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Old 04-18-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on building an outdoor track!

We're looking to build an outdoor track, have plenty of good asphalt at our disposal. What sizes are common? (L x W)

Also, what do you guys typically use to make the barriers and corners?

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We're looking to build an outdoor track, have plenty of good asphalt at our disposal. What sizes are common? (L x W)

Also, what do you guys typically use to make the barriers and corners?

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250x150 200x100
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I should mention this will be 1/10 scale touring.
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Wether or not your going to run ROAR events the rule book has some good information on track specs. We use a plywood 18" tall outer board and 2X4's on edge, and bolted toghter in 3 to 6 lengths for inner barriers. Make sure they are laying the right way with the flow of the track.
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Not sure if you guys run 1/8th scale at all, but keep the big guys in mind when building your track,if you have the resourses. Good luck.
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I agree make the track home for nitro sedans and 8th. There is a Track Maker program on the net somewhere that can help you start off with some designs. Do a search online for some track layouts. 200x100 is a great size to start with. Make accommodation for pit lane, pit area, and drivers stand. A ramp would be great for any racer who happens to be in wheel chair.
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Thanks guys, wow those are some pretty big tracks! We did a mock layout tonight with fire hose, made it 130 x 70 and it was pretty fun. Fast and flowing but we were running 17.5 and 13.5 We have 200 x 110 of asphalt at our dispospal. Hopefully will get some nitro guys running soon as well.

Any other advice regarding what materials to use to build the track and layout is appreciated. Thanks!
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If you have a more space, use it. Everyone always wants the tracks to be bigger. And if you cater to more classes that means more $$, whick makes keeping the track going easier.
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