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Old 05-04-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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hi! who builds the pro nitro dirt tracks for 1/8 tracks around the states? is it locally or is there a company that comes in and builds the track for races? i know within snowboarding and skateboard parks there is a major company that is hired and comes to build what the business of hire specifies.just looking to possibly get in the business of throwing dirt for nitro tracks! is there any major nitro race track buliders? thanks!
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Most tracks build them in house. A few people with front loader or bobcat skill is all that's needed along with a good track design.
Yes Joey Christenson at The Dirt does build some tracks all over but there's no comparing snowboarding/skateboarding where the amount of people involved is a thousand times more than people that race rc cars. Just no demand for a company to build tracks full time, the hobbie is nowhere near big enough for that. The X games half pipe competition alone has more spectators and competitors than probably a whole years worth of all the rc tracks in the USA combined. I doubt 100,000 even go to rc events every yr much less one event.
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There is no money to be made in track building anyway. The money comes from event co-ordination. You need to be able to build the track and then get hundreds of racers to show up and also get 10-15 sponsors for the event. The only way to make a living at it is if you are an established well known track builder or event co-ordinater like Joey Christiansen, jimmy Babcock or Notch Johnson. I have seen people who are not known try and present races and there is never a good turn out. Most of them try once, fail miserably and never attempt it again.
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