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ahr43

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Hey guys,
Ran a partial practice session today for the RC10T3. She's next up to run an event third weekend of March. My backyard track. Scale 1/4 mile oval. Lane definition in the image is difficult to see. This time of year, grass is dormant.
 

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ahr43

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Houston, Texas USA
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Turf maintenance is ongoing to keep it healthy and growing for a good racing surface. Broadcast a bag of bonus S last month.

Since then, registered with the Scotts Lawn Care website. They offer a program to tailor lawn care to my specific yard, and more importantly, track requirement. What they came up with for a recommendation is a 4-times a year application: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Cost wise, that comes to a little north of $100 for the year. It gets broadcast over the entire back yard, so it is not just the track that benefits. But the track gets an extra pass to keep weeds down and growth healthy.

Disclaimer. Not a Scotts promotional here. Just what I use. Certain other law care sites offer similar programs.

Shown in the images is part of corner 1 and turn 2 of the oval. This time of the year with grass dormant, on-and-off track definition is a bit tough to discern in these images. Pretty tight, but a comfortable do with a 2WD ST.

Putting this up here for those that may be thinking of having turf as part of their track. Turf takes a bit of commitment and TLC to keep it race ready. Cheers and Regards. 'AC'

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ahr43

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Good news is: close cut the track last Thursday for this weekends scheduled event. With longer days and warmer temperatures, the track surface, infield and out fields are beginning to show good definition.

Bad news is: rain moved in Friday and continued through today. Event suffered its second rain out of the season. January and March rained out. February event went o.k.

Looking now to the April event. Track will get a different cut to support an endurance event with all four trucks in competition. Plan on cutting two dog leg corners into the infield with a 22in lawn mower width narrow straight between. Before then will lay down another bag of fertilizer/weed killer.

Cheers. 'AC'

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ahr43

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Looks like you have been running there for awhile... :)
Hey Tunedpipe. This is second season for the track. Last year 16 events. This year 8 Events + 2 Special Tests for 10 races total. Fewer events and less laps. Scheduling more test sessions and practice sessions between events. Front straight shows wear because it doubles as family foot path and path the dog takes.

'AC'
 
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ahr43

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RC10T3, race #4, event Parc Ferme (Impound) for weigh check. Passing at 62oz, truck earns a provisional place 10 [P10] finish and one (1) point for last weekends rain-out. Rain-out additionally qualifies the '4 Truck' for double points at its scheduled fall event. Both actions are allowed by current rules package and approved by RD. Cheers. 'AC'


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