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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:42 AM

While the 90 second commute has been nice, my current location will never be longer than 64 ft., which prevented me from building a full-length drag track.
 
I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to move to a larger, deeper location on super-high traffic Ogden Ave.
 
Yesterday afternoon I signed a three-year lease for a 4,800 sq. unit at:

17B West Ogden Ave.
Westmont, Il. 60559
 
The new location has two long spans which should allow me to build a 1/4 mile drag strip with plenty of shutdown along with, hopefully, a permanent gravity track for Pinewood Derby/Hot Wheels.
 
There might also be enough room for a small oval/rental track.
 
For local area racers, I'll be located north and east from my current location (approx. ten minutes) just west of Cass Ave., on the south side of Ogden, between Pizza Hut and Classic Kitchen & Bath.
 
I'm almost halfway between the Ogden exits at both I-294 and I-355, being a tiny bit closer to the 294 exit.
 
I'll be moving in mid-April.
 
Some series races will have to be moved back or cancelled.
 
Sorry for any inconveniences.
 
My new landlord and I reached an agreement, in principal, a few months back, but both of us have been real busy (she's an accountant), so the lease wasn't finalized and signed until yesterday.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

Wow. Good luck!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:06 AM

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:12 AM

I love good news. A 1/4 mile drag strip will sure help business.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:15 AM

Mike,
 
Congrats on the new location. I like the overview with the expanded business model including a drag strip and the permanent Pinewood Derby track. The more diverse the business model blend the more everything supports each other. Good move/smart thinking and a more solid future for a commercial raceway in the Chicago area. 
 
I guess I really have to put a Sano on my bucket list now!



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

Tickles me to death to hear of a raceway expanding, rather than closing!

That doesn't happen very often...

Great news, Mike!
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

I like the overview with the expanded business model including a drag ship and the permanent Pinewood Derby track.


I've never seen a drag ship. Is that one of those gay Carnival Cruises?  :laugh2:
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:41 AM

Hey Mike,

 

Great news for a terrific slot car raceway! Ovals and dragstrips seem to be the mecca of the snowboarding generation and it will help get in more clients that will appreciate the talents of hardcore racers and innovators like you and your staff.

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:57 AM

Ow, ow, ow... :laugh2:
 
Congratulations and good luck with the new facility!
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

Go, Mike!

Sounds like a great plan and I wish you all the best of success with the move.
 
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:22 AM

Great news, Mike. :D :good: Good luck with the move and the larger location.
 
Now all we have to wait for is the range of Chicagoland drag chassis components. :D :laugh2:

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

Great news... congratulations!
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:57 AM

Hey Ray,

How do you say that in banana language?  :laugh2:
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

Mike is this the new location?


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:21 AM

Great news! Still close enough for me and the gang! And I do have some drag cars!

Hope you wont be closed too long, withdrawls will be painful.

See you Saturday! :)

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:38 AM

Tickles me to death to hear of a raceway expanding, rather than closing!

That doesn't happen very often...

Great news, Mike!

 

Mike, what Cheater said.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:39 AM

Looking forward to seeing the new place. Congrats!

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

Congratulations, Mike!

 

Ray, you gettin' a promotion to Vice-President of Chicagoland Raceway?


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

Fantastic news, Mike, many congratulations! All of that hard work does pay off, doesn't it? Just awesome!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:29 AM

Congratulations and good luck on the new location!! Awsome!! :)


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

Wishing you the best of luck, Mike ...


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

Mike is this the new location?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

:) Great news Mike!!   Good Luck  there!!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

While the 90 second commute has been nice, my current location will never be longer than 64 ft., which prevented me from building a full-length drag track.
 
17B West Ogden Ave.
Westmont, Il. 60559
 
The new location has two long spans which should allow me to build a 1/4 mile drag strip with plenty of shutdown along with, hopefully, a permanent gravity track for Pinewood Derby/Hot Wheels.

 

 

I just peed a little...


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

 
 Now all we have to wait for is the range of Chicagoland drag chassis components. :D :laugh2:

Yes, that's the plan.

 

I have a few slightly different idea's on drag racing parts.


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17B West Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
(708) 203-8003
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Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516. Make checks out to Chicagoland Woodworking, Inc.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Way to go Mike !!! Best of luck and " BUONA FORTUNA " 

 

PS for a small monthly taste I can make sure there is no labor issues ..After all it is Chicago..!!! .............................................only kidding. lol


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

Yes, that's the plan.

 

I have a few slightly different idea's on drag racing parts.

Excellent news :D :dance3:  Look forward to seeing what you come up with :good:



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

Here's a view from the front window.

 

As you can see, it's reverse "L" with Pizza Hut located beyond the wall on the right.

 

It's an overall 124 ft. length with an 84 ft. long span on the wall on the right, that is partially obscured.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

Awesome space Mike !!!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:13 PM

I like it, no f...ing post by Fiedler corner!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

I like it, no f...ing post by Fiedler corners!

Maybe I'll erect a fake one. LOL


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

Is the back door at grade or is it dock height?

 

I know a guy that has disassembled a track or six in the past... :laugh2:


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:42 PM

Is the back door at grade or is it dock height?

 

I know a guy that has disassembled a track or six in the past... :laugh2:

grade


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Westmont, IL 60559
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

What post??  There was a post?  :laugh2:


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:02 PM

What post??  There was a post?  :laugh2:

Bernie,

Just think how good KVP would be if he had X-ray vision like you. LOL


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Westmont, IL 60559
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Wow, awesome Mike!!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:22 PM

Looks like a very nice place.  I tried to post a pic of the outside from google street view but it must have been blocked.  This is in the shopping center with the pets supply's plus on the end correct.

 

Mike will you be keeping all of your current tracks or will you be building anything new.

 

-Mike


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:24 PM

At least now I will know where to find lumpy. :)


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

Looks like a very nice place.  I tried to post a pic of the outside from google street view but it must have been blocked.  This is in the shopping center with the pets supply's plus on the end correct.

 

Mike will you be keeping all of your current tracks or will you be building anything new.

 

-Mike

It's hard to get it to "take" in the exact right spot.

 

Best I can do.

 

Go to this link;

 https://maps.google....ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ

 

Hit the Taco Bell " A",

Hit "Street view"

Hit the right arrow on the street 2 or 3 times.

 

It's to the left of the Pizza Hut.

 

It's an old pic.

 

The Pet's Supply Plus put up their own building down the street, east,  a few blocks, across from Hobby Lobby.


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Westmont, IL 60559
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:11 PM

Looks great.  What is in the end now where PSP was?


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:55 PM

Congrat Mike, hope the move goes well.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

Looks great.  What is in the end now where PSP was?

Nothing at the moment.


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Westmont, IL 60559
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:31 PM

Mike, Congrulations on the move .hope it goes smooth

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

As you can tell we're all rooting for you. Isn't a three year lease a little short? I like the nod to pinewood derby. Now you just need a lot to run RC. LOL


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

Congrats Mike!


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

 . Now you just need a lot to run RC. LOL

R/C cars run real nice on my flat track, especially with the soft walls.

 

I have a guy who runs his Kyosho Mini Z's and he says the slots don't affect him at all.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

What post??  There was a post?  :laugh2:

 

This from the guy that didn't notice when Mike flipped the Esses!



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

They're gone???
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

They're gone???

 

 

 

This from the guy that didn't notice when Mike flipped the Esses!

Rob,

Bernie thought it was a byproduct of his George Russell built chassis. LOL


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