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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

Dave Geehring supervised the unloading and setup of Thazer Raceway's new Chris Dadds built hillclimb track this past week.

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They are planning for the new track to be operational well in time for Thazer to host the 2015-2016 MSCS series race on Oct. 24th.

 

I will post updates as they are known, please direct specific questions to Dave. I don't know how often he signs on to Slotblog, so phone calls are probably best.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:34 AM

Too cool.. Very nice!
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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:49 AM

Beautiful track ! Good luck with the project.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

Is it just me or would a 4 lane track be a better fit in this space ????

No room for us big guys !!!! Also no pit space ? or am I missing something ?

 

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

Is it just me or would a 4 lane track be a better fit in this space ????

No room for us big guys !!!! Also no pit space ? or am I missing something ?

 

Gary- I haven't yet visited Thazer to check out how the new track fits in the raceway (visit coming soon) but Dave Geehring is a racer and certainly wouldn't design a track that couldn't accommodate us "Big Dogs".

 

These photos don't show the pit space available but Thazer has hosted some well attended Retro and Hardbody series races in the past with adequate pit space.

 

I'll post more detailed information after I am able to see the new track in person.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:07 PM

Are they going to cut holes in those legs that hold up the top straightaway to let the cars through or how does that work?  :D

 

Nice track!


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:25 PM

Pappy:

 

I believe that those are only temporary supports. I am told that next week a more permanent solution will be put in place. I believe that Chris wanted to build the supports at the raceway so that the back straight would be as level as possible.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:27 PM

I know that, MG, I was just joking around. That's why I put the big grin behind it.

 

I've got drawings for a six-lane track just about like that one for my place if I ever get the energy up to build it.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:52 AM

And for those of us that are knee challenged, note the height. No need to bend to marshal.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:51 PM

Seems like a fast track, but needs switchbacks 😜.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:08 AM

Looks like an Aristocrat without the crossovers. I am sure it will be sweet when complete. Good luck and good racing,.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:08 AM

Right--that's what I intended to say--"crossovers".

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:18 AM

Very nice Dave,can't wait

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 05:24 PM

Some updated photos showing the progress- thanks to Rick Stagen for sharing these.

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

Looks great but tricky! Congrats

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:45 PM

The track looks terrific! Good luck as construction continues. :good:


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:01 PM

Is that light gray the track color or just a primer? I used to run on a light gray American Orange. It was always easy to pick your car up when out on that track. :)


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 07:31 PM

More progress photos from Rick Stagen....

 

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:00 PM

Beautiful! Unless it is just an optical illusion she sure does look close to the wall (or maybe i am just big boned)


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 02:51 PM

Thazer Raceway Progress. Skirting legs are in place along with 5ft section lines. Red is 14.5' longer than black.

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

Thanks to Rick "SPR" Stagen for these photos showing the construction of the cross-bracing being added to the back stright on the new Thazer hillclimb track.

 

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

Some pix of the track braiding process going on this weekend.

 

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