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hoosier_baby_3D
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posted November 01, 2002 12:22 AM  
All of the dirt tracks that I had ever been too except recently was packed by the race cars. I started going to a track close to where I am attending college, they pack the track with street vehicles. I perfer the stock cars packin bc it seems to make the track smoother but I also realize not everyone want to go muddin before a race. How does you track do the packing and which way do you think is better?

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dirtracer14
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posted November 02, 2002 09:29 AM  
When they are not broke down they use 2 pickup trucks with sprint car tires on em....works pretty good and save the time that the cars spend on the track!

nuts4racing
Dirt Roller

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posted November 14, 2002 11:09 PM  
We have all four classes pack at our track. We just have to take the time to clean all the mud off. Thank our lucky stars for baby oil!!!

nuts4racing
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posted November 14, 2002 11:11 PM  
We have all four classes pack at our track. We just have to take the time to clean all the mud off. Thank our lucky stars for baby oil!!!

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nuts4racing
Dirt Roller

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posted November 14, 2002 11:13 PM  
We use all four classes to pack at our track. Then the fun begins, cleaning all the mud off! Thank our lucky stars for baby oil!!!!

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P5Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted December 18, 2002 11:54 AM  
Street stock,southern mod., and trucks

P5Racing
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posted December 18, 2002 11:55 AM  
Street stock,southern mod., and trucks

b4racing
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posted December 18, 2002 06:28 PM  
the way our track should do it is the widest tires first then down the ladder but how they do it is a different story they do not make everyone go out so it winds up being packed mainly by mini stocks and some of the mods go around after it is alreaddy packed.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted December 28, 2002 07:34 PM  
Batesville and tristate is already packed for us and it is a better surface than I have found in Arkansas

joedirt
Dirt Newbie

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posted January 26, 2003 06:40 PM  
1 Water truck, 2 3/4 ton trucks, and 1 chevy suburban (all with street tires). I race at Florance Speedway (high banks)in Union, Kentucky and the two bottom lines are packed well, but the two upper lines are so-so. Overall it's still a great track.

mudbuggy28
Dirt Newbie

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posted February 26, 2003 11:40 PM  
Thunder Valley Raceway - Salem, Indiana
All the race cars must go out and pack the track. If you don't pack the track, you start on the tail of the feature.

mansfief
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posted February 27, 2003 09:17 AM  
I would be starting at the back of the pack every week. Does the promoter pay you for the gas you use. We are the customer, it is their track and they should have it ready to run on when it is time for hot laps. The track I run at packs the track with their own vehicles and the track is always smooth. Some promoters will s**** you every chance they get.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted March 03, 2003 08:03 PM  
here in KNOXVILLE Iowa our push trucks pack our track and then we do hot laps. i know that sprint cars are different than all the other classes like hobby stock and modifieds and all that, but sprint cars are the only thing we have on our regular "RACE NIGHTS" unless there is a special and then we dont race both.. like when the hobby stocks come to race here we dont race sprints that night, just stock cars and hobby stocks

iowa_dirt_track_girl
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posted March 04, 2003 09:54 AM  
where do you guys race?


hoosier_baby_3D
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posted March 04, 2003 09:05 PM  
We race at North Central Arkansas speedway in Yellville, AR and Plummerville Speedway in Plummerville, AR.

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nicklas
Dirt Roller

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posted March 14, 2003 01:15 AM  
at jms in mississippi everyone except late models pack the track.(sprints dont pack ethier but we only have them at our track twice a year) nicklas

Bumper
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posted March 14, 2003 01:01 PM  
My home track is Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM. The water truck does the first part of the packing, and then the modifieds finish it off. I don't mind packing the track because it usually gives me a pretty good idea of what the track will do through out the night.

Gordon3E
Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 24, 2003 06:55 PM  
At Muskingdon County Speedway in Ohio. They use a water truck and trucks.Some times us drivers are called out in case they had to water it down more.

WideOpen347
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posted April 25, 2003 05:02 PM  
Sheeps Foot heavy 12 wheel trailer (wheels close together) pulled behind a tractor huge 3 wheel construction road packer. then the race cars help out a little

Moulton Speedway
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odb93
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posted April 26, 2003 05:42 PM  
@ the bluegrass motor speedway we use three trucks, and four cars (if they all are running). The drivers are asked to bring their cars out too.

Last week in the pit meeting the promoter said that there were some pot holes in the track surface. He said that if you helped roll the track in that you would know where they are

nathanbrasher
Dirt Newbie

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posted May 04, 2003 08:09 PM  
Malden Speedway, Auto tire and parts Speedway, Batesville Ark. everyone pack the track. at malden it is all sand and is dry after the heat races and the features you dont see

mudbug
Dirt Newbie

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posted June 18, 2003 10:20 PM  
Southernraceway, in Milton fl. ALL CARs pack track then hot lad then,, THEN Again all cars repack track before we race

Raven85
Dirt Roller

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posted June 20, 2003 08:13 AM  
At our track,ALL wide tire cars are required to pack the track in,and they pack going to the right,we write down car # and if you dont help,you dont get hot laps,it dont matter if your a Late Model,or a Road Hog,
our classes are treated the same.

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Jeff-B
Dirt Roller

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posted June 20, 2003 09:01 AM  
All the tracks I frequent have water trucks, graders and backhoes(for when it gets real bad) and most of the packing is done by a couple huge wheel diesel trucks, some with 4 wheels, some with 3. Almost monster truck tires! Sometimes they'll finish up packing with a few yellow laps for the Sportsman Mods and Pro Stocks( Wide tire classes). This is upstate NY, DIRT sanctioned tracks.

Jeff-B
Dirt Roller

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posted June 20, 2003 09:05 AM  
By the way, I'm not a driver, but I go to the races 2 or 3 times a week at different tracks. Hoping the rain will hold off tonight!

MOD75D
Dirt Freak

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posted June 28, 2003 11:56 PM  
super stocks pack and then the modifieds get to hot lap.

TSPrincess
Dirt Newbie

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posted July 16, 2003 01:11 AM  
hobby stocks hot lap then race, then IMCA street stocks hot lap and race, then the IMCA mod's come out and hot lap and race, then during intermission they wet down the track and cultivate it, and do it all over again for the features, that's in Minot, ND at the NODAK SPEEDWAY

Dirt Racer #E40
Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 17, 2003 12:13 AM  
the street stocks, usa mods, late models, usa sprints, and supr sprints all pack the track @ the same time. then each class runs their own hot laps before the nights racing begins down at the Devils Bowl speedway in dallas TX.

Dailey Racer
Dirt Roller

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posted July 28, 2003 12:04 AM  
In Jackson, MN each class takes it's turn week to week. One week Hobby's next week B-Mods and so on. Even the Sprint Cars pack the track, although it is usually dusty when it's their turn to pack.

recer_92003
Dirt Roller

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posted September 08, 2003 09:38 AM  
our track packs the tacks with what we call mud laps all the cars that want will drive thier car around the track until it is packed unless we need some bigger vehicles.

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dirt poor racing
Dirt Full Roller

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posted October 05, 2003 09:28 AM  
ALL CARS HELP OUT IN PACKING THE TRACK BUT IF YOU DON'T GO OUT YOU ARE NOT PENALIZED. PENTON MOTOR SPEEDWAY PENTON AL.

dirtracer7
Dirt Freak

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posted November 10, 2003 08:24 AM  
Factory stock, limited lates,and mods and yes everybody just can't wait to get out and run it in,THey use the water truck, 3 small pickups, and 2 smaller water trucks with ag tire .I guess it would'nt be right without the big clumps of clay that fall off the big trucks

Thudpucker
Dirt Full Roller

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posted November 12, 2003 09:31 PM  
In Alaska I saw them use the water truck, they just didn't water it quite so much, the cars just raced on what was there. Sometimes muddy, but they watered the track between the thrid and fourth races depending on how it dried out.
The very best packer is at the 171 Speedway near Leesville LA. He's made a packer out of Scrap Iron and old Hoosiers that were left at the track. He has about five rows of tires, and maybe six or so tires on each of the row's.
It's the most efficient thing I've seen at all the tracks I've visited.

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one
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posted October 27, 2004 07:22 PM  
At 64 Speedway after the Drivers meeting all of he cars go out and drive around the track the opposite dirrect that you race in. You start at the top and slowly wok to the bottom. Great way to pack the track.

eborcim
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posted November 03, 2004 11:39 AM  
All classes pack the track depending on how muddy it is.

[This message has been edited by eborcim (edited November 03, 2004).]

eborcim
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posted November 03, 2004 11:44 AM  
Where do they race in Alaska???

marshalr
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posted November 03, 2004 02:53 PM  
Definitely all classes should pack the track. Get it done, get racing so everybody can get home.
If the sprint cars or Late Models are the headline class they need to do their part. It's a heck of a lot easier to clean mud from a sprint or late model than a hobby car, they normally have bigger pit crews as well.
I use packing the track to warm up the car,nice easy slow laps getting fluids warmed up, check the brakes and steering. I also entertain myself by grabbing handfuls of mud and flip em over the roof at the flagman, officials, other drivers, my wife.
I hate to go somewhere and the officials call 83 times for all the cars to go pack the track, 10 cars do all the packing - and muds****ing afterwards. These same tracks usually announce at the driver's meeting that they are fed up and starting "next week" those who don't pack will be penalized.
Route 66 in Amarillo, TX where i run now brings you out as a class,in order, very organized, no bs 10 laps or so then get off, I like that, it's fair for everybody.

zeroracing
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posted November 04, 2004 11:20 PM  
you should not be told to pack, it should be optional. why?? because it has torn up cars. it lugs motors and biulds heat in the mods, when a car is infront of yoou going 10mph, i had actually packed the entire left rear quater full on my mod, then it fell into the tire, and tore up the body. i know should of had it braced more, but mud is heavy and when you get a bunch of it it starts adding up quick.
our local track gives you fuel if you pack. i like that. but some nights i wont pack a track. most nights i will. of course this track gets extremely bad no where near any other track we go to.

chapa73
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posted November 10, 2004 06:39 PM  
At one track,we all have to pack,factorys,pure and streets one week,limited mods,mods and pure another week,the problem is we usually pack for about an hour,one tim elast year,I got to the track at 6,and we packed till 8,they graded(sorry if I mispelled it) the track till 9,then we repacked till 10,then started hotlaps.

At another track I race at,all classes have to pack,we pack for 15 min,thats all,then we hotlap,if nobady pack,you have a sloppy track,the sprinters will stay out after packing to run hotlaps.

I dont like packing,but I like that system,the rules say that each car has to run 5 laps in mud pack,so if everybody goes out and turns the 5 laps,tracks in pretty good shape.

ARMallardSlayer
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posted July 11, 2005 07:06 AM  
Every class except the mods have to pack our track........

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RhinoRacin
Dirt Newbie

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posted July 11, 2005 05:21 PM  
I run at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. We have two tracks. A 1/4 mile for mini sprints and 4 cyl. and a 5/8 for mods and sportsman. Everybody runs in the track. Run and hot laps are done at the same time.

racing23
Dirt Roller

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posted July 18, 2005 07:54 PM  
at golden spike speedway in MN. anyone can go pack the track, and usually alot of racers do, but you dont have to if you dont want to

Raxp
Dirt Roller

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posted July 21, 2005 11:51 AM  
South MS Speedway. Water trucks, tow trucks pack the track. They ask us to help out, but are not required to.

shifty8
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posted July 21, 2005 08:50 PM  
brighton speedway park ontario canada. we use packers with street tires to start then when the track starts to come around they have the race cars pack it in the rest of the way. the track has the drivers bring there own packers if they want an dthey supply the gas and free admition to the pits if u have a packer car or truck. we had to outlaw the front wheel drive packer last week though cause they were causing more work to get the track ready. we also have a grader with a wheel bar they if need is used at intermisson. now all we need is someone that knows what there doin gwith a water truck cause we have had a dry track all season so far unless we get rain friday night.

leapinlizard
Dirt Freak

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posted July 22, 2005 08:25 AM  
Every packs at my track 2 laps then go in. If your are broken or making changes your are okay but don't get caught lolly gagging. Otherwise you get sent home. With over 25 cars in five classes, it takes about 2 min and a gallon of gas to pack. For those who who spent 125 dollars getting into the gate, what a 2$ worth of fuel?

Besides, I'll take a chance to drive my car anytime. **** , it sit's for 8 months of the year and only gets driven on sat. night for a few min. I have to much in it to be sitting there like a trailer queen.

Raxp
Dirt Roller

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posted July 22, 2005 10:52 AM  
Check this out..

http://www.circletrack.com/techarticles/40158/

crusier#7
Dirt Roller

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posted July 29, 2005 11:39 PM  
our track, tennesse motor speedway, they use pack cars with rc4's on them.....

crusier#7
Dirt Roller

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posted July 29, 2005 11:42 PM  
our track, tennesse motor speedway, they use pack cars with rc4's on them.....

GRTmod
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posted August 15, 2005 06:40 PM  
2 water trucks and an SUV, thats it.

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