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Author Topic:   Enduros anyone?
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted May 16, 2005 08:45 PM  
Does anyone on here run enduros? Ran my second one ever yesterday - 200 lap on a big 1/2 mile clay track with good banking. I think I got 184 laps in compared to the leaders 200 - I didn't think it was too bad for my second attempt ever and a bone stock engine under the hood. I'm running a metric car and the track starts out so muddy you just about get stuck to going dry and dusty, then stopping the race halfway through and re-watering it so you have two cycles of really wet to really dry conditions. Anyone have any tips for a setup for me? The car seems to be good when it's halfway dry to dry, but when it's wet I'm having a hard time keeping the car in a straight line (or cornering when I'm in the corners)! It seems like it's almost a waste of time to scale the car since I probably pick up 200lbs of clay within the first 3 laps. Some of the older big Monte Carlo's just fly in the wet conditions - I know those guys have 20 years experience on me, but I'm also wondering if I'm missing some simple tricks. Any suggestions on tires? I'm limited to 15" passenger car rated tires with no less then a 70 aspect ratio. I have all seasons with good tread, but thinking I should find the most aggressive snow tires I can find for the back? Should I put something aggressive on the right front or wasting my money? I'd like to figure out driving with a slower car before I build an engine and fight two problems at the same time. Any help or suggestions would be great - I didn't put in much detail about my car - I'll be happy to tell what's what with it if someone is interested. Have a good one, Jim

Winland Racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted May 16, 2005 09:45 PM  
I run enduros in california. Play around with your air pressure. Run tubes and go down to about 19-21 pounds or even less if you can. Factor the sliding around into your strategy. Just get used to how your car handles and slide it into the turns, wait for the track to dry out a bit and then pick up the pace.
184 out of 200 isnt too bad, how many times did you pit?

Winland Racing

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 17, 2005 07:04 PM  
I have been running enduros in ohio,indiana and michigan for 15 years and my experience on the muddy tracks are goodyear wrangler radials,I run 225/75/15 with 25 lbs of air and fly past the competition in the mud,I have a stock 84 impala 305 and the mud is the only chance i get to gain positions,you may want to add some weight to your metric chassis cuz there pretty light,Good luck and have fun!!!

Dirt Maniac

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posted May 24, 2005 04:53 PM  
Koolaid, where are you running at? It almost sounds like Knoxville.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted May 26, 2005 08:54 PM  
I'm running that car at Hartford Speedway Park in Hartford Michigan - they do one enduro a month through the summer. Thanks for the tips so far - I think my main thing before I change a ton on the car is more seat time. I changed to a different treadstyle on the front and rear tire for this next race - I'm going to focus on keeping better mental notes throughout the next race. Any enduros relatively close to SW Michigan that anyone knows of? Butler used to have them, but they don't anymore. Galesburg and Kalamazoo both have them, but they are asphalt tracks. It's great to hear I'm not the only one on here into enduros!

Dirt Roller

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posted May 27, 2005 05:26 AM  
Hey koolaid,I used to run the ones at butler,red and white impala #46,Do you know where oakshade raceway is?? they are running one in october,I ran the one in april,only had 28 cars show up and the track was dry,Im going to check out hartford i didnt know they ran enduros,maybe see you there..

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted June 17, 2005 10:37 PM  
Sorry for the long response - yeah I saw that on the internet about oak shade raceway. I might try that one if I still have a complete running car at the end of the year. I'm seriously considering trying an asphalt enduro with this thing since the payouts tend to be better. It probably won't be as much fun, but something to try without a whole bunch to lose. Bring your car out to Hartford - definately the more the merrier.

Dirt Freak

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posted June 18, 2005 01:02 AM  
for the mud try hancook dynamic m/t's all the way around (i run figure 8's and that is what we run on a clay track they hook up very well on a semi dry track too

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