Jump to content




Photo

Videos of GT1 practice at Electron Raceway


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,203 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:17 AM

Joe Heartly posted these two videos of GT1 practice at Electron Raceway. See below.





To see additional images and read the narrative of the race, see this LINK.


  • airhead, Alchemist and Vlado Yankov like this

Rich Vecchio





#2 Courtney S

Courtney S

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 117 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chatt, TN

Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:56 AM

Very Nice!


Courtney Smith

#3 Alchemist

Alchemist

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,769 posts
  • Joined: 11-November 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tiburon, CA

Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:48 AM

Fantastic Track!

 

Thanks for sharing the videos Rich!

 

Ernie


Ernie Layacan

#4 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,817 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:57 AM

It seems like a fast track, one that looks quicker in the videos than I had expected. :)  Rich, I still remember your school track & its racing program back in AZ. Was that Prescott?


Bill Fernald
 

I intend to live forever!  So far, so good.  :laugh2:  :laugh2: 


#5 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,203 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

Fantastic Track!
 
Thanks for sharing the videos Rich!
 
Ernie


Thanks. Electron raceway was the fifth track that I have built. I put a lot of effort into the design. The track was completed in mid 2006. The idea was to build a driver's track. I didn't want a battle of the motors track that emphasizes only speed and who can spend the most money on a powerful motor. The cars we run are "True Scale" plastic models with scale wheels and production chassis like Scholer, Plafit, Scale Auto and Slotting Plus. This keeps cost down and does not force racers to scratch build. That being said, chassis are fitted with custom cut brass front and side pans and modified to accommodate 3/32 or 1/8 inch axles 

For detailed specs of the track and a visual tour, see the link http://slotblog.net/...pictorial-tour/
 
For some more details on the philosophy see the link http://slotblog.net/...ectron-raceway/

To view the classes we run with images of the cars, see the link http://slotblog.net/...aceway-classes/ Then select the class link and click.

Enjoy!

Rich Vecchio


#6 rvec

rvec

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,203 posts
  • Joined: 08-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:11 AM

It seems like a fast track, one that looks quicker in the videos than I had expected. :)  Rich, I still remember your school track & its racing program back in AZ. Was that Prescott?


The track emphasizes driving ability. The longest straight is only 11 feet. The cars shown in the video run in our GT1 class. They are wide, low and run with Hawk 7s. They are quick and handle great. Lap times for the best in class are around 4.7 seconds (the lane length is about 90 feet. To check out the GT1s, see the link http://slotblog.net/...true-scale-gt1/

Yes the track that I built at the School was in Prescott Arizona. It had a smaller footprint than Electron Raceway. We did run hard body cars in Prescott with ProTrack (now H&R) type chassis. That was back in the early 2000s. We had about 10 kids and 6 or 7 adults racing after school.

Rich Vecchio






Electric Dreams Online Shop