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Author Topic:   Clay compound
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted August 26, 2002 10:45 PM UIN: 16262997
What composition of soil do you think makes the best race track?



gsouth17
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 01, 2002 05:41 PM
i think red dirt mixed with clay

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted September 02, 2002 01:27 AM UIN: 16262997
Anyone run a sandy track? I used to, it was always smooth.

jammin

MiPinto6
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted September 02, 2002 02:19 PM
I noticed on our track the clay is chock full of sand. It looks much like beach sand. I am sure it was just a CHEAP clay compound as the track owner is a real tight,,, well, you know. LOL But our track is never EVER smooth. More like racing baja then oval dirt track.

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Thanks, Rob

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted September 28, 2002 01:39 PM UIN: 54865418
living in iowa i'm kinda fond of the good old black dirt we have around here we do have a track that is kinda riverbottom clay/sand that is a pretty good track goes dry slick realy fast tho

d4490
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted October 22, 2002 10:15 AM
MIpinto, you must race at Thunderbird!!!!! Me to.

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 201
posted October 24, 2002 07:55 AM UIN: 27426975
Muskegeon, MI. what a dump. nothing personal. use to live in another dump called Holton, up by Fremont. Not alot of tracks around.

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RACERX

MiPinto6
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted October 24, 2002 08:01 PM
DING DING DING We Have a winner. LOL

Yep Thunderbird it is. Can't say what I did this season was racing though. LOL

d4490
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted October 25, 2002 06:23 AM
Yea, my car looked like a squid until the Street Stock invite at the end of the year, finally got the car on scales and saw why I sucked. Only 43% wedge, all other numbers looked good, now up to around 51% with the Goodyear tires. I should have used my American Racers.

leftturn73
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted October 31, 2002 07:22 PM
Up here in up state NY the trend is to put wood chips down then clay or a mix of clay and dirt on top. The wood chip allow moisture to stay in the top surface (clay).
This makes for great bite.

hoosier_baby_3D
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted November 01, 2002 12:02 AM
I tend to like that mostly red clay composition but one of the major draw backs is that it is hardly ever smooth bc there always seems to be new holes forming expecially going into and coming out of the turns.

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b4racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted November 20, 2002 10:26 PM
I like a clay loam it would consist of about 65% pure clay 25-35% silt and the rest with a little sand mixed in. The reason I say this is because right around this mixture you would have the water soaking in but it would not just go all through the dirt it would make a track hold the moisture and not have a lot of run off. Just my .02 Bobby

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