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W.I.P. Englishtown NJ, Raceway Park Road Course

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by RoyFitz, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. RoyFitz

    RoyFitz New Member

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    This is my first attempt at making a track, and I wanted it to be the track I had the pleasure to wreck my s2000 on. Englishtown is a popular drift track, home of Club Loose. I started in RTB, but quickly found it to limited so I went to blender instead. I had no experience with blender before this so where I'm at now is from hours of hard work and a lot of lurking these forums. I realize the poly count is still a bit dense for the terrain, I'm slowly working on reducing it. I used LIDAR data to form the elevation and from first hand experience of driving the track, I'm happy with the results.

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  2. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Hi @RoyFitz , welcome to the poly side :)

    ..but let's address the first thing: You own a S2000 ? :D One of my favorite cars but one that I will probably never have the guts to buy even if I had the money ready for it.

    Track looks nice, last 2 photos are quite believable. Will be a good addition to get another drift playground, especially since it's based on a real location. Keep it up !
     
  3. RoyFitz

    RoyFitz New Member

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    @luchian ,Yep I still own an s2000, the rear end is notorious for being a pain to bring back when stepped out to far, I over corrected and sent the rear into a jersey barrier. It was a dark day. But no major damage just had to replace the rear suspension and minor body work, good as new!
     
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  4. RoyFitz

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    Experimenting with trees and grass.
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  5. RoyFitz

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    For reference here is a comparison to the real life track.
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  6. Jebus

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    Looks interesting. Will you make it race friendly too, not just for drifting? It looks like it could be fun with slower race cars too.
     
  7. RoyFitz

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    Yes! I use togo here for track days and like you said, it's fun for small/ slower cars. I'll also make sure to have different layouts. This track is small, but it has a few layouts to mix things up.
     
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  8. ALB123

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    Oh wow! This looks awesome... Another track I wasn't aware of. I love that...learning about more race tracks and adding more variety to the sim. Way to go!!!
     
  9. RoyFitz

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    Thanks! Yes this track is not well know. Englishtown NJ, is known for its drag racing, except if you're in the drifting scene, then this place is dubbed, "the best place on earth." I do not believe any actual racing takes place at this track due to lack of run offs and other modern safety features, it's a bit scketchy.
     
  10. ALB123

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    Oh wow...I just looked it up on Google Maps. I didn't realize Englishtown, NJ is so close to the 95. I've driven past there several times, though I've traveled more on the Garden State Parkway. I live up in Massachusetts, but I've taken vacations, went to A.C. and whatnot that had me down that way.

    I can't drift worth a darn - but even if the track isn't really great for major racing, I will still use it for my smaller races, like the Abarth races I occasionally run. :D
     
  11. RoyFitz

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    do you still shred loose events? fellow driver from jersey...
     
  13. LilSKi

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    My trees seem to be making the rounds lately.
     
  14. RoyFitz

    RoyFitz New Member

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    Yeah your tree tutorial is great, the trees are just for testing now till I learn more about the types of trees at the track


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  15. RoyFitz

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    I have a buddy who drifts there and works there every event, I personally only spectated the drift events. I use to do the track days though.


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  16. LilSKi

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    I used them at NJMP in southern NJ and they worked fine.
     
  17. RoyFitz

    RoyFitz New Member

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    The work you did on NJMP is what inspired me make this track. I did a track day at NJMP over the summer and being able to get familiar with the track beforehand made it a much more enjoyable experience.


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  18. ALB123

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    How was Turn 5 in real life? I still don't think I've ever gotten a perfect run through that corner in AC. A great corner, for sure...
     
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    Wow ! looks awesome ! those textures are gorgeous ! nice work :)
     
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  20. jeremyz

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    This looks amazing! I was about to start making a version in blender myself. I'm a clubloose addict and drift every event there, I'm dying for a good version like this to shred in assetto!


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