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Old 01-16-2016, 07:58 AM
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Presonally, I wouldn't do drop jumps. Eventually the off road cars will cause rips in the ozite.

The track on Theodore St. used to put down turf landing zones but this causes a big rebuild between classes and it is not practical to race/practice both on and off road on the same day.
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We will have (2) permanent tracks. (1) CRC racing carpet for
On Road and the other will be Astro Turf for the off road track.


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Presonally, I wouldn't do drop jumps. Eventually the off road cars will cause rips in the ozite.

The track on Theodore St. used to put down turf landing zones but this causes a big rebuild between classes and it is not practical to race/practice both on and off road on the same day.
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Originally Posted by WindyCityRC View Post
We will have (2) permanent tracks. (1) CRC racing carpet for
On Road and the other will be Astro Turf for the off road track.
Awesome can't wait to try yz4
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#carpetchaos #turfwars
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I know its probably pre-mature but...what tires work for the turf off road?
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:57 PM
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Very close to me and getting the cars together....BOTH on and off road...
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Has there been any thought to what the track schedule is going to be? There's already a lot of racing on Wed/Friday nights at other local tracks. Really would like to see all tracks thrive.
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We will be sitting down this week to work on a preliminary schedule for race nights. Also
Will be discussing classes for both on and off road as well as oval racing classes.


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Has there been any thought to what the track schedule is going to be? There's already a lot of racing on Wed/Friday nights at other local tracks. Really would like to see all tracks thrive.
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Originally Posted by WindyCityRC View Post
We will be sitting down this week to work on a preliminary schedule for race nights. Also
Will be discussing classes for both on and off road as well as oval racing classes.
Thanks for the prompt response. That's a lot of activity. Looking forward to the details and pics.
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Just when I started selling off my rc stuff...
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Excited to see the new track
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This could be interesting. Unfortunately, though only 1/3 the distance for me (20mi vs 60mi) the average drive time is about the same for me as heading out to LHR. I love Chicago suburb traffic... Definitely an exciting development.

On the flip side, the potential exists for me to take public transit, depending on actual location and just how much stuff I'd be trying to schlep. Scheduling could be a challenge too, but having something less frustrating than a drive would be awesome. Plus I could go in the winter - I pretty much only drive for road-trips or to races, and the aluminum goodies I have for racing don't take so well to road salt.

Of course, this whole post: first world problems! I shouldn't complain. Definitely keeping an eye on this.
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Originally Posted by WindyCityRC View Post
oval racing classes.
What tha???

Do you guys even know whats going on in racing in the area? When was the last time carpet Oval anything was raced in this area?

First opening up at the end of indoor season....Second making 2 small tracks and not 1 larger track had me very apprehensive now to read Oval is being discussed I really have more apprehension then I did before. Have you guys even reached out to anyone that actually races carpet on a regular basis or is this coming off as it looks by just being slapped together? I hope Im off base but I have seen this all way too many times in the past....if you dont learn from the past you will repeat it. I guess only time will tell....
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