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Vineta K

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Location Makana
Length 4446 m
Variation 222 m
Track Material Aluminium

Vineta K (commonly known as "The K") is a race track located on the man-made Hawaiian island of Makana. It was first introduced in Wipeout Pure, and reappeared in Wipeout HD.


Vineta K is situated at a beachside resort and marina on Makana Island. Being one of the easiest track in terms of complexity, this is a good track for beginner pilots to accustom to their crafts and to give the crowd a good show as the track winds around the beachfront properties, along the quays of the island, and even beneath the sea in the PlasmaShield aquatic tunnels.


Vineta Stadium[]

Makana's main G-Ball stadium is also used as a good vantage point of the main straight by fans. Situated directly on the finish line, spectators encounter close hand the speed the craft run.

Atlanta Strip[]

After extensive rebuilding in the 2190s, Atlanta Strip is the plac to be seen on the K. Overlooking the hi-velocity 'Rip-Curl Sweep' section of the course is the Hobart & Thackery Casino-Motel, with the Boines Tower thrusting in the background.

Ignition Spire[]

This spire signifies the start of the aquatic sections of the track. But to go past it, pilots need to negociate a steep downhill section called The K Dive into the sea then negociate a sharp left. Even the best pilots find some difficulty in this section.

East Bay[]

This section has become a feature of the circuit, as pilots must readjust to the Makana sun whist maintaining control over their ship. It's also a good area for pilots to gather speed or eliminate rivals before plunging back into the second section of tunnels. It is also nicknamed Van's Miami, not just after Dutch actor Cotias Van Rhine who relocated here after his 2160 trial in Florida, but also the faux art-deco architecture which adorns the trackside.

Agton Research Dome[]

Originally called the McHenry Dome, it is a major icon of the K as well as a marvel in architecture. Built with a geodestic design, this dome successfully holds back the pressures of the bay. If there is too much weight, the dome is connected to the lighting system which warns of over-tonnage by changing color.