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#1 Jay Guard

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Posted 25 October 2023 - 05:20 PM

Here's a short two-minute night racing video from the recent IRRA rules four-hour enduro race held at my home track. We ran the last hour of the race with the raceway lights and windows totally blacked out. There were a few lights left on for the first minute of the first nighttime heat to allow the racers to charge up the light kit capacitors but after that it was lights out for the next 59 minutes of the race. Everyone thought it was really cool and a great time was had by all. Surprisedly the lap times were only a tenth or two slower than the daylight times.

 

Video courtesy of Ralph Josey.


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Posted 25 October 2023 - 08:12 PM

I always like to have a 'full moon' shining during a night race.  It saves on the 'glare factor' for old eyes from turn marshalls head lights.


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Posted 26 October 2023 - 10:42 AM

Cool. What is the footprint of that track?


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Posted 26 October 2023 - 11:56 AM

I look forward to racing at this track more than any other race!!
 
1) Track is awesome!
2) Food is fantastic.
3) My teammate builds the best cars!!
4) Racing under just headlights is the coolest.
 
Thank you, Jay, for another great time!!
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Posted 26 October 2023 - 02:20 PM

Couple of different Slotblog threads on Jay's fantastic home raceway.

Jay Guard's 'Orange Crush' home track

If Architectural Digest featured slot car tracks


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Posted 26 October 2023 - 02:28 PM

What is the footprint of that track?

 

It's about 35' long by 10' wide, I call it Orange Crush since its similar to an AMRC Orange track. It's just under 90' running length.


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