Fastest track times?

nothingness Saturday, 12/1/2018

What are peoples fastest 1/4, 1/2 and mile track times? Modded and natural.

I run a 20ft and 40ft track unmodded and best times are 1.673 and 2.761 seconds respectively. The mods can't beat natural GHO, SHO and UH on my track. Also why is it that when i time trial one car at a time they run faster then if they race at the same time? If i race my 20th vs #1 ranked car the race is closer than if i timed trialed each individually. for example if I race my fastest car that goes 1.673 vs a car that goes 1.700, the winning times will be in the 1.723 range. I'm assuming its similar to a wake principal in swimming. 


Discussion

Just curious, what is the height and distance of your drop and how much of it is flat run?

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nothingness 12/1/18

Hi..Redpill. I use a 44in height (start at the top of rsmp) with a 6ft drop that moves into a 14 ft flat drag section (20ft race) or 34ft for a 40ft race. I experimented with different angles and found that it's the maximum drop I can use that cars don't jump the track. It seems arbitrary but it went through trial and error testing. Btw Red pill you have a great site..  Your comment vanished for some reason.

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nothingness 12/1/18

I think I accidentally hit report on redpills comment...that was an accident. I thought it said reply. 

Glad you enjoy my videos.  We have fun recirding our races and posting them.  My tracks height is only 23.5 height with a 9` drop.  It is about  16'5" (scale 1/5 mile). With the almost double height and more steep drop I bet cars really haul ass down your track.  I'd love to see a video of some cars making passes on it.  

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Chrisw 1/21/20

Hello everyone of speed . as a beginner of hot wheels I was going through the archives an came across this thread.  I must say this place is amazing , the knowledge  answers alot of questions. But to "Red Pill " and " nothingness" I thought I was the only one that just stumble on things . But I have a 3' 4" top 8' drop to a 15'0 flat drag 23'0 total track . @RedPill you have to experience this rush of speed now I know the rest of you guys know about speed but if you have a super high drop,  it is unbelievable that's all you would need to break in your car with graphite.

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LeagueofSpeed 1/21/20
Event coordinator

Possible race being planned for late summer...early fall...single lane X number of runs...fastest time travels to next track...5 tracks total...after the 5th track...all 5 times are averaged and lowest time wins.

Helping someone figure out the logistics...but that's the format in a nutshell 

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Team164Bruno 1/22/20

Similar to the idea LOS posted I've been thinking about hosting an event that would include 3 different track layouts and award each entrant points relative to the fastest vehicle on each track. The points would be calculated by dividing the fastest time by each of the other entries times, and the fastest time for each competitor on each track would be based on an average from 6 total runs. This would be a Time-Trial style event - one car on track at a time - and the same car used for all track confiqurations.

Example of the series points scoring from a 6 event series we did at our shop last summer. The entrant with 100 pts had the fastest average at that event. All the other points totals were calculated off the winners time. For this idea instead of different cars at themed events, it would be the same car on different track confiquations at one location. 

Thoughts? 

- Bruno

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