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    Copperhead Motorsports Park is an HO scale, 3 lane routed Viper SRS road course located in the Upstate area of South Carolina.
    Last edited by Paul (CMP); July 7, 2020, 08:27 AM.

  • #2
    Nice looking layout Paul.
    Randy

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    • #3
      Nice circuit design, great driver's course. Do you run any Pancake Motor chassis there?
      Thanks for the photos, and... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)

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      • #4
        really,really nice.did you build all the scenery?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BIG E View Post
          Nice circuit design, great driver's course. Do you run any Pancake Motor chassis there?
          Thanks for the photos, and... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)
          Not currently running any pancake motor cars. We have IROC races - Wizzard Storm cars and DS electronic controllers provided by the track at no charge - as well as Spec Stock and Spec Racer classes. Drivers provide their own equipment in the Spec classes.

          Driver stations all have standard 3 terminal hookups (fused), as well as individual Track Call buttons, lane power status lights, and a direction switch.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy boy View Post
            really,really nice.did you build all the scenery?
            Scenery is a mix of kits from Innovative Hobby and scratch built stuff (the old grandstand, pit tents, and the main straight grandstands.) The track gantry for scoring, as well as the trackside red and green light stands, were CAD designed and laser cut, as were the parts for the driver stations. The trackside walls are nothing more than Dollar Store foamboard cut into strips and hot glued in place, with advertising downloaded from the internet, resized in Paint, and printed out on a color inkjet.

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            • #7
              Working on a farm (Apple orchard) and then in construction, my father had a lot of run-ins with snakes and always warned us about them. He was particularly aware of Copperheads which he said were common in rocky areas. He once got a job hauling dirt to a place on Copperhead Pass on Mount Beacon in central NY and was on his guard all the time. He would have thought naming a race track Copperhead Motorsports Park was a sure way to ensure a very low turnout.

              I really like your track and will keep some of your scenery projects in mind as things progress on my new oval track.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by slothead View Post
                Working on a farm (Apple orchard) and then in construction, my father had a lot of run-ins with snakes and always warned us about them. He was particularly aware of Copperheads which he said were common in rocky areas. He once got a job hauling dirt to a place on Copperhead Pass on Mount Beacon in central NY and was on his guard all the time. He would have thought naming a race track Copperhead Motorsports Park was a sure way to ensure a very low turnout.

                I really like your track and will keep some of your scenery projects in mind as things progress on my new oval track.
                Here in SC, copperheads aren't all that uncommon. And, it's a track made by Viper, so I thought the name fit!
                BTW, the track has it's own Facebook page: Copperhead Motorsports Park - HO Scale Racing

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                • #9
                  Great looking layout!
                  Looks like it is a blast to run on!

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                  • #10
                    CMP is currently undergoing an expansion. The track will be stretched out from a 3' X 12' to a 3' X 15', with additional turns and a longer main straight added.



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                    • #11
                      that'll be even more snaky!

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                      • #12
                        Really great looking layout, and I definitely get where the name comes from
                        Randy

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                        • #13
                          Very nice!

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                          • #14
                            The track expansion project is nearing completion. CMP is now over 53 feet of racing line on a 40 inch by 15 foot table. Wiring will be completed tomorrow (hopefully) and then wall mounting, lexan borders, and scenery. Then, RACING once again!

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                            • dinglebery
                              dinglebery commented
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                              Track looks great! Is there a chance of cars sliding in the turns and hitting another going the opposite direction?

                          • #15
                            It looks that way, but actually, no. What appears to be two lanes right next to each other in opposite directions in the turns are actually the same lane looping back towards itself. The only way you would collide would be in the case of a rider. Even then, it would have to be in the wrong spot at the exact right time to happen.

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                            • dinglebery
                              dinglebery commented
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                              Forgive my ignorance... I thought I was looking at a 1/32 digital layout...
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