NXP Cup Race Track Details

Document created by GUO XIAOLI Employee on Jul 17, 2012Last modified by Andrew Mastronardi on Jan 22, 2016
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"Official" Track Material

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  • •1/16 inch ABS Plastic
    • Note: This is available "uncut" in 4'x8' sheets at specialty hardware stores or online.
  • •The "background" is white matte finish
  • The "boundary indicators" are a matte black stripe
    • Typically tape or paint
  • •The ABS surface is textured!

 

Click images to enlarge.

 

Purchasing a NXP Cup Track

Purchase a low-cost NXP Practice Track

 

 

Design Revision History

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Prior to 2011, construction of the track varied. In Mexico for example the track was constructed of 1/2" laminated MDF.


This proved to be a very rigid track, but had two major drawbacks. First, the weight of the track made shipping very expensive. Second, the track laminate wo
uld often separate from the MDF substrate. The second option used in Asia and India, is a printed format typically using foam poster or vinyl banner materials, (like the banners one would see on exterior signage). Each option has pros and cons as illustrated below.

MDFFoam BoardABS PlasticVinyl Banner
ProsConsProsConsProsConsProsCons
Easy to BuildHeavyCheapPoor DurabilityLightweight

Cost

About the Same Price as Foam Board

Solid Sheet
Readily Available MaterialsDe-laminatesLightweightLimited ShapingExtremely DurableWrinkles

 

In 2011, Freescale contracted Blue Genie Art Industries to create the future Freescale Cup Track. The track is constructed entirely from 1/8" ABS plastic and split into modular design pieces. The ABS plastic is durable, lightweight, can be packed flat and the modular design of the track allows the major pieces to be reused for several years.

 

CAD Conceptual Drawings and Dimensions

 

Edge Lane Track

 

Qtr. TurnStraight
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IntersectionChicanes
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Start/FinishHill
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Models

 

Qtr. TurnStraight
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IntersectionChicanes
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Start/FinishHill
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CAD Drawings- CENTER LINE NOT CURRENT TRACK

 

You can find some Sketchup Models of the various track pieces here: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=1b8f905e694b06b850f087be02267415

 

 

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