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#1 gatormark

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 03:37 PM

Main Street is moving to a newer and much larger location. Some rebranding will be done and the place will have a fresh new look.
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Posted 31 August 2022 - 06:01 AM

Exciting times.

Make sure the legs and joints are clearly numbered and that the legs go back on the same side of a joint that they came off of.

Good time to upgrade electronics, software, etc.

It’s a big task, but will absolutely be worth it to have more space.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:21 PM

Wish I could post a pic. It looks great, lots of room, too.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 09:18 PM

Use Full Version you can add pics that way.
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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:29 AM

Posting pics at Sloblog


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 07:27 PM

To hell with all that..take my word for it, Jim Wood is building a nice place
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Posted 22 September 2022 - 09:42 PM

Mark, it's really not complex at all. I too, once thought it was and never posted photos that weren't in Photobucket. I was wrong, this procedure is simpler than pulling photos out of Photobucket. I'm not a digital photo "giant" by anyone's imagination. Do as you wish.


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Posted 24 September 2022 - 09:37 AM

Take my word for it, 180 feet, new braid, more power taps, banked, and fast.


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Posted 24 September 2022 - 02:02 PM

Fake if there's no photos.
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Posted 24 September 2022 - 08:20 PM

LOL... you saw it.


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Posted 03 October 2022 - 06:56 PM

No A/C!!!


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Posted 03 October 2022 - 07:04 PM

That's just crazy.

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Posted 03 October 2022 - 07:19 PM

No A/C now because it is not turned on or needs to be fixed, or no A/C ever?


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Posted 03 October 2022 - 08:08 PM

I'm pretty sure it has A/C.
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Posted 03 October 2022 - 08:11 PM

They insulated the crap out of the building. I can only imagine it has A/C.

 

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Posted 03 October 2022 - 08:37 PM

So Brian you have been here? When was that?
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Posted 03 October 2022 - 08:44 PM

And there are two A/C units and the drywall is in place. Down the road, a second track, but Brian could have told you that LOL.


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Posted 03 October 2022 - 08:57 PM

I heard A/C will be installed but only turned on after the racers pay a hefty ransom.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 05:07 AM

Actually you can hang meat in there LOL.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 05:51 AM

All kidding aside, Jim and Gary have busted they're butts moving, restoring, and rebraiding this track. I wish them all the best and pray the new theme is a winner.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 07:12 AM

I might like running on that track. It is an inverted Elmsford track with wider turns and the same type of blind entrance into the turn under the bridge.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 04:15 PM

Jim, that's interesting. The layout is a Elmsford not a Engleman?


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 06:34 PM

The Avon Park track is an Engleman... and the track at Elmsford Raceway was also an Engleman.  
 
Some tracks have left-hand banks and some tracks have right-hand banks... but they're still considered to be the same layout.  For example... I once read about a reverse King track out there that has a bank that is a right-hand turn instead of the traditional left-hand turn.


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 07:31 PM

A great high speed track to be sure.
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Posted 04 October 2022 - 09:04 PM

There is a reverse king at Alpine Speedway in Helen GA, it takes a minute or two to get the hang of it.

 

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