will get complaints or "concerns"

How much money would be involve? (rent not included )60k build with inventory, this gets the basics, you gotta build inventory on your cash flow.

Man power? 4 people unless your wife, family, friends do not want to see you. Still one of the 4 is putting in 90hr weeks including time at his Main business. The other 3 are putting in 10-20hr/week besides the day job

And does location counts alot? IT helps but not a deal breaker.

Any other input is appreciated. Take a look at our place we put in in July of '05 you might see corners to cut, but about all of the labor was donated by 4 of us or racers that we have racing with us. We still put 60k cash in the place. You will need to paint, the Tenant Improvement was done by the land owner. We hung all the slot wall, built from scratch the display cases($40 parts). Our big cost was the asphalt it was about $8k to put in carpet will run you about 1/2 of that. So taking that out you can see you are still looking at about $55k to startup.

Feel free to pm me with questions, not trying to be negative but it is not as glamorous as it may seem having you own track.
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What would be an ideal size for a carpet track? 55x90 minimum you can do smaller but you will get complaints or "concerns"

How much money would be involve? (rent not included )60k build with inventory, this gets the basics, you gotta build inventory on your cash flow.

Man power? 4 people unless your wife, family, friends do not want to see you. Still one of the 4 is putting in 90hr weeks including time at his Main business. The other 3 are putting in 10-20hr/week besides the day job

And does location counts alot? IT helps but not a deal breaker.

Any other input is appreciated. Take a look at our place we put in in July of '05 you might see corners to cut, but about all of the labor was donated by 4 of us or racers that we have racing with us. We still put 60k cash in the place. You will need to paint, the Tenant Improvement was done by the land owner. We hung all the slot wall, built from scratch the display cases($40 parts). Our big cost was the asphalt it was about $8k to put in carpet will run you about 1/2 of that. So taking that out you can see you are still looking at about $55k to startup.

Feel free to pm me with questions, not trying to be negative but it is not as glamorous as it may seem having you own track.

is this peel it raceway...how far are you from scott browns track...
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just some questions for track/hobbyshop owners-

What would be an ideal size for a carpet track?
How much money would be involve? (rent not included )
Man power?
And does location counts alot?

Any other input is appreciated.

thanks,
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BobbyJ- no it is not it is

www.seattleindoor raceway.com

We both opened about the same time. Eddie focuses more to the offroad crowd. But also has an excellent on-road asphalt area in his building. It also houses his Br00d operation. Our track is about 20mins North of Scott's track TRCR. Peel-It is about 1.5hours North of us about 1 hour North of Seattle.

Rydwell--longtime no talk you gonna be around for Chumps this year? Not looking like I will make REEDY this year unfortunately.
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Hey Dan- The plan is to go to PastChamps this year....but that's what I said last year too Sorry bout Reedy. I'm on the fence with it myself.
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