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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

This past week, Gary Gerding was at Mid-America Naperville to completely refurbish the Chris Dadds LTD that was formerly at D.J.'s Hot Slots.

Because of the years that it had spent in storage, the track had "quirks" that caused many racers headaches. The red and black lanes in particular had what the 1:1 NASCAR racers call "character."

I haven't been able to visit and try the new track, but Roger Schmitt posted this photo of the track on another forum.

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I'll post more in this thread when I am able to experience the track in the first person.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:13 AM

Looks great. Maybe I'll be able to make it there to enjoy for myself one day.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

Sections all bolted together today and half of the track elevations cleaned up.  New roadbed paint and braid done.  Hope to have it running Saturday nite, but not ready for rentals until everything is checked out.  Track is section braided so it can be relocated or taken down if needed.  Found some red lane 'quirks' in braid depth from storage and minor water bumps leveled.

 

ISRA style JRL and open -12 LMP race on the 24 of june and likely a hardbody race before that


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

Paint is drying, track runs and counts laps.  Should be open to the public by the end of this week.  Thanks to Gary Gerding for coming from out of state to refinish the original LTD.  


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:24 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 09:47 AM

Here we go! First race on the reborn LTD today.

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