Track Building and BuyingFlying Pig Raceway

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I am working to improve my track and we had our first race last night so I figured it deserved its on topic.

Specs.
Home made wood starter box
14 inch ramp with a 7 1/2 inch drop
9 ft. 10 inches of track

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Last night I had some friends families come over to race. We had 3 guys, 3 girlfiends/wives, and 2 kids. We picked 3 cars each and drew names to pair them and raced until there was one car standing. If a race was closer than a car length it was re-ran until we had a definite winner.

We ended up putting a book under the starting gate to get us a little more speed down the track. It worked well and we had some good close races.

Round 1 Field of Cars
Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Round 2
Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Round 3
Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

The final race matched the white Ford GTX1 FTE2 against the blue Camaro.
Click for video.
Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Looking good, and video to boot....excellent!

Looks good my man!

How did the racing go?

Trev

The racing was a blast. One of my buddies had some old cars and bought some new ones. The other one stopped at Wal-Mart on his way over so we ran cars right out of the package. It was cool seeing what everyone thought would be fast and what turned out to be fast. Of course hanging out with you guys gave me an advantage. We were really surprised when the wives/girlfriends wanted to race.

After the first race I took the winning Ford out. We picked some new cars and raced again. My gold gasser won. In the third race the blue Camaro from the video won. I've got a Shoebox that racked up some wins and my little girls FTE Triumph was fast.

let's race 'em !

The track wasn't perfectly straight so I took it apart and tried to get it a little better. One of the boards is pretty crooked so that doesn't help. While we had it apart my little girl decided it should be red. I also added 4 inches to the height of the start box. Now, it has the quick drop of the start and a gentle slope for the first half of the track. I still don't think the lanes are perfectly straight but the racing seems pretty even and consistent from lane to lane.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Very nice. I don't like a starting ramp jacked up too high and makes it impossible to see the race for these old eyes...lol. Nice job. Good to have family activities.......

lol...hey NASCARkeith...I love your sig.

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