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Old 01-23-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Folks we are using a temporary large carpark for the while and I am looking for some challenging track courses to put in place for our upcoming season, any ideas or can you all send me to a good site for course designs we are currently limited to 1/10 nitro and electric

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You can use the Track Maker, Its very easy to use.

I don't know where you can get it. I have it but I dont know how to attach it.

Can anyone help please.
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What are the dimensions of your parking lot and do you have any pictures/drawings of the types of layouts you've been using?
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Folks we are using a temporary large carpark for the while and I am looking for some challenging track courses to put in place for our upcoming season, any ideas or can you all send me to a good site for course designs we are currently limited to 1/10 nitro and electric

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Back when we used to race in a parking lot we would have a contest amoung the club members where they submitted their lay-outs and then the entire club would review the submissions and vote on which one they wanted to run on.

We ran a 18 race yearly series and had 2 lay-outs per year (9 races each). In order to get your club members to make a submission you could offer the winner submitter a prize of no entry fee or something to that effect.
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One thing to keep in mind, is that ROAR rules specify a miminum lane width. For 1/10th on-road paved electric and fuel, it's 10 feet. Adhering to this rule helps prevent people from designing tracks that are actually more suitable for 1/12th scale cars.

The farther the location of the track, the wider it should be. In other words, when you're standing on the drivers stand, 10 feet actually looks narrower than it really is. Depending on how far away it is, you may want to make the lane 15-20 feet wide.

Sweeping or technical? It's really up to your club, but make sure you include at least one long straight. Two is good, if you have the space.

Make sure you make provisions for turn marshalls.
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One thing to keep in mind, is that ROAR rules specify a miminum lane width. For 1/10th on-road paved electric and fuel, it's 10 feet. Adhering to this rule helps prevent people from designing tracks that are actually more suitable for 1/12th scale cars.

The farther the location of the track, the wider it should be. In other words, when you're standing on the drivers stand, 10 feet actually looks narrower than it really is. Depending on how far away it is, you may want to make the lane 15-20 feet wide.

Sweeping or technical? It's really up to your club, but make sure you include at least one long straight. Two is good, if you have the space.

Make sure you make provisions for turn marshalls.
RDM brings up a great point. We made the front straight 14 feet wide because that was the size of our AMB bridge. The next lane back was 20 feet wide, the one behind it was 25 ft and the back straight was 30 feet wide. We also put a big run off area at the end of the straight to give the cars room to slow down if you overcooked the straight and missed your braking point.

Our track did meet ROAR requirments. The biggest deal is to make sure the outside walls are thick and tall enough. This required heavy wood but it would stop the cars.
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You can use the Track Maker, Its very easy to use.

I don't know where you can get it. I have it but I dont know how to attach it.

Can anyone help please.
You can get it from the link listed below:

http://www.zanthrax.nl/index.php?id=20

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What are the dimensions of your parking lot and do you have any pictures/drawings of the types of layouts you've been using?

rmd sorry for the late reply, internet issues, but the track area is small basically it is a square area 100 * 100 ft

A really tight space
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