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#1 SteveDee

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:21 PM

King track by Oglvie, longer and narrower than standard. Last used at Hudson Valley. I bought this with the idea of finding some space and doing a club type operation; didn't work out. Losing my storage space, so it' got to go.

 

Track needs restoration, includes new braid and paint (came with track, don't know much about it).

 

Here's the best part, if someone wants it, come get it, it's yours, free.

Track is located in Hamburg, Pa. My health has deteriorated to the point where I just can't do it any more, that plus the fact that after 50 plus years of slots I have lost almost all interest.

 

PM here and we'll exchange contact info.

 

Email:Stevedee3152@gmail.com.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

You haven't lost all interest. You still want to find a good home for this track and want nothing in return. That means a lot.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:14 PM

Is this also the old R-Geo blue King?



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:44 PM

This track will fit in a 26 ft Uhaul, no problem. Trust me, I know.

 

I would be interested for spare sections only; will wait to see if someone wants the whole thing.

 

How is the deadman?


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:51 PM

Description by TonyP from Race Report, 7/13/08,
 
"The King at HV is a first generation non-American king and is pretty flat. Unlike Sonny's and the King at The Track in MD, this track drives more like a flat track especially in the deadman and turning on the straight. Both turns are pretty flat and require pinpoint brake zones and a good-handling car. It is an easy track to go fast on, but requires real driving skill to go fast for more than a couple of laps."
 
I clearly remember it had a very short finger and very deep braid recess.
 
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

Is this a complete "needs to be assembled" package, or will you need other components to be able to make use of it?  Can you provide any recent pics?


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

What is the footprint when it is assembled? I'm in Easton right outside of Allentown. May be interested in it for a private club track.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:25 PM

Footprint is about 54' x 20'. Previous owner debraided and sanded surface. Needs restoration, new braid goes with track. There has been quite a bit of interest already. First to commit and/or get here takes it.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:30 PM

Kind of looks like the old Brunswick, OH, track. Raceway was called Perfect Slot.

 

The store was narrow so I made it longer overall but with a short finger and my shop at the time was small so I had to finish the sidewalls on site.

 

It was the first King style track I ever built. I can't say for sure without a bigger picture though. 


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:40 AM

I think this track came from Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Jim Williams will know.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:51 AM

It was in Rhode Island from roughly 2001 to 2007, before it went to HVR. This was the first road course style track I ever raced on and was my local track for five years before it closed. This track is without a doubt a driver's King, and a big part of why I am fairly adept at that style of King. If memory serves, it was a 155 foot track, and it drives more like an American-style track.

Whomever ends up with this track, it is a great place to hone the skills of new racers and a real pleasure for those who aren't as keen on racing the faster, punch-type Gerding Kings.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

This is the track when it was at HVR. Braid depth then was 45 thou. It was a great track for our series. RetroPalooza 2 and 4 were held on it.

 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

Noose, that is our current King track. We sold the old track in 2010, long before RetroPalooza 2 and 4.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:30 AM

Hmm... right. Grabbed wrong pic. This is the old track.

 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

Prior to going to Rhode Island this track was in a store in the Crystal Mall in Waterford, CT.

The owner mentioned the track was the first King Steve Ogilvie had built.

The time frame would have been about 1997-99.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

Track is gone, thanks for all the interest.
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:10 PM

So who has it now? 


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

It does look like the first King I built, a little wavy, during that time I was selling tracks cheap so I could learn as I go and I had not developed a lot of the methods that improved things.

 

But the timeframe mentioned was way off. I built my first King track in 1988.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:12 PM

Steve would know about the year.

I remember Doug's (PJ) first Olgilvie was around '92 or so after his 'interesting' Hasse king.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:39 PM

after his 'interesting' Hasse king.

 

The donut, IIRC, on yellow and purple, was possessed by the devil. LOL.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:53 PM

after his 'interesting' Hasse king.

 

The donut, IIRC, on yellow and purple, was possessed by the devil. LOL.

 
I ran on the that track after it moved to CT. I remember the finger on black and purple were just evil.
 
Hasse's answer on what should be done to fix the track was... amusing.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:37 AM

Yes, both black and purple had to have the turn completely wiped clean after the glue zone. Local knowledge! I won many a race there without sharing. 
 
Mike, you ran on the Olgilvie, a much better track. Doug had it turn-buckled to the floor to stop the flexing from G7 cars!!
 
First pic is the purple Hasse.
 
Second is the Olgilvie.
 
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

I ran on the that track after it moved to CT.I  remember the finger on black and purple were just evil.

 
Lou Pirro had a Hasse king in Schenectady, NY, when he was running CASRA. Did the same track move from CT to NY later?


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:56 AM

I ran on the Hasse, probably in about 1987.

IIRC, the raceway had Islip in it's name.

Peter Crawley came in to race direct. Gary Gerding won the race. I didn't make the Main.

What really stung, was the car I lent Ted Matkowski, was not affected by all the track peculiarities, and he came in second in Semi-Pro, to Rich Liontonio, and would have won, if he didn't lose a magnet one heat. I'm 90% sure Ted had never raced an open car before.

The car had a Mazda body on it, which I seldom raced.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:01 AM

"IIRC, the raceway had Islip in it's name."

 

Islip Miniature Speedway. Named after the 1/4 mile bullring that was in Islip, LI, NY.


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