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Old 05-13-2007, 09:53 AM   #16
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so sugar will work? does it have to be warm out or in the 50 and 60 ok
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so sugar will work? does it have to be warm out or in the 50 and 60 ok

using ALOT of gypsum during your next track build will help more than anything else you do. also you need to sweep about every four heats. and water the track throughly ever night when you done for the day. and then have a 5 gallon sprayer handy during racing and practice to soak any areas that look as though there are starting to break up. it is alot of work to run your track blue groove all the time as well as very expesnsive for your racers having to buy tires conatantly. you might lose some entries after a short period of time when they see how much they are spending. just some other things to think about.
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #18
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I miss the days when track grooming was done with a rake, not a broom.... Tires were never any worry, we ran front directionals and big spikes on the rear... Always had planty of traction....
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I would like the loam too, its nice not to slick a pair of tires in a few runs. With 1/10 scale buggy, that gets espensive really quick. Out here at least, the ground is really weird, when wet it is super tacky, you could run slicks almost on the surfact and still traction roll, but when dry its hard and slick.
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Bang on the buck Cain, i think loam would be a good alternative. With everything i said about being much fun to race on and with what you said on top, would determine this being a better alternative, long term wise.

With Loamy surfaces, you'll find racers will just keep coming back for more and the Tyre factor? i have used a good set for over a season with minimal wear. Ok i had to have two sets, one set for when the track is new with loose earth on top and another when it gets packed, thats it for the whole season .
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If you are running the lhs then running it dry will help, tires will not last as long. Other wise I would continue to run it wet.
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