New Drag Venue

Big_Poppy Thursday, 3/14/2019

Hi Guys, I’m new to the site. I am planning on constructing a 1:64th scale quarter-mile drag venue. I intend on doing this with an adjustable incline, using sizzler fat track but limiting the race to two lanes by restricting access on the track itself with guide rails/barriers. It’ll have dual timers with a slow down area after finish line. I’d like to hold my first race around the 4th of July. I am planning on a 3 camera set up with one qualifying heat. Then racing a double elimination race with 2nd bracket to finals. Anyone have any pointers or tips that I can use to keep my sanity and have a good product for you the racer/viewer?

Big Poppy


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LeagueofSpeed 3/14/19
Event coordinator

Trail and Error my friend...just go with it...the refinement is half the fun!!!

Pics of track? welcome... lets race!

Try not to let your imagination go wild and keep it a simple as you can. Keep posting questions, everyone on this site is more than welcome to give advice. They helped me out tons. 

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Scottman27 5/3/19

This Sounds very interesting. So will there be Mail in Races???

Just a suggestion on classes. i would have stock classes, even box stock class where the car cant even be opened, and a Modified class. another cool thing t

the reason why is because techncially on downhill racing the heavier the car the faster they are.. Love to see some pictures once you get started on building the track.Sounds very cool using the sizzlers track. 

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72_Chevy_C10 5/4/19
Event coordinator

Cool...always good to have new tracks and new hosts, helping to make this sport grow

Couple of comments...are you going to run a divider on a fat track? Seems like the lanes would be very wide. I would recommend the Drag Tracks sections...they are a nice width and I've never had a car come off the track.

I use 1/8" thick aluminum for my incline...it creates a nice curve in the downhill and has 'give...makes the transition to the flat nice.

I like the idea of having qualifying...it avoids the fastest cars meeting in the first rounds.

Good luck with the track!

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