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Old 03-14-2014, 04:18 PM
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Planning is under way for the asphalt track.

Location
The location of the track has been moved. The asphalt track will be in the block between the BMX track and the offroad track. It will have the same general orientation to 136th St as the offroad track.

Clearing
The outside dimensions of the venue have been established and will be cleared some time this spring.

Design
In conjunction with the city's engineers, I am designing the track and will submit it in a short while. By the end of this month. Right now, I favor a slab with a wraparound belt for paddock. There are challenges with elevation onsite (though thankfully less than the original location) that I am working through.

Likely 2014 Results
I expect to have a cleared and graded piece of ground and a built drivers stand by the end of the summer. I will of course push as hard as possible, but there are limits to our resources at any given time.

That's it for now.
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whats the location of the track so i can google earth it?
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
whats the location of the track so i can google earth it?
https://goo.gl/maps/DNDq4
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Awesome news Todd.... awesome.
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
Planning is under way for the asphalt track.

Location
The location of the track has been moved. The asphalt track will be in the block between the BMX track and the offroad track. It will have the same general orientation to 136th St as the offroad track.

Clearing
The outside dimensions of the venue have been established and will be cleared some time this spring.

Design
In conjunction with the city's engineers, I am designing the track and will submit it in a short while. By the end of this month. Right now, I favor a slab with a wraparound belt for paddock. There are challenges with elevation onsite (though thankfully less than the original location) that I am working through.

Likely 2014 Results
I expect to have a cleared and graded piece of ground and a built drivers stand by the end of the summer. I will of course push as hard as possible, but there are limits to our resources at any given time.

That's it for now.
don't know if its the city or the club that has the clearing responsibility, if its the clubs I have access to a dump trailer, and back hoe (extervator) or however the hell you spell it.
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i can operate said excavtor. does it have a blade on it? what size is it? size determines how easy the job will be. bigger the better. a 120 would be perfect. not too small not too big. any smaller than a 100 size makes the job a tad hard if there are stumps and other large objects to remove.
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So for those of us who would like to race versus bash on the dirt. What days are we thinking? Weekdays like Tues. early evening? Saturday Morns?

Todd, will we have access to lap equipment? Should a "pot" be started for such?

Personally I dont have much fun just bashing.
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Originally Posted by oXYnary
So for those of us who would like to race versus bash on the dirt. What days are we thinking? Weekdays like Tues. early evening? Saturday Morns?

Todd, will we have access to lap equipment? Should a "pot" be started for such?

Personally I dont have much fun just bashing.
I think the track will need to be maintained more regularly if we want to do any serious racing on it. The surface got messed up pretty quickly and pretty badly last summer/fall, we'd have to try to prevent that from happening if we want any consistency. I still have a 2WD SCT and a 2WD buggy, so I'm all in if we organize something.
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Is a decent off road race program being organize for the summer ?
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Does the track have any jumps in it?? Last time I saw a video it looked like a road course with dirt.
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
i can operate said excavtor. does it have a blade on it? what size is it? size determines how easy the job will be. bigger the better. a 120 would be perfect. not too small not too big. any smaller than a 100 size makes the job a tad hard if there are stumps and other large objects to remove.
Pretty darn sure that when I borrow my friends machine I will borrow him too. Not sure the machine will meet your specs so never mind
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
Does the track have any jumps in it?? Last time I saw a video it looked like a road course with dirt.
I'm not sure what video you saw, but there are definitely jumps. Most are pretty good, a few can be painful if you don't time them right.

One thing to note is that the track has been very hard on cars. It gets very dusty and the surface is abrasive, so you'll have to do a serious cleaning after every session. My bearings come home gritty as hell.
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Is there anyway to water the track ?
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
Is there anyway to water the track ?
super soaker!!
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
Is there anyway to water the track ?
Seattle weather fixed it for you already.
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