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Old 07-29-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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Anyone here from far Southside of Chicago?
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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I'm like 3 hours south of you in Danville, which is too far away in my opinion.

I don't know of anyone around here with a single large scale vehicle. I used to have an extremely nice LHS with an amazing outdoor track about 15 minutes from my house, but not anymore.

I've got 6.5 acres though and I'm in the process of clearing it all out to build my own track and another spot with some big hills and jumps and stuff to just bash around on. Right now I have plenty of room cleared out, but I'm not quite ready to start building yet.

The hardest part is going to be paying for all the dirt I want. I called around and it looks like a tandem load is about $200. I'm guessing I would need at least 5 loads to start with in order to do what I want.

Anyways, I'm hoping to get it done by this fall. I will have to post some pics if and when that happens.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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There are a few people near New Lennox, Crete that have got some baja's. Not sure if they're on this forum but I know a few are on hpibajaforum. I'm building a 1/5 scale track myself up in Gilberts, Il. I still need about 9 semi's to complete the job. Hey Art, find some local construction sites, ask if they've got any spoils/extra dirt that they need to get rid of, sometimes they'll deliver for free as they've got to get rid of it 9 of 10 times.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:03 AM   #4
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Hey Art, find some local construction sites, ask if they've got any spoils/extra dirt that they need to get rid of, sometimes they'll deliver for free as they've got to get rid of it 9 of 10 times.
I have heard the same thing from people around here. We currently have some pretty major construction going on in town. I will have to drop by and see what's up.

Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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There are a few people near New Lennox, Crete that have got some baja's. Not sure if they're on this forum but I know a few are on hpibajaforum. I'm building a 1/5 scale track myself up in Gilberts, Il. I still need about 9 semi's to complete the job. Hey Art, find some local construction sites, ask if they've got any spoils/extra dirt that they need to get rid of, sometimes they'll deliver for free as they've got to get rid of it 9 of 10 times.
I will like to come by and try it out your track
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Przemek, this is the track I mentioned in your build thread. Several of us are thinking of checking it out on Sunday. I think 11am-5pm are the track hours. I will PM t2k to be sure it's cool.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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Im here now!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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Oh and the Gilbert's track is an experience you cant miss. Its a ton of fun if you haven't been out there yet.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #9
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Enjoy your new 5ive, Duck!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #10
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I'm chiming in Westchester here
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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North Side of Chicago near Wrigley Field here... Is the drivers stand up yet at this track?? I'm planning on going to this track as soon as I get my rig up & ready to run.. PegLeg I will pm you as soon as I get my rig hooked up & ready. I'm having issues on Spektrum's receiver. I cant seem to get it to work? Is there a way to reset it, because I can't bind it to the controller??
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #12
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Dundee here....no there is no drivers stand at Gilberts yet..
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #13
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North Side of Chicago near Wrigley Field here... Is the drivers stand up yet at this track?? I'm planning on going to this track as soon as I get my rig up & ready to run.. PegLeg I will pm you as soon as I get my rig hooked up & ready. I'm having issues on Spektrum's receiver. I cant seem to get it to work? Is there a way to reset it, because I can't bind it to the controller??
Ray, I'm heading to the Cumberland track tomorrow late afternoon--4ish? I can give you a hand in the parking lot if we arrange a time to meet. PM me if/when you plan to be there.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #14
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Drivers stand in Gilberts now
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #15
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Drivers stand in Gilberts now
I`ll try to make it there tomorrow , I hope.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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I'm in Warrenville. Not too far from Downers Grove or Dundee for that matter. My brother-in-law and his buggy are waiting for better weather. I'm breaking in my SC this week. I've run about a tank of gas thru it. I'll gradually increase speed thru the next couple tanks. Has anyone been on this track recently, and if so what are track conditions? What tires are you running?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #17
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I'm in Warrenville. Not too far from Downers Grove or Dundee for that matter. My brother-in-law and his buggy are waiting for better weather. I'm breaking in my SC this week. I've run about a tank of gas thru it. I'll gradually increase speed thru the next couple tanks. Has anyone been on this track recently, and if so what are track conditions? What tires are you running?
Hectima007 and RDucky47 were at Gilbert's last weekend. Lightforce and a few other guys were at Cumberland on Sunday, but I heard they froze their sacks off. I should be running again, by next weekend if the weather cooperates.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #18
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The Gilbert's track was kinda muddy on Saturday and then ran into some problems but nothing major just hopping for some nicer temps before I head back out
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #19
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Good to hear things are looking up in gilberts. A little mud never hurt anyone. Looks like its going to be cold sunday. Besides I've got to do some work at home this weekend. :(
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #20
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I`m in brookfield and hang out at the cumberland track.
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