Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby VTECFOUR » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:35 pm

To help entrants make decisions about chassis design and gear ratio, we'll post the track layouts here.

I'll start off with Mike's YVR, one of the newer GVSCC tracks.

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It's a pretty technical layout with lots of tight and sweeping corners balanced with a 14 foot straightaway. Average lane length is 79 feet over a 10' x 20' flat foot print.

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That's Keith (RetroRacer 44) who recently passed away and myself giving the track a work out.

It's a challenging track as there's less distinct visual reference points. Individual power sources set at 10 volts helps driveability.

I'm sure you've noticed, there's an aircraft theme going on here. There are probably close to a hundred 1:72 scale planes literally hanging from a thread and pin. Mike's a retired commercial pilot and passionate about air transport history. He's always got an interesting story about some plane and point in time.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby glasshorsevh » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:30 pm

I love it! A north-south R/W, but I don't see any ILS equipment or threshold lighting so I guess its VFR only...

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby oldslotracer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 pm

Hi Dan
We did some testing of the new track tonight, Murray got down to a 6.9
The scenery will be finished in time for the proxy
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:19 am

Well, isn't that just a video hoot of Luf's newly revised Targa Burnaby being rubbered in this evening! I recognize the big sweeping curves at the top and in front of the driver stations but everything else looks new. Definitely faster than before. Luf says middle lane measured in around 81 feet so that's a decent run.

Can hardly wait to run the Sprites on this new version of Targa Burnaby.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby JT Previa » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:56 am

Love both of these dramatically different tracks, both perfect for the vintage Sprites! Thanks for hosting! Sebring and Targa Florio both saw their share of racing Sprites:

Steve McQueen at Sebring

Sprites at Targa Florio

I wonder if coolest-guy-around Steve McQueen preferred his Sprite to that Ford and the Porsches he drove in those famous movies... :banana-dance:

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby Lou E » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:08 am

oldslotracer wrote:Hi Dan
We did some testing of the new track tonight, Murray got down to a 6.9
The scenery will be finished in time for the proxy
Watch on youtube.com



What are you using for timing?
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby VTECFOUR » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:46 am

Lou,

Luf uses Trackmate and pretty much everyone in the Vancouver area does too. The vendor, Dan G, is located within a 45 minute drive of all the tracks.

Here's Dan's contact info.

Trackmate Racing
14624 - 102 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia V3R7E5
CANADA

Phone: 604-582-1946 or toll free 877-756-8227
Website: http://www.TrackmateRacing.com
Email: sales@trackmateRacing.com

Hope this helps.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby Lou E » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:58 am

Thank you for the info Dan. I am currently working on a new track and still haven't decided on what to use for timing. When the time comes, I'll probably go with Trackmate.
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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:02 pm

GVSCC just ran the revised Targa Burnaby for the regular Friday race.

Here are some static pics and a video courtesy of SuperSlab.

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Looking good and will be well rubbered-in by February.

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Re: Sprite Proxy Race 2018 - Tracks

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:41 am

Here's a new track that's been added to the New England hub. This is Chris's Tolland Super Speedway with a longest lane length of 66 feet.

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Surface's painted with latex and time management's Trackmate.

This'll be another good work out for the Sprites.

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