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Author Topic:   What kind of track configuration in the turns makes the best racing?
Dirt Administrator

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posted August 15, 2003 11:45 PM  
Hard to beat the high banked corners to go three wide into a turn.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 26, 2003 01:38 PM  
doesn't really matter as long as it is wide.
my preference is dished though.

Dirt Maniac

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posted August 26, 2003 06:25 PM  
I run on both, dished and high banked. They both have their good points and bad.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted September 12, 2003 04:17 PM  
Me the Happy spectator likes: The wide High banked corners.
I came to see the racing. Not the spins and crashes. Give the racers a little leeway and let em go!
We have a low nearly flat track here. I miss Louisiana dirt racing which was fast because of the Banked tracks.

Bring on the Death Penalty for tool thieves!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted September 16, 2003 11:25 PM  
high banks like TAZWELL, ATOMIC, etc. wide sweeping turns like PHENIX CITY, and no walls! gotta love it!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 14, 2003 06:37 PM  
Oh yeah!! Neil's got it down pat! Been there, dun that (at all 3) Come on up and give the Gap a run.....high banks and the width to make it!

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted November 14, 2003 11:47 PM  
High banks with no walls gets my vote!

Dirt Maniac

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posted November 20, 2003 08:24 PM  
I like highbanked tracks. I don't know much about track prep, but I know I like it dry and not dusty. I like watching and racing on dryslick. Anyone can drive a tacky track.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 20, 2003 10:20 PM  
you're dead on, on a dry slick separates the men from the fave is a dryslick with a nice cushion.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 20, 2003 10:50 PM  
my favorite is laraceway, it is semi banked, and gets DRYSLICK, NO RUBBER DOWN, just like ice and it really makes it a fun race, good and hard. plus the long straights mean it is not a slow race, also you can run a few wide.

Dirt Freak

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posted November 22, 2003 07:53 PM  

Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 03, 2003 08:16 PM  
Reading the other post's reminded me of a few more things.
No Drainage Ditches in the infield.

No great high banks on the inside of the turns. Spectators cant see whats happend, and the race cars cant get over those big banks if they spin out and need to keep going. It's an unnecessary slow down when you have to get a push off a high centered position in the inside of a turn.
Keep that infield clean and clear of unnecessary stuff.
I saw an awful crash that took a front wheel off a car when he spun out, went into the infield and hit a Drag.
If you have walls, make them contigous. No posts with fencing in between.

Put the stands on the up-wind side of the track. Breathing all that dust is not good for an older spectator. The grit gets' in my teeth.
Clear the people entry ways. I dont like to shuffle in and out with a great crowd through one small People gate.
Put the concessions away from the toilets.
Put the concessions away from the in/out gate.
I've never seen seat's on the ends of the oval. Why is that?
And another thing, since you asked.
In Elma Washington the track sells season tickets.
The season ticket holders get the top row of seats. Also some other prized seats. All that is reserved for the Season ticket holders.
I think I'd like that at my home track.

Keep the front row of seats close to the track. I mean right on the track. Just the crash fence in between the spectators and the car's.

[This message has been edited by Thudpucker (edited December 03, 2003).]

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 02, 2004 07:23 PM  
Make'em all like Boone Speedway in Iowa!

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 02, 2004 09:03 PM  
I think alot of making a track multi grove is the track prep and the type of dirt or clay. I have been to two different tracks that are olmost the some configeration. One of them always has multi groves the other is one lane follow the leader.

Keep it sideways!

Dirt Maniac

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posted February 11, 2004 11:29 PM  
Flat works if they are wide sweepers like the old half mile at Oskaloosa Ia. or the Fairgrounds at Mason City Ia. But I prefer medium to high bank like Boone Ia. or Dubuque Ia. They can all be fun if the guy preparing the track knows what he is doing,and that is a skill that few have mastered! As we all know.



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