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#1 Cheater

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

How about this for a "hotel race"* venue?

 

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These are the tracks for the 24 Hours of Madrid event, one of three 24-hours races organized this year by Slot Racing Cup. The event begins tomorrow, June 5, and runs through Sunday, June 7. The facility is, as best I can tell, an indoor soccer fieldhouse.

 

Kinda makes our "big" races here in the US look pretty anemic, doesn't it? The organizers are also providing a sleeping and showering facility for the racers when they are not on the track.

 

Here's a pic of an earlier Slot Racing Cup event that seems to be in the same facility.

 

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And I think this is the 2015 Slot Racing Cup Valencia venue, which was located in a large shopping mall as best I can tell.

 

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* "Hotel race" = US slot racing jargon for an event held on track(s) temporarily erected in a non-raceway venue.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:37 AM

Increíble, Estupenda!

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 12:31 PM

Do these tracks look like fun to race on or like a "job"?
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 01:58 PM

Flat tracks take the skill set to a whole different level. Looks like fun to me.
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Amazed at how far the driver's panels are from the back straights and turns in the soccer stadium.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

You have to remember they are using magnets for traction... still  nice tracks!!! :hi:

 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

Little known fact.

All those fancy 24-hour races in Spain are actually only one track and lots of mirrors.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

LOL. Sure, Mike...


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:44 PM

Anyone know what the entry fee is for a race like that?


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

John,

 

I saw it somewhere but when I went to confirm, I couldn't find it.

 

200 pounds maybe?


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

The tracks don't look very technical
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:18 PM

I think I'd rather watch grass grow.  :(







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