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Paved Pit Area

Post by brandnew » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:21 pm

I think we should give credit when credit is due, so a big thank you to Williams Grove for paving the pit areas. Will be so much nicer for the teams to work on their cars. A big step in the right direction.

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Post by pell021 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:23 pm

Absolutely. Huge, huge commitment. Way to go, Grove management. :thumbleft:
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Post by Raz59 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:26 pm

I didn't see any pavement in any of those pics. A very thick layer of stone, but not 100% sure its paved.

Either way, big improvement.
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Post by Brent Leach » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:00 pm

verb (used with object), paved, paving.


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to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, tiles, wood, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface.

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Post by Stew » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:00 pm

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Post by Sprintcars100 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:12 pm

It's left over millings.. Either way it's better than mud and stone.
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Post by cjettmail » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:22 pm

That would be great step!!

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Post by BlueOnBlack21 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:45 pm

Why do it if youre just going to cancel anyways :thinking:

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Post by Brent Leach » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:57 pm

BlueOnBlack21 wrote:Why do it if youre just going to cancel anyways :thinking:
Well........ because it rained too much. :roll:
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Post by Sprintcars100 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:59 pm

So much for it preventing rain outs.. My question is will the millings hold up? That's not something you want drug out onto the speedway I had them in my driveway and it didn't take much for them to get broken up by pulling in and out so many times.
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1 Selinsgrove
1 Susky
1 New Eygpt
1 Kutztown Action Track USA
1 Uttica Rome
1 Kokomo In.
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Re: Paved Pit Area

Post by SLINKMASTERC » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:12 pm

now they need to get more run in vehicles to run the **** track in on days like this. Sun is back out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF Williams Grove....Do you even care you're destroying a good thing.
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Re: Paved Pit Area

Post by DIRT-MAN » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:04 pm

Sprintcars100 wrote:So much for it preventing rain outs.. My question is will the millings hold up? That's not something you want drug out onto the speedway I had them in my driveway and it didn't take much for them to get broken up by pulling in and out so many times.
Thats what I was thinking,wait to those big rigs start turning on it. It is a good thing what they did but I don't think it will hold up. I have seen just a (house) driveway get torn up buy just normal wear and tear from passenger cars and trucks.

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Re: Paved Pit Area

Post by Warthog » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:16 pm

Sprintcars100 wrote:So much for it preventing rain outs.. My question is will the millings hold up? That's not something you want drug out onto the speedway I had them in my driveway and it didn't take much for them to get broken up by pulling in and out so many times.
It probably can hold up (sort of), but only if the staff is willing to occasionally bring in equipment to move material around to fill in spots that have gotten rutted, smooth it out, and pack it down. Do that some number of times and they'll have probably spent what it would have cost to simply pave it with properly done asphalt over a suitable underlayer. I'm not a paving contractor, so I have no idea what the break-even point is, but equipment time and labor for upkeep on packed "crusher run" isn't free.

On the other hand, maybe the material being put down is intended to be an interim solution, and also to provide a first layer of a base for future paving. Again, I'm not a paving contractor, so I don't know if that's possible or not.
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Post by bmd5229 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:17 am

Yes they are giving people the wrong impression and idea. When people hear paved, they think blacktop/macadam, not crushed millings rolled out. It's better than stones and mud, but test number one of the prevention a of rainouts, failed.
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Re: Paved Pit Area

Post by Brent Leach » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:09 am

To all you track promoter experts. I don't think the pits were the reason for the cancelation.

Do you guys ever get tired of complaining? :roll:
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2015 races : 37

Port Royal 12
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Lincoln. 5
Path Valley 2
Hagerstown 1
Selinsgrove 2.
Susquehanna 1

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