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    What voltage is your favorite?

    Lee,

    If you were to set up a Eurosport track today what voltage would you run it on?

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    12.55v

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    Having a favorite has little bearing if you expect to host a race under rules that specify exactly WHAT those track conditions must be. World ISRA rules are very specific.
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    We are not looking to host a touring series race. There are no active touring series in our area. We only put up a Eurosport track because a couple of locals like that kind of car. Maybe we can get a race going once in a while next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pchpartsexpress View Post
    we are not looking to host a touring series race. There are no active touring series in our area. We only put up a eurosport track because a couple of locals like that kind of car. Maybe we can get a race going once in a while next year.
    ****that sounds awesome scott....am in..... Good track voltage 12.6 to 13.8 volts...hopefully lee will chime in on this question soon.....!
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    Can we see some pics of your new track? Hillbilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyYart View Post
    Can we see some pics of your new track? Hillbilly

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    When Lee's old MTT was up here in Lynnwood, (before it went to NZ I think), and Mike Stahl was running it I believe it was at 13.6V.
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    No - the MTT didn't come down here
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    Picture of Eurosport track

    Pic of track at PCH
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    Nice track!

    I'm getting a bit of Deja Vu - as I'm sure I've seen pictures of that track before... (probably in the "tracks for sale" forum?)

    It looks like it would be a very short & quick track - maybe even too quick for Eurosports! But an excellent flat track for everything from rental cars, Womps, 1/32 flexi & euro type cars, and all flexi scale car racing. GT-12's & 1/24 Euro would be too fast for my aging reflexes! LOL

    While 13.6 is probably considered the "normal" setting for Rivergate type power supplies... I would consider using a lower power adjustable power supply for normal rental cars, birthday parties, kid races, 1/32's, and slower classes or beginner races.

    Pyramid has some good ones, available pretty cheap on Amazon:


    Pyramid PS26KX 22 Amp Power Supply




    For the rentals, kids races, parties, etc.... the adjustable power is nice to have. I used one at Raceway USA. For birthday parties... my "rule of thumb" was 1 volt per year of age of the kids. (Although I think the minimum voltage to get the cars moving was about 9) I would use 9 volts for 9 year olds, 10 for ten year olds, etc., on up to 12 volts for 12 years or over.

    Leave this one hooked up for regular daily use, and switch to the Rivergate type big supplies for race events needing more power. Get in touch with Raymond "Slapshot" Batchelor if you need technical advice on power supplies - he might even be able to build or sell you something that would handle race power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    No - the MTT didn't come down here
    The Speedshop / Eurosport Club MTT is now in Denmark.
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    We have a standard raceway type power supply hooked up to the roadcourse with a Tilt-N-Tech device. This way we can dial in the voltage as needed.

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    trigilio from NH?

    Is that track the trigilio from Need for Speed that was in NH? If so then adjustable voltage is a good idea. And that track is awesome! Euros and g12 were in the 2.0 second range per lap.

    Your locals should invest in some chokes before running any fast stuff on there. And you will probably see some failed controllers if running c-can stuff on low end trollers. You are almost never full punch on that track and trollers are known to overheat in those conditions.

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    In my opinion I find most flat tracks overpowered. If you want good racing too much power is not what you want. We had our best racing in the Pacific Northwest on tracks with no more than 12.5 volts or less. Of course you have to build the right motor for lower power but that's the case no matter what power you are using.

    Power is determined by a number of factors. Of course voltage but also amps, wiring and braid condition also make up your total power. Today racers want to go fast but spend little attention on good clean racing.

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