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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted May 06, 2004 01:19 PM  
Our track has decided to implement measures in order to keep the racing from going too late. First off I agree with this, but not the method. If the racing night is going too late the owner will cut the number of laps for the last classes running. Would it not be better to put a time limit on each class so that the ones that are dragging on are the ones that get shortened laps?

Dose you track have a time limit and if so how is it handled?

- When in doubt, hit the gas.

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posted May 06, 2004 01:26 PM           send a private message to ratracer10   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Most places I've run at place both a lap & time limit on the features for every class. It seems like the only fair way to do it. Usually it's a minute per lap, i.e.:20laps or 20 mins. No sense in sticking it to the guys that have no control over what the other classes are doing.

Dirt Freak

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posted May 06, 2004 01:53 PM  
Our track has a time limit for every class
45 secs per lap 20 laps = 15 minutes
10 lap heat they get 7 1/2 minutes to complete it, if they hit the time limit the white flag comes out, if they hit the time limit under caution they will get a green-white-checker after the caution.

This works pretty good, it also makes the guys get back in line quickly and correct position real fast, so they don't chew up their racing time trying to sort out positions.
I know 7 1/2 minutes sounds short but a 10 lap race at our track with 0 cautions only takes 3 1/2 minutes.
The time starts when the green flag drops

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posted July 09, 2004 03:14 PM           send a private message to udecide66   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Oh, just try running through oil on dirt. Trust me, it ain't pretty.
Of course they make us clean it up. Line everybody up on it and have us buzz the tires through it. Makes a nice mess on the underside of the decking.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted July 09, 2004 10:59 PM  
One track we go to has the time limit I think it goes 20 minutes for 20 lap feature but if it don't go caution they will go ahead and finish but if it goes 20 minutes and the caution comes out they put out the sign green white checkered and its done. Its made for a couple 8 lap features its crazy seems like they start 18 0r so cars and everyone has to have there caution. What looks like to me that helps alot is the one unassisted caution and your in the pits, everyone then seems to drive on another level, stops the cars from stoping after they spin next to the track waiting for the yellow to get caught back up.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted July 11, 2004 06:31 PM  
One track we race at shortens the race 3 laps for every caution starting with the 3rd caution.there is 6 classes of cars,somewhere around 125-130 cars total,and baring any major wrecks"really BAD wrecker service"we're done by 9:30


Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 20, 2004 10:53 PM  
We only have times limits on the mods, seems they can't make more than one green flag lap at a time so they limit them. Everybody else gets a full race regardless, that seems fair.

Dirt Maniac

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posted July 11, 2005 07:17 AM  
No limits on our get too tired, you go home.

If you can't work em in close & git em in your face with their orange landing gear down, don't bother taking the safety off......

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted July 22, 2005 08:43 AM  
You really think that fans(a tracks bread and butter) want to pay 10 to 15 dollars to see a track want to hurry up and get it over with. It cost me a hundred dollars to show up at the gate. I don't wanna go home after racing ten laps and being sent home an hour later. I remember going as a kid and racing started at 6:30 and we got home around 2am every Sat. There would be 30 cars per class for five classes. What ever happened to that kinda racing. There arre to many redneck track owners thinking hey know how to put on a good show. What people seem to forget it when the drivers show up, fans show up and the profits show up. Drivers go where the money is and the show get's even better. Then the people start showing and the profit's go up. Ever wonder why the best tracks pay out the most money?


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