Track Length, what do you really prefer ? What do you use ?

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Track Length, what do you really prefer ? What do you use ?

Post by sporty » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:17 pm

I read some of the previous posts.

I got asked recently my thoughts on a 40 foot track compared to the current track of 32 footer.

I gave a reply, pretty much giving pro's and con's of a longer track versus a 32 footer.

But I wondered how many actually use 40 or 42 footers ?

I would think local packs would want something close to what there district or council race runs.


Also, I did see where someone posted along the line of my comments.

The differance of the cars having a closer finish at 32 or 35 footer track compared to a 40 foot track.


I also know are council runs 32-35 foot tracks typically. So I would like to think that, this is more fairer to the packs also. when the local pack uses something close to what district or council uses.

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Re: Track Length, what do you really prefer ? What do you us

Post by Darin McGrew » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:33 pm

Ours is about 32', which is fine for a wooden track.

A smoother track (e.g., an aluminum track) would allow us to have a longer track (which I'm not sure we have room for in our fellowship hall) or a smaller drop (which would make it easier to stage the cars, perhaps even allowing the kids to stage their own cars).

Regional derbies are not an issue for us.



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Re: Track Length, what do you really prefer ? What do you us

Post by gpraceman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:33 pm

With an aluminum track, I prefer a 40 to 42 feet long one. Any shorter and it seems the cars are more crashing to a stop than gently stopping. Any longer and you increase the odds of slower cars not even finishing.


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