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Fastrax Slot Car Raceway in Avon Park, FL, has been sold


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#1 gatormark

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 07:20 PM

Fastrax has a new owner. Improvements are planned.

 

Hopefully some new interest will evolve.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:07 AM

I've never visited, but a few of the complaints I've heard are that there is a lack of inventory, lack of pit space, and the braid is nailed to the track creating bumps.

 

Does anyone know if the new ownership has an interest in improving these issues?


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:21 PM

I know the man I thought bought it. To be honest I can't see a big improvement taking place.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Danged.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:29 AM

The track does have finish or brad nails in a few of the corners, due to former owners lack of, lets say, energy to do it right. He devalued the track is what he did.

 

I walked away and sold my stuff because the former owner was just not getting it done. Horefully this will end up well. If not, I think there is another man in waiting who can really make the place go because there will be people to support and lend a hand.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:01 AM

Went by the track last night to speak with the locals, the new owner has cleaned the place up and done some painting that was sorely needed. New lighting is coming and all the work benches cleaned and looking new. I hope he does well.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:08 AM

I am seeing showcases installed, walls removed, and plans for lots of inventory. Good things coming.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:35 AM

 

 

I am seeing showcases installed, walls removed, and plans for lots of inventory. Good things coming.

 

That does sound like great news!

 

Hopefully it will bring back racers and more to enjoy racing at this place.

 

Anyone planning on taking pictures?

 

Just wanting to offer support the way I can.

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:39 AM

When the dust settles a bit Id love to race their if a GRRR Retro race gets scheduled.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

I would think from what I hear, there would be a lot of work needed on that track, plus more pit spaces with seating. Track is suppose to be pretty bad braid wise with it all over the place depth wise not including the nails holding it down in places.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 05:15 AM

Tony its not bad, one particular keeps running it down but if ya ask the Fla Wing Series guys I think you will get an honest opinion. Is there pit space for 30 guys with 3 boxes each? NO. I think if ya had 15 racers there is ample room. I hope people give the new owner theyre business so he can continue to improve and possibly expand adding a drag strip.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:01 AM

really brian....



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

To all jealous of new trackowners and succeeding in the the sport....

We will be having many races with many classes and possibly expanding business with a tri-oval and drag strip and the track will be rebraided.



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

Mark, that's great news. I wish you and the business well moving forward and hope to make some races there. Please keep us updated of race dates here on Slotblog.
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:19 AM

Best of luck. Keep an ear or two open to what the customers want and it should work out.

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