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Originally Posted by rmdhawaii View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but dragging a tire seems like a half-ass way to prepare a track for a national event. I'm sure it gets the job done, but there must be a more suitable permanent surface that can be used for a track. What do you do if it rains really hard? Won't it wash away?

For a permanent track to have such bad tire wear, racers must be spending a small fortune on tires to practice and race.
Originally Posted by iwk2much View Post
If I'm not mistaken, sealers have fine sand mixed in. Dragging tires takes away the top layer of fine sand which tends to increase tire wear.
I definitely agree, this will help.

Yes, dragging the tires takes the sand out of the top layer. It readly doesn't do much for putting rubber on the track. It did wonders for Ft Myers! A 30lb tire vs a 2lb car.....it gets the job done Looking forward to this race!
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