NASCAR defines the race tracks they use as: road courses (a circuit with left and right hand turns), short tracks ( less than 1 mile, all left hand turns), intermediate tracks (between 1 and 2 miles, all left hand turns) and superspeedways (2 miles or longer, all left hand turns).
There are 6 superspeedways: Daytona Beach, Fontana, Indianapolis, Michigan, Pocono and Talladega.
The 1970 Dual-Lane Rod Runner Race Set can be set up as an oval. Originally the set supplies 32 feet of orange track. But, I am going to add 16 more feet (for a total of 48 feet) to produce my own version of a superspeedway. I’ll also use 20 joiners, 2 – 180 degree dual-lane curves, 2 white trestles 1 dual-lane rod runner and 1 “fair start” T-bar.
Oval layout instructions look like this:
Here’s the oval layout extended to superspeedway size.
In keeping with the NASCAR theme, I am going to race two 2010 Chevrolet Impala stock cars with Faster Than Ever wheels.
“Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let’s go racing boys!”1
Flying down the front straightaway.
Hitting the high banking of the first 180 degree dual-lane curve.
Thundering down the back stretch.
Into the second curve.
And back to the Rod Runner.
Here’s my YouTube video of a 60 lap superspeedway oval race – NASCAR style.
So there you have it. The 1970 Hot Wheels Dual-Lane Rod Runner Race Set: Oval Layout.
It’s still fast. Still fun.
Footnote 1. Opening salvo by TV commentator Darrell Waltrip at the thrilling start of all Nascar races. Apparently the catchphrase arose when Waltrip, as a race car driver, grew tired of hearing “Green, Green, Green” from his spotter or crew chief at the beginning of each race and wanted to hear something different.