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Old 04-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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Does anyone race here? I want to come for a work day and some racing so does anyone have an address for me. Also what tires work well and are tere big or small jumps?
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From 2 youtube videos. Its an old track (21 years running) and is pretty popular (160 entrants for a big event). As far as tires, holeshot/gridirons or city-beams or bow-fighters should work good from the video. I always liked the city-beams feel as it felt easier to drive. This is just from a couple videos though.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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are you kidding, popular, the place is a joke. the peoplethat run it do nothing with the track. you can`t even callit a 10th scale track. and when they race they have 19 classes you will be lucky to run 1 tank qual and get into a heat and that is over a 9 hr day.
they run it realy bad do`nt waste your time.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Dirt Runners is fun as long as your expectations are in sync with the way they run their races. The track is small, since the offroad course is inside the the dirt oval infield. The layout they had last year was as good as you could probably get for 1/8th nitro given the space they have to work with. The oval is big and fun to run on if you've never done it. Since it is purely a club track (in a county park, with no store involvement) the way things run is different than most places. They have a large number of classes - oval and offroad - so as the previous post said, they have only been running one round of qualifying and then the mains. They do run bump ups in nitro, and they have lengthened the length of the races this year, as lipos become popular. When I go there I usually run more classes, and you get about the same tracktime as other places then. The entry fees are low, so running a bunch of classes isn't very expensive. It is a much more family and hobby oriented atmosphere than most other nitro offroad tracks, and not as hard core racer or as competitive. They have a very active thread over at Hobby Talk - best way to find out what is going on there. Tires - the track is done with baseball infield clay, which actually has a pretty high sand content. The surface really depends on the weather the week before. If it rains, and they have to shovel dirt to dry things out, it can be a very sandy loam. In mid summer, when it doesn't rain, it can get very hard packed and eventually rutty, with loose sand that is outside the racing line. Large pin if it is loamy, small pin if it gets hard. It is never a very high traction surface, and because it is small, you never want to use much motor or clutch. The jumps are all smaller - definately not a big air track. If you go with the right head on you may enjoy it; if you think it is like Wolcott, you'll be disappointed. You should try it and make up your own mind what you think. The club has been there over 20 years, and has always drawn a good crowd, so they are doing something right...
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