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    Backyard track...getting started!!!

    Well, since I bought my own house about 8 months ago, and I'm single for right now so no one can tell me what to do ( ), my friends nominated me (ok, twist my arm) to have the backyard track. I plan to landscape it one day but for now since there's nothing back there, a track is OK.
    My neighbors just built a pool so I had the pool builder dump all the dirt in my yard. (FREEEEEBIIIEEEE!!!!) It may be too much but I'll give away what I don't use. The dirt is super clean with no rocks.
    I'm renting a Bobcat this weekend so I'll update with pics as we build.














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    Wow, you can make some monster jumps with that dirt!! Jump into your neighbors yard and make a jump back to yours haha
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    Well, we are getting serious now! Here's the progress after just 2 1/2 hours, 3 guys, 2 shovels and a Bobcat. Luckily, my friend operates a Bobcat like Chuck Yeager flew P-51's, so a lot got done today. All the Bobcat work is done, it's just shovels and rakes from here on out. We fought through a thunderstorm that passed through the area, but kept plugging away. Here's the pics:















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    More progress:















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    Still more.....

















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    Sickkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d :d :d :d :d :d :d
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    rc backyard racing nationals at your house LOL
    Or ITRC
    international traxxas racing championship ? lol

    just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazy-SLASH#1
    Sickkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d :d :d :d :d :d :d
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    rc backyard racing nationals at your house LOL
    Or ITRC
    international traxxas racing championship ? lol

    just a thought
    Yeah, all races in the series have to be in back yards! lol
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    Now its down to the details. Shovels and rakes, smoothing the faces, and building the pit lane. I've got to get some lumber tomorrow and some edging to do. Got to get it all perfect. This is going to be somewhat of a Slash track since all my friends have one, but will probably turn into a perfect mini ERevo track.
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    wow, going to be a nice track.... but your neighbor's pool is going to eat all your dust..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Crazy
    wow, going to be a nice track.... but your neighbor's pool is going to eat all your dust..
    I guess we'll keep it watered down for them since they donated the dirt.
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    Driver stand on the porch roof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6
    Driver stand on the porch roof?
    haha, not quite...but you'll see!
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    Woo Hoo! Finally, a few dirty pics .

    It looks like your building an awesome track. Your going have a blast!

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    Man nice look track, It would definatly be a great candidate for the 1/16 guys for sure! Looks like it would would be great fun with the slash
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    Yeah, its going to be perfect for 1/16th. I think I'll go get a mini erevo to temp all my buddies into getting one. Yeah, you Chris...I know you're lurking!
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    wow i wish i had one of those. looks like it'll be tons of fun

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    Thats amazing! when you complete it will you post a vid with your slash on it?PLEASE!...lol
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    WOW..i'm insanely envious!! LOL

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    that is really nice man....not gonna help value of house but shud put a massive grin on ur face lol :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahn
    that is really nice man....not gonna help value of house but shud put a massive grin on ur face lol :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahn
    that is really nice man....not gonna help value of house but shud put a massive grin on ur face lol :P

    Unless I was looking to buy. Ready built track. Especially one as nice as that is looking. Pricless. Great Job. You will be very happy when you are done and racing.
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    Wow, thats looks amazingly good. Great job. Can't wait to see everything done.
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    Totally Sweet ! That's what I call a Backyard ! Now all ya need is part of your back patio roof to be a drivers stand. Nice Job !
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    I'm working on pit lane right now...its volcano hot outside right now so I have to work in shifts, plus its just me today. I'll get some pics up today of the progress on the pit lane.
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    wow that looks like its going to be a sick track! im sure it will work great for the slash and the mini erevo. i cant wait to see some more pics!
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    Working on pit lane, just got the first section done. Have to do one more section then the entrance and exit.







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    looks good. i like it. cant wait to see it fully done.
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    Man that has got to be awesome. You sir are going to have alot of fun. You should try to jump onto the neighbors roof!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaxx2.0
    I want your dirt
    I've been waiting for this dirt for months! I can't believe how clean and moist it is for being in the driest city in the U.S. If you dig down a foot, you can scoop up the dirt and make a snowball (dirtball) with it. I'm pleasantly surprised.
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    that looks like a lot of fun. do you own that skid loader? or is it rented. my track would be a lot easier to finish if i had one of those lol. just using a shovel takes a while.
    ummmm...this isnt what i ordered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by specialone70
    that looks like a lot of fun. do you own that skid loader? or is it rented. my track would be a lot easier to finish if i had one of those lol. just using a shovel takes a while.
    by skidloader do you mean the bobcat? (the machine the guy sits in?)

    if so he said
    I'm renting a Bobcat this weekend
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    thats is very cool, it looks really nice! it should eb fun for slashes and the 1/16!
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    Yeah we rented it for a day. Well worth the $130. That's cheap!

    Here's the completed pit lane from today's work. Well, mostly completed. Still have to build the entrance and exit ramps. Then start facing the jumps, then smooth the track, then..... dang, lots to do still.



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    Why cant anyone near me make a backyard track haha.
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    all the hard work is going to pay off its going to be a very good track probably as good as or better than some tracks at LHS!
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    Its much cooler at night so I'm working on the exit of the pit lane. It's not done, but getting closer.



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    in a few days it shiuld be done and you can get racing!
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    looks good. I wish I had the space to do that.

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    Track looks very good! I think you are living every RC'ers dream!!! Nice to see your taking your time and getting things spot on!

    Will the drivers stand be behind (house side) the pitlane?

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