Track has sensors for prestage, stage, 60', 330' 660' finish and MPH. Track uses 2 independent 30A power supplies so there is no loss of power when a high draw car is run in the other lane. Relays are used to control the power fed to the track, therefore very little load is put on the start button or controller. Blue win lights are also included at the end of the strip. Dynamic braking for 3', followed by 3' of metal strips and then a catch box for stopping. Cars have safely stopped from 60+ mph on this track.
Thanks, looking forward to our upcoming match race, Ford vs Chevy. I actually like both brands but the long lasting rivalry between the two makes for good racing. Most cars run quicker on this track because of the high amp independent power supplies. When I switched from 2 10 amp supplies even the slower cars picked up a mph or so. The unlimited cars picked up almost 10 mph. Track record is 65MPH at only 20 volts.
This was not the record run but a final in a recent king of the strip race I held where both cars hit 60+. Note the .0005 victory margin, the red Camaro lost it by the paint on the bumper. The 55 is the car that hit 65 mph previously. It also holds the ET record which is in the .22 range
Here are the rules for all 3 classes that will be run in November: All classes will run at 20V, max 4 cars per class.
AFX Pro stock outlaw. This class is similar to the PSO challenge ladder so cars can perform double duty. AFX magnetraction and non magnetraction cars 3 or 4 gear with up to 2 traction magnets, Any factory arm including mean green etc. 5.5 ohm minimum, any wheel tire combo, ceramic motor mags, braid and shunts allowed. Hard plastic or resin bodies only.
2.5 OHM inline modified: ANY inline chassis running a hard plastic or resin body, no lexan. Any motor or traction magnet, any tire or gear, wheelie bars, braid and shunts allowed. Bodies must be mounted solidly in this class as speeds will hit 30+ mph.
The mildest class will be AW/AFX super stock 14 OHM arm with or without magnetraction, 3 or 4 gear chassis any wheel tire combo. T jets will also be allowed to run in this class with a minimum 14 ohm arm and any size tires they want. A single traction magnet will be allowed on all these cars, (4 gears can run 2), since some already come with them. Wheelie bars are an option since they stabilize the cars quite a bit and avoid de slots most of the time.
I will also hold list races at this event for NTRA members only.
Anyone wanting to challenge the King of the strip cars, (your pick of 4 I have), to a challenge race is welcome. Also open to track record attempts at 20V. If you want to run at 26V you can but I cannot insure the cars will survive stopping at that voltage. Have stopped OK at 60+ MPH. My estimate is somewhere around 80 MPH would be hit at that voltage.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 11:23:52 GMT -7 by dave632
Bill your calculations are correct,15.625'. Wheelie bars are allowed in ALL classes. I feel they help stabilize the cars quite a bit. Nobody wants to see cars desloting all over the place. I will not be running in the AFX classes. I will be running in the challenge ladder races and maybe the 2.5 modified. Also any challenge races for the 4 unlimited cars I have. You pick which one you want to match against, or you can call it pick your poison (: Sam has listed the cars and times they have run in the sign up section. I plan on working on the slower one, (48mph) before the event. It has all the same parts but for some reason it cannot match the rest of them, still runs low .3s though.
Last Edit: Oct 12, 2016 16:03:34 GMT -7 by dave632
Great news for the upcoming Smoky Mountain event. Nick at SUPER TIRES contacted me and wants to sponsor the event. All racers will receive several new sets of SUPER TIRES with the return of their cars. I need some feedback on the tire sizes that would be most popular. I already told Nick that the AFX .474 size is a popular size.
Some common Tyco sizes would be nice, maybe 434, Tomy 458, Mega 442. Tuff One and TJet tire are always in short supply around here. Since there are no Tjet classes in this event, you may not want to request them.
Thanks for the reply Bill. I will tally up any requests and see which are the most popular. I have to let Nick know well before the race so he has time to get them to me. I have some extra Tuff one tires around which I rarely use so I will send you some with your returning cars, please remind me when the time comes and that goes for the power cord to.