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#1 FastRichard

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:40 PM

Doghouse Raceway

Gilbert, SC

Ogilvie four-lane road course.

 

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Racing on Thursday evenings and some Saturdays.

Club track, invitation only; email before attending.

Racing classes:

  • 4.5 sec. breakout
  • Flexi cars
  • Jail Door
  • Retro
  • Parma International 1/32

 Email: briogrande@gmail.com.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:38 PM

Great-looking track.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:21 PM

Richard acquired this track from my pal, Jay Guard, who found it in SC and restored it. The pic above was actually taken when Jay owned it.

 

Based on markings on the bottom, it is believed to be the first track Steve Ogilvie ever made.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:36 PM

Fun little track, too. :D


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:34 PM

Awesome track. Really like that.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:42 PM

We are fortunate to have it.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:03 PM

The restoration on the track was done to a very high level. To make the braid drops through the track surface lie flat, Jay hand-filed 96 (IIRC) round holes square!

Also, after he acquired it, Jay could find virtually no wear in the slots; they looked like the day they were cut, so it is believed this track received very little use before he purchased it.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:18 PM

A little treasure. Take care of it.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:26 AM

Just a short update:

 

We've moved racing to Tuesdays starting about 7pm. We still run some GTP races, a little retro when possible, and we've having a blast learning how to run Don Weaver's custom Jail Door chassis. They're incredible, and the man is a true craftsman!

 

If you're in the area, we'd love to have you join us. For directions, feel free to PM either me or Fast Richard.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:24 PM

For the last couple of weeks, our Tuesday evening races have focused on IROC cars -- Richard, the track proprietor, has a flock of 'em. They all have the same chassis and general setup, making for pretty competitive racing. All you need is a controller. Oh wait, we might even have a few extra controllers, too!

 

Contact either me or FastRichard (see above) if you'd like to join us on Tuesday evening in Gilbert, SC.  We can direct you to the track. You'll have a great time with some good racing.

 

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:48 PM

Looks like a lot of fun
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:50 PM

I'm sure we could set up a Saturday for you to come down sometime.....  It's a really neat track and I have a couple of extra jaildoors scattered around.

 

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 12:05 PM

Good point, Don. We've been talking about scheduling a Saturday race in the near future to accommodate some of the guys from the Aiken area, too.

 

Brandon, we'd love to have you join us sometime -- when you're not working, for a change! Let us know if you'd be interested in joining a Saturday gathering. You already know the entire gang from SoF.

 

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:18 PM

Thanks for the invite.. I'll let you know when I'm off .. Thanks a lot !
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:34 PM

We've installed a new lap counting system and are looking forward to our first true race using it. Plans are for Aug. 27 at The Doghouse. PM either Fast Richard our me for more info.

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Jim Beasley
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