N-Control RC On Road Track Build

$4,275 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 14 months
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Paul Gaertner  ELGIN, TX
The Austin Texas area has a great RC community, from the longstanding on road program at Hobbytown USA (where I race!) to the incredible offroad facility that is Thornhill Racing Circuit.  What has been missing for many years is a permanent on road track.

On some land in Dale Texas, about 15 minutes south of Circuit of the Americas -- where I will also be building a house this year -- we will close this gap!  Several months ago, I committed to building a new N-Control RC Raceway, an on road re-invention of the offroad track I once ran in north Austin.  I expect to open the track in May of this year.  I can picture nothing better than running an RC race track on my own homestead, mere hundreds of feet from my home!

As I learned more about on road and the wants and needs of the local race community, this project has grown.  The racing surface will now be 150 x 60 feet, plus a pit lane.  The stand will be built atop a 40' shipping container.  Plenty of power -- for great lighting and racer needs -- costs a surprising amount to bring to the facility.  Quite simply, I've stretched over my budget.

N-Control RC Racing Circuit will be built, but I am asking for some help to ease the path.  Any docations will go entirely to the track and facility build-out:  200 amp service, telephone poles for lights, about 12,000 watts of metal halide lighting, a great driver's stand 34 feet long, video security system, great sound, and 9,000 square feet of asphalt fenced off for spectator safety.

Things are already well under way.  The driveway is in, and the pad areas has been based out.  A nice conex was put in place last week.  I've got many of the lights, much of the sound, a start on the security equipment, and a meeting with the power company.  The driver's stand/director's booth build starts this weekend.

Can you donate?  I hope so!  I would greatly apppreciate whatever you can spare to help make this track a reality!
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Update 5
Posted by Paul Gaertner
6 months ago
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This past Sunday, October 9th, we held our very first race! As you can see, the facility has progressed over these many months, and thanks in part of generous contributions we're now racing weekly. Much remains to be done... and the build budget is heavily overdrawn. If you would like to contribute to help out next round of improvements, N-Control welcomes your participation!
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Update 4
Posted by Paul Gaertner
13 months ago
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Continued work on the booth/stand! Plus some overhead shots.
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Update 3
Posted by Paul Gaertner
13 months ago
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Here's the layout from above. The red dots are the four light posts... two off the stand and two free-standing poles. Each will have a pair of 400W fixtures illuminating close-in and a pair of 1000W fixtures aimed farther back (total of 11,200W... the original N-Control was lit with 7000W, for comparison). The two black rectangles are the conex and the asphalt pad. There will be plenty of power tot he open areas for pitting, and shortly after opening we'll start adding covered pits.
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Update 2
Posted by Paul Gaertner
13 months ago
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Another round of base work will happen sometime in the next couple of weeks (my job is being dropped in around other work... a cost saving measure!). The power company has laid out their plans, and will be running the main drop for the track early next month. In the meantime, I've started framing out the stand atop the Conex... it's slow going, but looking good!
2x8 rim, 2x6 joists
4x4 railing posts going up!
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Michael Clark
13 months ago

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$4,275 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 14 months
Created March 1, 2016
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Paul Gaertner  
JB
$100
Jason Bonham
4 months ago

Who that is??? That's a comment for Paul. I've been longing to rack on road and can't be more excited about getting on road racing done right. Make On Road Racing Great Again!!

JH
$50
John Hale
6 months ago

Great job Paul and team! Can't wait to come check it out!

MR
$50
Matthew Reddick
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
DH
$50
David Howell
13 months ago

good luck

HU
$2,500
Hobbytown USA
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
SW
$50
Shane Wells
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
MC
$500
Michael Clark
13 months ago
$100
Chris Adams
13 months ago
KW
$25
Kenneth Wells
14 months ago
Michael Clark
13 months ago

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