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R/C CLUBS AND TRACKS IN OTTAWA => GFX Raceway Outdoor Off-Road => Topic started by: FRONTI3R on April 16, 2017, 09:30:06 AM

Title: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: FRONTI3R on April 16, 2017, 09:30:06 AM
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GFX Raceway 2017

We are back for our second season.

Shawn Fraser – Land owner therefore has last say
Chris Gruver – Partner, comes up with crazy ideas and dreams and does all the heavy lifting
Daragh Slowey – Executive that can work a shovel
Noah Connell – Do everything guy with a distinctive laugh
Brian Nesbitt – Carpenter with way too many buggies

Free Practice Opening

We plan to have an open practice day / night to come try out the track for FREE.  Stay tuned for the Date and time.

Regular Fees

$20 FLAT Race Fee, $10 practice (All proceeds go towards running expenses and improving the facility)

Schedule

We race every Wednesday evening and open practice on Friday evenings.
Weekend daytime Racing “Summer Slam” Schedule soon to be posted (The plan is for every third Saturday with weather delays to move racing to Sunday).

Tentative Season Opening of Friday May 12th.

We are planning to make a couple of updates to the facility:
•   Dedicated electrical power for the pits and track lighting
•   Pit Area – Flat plywood floor on a platform
•   Track layout changes by moving some tubing and re-working some sections
•   Replace any loose dirt on the track with clay

Can you help us acquire?
•   Electrician.  (Need advice ASAP. Then later final wire up to fuse panel)
•   Looking for FREE clay.  No dirt & rocks please
•   Wood (2x8’s & 4x4’s and 4'x8' sheets of Plywood)
•   Patio blocks for holding decks

Looking forward to a great second season at Ottawa's largest outdoor off-road RC track !

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Title: Update: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: FRONTI3R on April 27, 2017, 12:53:54 PM
UPDATE

-Wheelchair lift delivered last night - thank you Yves & Frank
-Picked up the Laptop etc. needed for racing. AMB to arrive after last onroad race May 7th.
-Wood to build pit floor has been purchased, installation has begun. 20% completed
-Track layout changes have been decided and the work has begun. 60% completed

Work to continue this Saturday and Sunday.

Let us know if you can come help us get ready for the season opening that is only a couple weeks away!

Time to get your RC's ready.  ;D

Future key dates:
-Double Drum roller - Wednesday May 10th
-Season opening - Practice - Friday 5pm May 12th
-Wednesday evening - PRACTICE- May 17th
-Practice Friday evening - May 19th
-Wednesday Race Night - May 24th
--Practice Friday evening- May 26th
-Race Saturday Summer Slamm- May 27th
Title: Update
Post by: FRONTI3R on May 07, 2017, 05:21:12 PM
Getting closer to pit floor completion
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Thanks boys for great work!
Title: Re: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: HeavyD99 on May 07, 2017, 08:30:24 PM
Yes indeed, a bunch more done today.  A coupe more cross members, some more joist hangers, maybe some shimming and we will be ready to lay the plywood.  Yes, it will be stained!
Title: Re: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: Nesbot on May 07, 2017, 08:33:11 PM
Stupid rock  8)
Title: Re: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: Nesbot on May 10, 2017, 10:30:10 AM
Last the night the track surface was prepped! It looks much better now and sets us up for the double drum roller all day today to get it nice and packed / smooth.

The pit deck frame is done. Only the plywood floor is to be stained and screwed down!

Two more days and it's the Season opening Night. - Practice this Friday May 12th starting at 4:30pm.

Let the competition start this Friday !

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Title: Re: Getting ready for Season 2 @ GFX Raceway 2017
Post by: Nesbot on May 12, 2017, 02:42:03 PM
Big thank you to the GFX team for stepping up last night and getting the pit floor completed and helping me get the tubing on the track.

Now today we can practice at our season opener starting this afternoon!

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