The Different RC Car Tracks for Racing
Racing is the most exciting activity in the radio-controlled car hobby world. It is perhaps why many get into the hobby to begin with. Even if racing cars wasn’t the original intention, inevitably a race will occur, whether it is between you and your children or among the neighborhood hobbyists.
Competitive RC racing takes that thrill one step further. For every type of RC car, there are RC car tracks to accommodate a different style of race. One of the favorite RC car tracks is the off-road track. Dirt RC car tracks are built specifically for off-road racing. The actual surface can vary, however. RC car tracks can consist of looser dirt while others are built of hard clay. The tracks can also be of a variety of sizes. Regardless, the excitement of off-road racing is off the charts. RC trucks and buggies fly off small hills while kicking dirt in all directions. Although most off-road tracks are outdoors, some are built indoors as well.
On-road tracks are built more for the speed enthusiast. The tracks can be of any speed-conducive material, including carpet and concrete. Some on-road tracks are built specifically for racing. For most people, however, an empty parking lot will suffice and is all they need to enjoy the excitement of RC car racing. The shapes of the track can vary as well. You can have a traditional oval track, or you can have tracks with many twists and turns, making for a more thrilling race.
When you pursue competitive RC car racing, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, show up early for the race. You can always do some preparation before the race starts. If you are unprepared, you might as well go home. Second, use your frequency clip. Do not turn your radio on without the frequency clip. Third, stay in the driver’s stand. Never drive from the side of the track or the center of the track. Unless you are racing for position, do not block faster cars. Give the faster cars the right of way.