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Old 02-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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what tracks run on concrete vs asphalt
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Looks like concrete to me:

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Here in florida we run asphalt
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No it's asphalt, this track is probably more than 20 years old, and it turned gray after all these years. In Europe we only have asphalt.
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No it's asphalt, this track is probably more than 20 years old, and it turned gray after all these years. In Europe we only have asphalt.
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All tracks in South Africa - as far as I know are asphalt - many years ago we ran electric on road on old tennis courts at some venues.

No that we are talking about tracks - what do you guys use to improve the traction of your tracks? We normally spray them with sugar water.

I don't know if anybody tried strip grip - the stuff they spray on drag strips (I heard that one the tracks in South Africa used it with great results - is it true?)
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All tracks in South Africa - as far as I know are asphalt - many years ago we ran electric on road on old tennis courts at some venues.

No that we are talking about tracks - what do you guys use to improve the traction of your tracks? We normally spray them with sugar water.

I don't know if anybody tried strip grip - the stuff they spray on drag strips (I heard that one the tracks in South Africa used it with great results - is it true?)
thanks to all for thier input,we run on asphalt but lost the track,we are looking at running a track on the roof of unser racing center in denver,which is concrete,any suggestions
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All tracks in South Africa - as far as I know are asphalt - many years ago we ran electric on road on old tennis courts at some venues.

No that we are talking about tracks - what do you guys use to improve the traction of your tracks? We normally spray them with sugar water.

I don't know if anybody tried strip grip - the stuff they spray on drag strips (I heard that one the tracks in South Africa used it with great results - is it true?)
Two local tracks near me used VP LC-6 or VHT traction spray. It works very well LC-6 being a bit more expensive but last a lot longer. It does cost quite a bit per 5galls. Upwards to about $80-$110usd per 5gallons, best bet would be to buy 55 gallon drums. http://www.vpracingfuels.com/page469700.html
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All tracks in South Africa - as far as I know are asphalt - many years ago we ran electric on road on old tennis courts at some venues.

No that we are talking about tracks - what do you guys use to improve the traction of your tracks? We normally spray them with sugar water.

I don't know if anybody tried strip grip - the stuff they spray on drag strips (I heard that one the tracks in South Africa used it with great results - is it true?)
we used vht,yes expensive,the best way for us we dragged concrete blocks and the old tires to break down sharp stones on the surface,then cleaned the surface and then the fun,we sprapainted with black waterbased paint ,the painting was used as a cheap sealer.we used only a gal or two of vht,traction great,tire wear was dropped 50 to 75%
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thanks to all for thier input,we run on asphalt but lost the track,we are looking at running a track on the roof of unser racing center in denver,which is concrete,any suggestions
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