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Old 08-13-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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Exclamation RCRCNT Onraod track in Fort Worth??

So I just purchased a new 8th scale onroad car and was looking for places in the DFW area to run it maybe get a little help with setup and I came across RCRCNT in Fort Worth. Ive read a few post that they only race a few times a year and that's it.

Do they have scheduled practice days?
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So I just purchased a new 8th scale onroad car and was looking for places in the DFW area to run it maybe get a little help with setup and I came across RCRCNT in Fort Worth. Ive read a few post that they only race a few times a year and that's it.

Do they have scheduled practice days?
No, they do not have any scheduled practice days. They have tried to this this before but no one would show up and the costs of time and monies to clean and prep the track was not worth it. You can get plenty of practice during a race weekend as their schedule is kind of laid back during their race weekends.
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here is the link for the race schedule:

http://www.rcfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37473

most of us also go to Mike's hobby shop/Gulf cost raceway in Porter Texas.
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I've never seen this track so I don't know how it keeps people out from simply showing up and running their car.

I noticed that they have a paid membership flier on their website. Why wouldn't the track operator/owner simply give a key to its paid members to go practice on the track. Considering there really is no other place to run an 8th scale onroad car in DFW. Who cares if its "unprepped" its got to be better than running in some parking lot?

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I've never seen this track so I don't know how it keeps people out from simply showing up and running their car.

I noticed that they have a paid membership flier on their website. Why wouldn't the track operator/owner simply give a key to its paid members to go practice on the track. Considering there really is no other place to run an 8th scale onroad car in DFW. Who cares if its "unprepped" its got to be better than running in some parking lot?

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Once you stop by the track when it is "unprepped", you will see why I said what I said. It is located in a rural section south of Fort Worth with wooded sections on the south and west sides of the track. When the track is not in use, it gets dirty/dusty really quick (from the dirt and leaves from said sections). Also, if there are torrential rains in the area, it will wash dirt on the track, thus you would still have to do a level of sweeping the track just to run practice laps. This is why the club spends a good part of the day before a race weekend to clean the track for use. You can probably go and use the track between times, but be prepared to not get good clean runs unless you sweep the track (better bring your pushbroom or leaf blower).
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Gottcha.... Really sucks there's no place to run 8th scale onraod in DFW......
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