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    So, one of my dreams came partially true. I really wanted to buy it, but it was out of my budget. So I rented it for the next 5 years.

    Itīs a very basic track: short (1.2 miles), narrow, no kerbs, poorly maintained, but itīs still fun. I will rent it to fellow track enthusiasts for very affordable prices (usd 70 per car for the whole day) and some race organizations as well. It will allow me to recover the money and make some investmenst so itīs in better shape.


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    The main things I want to focus on is reparing some spots of the damaged surface, I cannot afford a full re-asphaltation right now. Any suggestions on the kind of asphalt/cement that should be used for this application? Iīm an ignorant on the subject.
    Also, there are currently no noise limits in place. What would you consider a reasonable sound limit? nearest town is around 8 miles away.

    Thanks for your help.
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    That is so awesome, maybe the Trackhq.com tourism group should go visit you. Sorry I don't have any input on the pavement.
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    Make sure you have the permission of the owner to make modifications.

    Noise limit is just to keep the locals from getting angry with you. Maybe 103dB from 50 feet?

    If you don't want to bother with a sound meter a "mufflers required" rule might be a sensible starting point.
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    Wow, your own track !!!!
    we are envious....
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    What happens if someone breaks their back at your track in your country? Can they sue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    That is so awesome, maybe the Trackhq.com tourism group should go visit you. Sorry I don't have any input on the pavement.
    Absolutely, free track for anyone visiting Chile for the next 5 years!!


    What happens if someone breaks their back at your track in your country? Can they sue?
    Since itīs private property, he could sue just as if he breaks a leg while swimming in your pool. It will go nowhere in Chileīs legal system.
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    There's a guy here on TrackHQ who just oversaw the repaving of Buttonwillow. He could help. I don't remember his name, though.

    Congratulations on your new "toy."

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    I entered thread, knowing the title couldn't mean what I thought it meant. Then, I saw that the title of the thread meant what I thought it meant. This is awesome! It looks like a fun little track. It's the automotive equivalent of a .22 rifle. You don't use one because it's serious business, because it's not. You use one because it's cheap and fun as hell.
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    Very nice! Congrats! I like that track-short but cool braking zones that leave the car unsettled. A trip to Chile is in order! Will you have rental cars? Wouldn't ask for free, but I could definitely help build some FIA kerbbing for you! ;-)
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    I can definetly lend you a car, on the house.
    The car rental is not a bad idea though...
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    Very cool! I am sure most of us here have the (pipe) dream of having our own track so big congrats!

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    That is so cool! I think we definitely need to organize a trip!

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    If you run the track counterclockwise, it looks almost like a mirror image of turns 8 and 9 at Willow Springs. Just a little shorter and slower.

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    Yeah,we are coming,but you will need Miatas A lot of them.This track is made for Miata.
    If you have already considered buying cheap salvage cars for rentals from the US I can help with that.
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    That would be really cool to have a track and several similarly equipped cars like E30s or Miatas to race around with visiting friends. Of course you'll need to have a big BBQ at the end of the day. So really just set up your own SuperMiata series at your own track. Sounds just about perfect.
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    that is awesome! much jealousy!

    I wonder how the trackhq one-uppers will manage to top this (you know who are you)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    There's a guy here on TrackHQ who just oversaw the repaving of Buttonwillow. He could help. I don't remember his name, though.

    Congratulations on your new "toy."
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    He is one of the managers of the Buttonwillow track.
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    Now THAT'S dedication to the sport of motor racing! And putting your money where your mouth is . . . Kudos!!!
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