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Old 12-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Need ideas to improve rough asphalt

We are looking at a location to run our on road club races that is a perfect high exposure location. The issue we are trying to find a cheap answer to is the old asphalt has quite a lot of aggregate exposed making it pretty abrasive.
I know we could seal and that would help and of course an asphalt overlay...too expensive.

The pad is approx 250' x 225'

So, looking for some ideas to help that are not too cost prohibitive.

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WELL U DONT WANT PEOPLE COMING OUT AND TALKING BAD ABOUT TIRE WEAR AND THE TRACK BEING BAD DO TO HOLES AND BUMPS I SAY GET THE LOCAL GUYS TO GIVE MONEY AND GET A ASPHALT OVERLAY

LIKE THEY SAY YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
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WELL U DONT WANT PEOPLE COMING OUT AND TALKING BAD ABOUT TIRE WEAR AND THE TRACK BEING BAD DO TO HOLES AND BUMPS I SAY GET THE LOCAL GUYS TO GIVE MONEY AND GET A ASPHALT OVERLAY

LIKE THEY SAY YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
It is actually in good shape as far as it not having any bumps, holes or cracks...just abrasive.
We could fine other locations with better asphalt, but probably not a better high exposure location...we would love to make this work.
I think we will probably have to make due if we use it for a few months until we get the car count built up...but you never know
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OK NO PROBLEM WE HAD THE SAME AT CORAL SPRINGS WE JUST TOOK IT OVER ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS SEAL IT LOOK AT THE PICS IN FLORIDA THREAD UNDER CORAL SPRINGS RACE ALL U NEED IS SEALER WITH OUT SAND HERE IN FLORIDA ITS $2.10 A GALLON
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OK NO PROBLEM WE HAD THE SAME AT CORAL SPRINGS WE JUST TOOK IT OVER ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS SEAL IT LOOK AT THE PICS IN FLORIDA THREAD UNDER CORAL SPRINGS RACE ALL U NEED IS SEALER WITH OUT SAND HERE IN FLORIDA ITS $2.10 A GALLON
For arguments sake...how many gallons did you guys use?
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FOR 70X140 WE USED 100 GALLONS
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if its 'overly' rough sealer will NOT do what you need to do
we seal our track every other year
although quite costly and the costs of such almost doubled last year
it is worth the investment
we use a mixture of 2-3% of FINE silica sand [NOT play sand!!]
it gives quite a bit of traction & tire wear is at a minimum

IF sealing will NOT give you the surface [a test area is needed to try] overlay is your only other alternative Sorry!!

we have some pics off our front page for you to check out

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WILL WE DID THE SAME HAS KISS TRACK SEALER NO SAND !!!!!!!! SAND EATS THE TIRES TRACTION WENT UP AND TIRE WEAR WENT DOWN
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ALSO LOOK HERE IN NITRO UNDER MUST READ U CAB SEE WHAT PEOPLE WROTE ABOUT ARE JOB WE DID TO THE TRACK ALSO SOME PICS
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we experienced the same issue with tire wear when we used the wrong sand
but with using a very fine sand tire wear was held to a minimum and with nitro touring you need ALL the traction you can get!!! LOL!!

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we experienced the same issue with tire wear when we used the wrong sand
but with using a very fine sand tire wear was held to a minimum and with nitro touring you need ALL the traction you can get!!! LOL!!

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THATS WHY WE USE METHANOL/CASTOR OIL/SODA SYRUP FOR TRACTION
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WILL WE DID THE SAME HAS KISS TRACK SEALER NO SAND !!!!!!!! SAND EATS THE TIRES TRACTION WENT UP AND TIRE WEAR WENT DOWN
kiss track sealer? Probably a typo?
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kiss track sealer? Probably a typo?
KISSIMMEE TRACK..SEALER NO SAND
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KISSIMMEE TRACK..SEALER NO SAND
ok...thought it might be short for something
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