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View Poll Results: Least Favorite track?

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  • King

    23 13.07%
  • LTD

    11 6.25%
  • Kingelman

    3 1.70%
  • Engelman

    2 1.14%
  • Hillclimb

    16 9.09%
  • Paperclip

    6 3.41%
  • Oval

    51 28.98%
  • Eight

    32 18.18%
  • Grandstand

    6 3.41%
  • Drag Strip

    58 32.95%
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Thread: Least Favorite Tracks

  1. #31
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    [quote=fl_slotter]
    Of course they must fall under the "Slot Car Darwinian Theory of Evolution" - those are the ones that don't seem to stay around. Time will always tell you of good raceways - they seem to stay around, mostly in the same spot for many years! quote]


    I used to think that way also, but I have seen a raceway be open for 13 plus years that I wouldn't have given 1 year when it first opened. They don't seem to have a huge racer base and lots of people talk poorly of them, but they continue to stay open? They have changed locations quite a few times over the years.
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryG View Post
    Interesting poll....I wonder why I get so few requests for Englemans
    and so many requests for Ovals and Kings?
    I'm pretty sure it's a matter of space and the sense that a King is needed to be a legitimate destination for racers. I know..... that's not something that is real but it's a feeling that having a King changes your placement. You have those slot shops with a King and those without. Engleman might be a favorite and in my opinion is more of a status symbol than a king.

  3. #33
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    I think that is because there are so few Engleman out there that it doesn't come to mind whereas there are plenty of Kings and that is what first pops up in your head.

  4. #34
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    To all you guys that voted dragstrip... LMAO...I would be willing to bet none of you have been in a raceway with 300 entries, waiting in line to make a pass. Drag strips will keep raceways alive. Period. Every drag strip I have been to on friday or saturday nights iare PACKED. Plus you get the by-backs out of the first round losers. All the different classes. If anything it is TOO busy. Racing until 3 or 4 in the morning.

    If you own a raceway without a dragstrip, you are missing out like crazy.

    Damn this is and old poll//
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  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_gunn View Post
    To all you guys that voted dragstrip... LMAO...I would be willing to bet none of you have been in a raceway with 300 entries, waiting in line to make a pass. Drag strips will keep raceways alive. Period. Every drag strip I have been to on friday or saturday nights iare PACKED. Plus you get the by-backs out of the first round losers. All the different classes. If anything it is TOO busy. Racing until 3 or 4 in the morning.

    If you own a raceway without a dragstrip, you are missing out like crazy.

    Damn this is and old poll//
    I hate to admit it but you're right. I have a dragstrip and it will be given a prominent place when I reopen, hopefully very soon. It does change the atmosphere of the slot car business but.... it will help keep the doors open.

  6. #36
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    I don't like racing on ovals. If they're too small going in circles makes me puke. I have raced on them but not my favorite.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

  7. #37
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    I had a tri oval and it was ok but I don't see the long term allurement of an oval. As a secondary track just to break up the races.....sure. But as a primary or solo track, I have trouble with that concept. I know there are some out there doing well but I struggle to go with that sort of set up.

  8. #38
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    i raced 10 yrs on a 85' trioval. You have to use a different mind set, than when road racing, to successfully race on ovals & triovals.
    I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill from NH View Post
    i raced 10 yrs on a 85' trioval. You have to use a different mind set, than when road racing, to successfully race on ovals & triovals.
    There's a place for the tri oval and oval....wouldn't argue there's not. I guess I just don't know if circle racing would hold my attention or present me with enough of a variety of challenge in the long run. I know there are some great guys racing great races on them. And I'll add one to the raceway again one day. I just won't put that at the center of my program. It will be the additional track in my case.

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