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View Poll Results: Best Track Interier Barrier
Road Rails 8 50.00%
2X4's 6 37.50%
1.5" PVC 0 0%
4" Drainage Pipes (used on Off-Road Track) 2 12.50%
Turn Dots and Duct Tape (2X4's where needed) 0 0%
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Well as we get near to the end of August, the final remodel of the Titus Outdoor track begin. We have the 32 foot driver stand and outside boards done, we discovered that pressure washing the track was enough to get great traction, no additive needed. However, as we determine how to finish the inside boarders, we are divided on 2X4's or Road Rails. We have been using variations on the pipes, but are not happy with the movement of the pipes on hard contact. Our protective flaps seem to eliminate damage on turns, so the question is posed below, and the racers will decide the interior of the track, there have been many suggestions...

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Old 08-10-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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How bout plow discs and fire hose?
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Fire Hose would not meet ROAR specs, so unfortunantly we cannot use it.... But your right what your thinking in that cars won't break!
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How bout plow discs and fire hose?
Ha, Ha thats what where I race uses....Sheldon's Hobbies

Not a fan of the plow discs or the fire hose....ROADRAIL OWNS!

If your worried about the Rail moving...just screw it down (with screws and a drill...doh!) Works great and doesn't damage the cars

Screwed down PVS probaby works well too
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Whats wrong with the fire hose ?
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Old 08-11-2004, 02:19 PM   #7
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Humm, screw into the asphalt? I have not considered that, what is the impact on the asphalt? Will it create cracks later on?
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Yeah I guess fire hose isn't ROAR legal, but it better on cars. If it is temporary, or you can't pour concrete, then plastic dots duct taped down with large diameter PVC is good. I like the Plow disc too, but they do tend to get a little too big and harsh, its what SoCal uses.
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BTW, screwing in to asphault is fine, but you usually have to break the head off and it will certainly be solid. At supercross events at places like Qualcomm stadium, companies screw their EZ ups in the ground, and they just break them off flush. They shouldn't create cracks, but I've not seen them backed out, not to say they can't be.
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