Originally Posted by jiml
You're complaining about carpet that's been down for 10 years??? Most tracks replace their carpet every 2 years.
Ozite (or whatever name CRC sells it under) has been accepted as the choice for on road racing for well over a decade now.
No, I'm praising our current carpet because it held up that well. For most of this year, we've pulled over 6 gallons of water out of the track on a weekly basis because there are no longer gutters on the building and the water runs in under the garage doors.
Yes, the carpet will be permenant, and we'd like it to last at least five years (should be no problem - the new place has climate control and the old place doesn't).
Currently we don't run on-road at all, but with the new track some of the oval guys said they'd come back. Right now we primarily run 2wd stadium trucks and short course as well as 2wd and 4wd buggies, all on carpet with wooden ramps and rubber tires. It's no normal carpet track, trust me.
What we wanted were some opinions on alternatives that would work well for everyone, first and foremost giving us longevity so it doesn't have to be replaced in 2 years.
Again, WE DO NOT PLAN ON USING OZITE!!!!! Quit saying it's the best for on-road - we know that, but this isn't a strictly on-road track and we can't afford it anyway.
I'll have to look into that Primafelt stuff - thanks for the info.
Alex - can I get some more of your input since you've run on the current track? I had brought some very tight-napped samples to John and he said it wasn't good for grip. But at $.49 a square foot, it's barely half the cost of the crc stuff and after driving on-road cars I think they have too much grip for their own good anyway