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posted March 31, 2003 10:10 AM
i know of alot of drivers that race, and i was wondering why alot of them are going from dirt to asphalt. they say it's better. but the only difference i see, is that it is more dangerous, and cost more.

posted March 31, 2003 10:30 AM
i love dirt to, i can't think of doing anything else, but alot of drivers want to go to asphalt, maybe it's a new challenge for them.

redneck racing
posted March 31, 2003 07:07 PM
I went from asphalt to dirt and I love it. My first year on dirt in 7 races i chalked up 2 mains 2 seconds a 3rd and 2 dnf's and i had a ball doing it. Eddie

posted March 31, 2003 07:24 PM
dirt here...

posted March 31, 2003 07:40 PM
For some reason in our area,the asphalt track Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger Wisconsin(Home of Alan Kulwicki,Robbie Reiser,part time home of Matt Kenseth,Jason Schuler, **** Trickle,Mark Martin,Rich Bickle) draws bigger crowds and means bigger "pay outs".

The dirt track where I have been involved in racing(Hales Corners Speedway in Franklin Wisconsin) has a 50 year history that will come to an end this season. Other area dirt tracks are trying to draw larger crowds,but a super main event is what is needed. The UMP Late Models are the main draw,but when their feature is over the crowd seems to go home.

I think at a Nascar fan who doesn't go to the races on a regular basis goes to an asphalt track with never giving a dirt track a thought.

Entry level asphalt racing around these parts to be competitive costs big time money. Dirt racers at the entry level are looking for tracks to enforce the rules so costs do not keep rising.

Dirt racing is a blast,and I have helped a couple of guys with their asphalt cars(they race on Sunday nights),but once dirt is in the stays.

You know when you have had a good night dirt racing when you jump in the shower and the tub is muddy brown for the first 10 minutes.

posted March 31, 2003 08:15 PM
I race in Eastern Pa. I raced at Mahoning Valley once. I didn't like constantly being shoved into the right side of the seat. On dirt half the fun is being able to throw the car into the corners. Do that on asphalt and you start bouncing off the walls.
I think dirt is a lot more forgiving of mistakes to both the car & the driver. Dirt sure does have some nasty wrecks though. Seen plenty & have been in more than my share.
I think to be truly competitive it probably does cost more but I'm taking this year off to try to get caught up in at least some of my bills & for the last couple of years,I haven't even been truly competitive on dirt.

posted March 31, 2003 08:16 PM
depending on where your from you might have a better chance being "discovered" on an asphalt track but myself i would rater run world of outlaw then winston cup so i could care less about asphalt i would like to give it a try but i'm not planning on switching anytime soon dirt is for racing asphalt is for getting there

posted April 01, 2003 10:43 PM
Like I have always been told: "Dirt's for racin', asphalt is for getting there!!"

"Blood, Sweat, and Gears"

posted April 02, 2003 07:49 AM
I run enduros in California. The dirt tracks are extra muddy and the asphalt tracks soap the track with tide or some other type of soap.
In my opinion it is much more predictable on dirt/mud than the unpredictableness of the slick soapy asphalt. I have also seen more cars ruined beyond repair on asphalt than on dirt.
I think the dirt tracks are a little wider and not completely confined by the cement walls like the asphalt tracks.
just my .2C worth
I also agree that it is a lot more fun "pitching" the car in the corners and holding your line. Nothing quite compares.

posted April 02, 2003 06:55 PM
This is my take on it:
17j said that he thought the chances of being "discovered" are greater on asphalt. I disagree. The $ figure to get into an ASA,Hooters, or a truck event is enormous! BUT, build yourself a dirt late and you've got the oppertunity to out qualify Bloomer or Berky or any of the "top" guys. That's what will turn heads! Any kid who runs a stock needs to buy a lotto ticket on the way to the track---his chances are better!
Asphalt racing is, compared to sex, like getting your finger stinky. Dirt racing is like climbing in the sack with Linda Lovelace!
Enuff said!

posted April 03, 2003 09:41 AM
Yeah, what he said. LOL.

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