Building a race track

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  1. mrxbma

    mrxbma New Member

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    I'm considering building a new racetrack for bike/cars:noes:.

    I want some input on what had to be done to get it started. How to go about talking to the city (zoning laws)? Do you get someone to design it first? Things of that nature.
     
  2. Ivy Mike

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    Speak to the city/county first.

    Then, banked oval at around 20°. That way, NASCAR will use it and you can take the money you make from that and build a real road course.

    ;)
     
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    :rofl: not a bad idea at all. I want to build one like Pahrump. That is the best track I have ridden by far
     
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    expect a 10 year wait on town/state approval
     
  5. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    Not going to happen.

    There are tons of people that have the money for this, yet can never get past the local government for approval. Even in the boonies, no one wants a racetrack in their woods.

    Plus, being OT rich won't help pay for a multi million dollar facility
     
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    If you want a nice bike track, it's not going to be cheap..........

    Have you talked to your city/county to see the zoning laws? You could prehaps use it as a non-profit org, it'd be easier
     
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    I'm guessing if he is asking this question here, he does not have the resources to make it happen.
     
  8. Ivy Mike

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    Right in my own back yard!

    You could possibly get funding by pitching it as a motorcycle school.
    Offer MSF courses etc...
     
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    I like this mans idea

    Get a MSF instructor certification and you are good to go
     
  10. Not for nothing but IF you had the money to build a racetrack then you would hire a professional to answer these questions and would not be asking them on an Internet forum.
     
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    Money < Ideas

    If you have an idea, you can get the money

    If you have the money, it doesn't mean shit unless you have an idea of what to use that money for

    If he gets a business plan for this race track, he could easily get small business financing through a bank.
     
  12. Ivy Mike

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    You could further expand your services by opening an actual riding school.
    In addition to MSF, you do things like sportbike school.
    http://www.fastfreddie.com/

    This one is out at LVMS and is usually pretty busy.
     
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    I know I have no money for this I was just checking into it. It would pretty much have to be funded by pitching the idea to many people, but I was looking into it and another track might be getting built out here so going to put the idea away until i win the lotto and can build one myself
     
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    Well, if you do have a course going in, you should speak to the owners/operators about doing some promotional work for it.
    Free of charge of course...they can pay you in track time.
     
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    Why not? Why the turned heads from purposed racetracks? Especially ones out in BFE :hs:
     
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    If you look in the news now-a-days you'll see several new tracks going up. New Jersey has a sweet one as well as Miller Motorsports Park in f'ing Utah of all places. It can be done, but it has to either be in BFE or on the outskirts of a big city where there's alot of isolation from residential areas.
     
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    It happens a lot down here, you also have to realize that you can't throw is 200 miles in the middle of no where because you'll be unable to make money since no one will come. Mostly you just can't get approvals though.
     

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