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#1 Mr Nobody

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 03:56 PM

American blue King track for sale in northeast Ohio. Dual 80 amp power supplies, new epoxy surface last year, all new wiring last year, new braid last year, but the entire track was braided in about four sections so the braid will need pulled up or cut with track sections. All wiring was done with ring terminals so it will come apart and go back together easily. Extra legs were made when I put together so every section has at least three legs for easy set up and assembly. LapMaster timing and laptop computer comes with it, along with two TVs for displays.

 

I can help take apart the track, and I have a forklift to load the sections.

 

$5,000.

 

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 04:14 PM

Be still, my fainting heart.


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Posted 11 March 2021 - 04:19 PM

What a magnificent track!

 

I know it'll go to a good home!

 

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 04:22 PM

Great price for such a great track. Would make a fantastic start to a raceway. 


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 08:00 PM

Ooohhhh... does it still have the 3-1/2" slot centers?


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 08:06 PM

Phil,

Unless I'm confused, American Raceway tracks had 4" lane spacing.


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 08:44 PM

I have a friend who says he has an AMR six-ane orange that is 3-1/2 inch between slots. It was supposed to have been the first commercial track in Minneapolis. I've seen pics of it and he does have it in storage, but I haven't seen a ruler on the slots.    

 

I've been reluctant to ever mention it on the blog.


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 09:04 PM

Who knows?

I wouldn't stake my life that there isn't such a thing. LOL

My 4" reference was obviously for the majority of tracks, and in particular, the blue King.


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:51 PM

4”.


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:05 AM

Yes, my King track has 4 inch lane spacing. 3-1/2" sounds like it would be fun for an oval or something though!


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:25 AM

Do you mind answering the history of the track?

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:37 AM

I honestly don’t know too much about it. It came from Rt 93 raceway. I’ve only had it for a couple of years.


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:50 AM

This track was at Rt 93 in Akron, OH. Current owner set track up at Speed Gate Raceway In Warren, OH, within the last year and a half.
 
Gerding did refurb when track was at Rt 93. The track was in storage prior to current owner.
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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:08 AM

Ok, I thought it might have been.

I just wasn't sure.

Thanks.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:59 AM

This track was at Rt 93 in Akron, OH. Current owner set track up at Speed Gate Raceway In Warren, OH, within the last year and a half.

Gerding did refurb when track was at Rt 93. The track was in storage prior to current owner.

 
You are exactly right! Thanks for the help, you probably know a lot more about the track than I do. I haven't owned it very long. My number one concern is that the track goes to a good home.
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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:06 AM

I have raced on that track. IMO, it is more Gerding than AMCR. Biggest change is the drivers panel has been moved one track section toward the bank, IIRC. Sight lines are very different than on a standard AMCR King. Still, it's very smooth and fast.


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 01:16 PM

What's the footprint required for a King track?

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 02:57 PM

It’s 60 feet long, and I think the width is 24 feet at the widest point.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:47 AM

Are you sure it's not approx. 50 feet long?

60 feet does not seem possible.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:51 AM

You're right, it’s 50 feet.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 09:53 AM

You can't fool Mr. Swiss for sure!
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 09:58 AM

A King track is 20' x 50', or 1,000 square feet, one of the reasons there aren't too many of them left.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 10:51 AM

I don't think it's only 20 feet wide.

I built my King to mimic the shape of an American, and it's more like 24 feet wide, like stated in post #18.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 01:15 PM

Unless I'm confused, American Raceway tracks had 4" lane spacing.

 
I can be corrected... and it looks like I was wrong... it's been so long since I've thought about the center distance spacing of AMR tracks.
 
None the less, I preferred the narrow spacing.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 02:42 PM

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Unfortunately, this one isn't readable.

 

There are better ones out there.


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