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posted June 16, 2003 01:16 AM
I live in the northwest and we dont get allot of dry slick tracks like other parts of the county....i am just wondering does the track get real slick befor it takes rubber and once it takes rubber does it tighten up? We had practice on a dry track left over from last nights racing and was super slick at first but seemed to get real tight as it took on rubber...but we were also changing the car in big steps 2 or 3 things at a time so it was hard to tell if the track got better with rubber or if we got better with the car??

posted June 16, 2003 05:47 PM
I don't know a lot about dry racing, but the tracks I run on aren't very wet, the water truck only makes one pass between heats and with 70 degree temps at night, the track doesn't stay wet for long. I would think that the rubber would make the track tighten up since my car usually gets better as the heat runs on. The car might have a little to do with it, but I think you're right. I used to race karts on dry tracks and this was the case.

posted June 16, 2003 09:16 PM
You want "DRY SlICK" come to Texas.

Nobody knows what dry slick untill you have ran at some Texas tracks. He** some won't even take rubber, just slick and dusty.

posted June 16, 2003 09:26 PM
Sometimes they will 14....the pattern I see is that the track starts getting slick, then it takes rubber, starts getting tacky again and then smears over and gets really slick after the dust gets on it...thats when it seems to get really abrasive on tires....but if the track starts ripping up from there and tearing off that layer, it will get really tacky again....

From my observations on most tracks I have raced at....does change alot from night to night though with the watering characteristics done in preperation.


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posted June 16, 2003 09:51 PM
When we first went out it seemed super slick to me.....and not so slick to others....after making alot of changes it started to stick real well going in...the more i thought about it today i went in high low down the middle and it was sticking all over but i dont think the rubber was all over that good....i am just wondering if it gets real slick and slow if it will pick up or did i just hit the killer setup BTW this track was super dry with a dust clould behind the car and they only let 3 cars out at a time so it was tough for them to clean it off...

posted June 19, 2003 11:58 AM
Also, when it goes dry slick and then tacks up with the rubber, cautions will cause your tire to cool and it will be slippery again until the tire warms up again.

posted July 06, 2003 08:16 AM
texas may have dry slick tracks,but come to central iowa!now and then we get a track that wont even take rubber,then the real drivers get to shine!anyone can set up for tacky,but dry slick is a whole new ball game folks!!!

posted July 06, 2003 06:42 PM
lol you think you have dry tracks lmao again.......come to arizona.

posted July 06, 2003 11:14 PM
if you want dry slick that don't take rubber come to champion Park raceway in louisana

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