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#1 Cheater

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:39 PM

Chris Dadds Custom Big King 8 Lane Computer Controlled Slot Car Racing Track.

 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Boy, track names sure are getting misleading.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

Just illustrates how fragmented the commercial wood track world has been for so long, and how little information has been disseminated over the years, Bill.

 

At least that's how I view it.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:17 PM

Nice-looking track with a narrow footprint. I like it.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:46 PM

Looks like it might have been cut up/modified. That's a King 90, donut, lead-on, and most of the bank and finger.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:39 PM

It is a nice looking track as Brian says. Why is the place closing? I assumed the eBay naming was someone's attempt to have a track attact more eBay attention. Maybe it is a restructured King as Mike said, modified to fit a limited floor space.

 

If one wants to be technical, every routered wood track is "custom" except for maybe CNC-routed ones.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:20 AM

Chris Dadds said on OWH that it was built this way. He called it a "donoval," an oval with a donut.
 
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:06 AM

I think it's pretty cool.

Sort of a King feel.

Still four turns you have to drive, and probably only needing two (hustling) marshals.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:18 PM

I think that would make a perfect third track for Chicagoland Raceway! :)



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:40 PM

Wonder what the footprint is?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

The footprint is 17' 6" by 42'.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

The footprint is 17' 6" by 42'.

 

I think that would make a perfect third track for Chicagoland Raceway! :)

 

Way too wide unless I shortened the finger on the King.
 
Regardless, even if it was narrower, then the birthday party kids would have to eat their pizza in the Pizza Hut waiting area, or on top of the Fiedler flat track.
 
A more likely scenario, but still a long shot, would be if one of my new neighbors failed, and I converted their unit to a mostly birthday location.
 
I have about 12 parties booked so far, this month, but I would probably need 12 in the summer months, and 24, in January-April.
 
I would also need Jackie's employer to make her retire. LOL.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

I see Chris chimes in here once in a while.

Wondering when this track was built. Does not seem to have been routed with his homemade CNC machine Looking at the bridge on the donut.

Calling it a donoval sounds more likely than a big King in my opinion.
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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:53 PM

This was in a fellow's high-end garage along with a dragstrip. I was looking at the dragstrip.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

Still available.?
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

Does anyone know if this track is still for sale?



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:25 PM

This is in Lowell, MA right now.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:45 AM

Dom,
How far is he away from opening?

 

Did he ever get his slot car school/day camp going, in the Summer?


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:45 AM

I heard from Shawn a few weeks ago and his new opening target is April. Last I heard he was working on wiring the tracks.

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