In the summer of 2016, while looking for a birthday present for his grandson - Larry got a taste of 1/32 digital slot car racing... and he got bit hard. Thus began the search for all cool things 1/32. RDR Speedway is the result of a lot of work, searching, buying, waiting - rinse, repeat.
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About RDR Speedway
This is a 1:32 SCX Digital track. It contains roughly 3 track sets, plus special track accessories like the bridge, big banked corner, and various corner/straight pieces to make the configuration work. The Safety Car cruises around that track as a ghost car driving itself, great to have the "extra player". The buildings are all from Carrera - five grandstands, control tower, 32 pit garages, 9 VIP buildings, Dunlop pedestrian bridge, two marshal stands, and a 4 foot functional crane. The digital expansions include - 6 player pit extension, 6 player lap counter, and 6 player chronometer (for best track times). Larry designed and made all of the RDR signs, and all of the decals were done by Joe Jasmer at Valley Vinyl Graphics in Salem Oregon. There are over 100 custom people and lots of furniture and tools throughout the whole layout.
The catch fence isn't just for looks, it gets used regularly at the end of the fast 4 lane straight.
See more photos of RDR's Gasoline Alley below.
See more photos of pit row below.
Racing Classes Click each of the class tabs below to see related photos.
These cars are really forgiving - allowing many moments where "Rubbin's Racin'".
Larry has been a long time Jr. fan and the only one allowed to drive 88 on this track.
Greg Biffle is our NW guy, so we definitely like to support him.
This is our safety car. It can cruise around the track by itself, giving us an extra competitor.
This is our onboard setup. Currently looking to replace the GoPro with a small 1080p bullet action cam.
This class has working lights, which makes it real fun when the lights are dimmed or out. Porsche, Corvette, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. We've got some cool plans to do some great lighting for the track, buildings, and special areas.
As in real life, the F1 cars are fastest and it is a lot of effort keeping those "ponies" under control.
This is one of the coolest classes and these cars fly.
RDR - Gasoline Alley
The pit area currently has 28 garages. There are 7 observation VIP areas in the pit area (two more VIP areas under the bridge and in front of the grandstands), a control tower, access bridge, helicopter pad, eating area, and show area for my Northwest Rodarama lowrider friends at EZ Duz It Seattle Car Club.
RDR Speedway Sponsors
Consulting and providing us with easy and hard to find electronics.