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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

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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 So-Cal.

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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

Ohh, 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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