I was thinking about how to fix NASCAR the other day, while staring at the 5-hour rain delay at Bristol. How do you fix a sport determined to ruin itself by changing its scoring format every 30 minutes? Caverns.
I give you: the NASCAR Raceway of Doom. As proof of concept, I whipped out a resin cavern set from Dwarven Forge and oop 1:144 stock cars from Racing Champions (copped off ebay for cheap…yes, if you know me, you know I got 43 of those suckers…the McAwesome 500 will be a thing).
You see correctly. That is #24 Jeff Gordon leading the pack in his old rainbow DuPont Chevy. I opted not to put a WH40K Space Marine on the track to keep things fair. I figure the pools of fetid water and limestone potholes will be challenge enough for these drivers.
For our European friends (and those who believe turning right occasionally is the hallmark of a complete race driver), I put together an F1 setup too.
Dwarven Forge is currently running its second Kickstarter for new Cavern sets made from their new Dwarvenite material. They’re an 18-year-old company with great customer service, so they’re “safe” as far as Kickstarters go. I have stuff from their first KS (dungeon sets), and it is pretty sweet.