Originally Posted by senna555
Good tip on the curbs.
I also noticed that alot of layout had massive sweepers at the end of the straight..not a fan of that due to tire wear. (Noticed that in pics of the messina track from the 05 worlds)
One of the tracks that roelof listed had a nice mix.
Keep the info coming.
It is hard on the tires, but it seems to save more on other parts. It is hard to slow these things down at the end of these long straights. We added the sweeper going into a carousel so that there would be a more gradual slow down.
When the straight has a tighter turn at the end of it, the straight feels alot shorter because you are having to get out of the throttle so early.
You will also find that it becomes a battle of the brakes. Who can stay on the throttle the longest and then jamb hard on the brakes?
If the guy that is just inches in front of you gets on the brakes earlier than you, then you may have to bring out the broom and dust pan to clean up the mess!
This also causes alot of brake wear and brake failure towards the end of a long main.
You will also find that if you start a main in the straight, turn one can get very ugly if it is a tight turn!
I built our drivers stand with the walking platform at 10' high and you can still loose sight of your tires if you hang too tight in the sweeper..