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  • Electron Raceway - True Scale Racing in Oregon

    It has quite a while since posting on Home Racing World so here goes.

    Electron Raceway is located in a finished/heated shop area of about 1,000 square feet within a 2,400 square foot metal sided “pole barn” (image of track is shown below). The finished shop has been painted and dry walled. The floor is covered with black and white checkerboard linoleum. The finished shop is equipped with a large floor model propane heater and includes a small half bath.
    Electron Raceway is a custom designed and constructed, wood routed track. The following is a brief list of specifications
    • Track Footprint 24x18 feet
    • Track Surface MDF finished with epoxy paint
    • Number of lanes - 4
    • Lane Spacing 4.5 inches
    • Lane length 90 feet
    • Minimum turn radius 12 inches
    • Braid Traditional (non-magnetic)
    • Track Power Rivergate 13.6 volt, 70 amp power supply
    • Crash walls hardboard softened with rubber wall base molding
    • Timing and Scoring -Trackmate
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    True Scale Racing

    To promote close racing and ease of building, we use production chassis (Scholer, Plafit, ScaleAuto Slotting Plus) with scale wheels. Motors are ProSlot 16ds or in the case of our GT1 class, Hawk 7s. Bodies are plastic models in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. Initially we were inspired by Northwest True Scale Racing club out of Portland, Oregon

    Over the years we have migrated to three basic classes
    • Historic Trans Am
    • Sports Car
    • GT1
    Some of the group have build shorter wheelbase cars such as the GT40 and Porsche 917

    Below are a few images of the cars

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  • #2
    Great looking set up!
    Rusty

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    • #3
      I got to make my way down there sometime!

      Zack

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      • #4
        This is in...Roseburg? Medford?

        Mark (also) in Oregon

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        • #5
          Zack
          You are welcome anytime. BTW your late model trans am cars could run with our historics. (I think you allow supers - we do not but the historics do handle better so the cars will likely be pretty equal). I think your GT1 class is for Lexan group C cars like the Porsche 962. We run our GT1s with Hawk 7 motors and plastic model bodies. In any case come on down

          Rich

          Strummer57,
          My track, Electron Raceway, is in Roseburg, Oregon. Where are you?

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          • #6
            Very nice track and setup. Great you have a group of builders and like doing scale cars.
            Matt B
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            Crashers

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            • #7
              Thanks Matt

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RVEC View Post

                Strummer57,
                My track, Electron Raceway, is in Roseburg, Oregon. Where are you?



                In Waldport; 16 miles south of Newport on the beautiful Central Coast.

                I'm into 1/32 (I suspect you guys do 1/24), but I often pass through Roseburg, so maybe someday I can stop by...(?) I promise I won't break anything!

                Mark in Oregon


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