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Racing => Solo (Autocross) => Topic started by: mx5er on February 17, 2015, 12:45:07 pm

Title: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: mx5er on February 17, 2015, 12:45:07 pm
I've got photos of running my '72 Datsun 510 at a small kart track in someone's back yard (Concord?) . This was back in the days of the Western New York Autocross Trail. Used to run Lancaster as well. Any of you "older" people remember it? Wonder if it's still there?
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: Dave D on February 23, 2015, 09:38:46 pm
Concord was closed down around 1973. A housing development was built on the site a few years later. Hope this helps
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: mx5er on February 24, 2015, 01:29:39 pm
Still, how cool was that to have a track in your back yard!
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: Dave D on February 26, 2015, 09:19:15 am
It would be if the track was still there.
Title: Back Yard Kart track in WNY
Post by: mxkracing on March 05, 2015, 02:02:52 pm
(http://mxk.com/hotshot/hotshot2.gif)
http://mxk.com/hotshot/satelite.htm
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: mx5er on March 05, 2015, 06:27:11 pm
Ok, where is this and can it be rented for a Solo event?
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: Dave D on March 05, 2015, 07:14:02 pm
The track was torn up years ago.
Title: Re: Back Yard Kart track in WNY
Post by: CarJunki on March 12, 2015, 10:25:12 am
(http://mxk.com/hotshot/hotshot2.gif)
http://mxk.com/hotshot/satelite.htm

Wow that literally is in someone's back yard! Looks like the picture is fairly current, it still appears on Google maps. The pic can't be more than 3-4 years old... It might be something to look into.
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: dpotocki on March 12, 2015, 03:44:25 pm
The track Dave D is referring to, and the one in the picture are two different tracks.

I know the one in the picture is still there cause I know a certain FR-S that did some steady state turn shock testing there last year.

Not so sure it's really big enough for a full event though.
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: CarJunki on March 12, 2015, 07:01:03 pm
Yeah I kinda figured there were two tracks in this conversation. But the one that is still open maybe we could do some limited participant, no points events?
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: Dave D on March 14, 2015, 04:38:57 pm
That track is still there but is very small. I've tested there but could only use 1st gear, and is very rough
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: mx5er on March 15, 2015, 06:32:44 pm
Yuk, don't mind hitting the Rev. Limiter but not in 1st gear!
Title: Re: Concord kart track autocrossing?
Post by: Norm H on March 17, 2015, 08:12:03 pm
Pete is thinking about making the back straight longer
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