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#1 Fordman

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:42 PM

Tunkel tri-oval, 31' x 14' footprint. New Trackmate operating system, 75 amp power supply. Ready to race on. Set up in north Georgia at Tennessee-Georgia line.
 
$3,500.00
 
Call Jeff at 423-408-9294.
 
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Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:32 AM

Those tri-ovals with the kink closer to the hairpin than the bank separate the men from the boys.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:51 PM

It is a drivers track for sure. For an oval. I have ran on it several times. One of my favorite  ovals.

 


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:21 PM

Is it about 60'? 


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:28 PM

Any history on the track? Where has it been?

 

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:55 PM

Yes.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:59 PM

It was set up new by Ed Tunkel at Trains & Planes in Louisville, KY, for many years. Hardly ever used then was in storage for several years.

 

It's 61 running feet.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 04:17 PM

Something I never thought about. What lane do you measure a track that doesn't have a donut?


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 05:10 PM

Typically one of the two center lanes.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 09:07 PM

How many sections does it break down into and what are the sizes? Would the whole thing fit into a 19' trailer?

 

Also, is the braid done in sections or does it have to be taken up or cut to move it?


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:09 PM

Eight sections total, four 4 ft sections, one 6 ft section, one end turn, two high bank sections.

 

Braided in sections.

 

Yes, it will fit easily in a 19 ft trailer.


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:29 AM

It is a drivers track for sure. For an oval. I have ran on it several times. One of my favorite  ovals.

 
I was never much of a NASCAR fan and never understood the attraction to racing on an oval up until I tried it... Once I tried it I was hooked. 
 
We had a great series at my local track in the '90s and as a teenager it was affordable. My friend and I dominated the series and were usually 1-2 in the points. It's funny but I just cleaned up my old JK 4.5 car.
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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:31 AM

Oval and tri-oval racing are both a ton of fun! It's a very different type of racing than that on a road course. You get no straights on which you can take a breather, you have to be constantly aware of what's going on the whole track, or else you can get yourself in a mess with lap speeds being so quick. I once got to run a friend's Grp. 27 wing car on the then local tri-oval. What a rush!
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Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:21 PM

I always wanted the local track owner to have raced G12s on the oval. We would run them just for fun and it was a hoot with under a second lap times. He said it was bad for business and would drive off the regular oval crowd as they would view this as trespassing with the much faster cars.
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Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:46 PM

That track was bought by Bill Brown after T&L closed in Louisville. Bill was  was part of our  Monday nite play/race group. Several of us volunteered to help him set it up, but he decided to sell if a few yew years ago. I put the sale listing on SB and a few other places and I think the guy that bought it was TN.  


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:41 PM

Bill,your post reminds me of a funny story from when I was able to drive and travel I started racing wing cars. Mostly Box and Int-15,with a few 27's. But it was too expensive for me to be close to competitive at the time in 27. The problem I had was my home track was a Hillclimb and a Oval that used spray glue and while I love driving a hill climb it did very little to accurately help my testing. There were just too many variables with me the driver being the biggest one. Well one day I was there with my buddy and his cousin and we were getting ready for a race at Zepplin Hobby & Raceway.

   His little cousin was a few years younger and quickly tired of running rental tanks,so we gave him a old S16 D powered Nascar and turned him loose on the oval because the hillclimb was full of rentals while we worked on some stuff. I had just finished a car and wanted to see how it sounded so I tossed it on the oval and it was then when I realized that I could run flat out on red. With just a few small dabs of glue we were able to get red lane to a point where it was VERY consistent and it really helped our testing. If we ran the lane in with a practice car and a few dabs of glue we could get it within a few hundredths between visits with the same car and this allowed us to judge any changes made without tearing stuff up.

 

On a side note they used to do a LOT of rentals there in the summer and I can still hear those old Parma Deathstar/whisper-jet cars moaning and groaning their way around the track 20+ years later lol :)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:58 PM

Good story Robert! My days of racing competitive wing cars  was the 1970s & early 80s. I ran mostly opens with an occasional Grp. 20/22 race. My test track was a Sovereign in Framingham, MA, my actual racing was on a variety of tracks in the 6-state New England region.   :)


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:06 PM

Track is sold

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