Teams building replica sx tracks

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1/25/2019 7:37 AM

How often to teams build replicas of the tracks they are going to race. I just saw where vmac tracks (Vernon Mckiddie) built a Dallas sx replica at texplex in Midlothian Tx. Seems like it would be quite an advantage to have multiple days/weeks on a layout.


1/25/2019 7:42 AM

They at least build replica sections. Not normally the whole track


1/25/2019 7:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/25/2019 11:21 AM

they at least build replica sections. Not normally the whole tracks.

All the Pros know how to ride and can jump everything, the combinations pushed together make some of them question themselves, but if they see you do it, most of them once they see it done they pull it!


1/25/2019 7:48 AM

Chad reed built a replica of Atlanta 2? In 2015 to practice on. Ironically he won Atlanta 1 that year.


1/25/2019 8:45 AM

I don't think there is enough difference in the tracks for them to really spend the time on it. Being able to build the same layout is one thing but how do you build the change of conditions that happen during the race.. Lines, Ruts, etc.


1/25/2019 11:14 AM

I know Cycle Ranch has a Houston replica a few years back, and would NOT let anyone else on it, even rolling it. I think one of the teams footed the bill?

This goes to the recent topics of dangerous tracks. If you even want to drop the cash to build a SX track, there are a mere handful that even have any business riding it.


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1/25/2019 2:01 PM

Baker often builds Daytona sections.

He also often has a baseball stadium layout and a football stadium layout. I think having the two layouts to practice on is way more important than having an exact replica of a track