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Vintage Off Road Track Building Tips

Old 06-09-2016, 03:36 PM
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Broke ground earlier this week on my backyard track!

Building a 50x20 track in my backyard for 80's/90's buggies.

I'd like to pick some of your brains about outdoor track design.

I'm shooting for a smooth, flat surface with only few small jumps and natural lane barriers.

Any tips for a Dad who wants a relatively low maintanence fun track for Grasshopper/Lunchbox type cars?

Also, is there a cheap timing or manual timing system?


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Old 06-10-2016, 10:27 PM
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Something that can make for really interesting racing & makes for really good watching. Is to add in a split lane option with at least one corner & make them slightly different. So it makes it impossible to run side by side the whole way around the track & it brings strategy into the race winning equation.
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One of the tracks I race at uses I-Laps.

They mounted a rain gutter upside down and have had no problem with scoring results.

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How big is that track? (tmail55)
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That track is awesome. Where in Florida is it?
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