here's my 2 cents, take it for what it is worth.
ill put it out there that i am one of 3 or 4 race directors at TRACK A. which, since now is out of the bag, i will refer to as FTR. regardless of my "affiliation" with FTR id have to say that chad/2WDMOD, you are dead wrong. you seem like a nice guy and you have helped me through PM's with my buggy but this is just plain silly.
wanna know how the layout is tested for flow and "clearability"? with the owner's 6 year old son's stock truck. and yes, he can get around these tracks pretty darn well, as can his older son, who has beaten me and legitamently places/qualifies in the main on the popular wed night racing
im not bragging, simply stating facts, but if a group of our top drivers from FTR went to most tracks around they could fill the show. we have tough competition here. our fast guys are going to be fast guys regardless of the layout. you think if we put a B TRACK layout in at FTR that you would/could beat dakotah, horne, abler, dixon, chedda....?
also, someone posted a rule about having an "unobstructed straightaway?"
why the heck should that be so necessary? when we built that layout, yeah we chuckled about it but it just made it that much more challenging/interesting. the "fast guys" even figured out to double the last two rollers on the straightaway thing. sure, not everyone has awesome motors and batteries and crap but its all in the lines and consistency. im not going to pick apart every aspect of the layout and explain it..
and yes, i have raced track B that was mentioned. they get their large turnouts because "it is what it is." people like the laid back 15+ hour days (yes, i said 15+hours) for some crazy reason. its the ability to hang out with friends and BS inbetween heats. or run 5 classes like some guys do. its a family track. a lot of the people i remember from there. i dont see out at the summer series races, yeah some i do, dont get me wrong, and that doesnt make them any less talented im just saying that people go there, for what it is. if FTR put in a comparable layout it wouldnt pull true Track B'ers.
also, my eyes were kind of opened to me tonight while being at FTR. you dont see all the practice that some of these guys take. running 15 laps and changing minute caster, 15 more, getting frustrated that you cant break into the 16's, changing caster, 15 more.....yeah, these guys have some natural talent, but A LOT of work goes into their skills...in set-up and driving.
i think i covered everything i had to say.
chad, dont take this the wrong way...you opened up the floor, said your opinion, and here is mine.
what are your thoughts on this layout chad?