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Old 12-18-2015, 04:41 PM
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Post Eastern Iowa Locations?

I'm new to the area and just trying to find locations for indoor and even outdoor areas for spring time (2wd buggy). I'm in the Iowa City, Iowa location and seems to be a dead area for r/c right now.

-BlueGroove in west Des Moines has a good indoor track but that is 2 hours from Iowa City.

-Leisure Hours raceway in Joilet, IL has a nice setup but once again, is almost 3 hours away

-Brookfield, Wisconsin has a nice track but around 4 hours away


-iowafastrackrc.com good group here in Iowa city but unfortunately the indoor location is now closed and the only location they reference is in Dubuque, IA but this is carpet oval racing.

Anyways, just trying to see if there is any options closer to my location. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(I've done my best to dig through any threads and/or r/c track listing sites; however, I had no luck and if I did find something the links were almost always outdated and no longer in use) -with that said if there is already a thread on this, I apologize and just let me know!
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:47 PM
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No indoor racing over there AFAIK... There is an outdoor track in Davenport, as well as an indoor onroad track IIRC.
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If you have Facebook check out LRT Raceway and Hobby. They have a outdoor track. I am not sure if he has a schedule setup for the summer or not. Chris
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In the summer there is an outdoor track in Iowa City. Also outdoor tracks in Moline, IL at Thunder Road and LRT in Evansdale, IA. Indoors is carpet oval in Vinton and Dubuque. Offroad wise, Blue Groove would be the closest indoor track to you.
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Indoor Carpet oval and outdoor dirt oval in Dubuque
Indoor Dirt oval in Moline, IL
Outdoor dirt oval in Colona, IL
Indoor carpet oval, outdoor dirt oval & offroad in Muscatine, IA
Outdoor offroad in Waterloo, IA
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There will soon be a carpet on road, off road, oval track opening in Muscatine. They are shooting for a June opening.
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Originally Posted by qcrc View Post
There will soon be a carpet on road, off road, oval track opening in Muscatine. They are shooting for a June opening.
That is great to hear!!! Any idea on how to find more info in the coming months? Not sure if there is a website or Facebook page set up yet?
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//www.facebook.com/ISLANDSPEEWAY/

Everything on this page will change when the new track opens. Im sure build pics will be uploaded and a timeline for opening as it gets closer to being finished.
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Originally Posted by qcrc View Post
There will soon be a carpet on road, off road, oval track opening in Muscatine. They are shooting for a June opening.
I sure hope they do everything right. Us pan car guys need somewhere else to run locally when not traveling for the BRL. I also wouldnt mind getting back into touring cars
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Oval is in the plans for the fall/ winter.
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I'm shocked there's not a track of some sort in Clinton. Just kidding. But there's plenty of land to build a track. Just no hobby shops near there. And what's up with the Quad Cities? You'd think there'd be more opportunities there.
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I am going to be rolling in to Iowa City in about a month and will be there for roughly 8 months. I run pretty much everything, so whatever is "fairly" close would be good to know about. I appreciate whatever info you guys post on here.
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The closest track to Iowa City is
http://www.iowafasttrackrc.com/
They run off road during the summer. There are three other off road tracks about an hour to hour and a half from you also.
https://www.facebook.com/thunderroadhobbies/
https://www.facebook.com/LRT-Raceway...3153025392826/
https://www.facebook.com/bluegroovehobbies/
There is also
https://www.facebook.com/ISLANDSPEEWAY/
that is running dirt oval in the summer and carpet on road and off road year round.
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What classes does Island Speedway run?
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Scott and others - Check out the facebook page for Star Collectibles in Muscatine - https://www.facebook.com/ISLANDSPEEWAY/ that's where the most info for Island Speedway is found. Looks like they will run just about anything.
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