Pictures from Silver City Track

Meriden, CT

Scoring tower Silver City QMC.
Photos by Joe Dille.

Flag stand is a substantial weldment at the end of the starting track. Caution light switch is a maintained contact type.

Hot chute in turn 3. It looks like the caution light plugs into the outlet to the right of the tire. There is no similar light in turn 1.

Turn 1/2 soft wall is made from race tires sandwiched between plywood. The plywood is fastened to the tires with carrige bolts.

A few additional tires are placed on the race surface in the turn 2 exit.

Turn 3/4 softwall is made of race tires placed on the track in front of the fence. There is a small "cage" for the corner worker.

Corner worker's cage in turn 3 from the hot chute area. The cage protects the worker from cars on the track and in the pits. There is a similar one in turn 4 and one that could hold two corner workers in in between turns 1 & 2.

View down the back straight showing the track exit.

Starting track is nice and wide. The front straight wall is made from 2 rough cut 2x12s stacked on top of each other covered with plywood. Quite substantial.

Covered staging area.

View down the front straight. Note the unique grid ahead of the start/finish line.

Nothing like watching a race from under the old oak tree.


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