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#51 Larry Labounty

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Great looking tracks !!!!


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:48 AM

Those are some great looking tracks. I would love to race on either the oval or the Engleman.  I wish you great success.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

This wil be the fourth track of five...85 foot flat trioval.....the 5th track is undecided but will prob be a King.....which one i havent decided.....My goal is have differnet things for familys who wants to have some fun.......for the novice racer who wants to take it easy and will be able to step it up a level as they grow....also the seasoned racer will be able to have fun.....i also will donate a 49 foot pinewood derby track with all the latest timing system....that will be for the girl and boy scouts to have their championship races on but will be open for anyone who loves the sport.....when i decide the last track will post the picture asap......anyone with any other ideas to make this better feel free to post.....i do appreciate all thats already been said......thanks again....Aubrey  

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Awesome tracks!   The Engleman looks like it will satisfy everything from Retro to ISRA/USRA style racing. The Ovals will be a big hit with Stock Car fans.But why two Ovals? Remember you have to leave space for Party tables/Pit space.

 

As far as a King track goes,don't think you MUST have one.They take up a ton of floor space and are a pita to self marshal.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

The Engleman is awesome.  Is it too a Tunkel? We had a purple one like that up this way some years ago that I know Tunkel has or had and was still trying to sell it.  It was more of a Kingleman though but had that same purple color.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

yes the Engelman will be a Tunkel track also.......


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

one of the logos considering of Thunder Mountain Raceway for our t-Shirts

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

very nice tracks and i appreciate your willingness to take in ideas.

 

good luck.

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:07 PM

goofing off with some under the paint decals i made .....i no just enough prob to get me in trouble.....but they dont look to bad.....

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

Cool looking decals.How did you make them?

 

Gotta' add a slot down the middle of the tunnel road.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

Looks great



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

I think that Engleman may have been in Concord, NC a couple of years ago??


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

these were done with socal decal paper...injet printer....text program.....somekinda decal softner and conditioner.......(dont rem the name dont have the bottle in front of me)....and fascolor paint....im sure they is other ways better to do it but my first time trying it.....gona play around with it a little........pretty cool s far....


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

The third track will be a renewed 160 ft Engelman...

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This is my favorite track overall.  It makes one of the best rental tracks, IF you commit to one change.  Move the drivers panel to the other side of the track.  This alows you to park the track against the wall, taking up less real estate, and makes walking to a deslotted car SO MUCH shorter. (Immagine having to walk all the way around the track to fetch a car on an inside corner with the drivers stand where it's presently located.) 


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

Beautiful Tracks! Good luck to you.

 

The raceway owners in the Northeast tell me the good money is in Birthday parties. The racers don't like to hear this but its true. It also helps to build name recognition.

 

Cheers


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

playing with some underpaint decals and fascolor paint........warren johnsons superman prostocker

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

i might soon get the hang of this

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:24 PM

More practice

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