Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   Clay compound
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted August 26, 2002 10:45 PM  
i think red dirt mixed with clay

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted September 02, 2002 01:27 AM  
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.

------------------
Thanks, Rob

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 28, 2002 01:39 PM  
MIpinto, you must race at Thunderbird!!!!! Me to.

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 390
posted October 24, 2002 07:55 AM  
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: 143
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 Maniac

Total posts: 199
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: 124
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.

------------------
"Blood, Sweat, and Gears"

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
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

 

Back to the Archives