Building your own track using your own design is almost as much fun as racing. No, it is not easy and it takes a lot of time but the end result is more than worth the effort.
Track design is probably the most important part of track building. There are so many things to consider that it is easy to overlook something. There are several sites on the internet with excellent track building information and without them, I never would have attempted it.
I will put links to them on this page as I get time.
What I have found to be the most important part of the design process is designing the layout so that no driver view is blocked by another driver or turn marshall. After looking through thousands of pictures of tracks on the internet, I am convinced that where there is a will there is a way. Space restrictions can be overcome and with careful thought, great layouts are born.
I am in the process now of designing a 3rd wood track. I have purchased non-magnetic braid for it and look forward to working with braid though I am confident it will be a challenge.
Below is a set of drawings. They are crude but they were the building stones to the design that I ended up with on my second track.
Ultimately, the picture "good31b" is the design that became track number 2. It was a very fast track but not overly challenging.