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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

I've thought about that...

When we unloaded today noticed that 2-3 sections will need re decking as some moisture got to them, two straights and possibly the 180 of the finger. Not a big deal, I bought this one for the electric parts anyway. The rest is in very good condition. Might set it up to work on in my garage, which is where I was originally going to set up the Hillclimb.

Getting anxious to be up and running. Hoping you and the Central Tn racers will come help me break it in.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

We will for sure. Just waiting on a date.

 

Thank you for putting the effort into giving us a place to race.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:59 PM

This month is passing so fast...

With the purchase of the extra King from Thunder Mountain last week we are keeping our plans pretty "fluid".

We were originally going to focus our funds on getting the drag strip up and going first. We have shifted back to the Hillclimb.

We are doing all of this on a shoestring budget and with work being so busy I haven't had time to get out and drum up the sponsorships that we are promoting.

With the King purchase we got everything we needed to get the Hillclimb up and running; two detachable drivers stations, a Bulldog 90A with 3 fared cap and digital display, two 8D batteries, SRT system complete, and a very nice relay board and wire harness.

I think I am going to rework the joints so it can be easily disassembled and reassembled and switch to sectional braid.
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

Great idea, because the braid in the turns always wears out first.. then it comes up and gets re-glued over and over until it's higher than the surface of the track.

Sounds like you got it going on... be there soon...

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

Alan,

 

I was in Cleveland yesterday and stopped by the shop hoping to meet you in person, no luck, work must be crazy.

 

The place looks great and great storefront. I don't get to race/play much but I'm looking forward to the grand opening!

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

I actually had to work in Soddy yesterday afternoon...

Shoot me a call anytime, be happy to show you around.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:53 AM

OK that is funny... I live in Soddy Daisy!
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

I know.

Lately I've had work there two-three nights a week.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

Soddy Daisy... in the shadow of "the nuclear plant"??!! 
 
I used to live in Chattanooga, and made frequent visits to the Cleveland area. Next time I shoot up I-75 I'll have to make a stop. It's always good to see new tracks opening.
 
Best of luck!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:10 AM

We are finally getting ready to paint the floor!

Maybe we can get the track in the building next weekend.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

Looking good, Alan!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:22 AM

Looks good...

 

Anything I can do to help you, shoot me a message...


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:21 PM

FINALLY!

We have paint on the floor!

Now in 72 hours we can bring the Hillclimb in. We are going to try our hardest to have it up and running before the end of month.

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

Work has been crazy; even had to work today, but the track comes in tonight!

Putting finishing touches on cabinets, counters, and displays.

Any locals or just in the area feel free to stop by tomorrow after 2ish.

Hopefully I'll have the energy to post pics tomorrow night.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

Good news, Alan!


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Obviously not ready for business, but getting much closer.
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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:56 PM

It's here!!!

 

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And it will fit as planned. The "real" work starts tomorrow. Going to have to make drivers panels, but I've got the stations. Other than that, lot's of sanding, repair, and prep work.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:32 AM

Looking good!!

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

Must have stressed my knee last night so laying low today, but if you're in the area and want a look around, just call. I live upstairs and will gladly show the place off.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 03:19 PM

Alan, 

 

How's the raceway coming?


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

Unfortunately we have not been able to do anything since bringing the track in. My job has been extremely busy and I picked up a side job that will fund our initial inventory.

The good news is that the phone is ringing as people are anxiously waiting for us to open.
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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

Hi Alan,

 

It's been awhile and I haven't heard anymore on the progress of your raceway. 

 

Any updates?

 

Butch


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

Slooow...

 

But making progress.


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 05:01 PM

Thanks, Alan.

 

I have a friend in Cleveland that I know will want to come to your track.

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:15 AM

Work has been all consuming...
 
Finally took some time at the beginning of Dec. The bottom layer is together and close to being level... quite a bit of adjustment needed. Just a note to those taking tracks down for storage... don't take the sides off if you don't have to.
 
Hopefully work will be slow enogh these next couple of months to get this thing up and going.
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