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Old 06-16-2017, 12:08 PM
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Hello,

I'm building what I consider will be THE Dream 1/8 track in the USA.

I have a 200x120 dirt offroad track on a hillside, two levels, with full visibility from the ground and stand.

I have a large list of things I think make a track and facility FUN, exciting, and fair, and I would love to hear YOUR ideas too.

What would YOU love to see when you pulled up?
What would blow your mind?
What kind of Payout?
What kind of trophies?

Any input is appreciated! I have a good idea of what we are already building but I love to hear what people like and love about 1/8 Offroad RC racing.


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Old 06-16-2017, 04:13 PM
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Vote for a track similar to that. That track looks like alot of fun. Good flow nice jumps doesn't look like a bunch of blind spots. Think it's awesome your asking for racers input. I and a few friends from st.louis mo will be there for your cash races. Best cash race prizes i have seen. Was all top 2 in any main get paid or get to bump. If you bumped you give up your cash unless you get 1or2 in the main you bumped into. If you take the cash instead of bump 3rd and or 4th bump. Top 3 in a Main get cash. Think that helps keep the lower main people from feeling like they won't get anything. Of course the don't get a main money but something.
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Mine is already built. Thornhill Rc is Hutto Texas. Very large covered 1/8 scale and Astro 1/10 tracks, on site hoppy shop, a/c pits, tire and car cleaning area. Every time I pull up I am wowed.
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What I enjoy is huge elevation changes and big air, having good dirt can make or break a track also. Aside from the track it self, a well ran efficient program, nice drivers stand , and good pitting accommodations
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Good dirt (med-high traction but not rock hard/high tire wear).
Large air compressor tanks and car cleaning station
Covered pits (ideally with rows of tables/pit stations but for 1:8 not a must)
Lots of AC hookups
Good lighting for night racing
Adequate water supply/many water outlets. Sprinkler watering system
Tall/multi story drivers stand
Good layouts of course
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Mine is already built. Thornhill Rc is Hutto Texas. Very large covered 1/8 scale and Astro 1/10 tracks, on site hoppy shop, a/c pits, tire and car cleaning area. Every time I pull up I am wowed.
Ive been there once and I find myself browsing airline tix frequently. I can't wait to go back to Thornhill.
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-Dirt that doesn't clog your bearings or the screws on the underside of your chassis when the track is watered.
- Dirt that doesn't wear out your chassis.
- covered track and pits.
-a water fountain to drink from
- plenty of parking
- excellent and numerous night lights for the track.
- lights in the pits
-Real bathrooms
- smooth piping so you can't snag an arm.
- one or more slave eTruggy's with a moveable arm on the front so you can marshall your own car from the drivers' stand.
- an always on audible timing system during practice.
-a race program with penalties for driving (and marshaling) infractions like F1.
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Combine the silver dollar manufactures cup track with the ams track. Driverstand to the north so the track is never in shadow. Clay mixed with red brick dust and steamrolled flat and hard
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Loamy dirt that blows out and berms you can use like Hemet was in socal and pheasant run was in Michigan.

Drivers stand to the south so the sun is never in your face, Slight bank to the lanes so the tubes don't block your sight, good lights, good watering system, efficient program so you are not there all night.
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Good idea with what should be featured in a track but still needs to be built, get a good riding compactor., tractor with tiller and maybe a bob cat.

Anyways a track like the former nitro pit where the cars seemed to be more in the air than on the ground would be awesome.
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Good dirt that holds together well and good track maintenance.
Plenty of power outlets to plug into.
Good lighting for night races
Nice driverstand, consider using ramp versus stair since their are some handicapped racers out there. Also consider trying to make it covered if able to.
Being able to build good flowing layouts is the biggest key and able to change them up every 5 to 6 wks if able to.

I really wouldn't worry about covered pits, most racers have their own canopies or Ezups.
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Ive been there once and I find myself browsing airline tix frequently. I can't wait to go back to Thornhill.
You should for sure come down now that the 1/10 astro track is finished.
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