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I am interested in building a track with a half mile strip. Money really isn't an issue but I am not quite sure where to start. Anyone have advice on rules, regulations, etc.

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if you have the money to build a 1/2 mile strip, you should also make sure you have the money to hire a very good attorney who will know your local zoning laws a bit better than a bunch of guys who are really just trying to do their best to help.

i'm not trying to be an ass, it's the best advice i can give.

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Depending upon who and what you want racing on your track, you should consider contacting sanctioning bodies such as FIM or AMA.

I'm sure they'd have a list of minimum specs for supporting certain classes of racing.

I agree with the former comment that you should check your local zoning rules. We had a track build request turned down by the local municipality recently. Too close to a residential area.

You could always come up to Canada to build you're track ;-)

Simon

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What kind of pictures can a Photojournalist take that will bring in the kind of money needed to build a track from scratch? ;) :p

What do you mean by a 1/2 mile strip? Also, most of the tracks throughout the US and Europe have homepages and probably have track maps. If not they will send them to you for a small fee and some will for free.

Is it your desire to build in the Cinci area? In most of my reading and communications with racing people it is easier to purchase an existing track and change it to what you want. Existing tracks are already zoned for such unless they are operating on a Grandfather Clause. As stated talk to the Zoning Commission and the sanctioning bodies for advice.

I know you said that money is not an issue but tracks like Loudon New Hampshire has already had well over 100 million sunk in to it in the last 10 years. Road Atlanta has had close to that put into it in the last 5 years I believe. Just putting things into some perspective. ;)

I assume that you are talking a nice road course since you are asking us SBW people. You need very large run off areas in line with the braking zones and corners. If it were me I would shoot for about 3-3.5 miles per lap. Most of the race tracks in the US are in fairly rural areas due to the zoning laws.

I need to stop typing now. I could go on for hours. :D It has been a dream of mine to design a racing facility layout for a guy who says "money is no object". ;)

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Money is always an issue, if you don't believe me then float a cool million my way and prove me wrong :D

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john has a valid point, vir and loudon are perfect examples of buying an existing track and changing it to suit your needs.

i assumed that you were planning to build an 1/8 mile drag strip (i'd think you'd have to go longer for a 1/4 mile strip), when you said you were looking to build a 1/2 mile straight and money being no object. since a 1/2 mile of straight road with a concrete patch is a a lot cheaper than a road course for all the reasons john mentioned.

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