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Bootleg Run will be set in the lower mountains/foothills of NC in the Autumn/Fall time of year for the diorama. The actual "runs" back in the day took place on cool crisp Fall nights, the mash could not be made until the corn crop was harvested and corn is grown in the hot months of summer here in NC. Going to my warehouse to pillage for some possible supplies this afternoon.
Went with a piece of 16" x 48" mdf to hold the high bank curves for the switchback, and it gives me enough surface for the diorama as well
Lady of Speed ' s sister coming into town and there going to go to Wilmington NC to see their folks and taking the girls with them...so, going to get a lot done on Bootleg Run...just me the dog and Hot Wheels for a few days. Still on schedule for the Labor Day weekend race.
I will have some structure built by the end of the weekend...all my local teams are already in the field and hunting for some Hot Rods...start getting your ducks in a row...Labor Day weekend will be here before you know it and this is going to be an epic race.
Some speed and centrifugal force will be key....to slow and you topple out of the curve...to fast and you just might go airborne. However, just a slight push gets them through and as reported earlier the cars made it through testing at what will be lower speeds than the actual track.
It's about to get real here at LoS Track Building Division.
The window sill is nice and level, so I'll have stage 1 rest partially on it...making good use of the building environment.
The point of origin for Bootleg Run has been established and stage 1 position finalized.
All the upper track sections are cut and ready for the track channel and painting. I will purchase the ground level section( level 4) when I know what I need...either 6' or 8', I'm going to cut the mdf for the curves next. Two inches of play each side of the curves.
Today was a good day...I know exactly how Bootleg Run will be built, the space it will occupy and where everything needs to be moving forward. This is going to be a one of a kind track....get ready...get pumped...get excited for this race....a TRUE 2 lane Road Course....c'mon people get READY!!!! We only build and produce the best here at League of Speed Racing....if you love diecast racing and miss this race....chances are you'll regret it.