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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:15 AM

Thanks, Jonathan. I'll add that raceway in a few moments.

If you get a chance to snap a track pic for the entry, it would be appreciated.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

Going there on Wed. I have some pics on my phone, but nothing great that captures the whole track. I'll bring my real camera and get a good shot. Thanks!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

Jonathan,

That would be great. Just send me the raw pics to greg@slotblog.net.

Much appreciated!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

I forgot about sending them to you to your email. my apologies, I noticed you pulled my post, so I assume you got them anyway? If not, I can send them to your mailbox..

Thanks

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

Thanks! Got the pics and have added them to the Thazer entry.

Please ask Dave if he knows who built that track. I've not seen one like it in a long time.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

He told me where it came from but I can't recall... LOL. There is actually some nice history behind it. I will get the details this weekend. :)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

The track was built in 1966 by American. I was told it came from the east coast, and was owned by Crawley. I haven't confirmed this yet. From there the track moved to northern Ill., can't remember the owners name at the moment (I think John S.). I have a classified add from Scale Auto Mag listing the track for sale at $3500.00. From northern Ill. the track went to Bloomington Ill. where it was set up as a rental track, don't know if any races were held on it there. I traded my 155 ft Dadds Hillclimb for this track, and it received a total rebuild. It took three years and got a new surface, new side walls, and we had to completly make a new section. I have to admire those American builders from the sixties, not as easy as it looks. This is a fun and challenging track, come by and give it a try. Dave

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:11 AM

The Slot Shop 3002 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 801 466-7568. Tracks include a 95 ft. Kingleman, an H.O. Tri oval, a 1/32 wood road race 6 lane track, and a 4 lane Scalextric road race track. A 145 ft Hillclimb waiting to be installed this spring. Owner is Don Hasse. Lots of RTR's, parts, rentals, and fun! Womp races on Wed. night. Various races on Friday depending on who shows up, 2 different class races every Saturday.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Rick,

The Slot Shop is already listed in our Raceway List. Here's a link:

The Slot Shop

Can you check the list of tracks and let me know what needs to be removed and what needs to be added? Thanks!

Also, if anyone can provide pictures of the tracks at The Slot Shop, we'd love to add them to the entry.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

Hi guys...

I'm new here. I noticed the thread about raceways and thought I would add another to the list. There is no sub-directory for the state of Oregon but we have a new track opening up soon in Albany, OR.

It is a commercial track located at ASA Hobbies... 1193 Santiam Rd S.E. 97321, phone is (541) 926-5075... The 1/24 scale raceway has just been completed but is still a few days away from being operational. They have a huge four-lane HO track at the same site.

I'm not sure how they plan on organizing events but at least there is a new venue for racing here in Oregon.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Thanks, Bob.

I'll get a new Oregon subforum created and add a listing for ASA Hobbies ASAP.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

Grandega Speedway, Had its first official race last weekend.
Here is the Info
Grandega Speedway
235 Grand Av
Haskell, Arkansas 72015
www.grandegaspeedway.com

Grandega Speedway is an 8 lane 143' Chris Dadds Kingleman


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Thanks, Greg. It may take me a day, but we'll get it listed.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Brand new track in Santa Barbara:

Hobby Central Raceway
4 Anapamu St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-2972

Owned by Daves Hobby Central, formerly Adkins Hobby.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Thanks, Jay. I'll add this raceway to the list later today.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

I knew that raceway sounded familiar... I entered it in the list on 4/16/12.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:13 AM

Guys,

Yes, there is a nice facility in Dallas, GA, and Acworth, GA. The Dallas track does indeed have a Purple Mile track and a huge Daytona oval as well as a drag strip. The Acworth Speedway is moving to a new location on Glade road and has a Daytona Oval and a "Smooth as silk" Windsor road course. They both host FCR touring series races. Jeff and John are old slot car racers struggling to keep the hobby alive.

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Wow, is there really another real Purple Mile in Georgia? Can anyone verify this, or if it is not in operation what happened to this track?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

I have started a map of slot car track locations globally. It seems like a perfect companion to the amazing list that has been created here. I would love to find a way to link the listings in this site with the pins on the map. There must be a way.

http://goo.gl/maps/X5qhd

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

Max,

There was never a Purple Mile at Dallas. This was simply confusion about the unique shortened track that John has, which for many years was at Flashbacks in Snellville, GA.

There's a long thread about this track and I'll try to post a link to it later.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

Cory,

Let me think about how is the best way to do this.

I'll be in touch.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

Cheater,

Thanks, you are the Man!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:51 AM

Max,

Here's your link, with pics of the track:

Monster track in Dallas, GA

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Cheater,

Thank you so much for your effort and attention to my request. Although I want to open a slot car raceway one day, if not I want to travel to where great old tracks are still in operation with slot cars I have yet to produce. You have greatly assisted my effort.

Best,

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:51 PM

Slots-A-Lot Raceway, 1100 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010. (516) 616 7075. slotsalotracewaynewyork@gmail.com. They have a kingleman, Hillclimb, King, and 1/4 frag tracks. Been there for 18 years.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for the help, Frank. We've actually had Slots-A-Lot listed in the Raceway List for a good while.

Here's a link to their entry:

Slots-A-Lot Raceway

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

I have started a map of slot car track locations globally. It seems like a perfect companion to the amazing list that has been created here. I would love to find a way to link the listings in this site with the pins on the map. There must be a way.

http://goo.gl/maps/X5qhd

-Cory


I had already created a Google map of my area, so imported mine to yours. :)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Just received the following info from a West Coast member:

The disappointing results so far suggest that the vast majority of racers are unwilling or uninterested in helping their raceways even in this small manner. This mirrors what we've seen from the raceway owner community itself, which seemingly won't take advantage of what is free advertising for their businesses (some do, but most don't). And, as has been mentioned elsewhere, the slot car distributors have traditionally declined to contribute to maintaining a decent public raceway listing, citing the proprietary nature of their customer lists.


There is a site on the Web called Munzee that lets you print a QR tag and put it at your location. There are literally tens of thousands of individuals who use their smart phones to search out these tags from a map of the world. I have placed one at my track and also the local R/C store. I also placed more of them at local points of interest so it would be more attractive to those seeking "Munzees" because there were a number of them to capture.

This is probably more of interest to techies, but there is probably at least one at your track that could do this for you. This has brought in quite a few visitors to our track over the last few months. Maybe some of them will either return to race, or will mention the track to their friends.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Yes, it's very simple.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:53 PM

Anybody know of a place called Outlaw Raceway on LI NY?


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:14 AM

I know of an HO racing group called the "East Coast Outlaws" but no Outlaw Raceway. Not to say it doesn't exist of course.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

I am try to open a track in Tennessee. I am looking. At some places I will keep. Yall up date on that

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:37 PM

A newly built 4 lane commercial shop has just opened at 1109 Edgewater NW , Salem, Oregon.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

Thanks, Todd.

 

Got a phone number for the guy running it?


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

Greg,

 

It is Jairus Watson's home track and he posted detail info and pictures somewhere on here... maybe in the Balls Out Choti thread as he did his testing there.  


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

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The King track that was at ASR in Orlando is now located in Pinellas Park, FL. The owner's name is Willy Curry. His phone number is (727) 512-9568.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

A bunch of us are waiting for Dawn to email us the opening date :victory:  and address. Did see some picts and it looks nice... :good:
 
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:20 AM

Thanks, Brian. I'll give him a call...

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:57 AM

There is a reopened (after about ten years) track in Richmond, VA, near Richmond International Airport. The track is Indoor Motorsports and is on Williamsburg Rd.

 

As of now the business has a HN 72 foot tri-oval and an 1/8 mile drag strip. Drag racing is on Tuesday and oval track racing is on Thursday and Friday. Thursday has the mighty Womps with sealed 501 motor and the second race is for 4" Flexi NASCARS using Parma 502 motors. Friday racing is FCR with the 501s and what is called Imston Cup Cars using a 4.5" current flexi frame and you can use a Parma or Pro Slot S16D.

 

The gentleman who runs this track is well versed on current slot cars and he also has extensive knowledge of Vintage cars as well as some parts. As all slot tracks do, this one is doing OK this summer, however, looks to have a very large fall and winter program.

 

The owner also has a HN 155 King witch is still in storage and looks to the day when that track will also be up and running.

 

If you are in the Richmond Va. area be sure to give Andrew a call and give him a chance to offer first rate service for your slot car racing fix and parts.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

Thanks, Spencer. I've added IMS to the list.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:31 AM

The tracks in Asheville, Eden, Wallburg, and Granite Quarry North Carolina have all closed.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

Jim,

The Wallburg entry was already marked with a late 2013 closing date and I simply had forgotten to delete it.

The Asheville was marked as closed due to water damage to the tracks with the advice to call before visiting. that entry has been now been deleted.

Granite City's last race was May 27 and it was also deleted an hour ago, as was the Eden track which I just learned about very early this morning.

Thanks, Jim, to you and the several others who let me know about the corrections needed in the North Carolina track listings.

It pains me that I had to delete four raceway entries in a single day. Don't think I've ever done that before...

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:06 PM

I find the raceway list here a good resource, but it seems difficult to find reliable when it isn't regularly updated. It's also difficult when the tracks themselves do little for self promotion. It seems like in this day, it would be easy to find some reliable information  from a well-trafficed site like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc. I stopped by one track that I thought I knew about close to me, Eclipse Hobbies and Raceway in Bradley, IL, and it was closed. I'm hoping it was only closed for the night, and not for good. Their name was still on the wall, so I hope that's a good indication.

 

I used to race a lot in the mid and late '90s, but we know how things went for this hobby shortly after that. I'm in the south Chicago suburbs, and remember places like Speed World in Chicago Ridge, and Place to Race in Orland Park and later Tinley Park. Anyone in the area know those have long since closed up.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:33 PM

Good points, Chris :good: .

 

Nobody has worked harder at trying to keep Slotblog's raceway list current than Greg Wells ("Cheater").

 

But, like you said, many raceways don't self promote. Hard to understand, since Slotblog provides this service for free.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:49 PM

 It seems like in this day, it would be easy to find some reliable information from a well-trafficed site like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc.

 

The quality of info on slot car raceways on the sites you mention is poor at best; it certainly isn't very reliable. I know, because I use most of them as sources of info to populate Slotblog's Raceway List.

 

Please understand that most of the entries in the Raceway List come about because I see a mention of a raceway somewhere and start hunting down the info needed (though MG Brown has been a big help with the list!). I've been known to call raceways seeking the info for their entries. I used to request pics of their tracks when I couldn't snag them from their website or Facebook page, but almost never bother to do so any more, as fewer than 1 in 10 will actually follow through on pics, even though they'll tell me on the phone they will get them to me.

 

As I posted years ago, the "industry" doesn't seem to have any interest in an accurate and current raceway list, the raceway owners themselves, as a group, seemingly don't feel it is important, and only a very few racers ever contact me with updated raceway info.

 

As best I can tell, Chris, you and I are just about the only guys who feel the need...


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:04 PM

What am I, chopped liver? :shok: :laugh2:  Hey, at least I tried to help... :)


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:17 PM

Yes, you have also been of assistance with the Raceway List, Pablo, as have others.


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#97 Bernard Powell

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 01:44 PM

What up, cheater? This is your Chicago friend Bernard.

 

I think it's time to update this list, everyone help sign in and give your tracks address and phone number.



#98 NSwanberg

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:48 AM

Something I think might help with the maintenance of the raceway list by the track owners would be an accompanying records board for fastest laps and total laps in races to date for the various classes ran at the raceway. This would only be updated by the track owners with a password to the thread for their track.  Racers would like to see their names in lights and the track owners would be under presurre to update the list. How much work could it be? How often do records fall?


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