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#1 Tim Wood

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

Trying to find out any info on raceway in San Diego Opening. I posted in raceway list. Michael Tucker check your PM box. Thanks, Tim






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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:57 PM

VT Raceway - San Diego
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

Sorry, Pablo, 

That is not the raceway I am looking for. There is a another track going up here in San Diego. Thanks.

The New raceway will have a Gerding King and the flat track formerly in Santa Clarita and before that Yorba Linda.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

OK, no problemo. You said you posted it in the Raceway List, but I don't see it.

Just trying to help.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:44 PM

A new or used Gerding King?

Either way, good news for SoCal.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:57 PM

The "beast" flat track is heading down South to San Diego? Good for them. A Gerding King as well.   :good:

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:04 PM

Oh, I raced on that track when it was in Yorba Linda. It is indeed a "Beast"! But, fun as heck. It is a driver's track to be sure. That track and a King going to the same place: winner!

When you find out more info on it, please post. I've got some free time and upland season is coming to a close, so...

Love that track. The "Beast" lives!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

Sorry about Gerding King. It is similar to Gerding King but was told, Gerding was helping rewire it. The Flat track is indeed the one described earlier. Word is sometime around the middle of January for opening. No address yet.
 
Thanks Tim for posting pic of The Beast flat track. Heard it was a handful compared to the Flat track at BPR.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

I live down here in San Diego, and I can tell you what I know. Yes, there is a new place opening very soon. I don't know the name of it. I don't know the exact address, but it is located one block east of University Ave. and College Ave., on Cartegena Ave. Yes, it will have two tracks, the 'beast' shown above and the King track that was formerly at Le Mans Raceway in Chula Vista. That's the good news. Unfortunately, the guy who was putting up all the money to get the business going passed away a few days after Christmas. Chris McKee was in declining health and wanted to spend the rest of his life racing slot cars with his friends but he never had the chance as his illness got to him first. I still can't believe this happened. So, that's what I know.....
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:53 PM

Oh. How terrible. That location would be very convenient.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:59 AM

It is an Ogilvie King. It is the King that was down there right near the border last year. Gary Gerding updated the wiring on both tracks and Joe Chevy put them together. I talked to Joe about the lead on for the King and he said he cranked it and it should not be a problem. For those of you that don't know Joe, he has worked on a few tracks that had issues and he fixed them up just fine.

 

The track is located at 4178 Cartajena Dr., San Diego 92115. Apparently not to far from the old football and baseball stadium.

 

On Jan 20 Joe will open the doors for a test and tune day. It's not an official opening, just a chance for us to see what the tracks are all about and for him to make sure that the tracks don't have any issues.

 

He is having trouble with the city getting a permit to work on the bathrooms, so he has rented a porta potty and will have bottles of hand sanitizers. Real bathrooms will be available across the parking lot.

 

There will be at least an LMP race on the flat track. Flexis, Hawk 7s and stepped wing bodies like the Red Fox Audis and Accuras and JK BMW. 3 on 2 off

 

He hopes we can also run a Grp F race on the King, (FKs only) but there is almost no lighting in that section of the building as of today.

 

Both tracks are wired and count laps and he should have enough pit space for at least 20, two guys to an 8 foot table. So if we need to we can crowd it up some.

 

The flat track is a power supply and the King is a power supply with battery. I think he said he had them set for 13.2, but not sure about that.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:46 PM

My Buddy Stu went down there on Saturday and practiced on the flat track.  He had lots of good things to say about it.

 

We raced on that track for the entire couple of years it was in Santa Clarita.  It's a very challenging track but very nice and fun to race on.  Yes, it is a tougher track in  my humble opinion than the flat track at BPR.  I've raced at the BPR track maybe 3 or 4 times and I like it, but I don't think it's as challenging as this track.

 

Santa Clarita was 45 miles for me and now I'll have to travel about 180 miles to race there, so it wont be every weekend.  I will still be making that trip in occasion.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:21 AM

RIP, Chris. My Thoughts and prayers to His Family and Friends. Thanks for all you have done to put slot car racing back in San Diego county. Hopefully Joe Chevy can keep Chris wish to race on. 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:58 PM

Looks like the donut area would be hard to see?

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

No it's not.  It's a VERY FUN challenging track -- a great test of good driver's!! Wish Joe all the luck getting the track going--it's awesome that Chris made this possible.  Kudo's to the SD Crew--- I'll be down to race!!


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

I would like to talk to Joe Chevy. Contact info or call me (48) 249-2090.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:39 PM

Does anyone know the status of this track? I'm going to be in San Diego this Sunday and was wondering if it was open. The Beast looks like it would be a blast!
 
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

What is the name of the place?


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:51 PM

Hey, Tim, do you know if they will have any organized Retro racing?

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

I just talked to Joe and he wants to, but right now there are only a few Retro racers in the San Diego area. He wants to and is planning on working it that direction to add Retro to his schedule.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

Any update on this track? Will be visiting my son there in Aug.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:23 PM

It's open Tue-Sun.

 

Current races are $12.

 

*** Tue 7 PM = LMP on Flat track.

 

*** Thurs 7 PM = Wing F on King track.

 

*** Sat 1 PM = Mixed racing on King track including: G12, NASCAR 4.5"+ 4", LMP, GTP, Womp. 

 

The tracks are in excellent shape, very nice bathroom, lots of light, plenty of pit space and very nice people.   :good: 

 

4178 Cartajena Dr., San Diego 92115 (it's a little tricky to find)

 

 

....Thanks for everything Chris McKee, RIP.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:31 AM

Phone number for the track or Joe to know when for sure they are open?

Thanks.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

A website is in the works and it will include the contact info. I'll post it when they're done.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

That track looks a lot like the one that was used for the 2002? ISRA World Championship held in/near San Francisco. 

If this is the track I'm thinking of I believe it was first located in the Modesto-Merced area in the late 90's or early 2000's.

I love flat tracks but I have to say if it is indeed the same track it's one of the toughest I've ever driven on.


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