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The Rookies Report, custom Drag Track build

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72_Chevy_C10 2/27/15
Event coordinator

Hey Matt,

I think you'll be happy with the slightly slower racing...it makes for some great races!

I think it's awesome that you and Hambone are trying to get even more people into it! Wait until you have a car in a race, or are hosting a race...it's exciting to see the cars and to wait for the results on how your car is doing! Good fun!

The track is looking great as is! I see that you have some haulers on the sidelines...it's cool to have some support vehicles (I see you have a wrecker) and S Scale (s = 1/64 scale) people around.

Keep up the good work!


Chris

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redlinederby 2/27/15
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I'll be interested in whatever you come up with for video. I'm trying to figure what to build/use to make shooting races easier and consistent. Just has to be iphone friendly, i suppose. 

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2seven 3/1/15

New photos available, sidewalks down, RLD billboards are up and a catch box was made (sometimes the plastic box and cut up strips of an old mouse pad throw the cars back up the track for easy retrieval). I am liking the new slope and races too.

Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/78342681@N00/

  • nice set up 27, gonna be some cool pix and hopefully some video... go 27 go ! — model40fan
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72_Chevy_C10 3/2/15
Event coordinator

The track is looking awesome, Matt! We just need to get some racing going on, on there! :)

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redlinederby 3/2/15
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Ha, guess that logo worked out good, looks awesome! Thanks for adding that to your track. My track doesn't even have my logo yet, gotta get on that...

  • top notch background, guys will enter cars just to see 'em pictured THERE! — model40fan
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Rusty 3/2/15

Man o Man,this just keeps getting better!!


Nice job.


Rusty

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redlinederby 3/2/15
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Just noticed all the HW stuff back on the workbench in this shot...pretty awesome! Great use of the closet shelving too, to hang the carded ones. Makes me wonder what the carded guys on the bench are in line to become!?


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aircooled 11/6/15

That is a great looking set-up you have.  I also have a Drag Track, can you tell me what you did to release the cars without the foot control?  Thanks

  • i spliced a 12v push button to the ends from a phone cord, — fordman
  • plugged it in ... works great... — fordman
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2seven 11/6/15

The foot pedals are attached to the to of the reconfigured entertainment stand, I have since moved the track against the wall permanently in my garage so the set up will remain the same, so I can compare race times of current and past events. I will soon be extending the foot pedals so and changing the start tower lights to face the opposite way so two racers can stand half way down track and watch their race. Any Qs just lmk!

2seven

Park Place Raceway

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2seven 11/28/15

Photos of PPR's (Park Place Raceway) permanent home,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/2seven/23140663296/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/2seven/22772617447/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/2seven/23140669626/in/dateposted-public/


  • Great set up!, Also digging the BMX Dyno? — Traction-Event
  • Very nice; I've always wanted a Hotwheels dungeon — Skuxmobile
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2seven 11/28/15

Thanks, TE the bike is to replace the one I lost as a child I saw on Craigslist for $40, big difference from $290 when I got it. It's a Dyno VFR. 

  • I did some similar bmx time machine work this summer... pulling wheelies and manuals like I'm 12 again — Traction-Event

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