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#201 S.O. Watt

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:08 PM

While all the hot Orange County "pros" raced at Frank's, and is where I met them all, I think "Daytona Raceways" on Katella in Anaheim was Bryan's and John's home track. It was only a few blocks from Bryan's home. Daytona was also just a few blocks from "Tiny's" of the tire fame.
 

That was Anderson's home track, wasn't it?


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#202 Steve Ogilvie

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:22 AM

Wish I had a picture of the Holly Hill track as I originally built it in the late '80s. I built a big tri-oval for Greg Walker and then later Donn Bryans added the convertible infield and repainted the track black. Probably my oldest still running track. And in the same location that it was first set up in.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 10:17 AM

We are still racing on it. I only have a billion laps on it. LOL.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:13 AM

I think I've asked this before, not sure. Does anyone on here have any picture's of the 
"Riverside" track that used to be at "Speed and Sport" in Lynwood, Ca? Thanks.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

​Dungeon Raceway, a home 1/24 track in Prattville, AL.
 
Up and running for 11 years, we have monthly races using the same cars you would race on a commercial track.
 
150 ft. with seven turns, three of them banked.

I built the track in 2005, and the layout was chosen to get the most track in the space I had 35' X 17'.
 
The track is open to everyone, even Greg Wells.
 
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 07:58 AM

Must be pretty good when you have a USRA Nats winner and World Champ showing up to run!



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 08:44 AM

The track is open to everyone, even Greg Wells.

I believe Billy is trying to shame me into driving down to play with his great group of racers. LOL. If it wasn't quite so far away...

Billy, I'll get down there one day next year, I promise.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:08 PM

​ Start the new year off with a trip to the Dungeon, no big titles or prizes, just slot car racing for the fun of it.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:06 PM

-The Dungeon is the easiest track to marshal I've ever seen; all 4 stations are sitting position, no standing, kneeling, or long bending over required.

A couple of the stations, you may not even have a deslot the entire heat.

 

-FK type motors last forever here.

 

-For some reason, this track "likes" a variety of tire compounds. You can do well here with untreateds and/or Wonders on any given day - it ain't real picky.

 

-Speed secret - this track likes big pinions and small OD wheels on the FK's.

 

Back to my vintage cave now...... :)


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:46 PM

How big is big?  I got a couple 64 pitch 14T pinions, but I forgot what I got them for. You'd think maybe drag racing, but I don't drag race.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:30 PM

In motorcycle racing, it's called "geared to the moon" LOL


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:38 PM

  On most race classes I use a 14 --34 with .670 rears,  We only use 12.5 volts trying to keep the speeds down. On our discontinued mini brute class most racers used a 15 tooth pinion


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 01:59 AM

It certainly does look like it captures the feel  of SPEEDWAY   :yahoo:   


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 02:09 AM

Not a track you see every day. This home track was / is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. I think it really captures the feel of speedway racing. 

 

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This track does indeed capture the feel  of SPEEDWAY   :yahoo:   


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:02 AM

The speedway is unique, but can anyone pass on track?


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

Bump and run.


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:17 PM

How many cars get stuck in the dead crossover zones?

 

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

-The Dungeon is the easiest track to marshal I've ever seen; all 4 stations are sitting position, no standing, kneeling, or long bending over required.

 

Commercial track owners take note: The Dungeon track design ( in 6 or 8 lanes) has all the right ingredients for a successful hire and race track. The most important factor is drivers on hire time must have easy and fast access to their cars when they fall off when there are no marshals.  People go on about how great a King track is, and yes, its is a great RACE track but it's a rental time disaster... no driver wants to walk all the way around to the other side to put a car on..  Give me a stadium track design any day.  Another perfect example is the LASCM track design.. that in a "grown up" version would be a good income earner. Here in Australia I've built dozens of commercial tracks and it's the King tracks that go broke first... you gotta sell track time!  


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:16 AM

Has anybody ever been on this oval  track and can explain if passing is possible?


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:01 PM

Todd, your new track is a big step up!


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:11 AM

Happy to have come across this old post, some truly amazing tracks to drool over.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Here's another track spotted on Facebook.

 

Seems there is a slot car club in Igualada, Barcelona, Spain, called Tim Comarca Slot Racing Team and if I understand the Google Translate of the info correctly, this is the longer of two tracks at their facility. It's listed as 67 meters (220') long. The website also lists a 30 meter (98') track but I didn't find any pictures of it.

 

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I LIKE THIS TRACK. I WANT TO BUILD ONE AND I THINK THIS IS IT. 6 LANE IS PERFECT AND A DRIVERS STAND UP AND OUT OF THE WAY.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:29 PM

I LIKE THIS TRACK. I WANT TO BUILD ONE AND I THINK THIS IS IT. 6 LANE IS PERFECT AND A DRIVERS STAND UP AND OUT OF THE WAY.

 

Awesome looking track.
The link you gave doesn't seem to work :dash2: so I reposted the link to the Facebook page below.   :to_become_senile:

 

https://www.facebook.com/tim.comarca


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:59 PM

The most amazing/challenging/wicked custom track I ever ran on was a custom built track that was based on the Sebring  sports car raceway in Florida. I wish I had photos, but I don't. It was built for a commercial raceway in Satellite Beach, Florida. It followed the course of the Sebring race course pretty closely, and it was absolutely flat, no banked turns at all. The highlight of its existence was a 24 hour (!) enduro circa approx.1968 (plus or minus a year), in which Ray Gardner and Team Champion come down from Georgia and kicked our butts.

When the raceway closed some years later, the owner put the track in storage and tried to sell it. When he found no buyers,he grew tired of paying the storage charges, so he took it it out and burned it. I cried for days.....


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