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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:35 PM


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Never forget that first place goes to the racer with the MOST laps, not the racer with the FASTEST lap





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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

Cool.

 

He should of said "60's style slot track... but without the bumps on the straightaway." LOL.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 03:13 AM

Wood Brothers slot car addicts - pretty amazing! 

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:24 AM

Great story. 


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:41 AM

OK... now that's cooler 'n heck!  Personally, I think he needs a Mura Green Can with a hot arm... but that's just me.  :)


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 05:53 AM

You would have to paint the can Ford blue though!!

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:15 AM

Sounds like some of you may have missed this thread from three years ago...
 
The Wood Brothers are slot racing


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

I wonder when Trevor Bayne in the 21 car gets into big wreck, do they yell "Track"?

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

I think Ryan Blaney is in the 21 car and yesterday a guy told me he is going to Penske next year.  He is one of few bright spots for NASCAR.  

 

I think Trailer Bayne maybe drives for Roush.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Matt B is correct, Paul Menard will drive for the Woods next year, bringing his sponsorship $$$ from Menards with him.

 

I hope the don't paint the car bright yellow :shok:

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

Anyone know the track specs or builder? The legs look like Gerding, and I'm guessing 100' lap length.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:18 PM

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it is a Tunkel track.

I don't think Ogilvie (Brian Crosby) was still building tracks when this got built.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:05 AM

Yes, on the Tunkel's being the builders.

I thought I had seen it before

The below link has some info, along with a good story about bending a bunch of axles in a 24-hour enduro.

Wood Brothers Are Serious About Slot-Car Racing

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

Tunkel just installed a small oval for a local guy and he did a great job, it is a six-lane 20 foot oval, banked about 12 degrees or so. Small and not so challenging but it is a quality build.
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

Recently saw a new Tunkel drag strip in Tullahoma, TN, and I was impressed with the build quality, too.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:44 AM

The Tunkel King that was at various locations in the Nashville area, run by Tracy Brown and DW, was an all time favorite of mine.

I wasn't a huge fan of the reverse panel, but the track was quirk-free, and didn't require getting a local witch doctor to perform voodoo on your car, for it to get around.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:59 AM

Reverse panel? Was the black lane up at the lead-on or were the connection posts reversed at each hookup?


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

Black in the lead-on.

It made driving it and marshaling your own car up there, easier, but you lost your car, in the deadman, behind the wall.

Also, more than a few racers, when first practicing, on black, would deslot up there, and then put there car back on, but on red. LOL.

PS: To guess the hook-up was reversed, would imply slot racing isn't as dysfunctional as it is, and there is a standard hook-up. Again, LOL.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:13 PM

The track in Snellville, GA ( a Pape clip, kind of a King without the finger) had the black at the lead-on and I liked it. The driver on black had a much better view of the donut and I liked the perspective the driver had on red coming into the deadman. I have never driven a King with that layout.

 

Good point about the hookup being reversed.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

Recently saw a new Tunkel drag strip in Tullahoma, TN, and I was impressed with the build quality, too.

 

I occasionally run on a Tunkel four-lane mini-orange club track here in NH. The quality of this track is first class. The TN Tunkel Bros. are cabinet makers by profession.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:41 PM

Yes, on the Tunkel's being the builders.

I thought I had seen it before

The below link has some info, along with a good story about bending a bunch of axles in a 24-hour enduro.

Wood Brothers Are Serious About Slot-Car Racing


Thanks for the link, Mike. I was right about the lap length, though!
 
I have raced on this track's twin. It was called a Tunkel Windsor, and was located in Lewis Center, OH, just north of Columbus. And it needed a lot of work. The braid depth varied quite a bit, with the deepest spot being the lap counter. You had to have someone count laps for your car, because you would miss laps. The slight launch pad before the counter further aggravated the situation..
 
Only slot car track I'ver ever been to where the owner walked around barefoot.


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