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Old 02-04-2013, 11:54 AM
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What is the term used for the red/white thing in the inside of the turn, and how would you go about creating those?

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Looks like in that pic all it is is packed dirt that has been spray painted with red and white paint.

On a road course this would just be referred to as curbing.
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What is the term used for the red/white thing in the inside of the turn, and how would you go about creating those?

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It's called a curb... and you simply shape and pack the dirt, and paint it.
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My track started using/making dirt curbs, they're a big hit (no pun intended) compared to the bare tubing.
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Thanks guys! Yeah, they give a nice touch to the track. I looked at them and I've seen them done different ways. I knew it was a curb but really wasn't sure how to word it in a racing form. I kept searching google for "apex curb" etc.
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You can call it an apex curb if you want!... that is, if you build it at the apex . I have known tracks to also make them out of concrete. I do admit though, I have no idea how west coast makes their curbs so smooth looking. We have made curbs a few times at my track, and they always end up crumbly after a month or so... and don't look nearly as smooth.
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A lot depends on the dirt you are using. Then it just comes down to water and packing some more water and even a trowel if you want.

Our dirt jumps. With enough work the cracks even disappear.


You can even trowel the dirt like concrete and get a nice smooth track.
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