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Author Topic:   Best track banking for competition?
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted June 24, 2001 10:31 AM UIN: 16262997
What banking do you believe makes better races? Flatter tracks are going to take engines out of the picture quite frequently, what is your take?

Deek
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted June 26, 2001 08:25 AM
You're right, less banking makes handling and driving skill more important than horsepower. Additionally, it's easier to get moisture penetration on a lower banked track as the water isn't constantly draining off it due to the banking.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted June 26, 2001 06:10 PM UIN: 16262997
I personally dont like a flat, flat track, but a semi banked track seems to work well for everyone, but I think it needs to be something that is wide enough to pass on. The thing I see in most flat tracks is that they are too narrow. The cars are going to need more room on the track on a flatter track to get around in most cases I have seen.

Roadhzrd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted July 01, 2001 11:56 AM UIN: 28276986
I like a high bank on top, a medium bank on the bottom and low bank on the bottom because it makes it good for some three wide racing if the track is prepared right. I've seen it many times where a flat track is a one groove track and the groove is on the bottom aand everyone plays follow the leader. Fans usually aren't too impressed with that.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 07, 2001 03:17 PM UIN: 16262997
So do you guys think a progressive type curl banking is the way to go that is wide. The main thing I see with that kind of progressive banking is that it has to be extremely wide to be able to blade and keep them up...it would be hard to do that on a narrow turn.

jammin

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted July 08, 2001 08:00 AM
Jammin: If you ever get a chance, go to Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale Tx. just south of Ft Worth. That track has shown me some of the best mod racing three and four wide, has a fair bank not extreme and not flat. Black dirt.

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted July 08, 2001 10:54 AM
progressive banking, were you can have cars running the top trying to use the "cushion", and cars on the bottom going the shortest way around. the middle usually gets slicked off but still can go 3 wide. lots of side by side racing though good for the fans. i dont know much about making race tracks but from what ive seen i think the way the banking empties into the straightaways and then the straight going into the banking also is a key to being able to have multi groove racing.

blakehagan8x
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 10, 2001 10:24 PM
I agree with mod racer#93

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