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Post  Admin on June 18th 2009, 03:05

A new dirt oval has been built at Twin City Raceway for the purpose of racing Remote Control Cars. This will be a good and affordable way for people to get into racing. One class we are looking at running is the 1/18th scale Losi Mini-Late Models. These cars cost around $200, and are sold in the Kenai/Soldotna area at the Arctic Cat shop.


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Post  andy williams on June 18th 2009, 11:02

what other classes will there be?
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Post  A-Stock_#28 on June 18th 2009, 16:08

Now how in the heck am i gonna fit in that thing???? LOL
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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 19th 2009, 06:59

There are many classes we can run, but to help get things going, the 1/18 Losi Late model class looks to be the good and affordable route. They make electric and nitro versions of the late models, as well as the same for sprint cars. Buggys, Trucks, Electric, Nitro, etc....we could run a wide range of classes, but a cheap class that people can buy cars that are ready to race seems like the way to go.
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Post  northroadchoppers on June 19th 2009, 17:15

Hey camron this Winter we will need to set up a track in the race shop! That is if there will be enough room with your b-stock car like haft done taking up a 1/4 of the shop. I have had lots of people try to buy it and some say you just abanded it there and it up for grabs. haha Its out North and seems to be abanded you know thats a bad combo!
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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 19th 2009, 18:09

Ya racing in the shop would be fun, and ya people keep coming up to me wanting to buy my car, its not even half done yet.

That is the great thing about RC racing though is that it can be done just about anywhere, and doesnt require alot of space. Nascar driver Tony Stewart owns an RC company named CustomWorks R/C, which specializes in remote sprint cars. These cars are top notch, and pretty expensive, but there are many other brands out there that make great cars also, that are much more affordable.

Many drivers like say they use RC Racing in the off season to keep their hand-eye coordination sharp.
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Post  andy williams on June 19th 2009, 21:46

hey, i got a question to throw out there, would we be able to put a small rock pile
close to the rc track for the rc rock crawlers?
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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 19th 2009, 23:30

Yeah, actually its funny you mentioned that. I had just added a rock pile to the drawing on my computer right in the grass infield of the dirt oval for just that reason. Gonna have to go find some rocks....
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Post  jl_907 on June 22nd 2009, 06:57

Hey, this is Jim Lackey, I have been talking with Jackie and I am willing to donate time to help get the track ready, I have a 1/8 scale late model I am building right now and should have it ready in a couple of weeks. I have been racing at Lane's track for the last 3 years and I would really like to see this take off. Mark Carr and I have been trying to get things going on a bigger scale for a while. We do have a summer points series with the Anchorage club, Our next race is July 18th and 19th { I believe these are the right dates} I also do the corr trucks and crawlers. So if anybody needs help getting set up let me know.
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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 26th 2009, 14:05

Guys, I'm trying to decide on what to do with the racing surface. Currently its just dirt that I have groomed reletivlely smooth, and it packs pretty good. Dad suggested we put clay on it and pack it real hard and that will probably cut down on alot of the grooming and maintenance. We should probably decide what we should do with that before we proceed with putting up the walls. I have been gathering some wood for the wall posts. The area around the track definitly needs to be leveled and compacted better so that we can have a good parking area.
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Post  AkChoppers on June 26th 2009, 14:08

I vote for clay. Gasser's will destroy that dirt oval quick. Blue groove clay will HOOK!
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Post  AkChoppers on June 26th 2009, 14:10

We should look into building a raised drivers platform also. Start scrapin wood together.
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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 26th 2009, 14:12

roosts are cool ...clay makes more sense though, I agree. And ya a raised platform will need to be built for sure.
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Post  AkChoppers on June 26th 2009, 14:14

Jim, I would really like to get a crawler course out there. Never even had a chance to use mine yet and I know you have some sweet one's/ Maybe you could head that up or help with the design.
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Post  AkChoppers on June 27th 2009, 10:17

I'm going to pick up a Losi 1/10 Slider Sprint Car at Arctic Motorsports today to start testing the track.


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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 27th 2009, 13:41

The track is a little rough right now however as i have been trying to smooth the infield and it has damaged the oval a bit. A few laps with the drag and it'll be good again.


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Post  CMcGahan33 on June 28th 2009, 14:10

Sweet, Im gonna go and get one too. I watched video of the 1/10 Sliders compared to the 1/18th Late models and the 1/10 Sliders seem faster and better suited for our dirt oval.
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Post  jl_907 on June 28th 2009, 17:36

I kinda screwed up and hit the post a new thread reply, but ya Josh I would definetly would like to help set it up,the only place tocrawler down here is capt. cook state rec park.
Let me know when your next meeting is and I'll be there. I have an older 1/10 Kyosho slider with a mamba brushless system in it. It will run about 30 to 40 mph, it's stupid fast and a handful.
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Post  AkChoppers on June 29th 2009, 02:34

Our next meeting is tonight at 7:00pm in the American Legion bulding in old Kenai, but Cameron and I will not be there because we are on nights. I will call you this week and maybe we can meet at the track and talk over some details.
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Post  jl_907 on June 29th 2009, 03:28

OK sounds good, we just got back from a prowler run, so I missed your message for the meeting. here's my cell number 398-9997, hey one other thing have you guys given any thought to a corr truck class? there are getting really popular
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Post  jl_907 on July 6th 2009, 19:53

I had a chance to go out and run the oval a little bit saturday before the race's, the track is going to be alot of fun. Cameron if you want some help getting it finished up give me a call. 907-398-9997 I work 4/10 tues - friday and I am off at 4:30pm. Also some time in the next couple of weeks we are going to be hauling more mud from the city dock, if you want some closer to the track let me know.


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Post  CMcGahan33 on July 7th 2009, 02:03

Jim, your welcome to help in any way you can on the rc oval. I was thinking about one of these nights going out and testing the track also, and maybe have a work party that night. Maybe you, me and josh can get together and hammer out a good plan. I am just trying to build it to look like the pictures I see on the web, but other then that you know better then me of how an rc track should be built. I am trying to figure out is what I am going to make the outside walls out of...??

About the clay, I just talked to Dad and if you guys haul any more out we'd like some dumped over on the other side of the pits behind the piles of guard rail and light poles. We need clay dumped there so we can spread it out and fill in the low spots, and expand our pits.
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Post  northroadchoppers on July 7th 2009, 08:15

do they have gas powered ones?
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Post  AkChoppers on July 7th 2009, 08:22

Losi makes a sweet 1/8 scale Nitro Late Model. Its called the Losi L8ight. There is some companies that make 1/4 scale gas powered Sprints. Lots O' $.
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Post  jl_907 on July 7th 2009, 12:51

Will do on the mud, let me know what night and I will be there.
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