I'll be starting work on the 1/4 mile track at Homestead Farms and I was wondering IF there were set standards for the amount of fall and the amount of track used in a fall?
I am considering an equal, continuous drop for the entire track. So the cars will continue to accelerate until they hit their max speed or the finish gate. I wanted to make the grade steep enough to cause a realistic time for a quarter mile. I was thinking an 8 – 9 second time for winners was pretty fast. This means the grade may be a 1/12 pitch or a 4.8 degree drop.
You guys that have been at this awhile have any input about this kind of track? There is another reason I want to do this for a reason I will not yet disclose.