Track Setup Guide

Below is a guide on how to help setup our track on a race night. Packing away is the opposite. Please take care at all times to prevent damage to the track, venue, yourself and other users of the community centre.

IT IS APPRECIATED IF EVERYONE WHO CAN HELP SETUP DOES, THIS ENSURES THE TRACK IS LAID OUT READY TO START ON TIME SO WE CAN ALL GET SOME PRACTICE DONE.

Track Equipment Neatly Stored in the Adjacent Storage Room. Please keep this area as tidy as possible.

First lay out 4x rolls of carpet starting with the lowest roll of carpet on the racking, placing it at the furthest side of the hall, then the next roll and so on until all 4x carpets have been rolled out. Place the carpets by the toilets with a small gap to allow for pulling the carpets straight afterwards, then roll them away from the toilets.

Gently pull the carpet straight towards the toilets to help flatten them, being careful not to curve the carpets and induce a curve or bumps in the carpet surface. The carpets should be close to the wall of the toilets for maximum track space.

Determined by the track plan, place the timing loop on the floor underneath the carpet before taping it down.

Tape the carpets from the furthest side of the hall from the toilets with 2″ wide tape, starting with the furthest carpet join from the pit area.

Place the 6x wall spacers around the extended brickwork of the furthest wall from the pitting area, these are to prevent the cars from hitting the hall’s heating system.

Place all of the perimeter track barriers out first. These are numbered at each end of the barrier from 1 to 24 like a domino set. Start with number 1 by the disabled toilet, number 2 and so on observing the below pictures on how the different lengths overlap with each other.

There should be approximately 1m between the track and toilet wall for access to the toilets and approximately 1.5m-2m between the carpet and the pitting area wall for access around the building. It is important this is adhered to for safety reasons.

It is important to not drop or drag any track markings or other equipment over the carpet surface as this will cause damage and tears in the carpet, please place all track markings on the track with care.

Corner 1 by the Disabled Toilet. The Perimeter Markings are Number at Each End Like a Domino to Ensure Each Perimeter Length is Setup as Quickly as Possible. Observe How the Barriers Overlap.
Corner 9 at the End of the Main Straight When the Track is Run Clockwise. A Diagonal Barrier is Added to Reduce Damage at the End of the Straight. Observe How the Barriers Overlap.
Corner 12 by the Kitchen. The Tube inside the Carpet Roll Sticks out at Present, Please Keep the Closest Door Closed to Prevent Falling over the Tube. Observe How the Barriers Overlap.
Corner 21 by the Entrance. Observe How the Barriers Overlap.

Next lay the barrier that holds in the main straight, place this on the side of the carpet join closest to the pitting area so the main straight is approximately 2.25m wide, this will help everyone to see their cars on the straight and to help avoid crashes.

Next follow the chosen track drawing for the night, placing the corners out then filling in the rest with the barries, connecting them up so there are no sharp joins or barriers sticking out that could get hit and cause damage to the track, cars or marshals.

To pack away it is the reverse of the above, packing the main markings away first, the perimeter barriers, removing the tape and rolling up the carpet back onto the racking.

IT IS APPRECIATED IF EVERYONE WHO CAN HELP PACK AWAY DOES, THIS ENSURES WE ARE OUT OF THE HALL ON TIME AND DO NOT UPSET OR GET PENALISED BY THE OWNERS OF THE HALL.

Wyken Community Centre Kitchen

We are lucky that we have managed to secure a new venue with a kitchen directly off our main hall.

This kitchen is shared with other users of the community centre so please be courteous to them and leave it in a clean and tidy condition as you would expect ot find it.

Everyone is welcome to use the kitchen as required with cups located in the cupboards on the right hand side at the far end.

Left View of the Kitchen.
Right View of the Kitchen. Cups are stored in the cupboards at the back of this photo.
Please Observe and Follow Signs Implemented by the Centre.

Committee Preparation and Setup for our First Wyken Community Centre Meeting

One week before our first meeting at the Wyken Community Centre is due to start the committee went over to do some maintenance and preparation, this included:

  • Hoovering of the carpet.
  • Ends of damaged track markings re-cut.
  • Laying of the track to be used on the first night.
  • Tidying of the track storage area
Panoramic View of a Track Layout.
Empty Hall Waiting for us to Begin.
Entrance and Toilets are Close to the Track and Pit Area.
Pit Area.
Track Markings Waiting to Have Their Damaged Ends Cut.
First Rolling out of the Carpet in our New Venue.
Track View of the Left From the Rostrum.
Track View of the Centre From the Rostrum.
Track View of the Right From the Rostrum.
Track View From the Kitchen.
Track View From the Entrance.
Track Storage Tidy When Not In Use.
Left View of the Shared Kitchen.
Right View of the Shared Kitchen.
Please Keep Clean Sign in the Shared Kitchen.