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#1 Roho21

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

This weekend we ran the NAPA MSCRA series at Ron's Raceway (site of our first SMRA race). We ran our Retro stock cars on a little 70 ft Windsor style track. The track is a little rough (not too bad) but the racing was great and close!

I'm thinking we should run the Stock Cars on this track for our inaugural event. We would still run Can-Am and Flexi GT on the very nice Hillclimb. Anyone have any opinion on this?

Pic of track can be found here

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

Roger,

SERRA ran Stock Cars on Greenflag's Windsor in Pickens this past weekend. Maybe they can tell you more about these cars on this track.

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#3 Larry Mattingly

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

Not an 'expert'...

But, I think retro stock cars would be better suited to a Windsor than a Hillclimb.

Truthfully, the stockers would be fun on any track.

Just wondering... what is the purple track to the left of the Windsor in the photo?

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#4 Marty Stanley

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:24 PM

The track is the same for all the racers.

I think a Windsor would be a fun track to run Retro Stock Cars on.

I'd say - Go For It!
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#5 Roho21

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:24 PM

Larry:
It's a VERY small tri oval. Not really suitable for racing. It's used as a rental track for kids. Overall lap length only about 40 ft.

Marty:
I think you are right. Yesterday's race , though not an oval, "felt" like an old Satuday night short track race!

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

Roger:

I depends on just how "rough" the track is. A Retro Stock Car is a low downforce type of car and a rough track can make these kinds of car a little light. We saw this exact effect at Pickens, SC, this past weekend. We had a few problems with our Stock Cars popping out of the slot in strange places whereas the Can-Ams were practically bolted to the track. BTW... This "effect" is especially true for the F1 cars!!

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:03 PM

It's not that rough. Like I said we ran them this weekend and had NO problems! I really think it will work out. I hope to see you and cheater there! Posted Image

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

I am not an expert either, but my vote would be to try them on the Windsor. It would be like Saturday night racing just like the old days.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:24 PM

Having raced these beasts for a bit more than a season, I think the Windsor will be a perfect track. A fairly simple layout, easy to get a rhythm. And as you said, you tries it and you thought it was fun, so go with that! We raced on a couple of 90-95' ovals, and it gets pretty hectic, so a 40' oval would be crazy.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:13 PM

If it wants to pop out in strange places... ADD SOME LEAD!!! :laugh2: That does not look like a terribly old track, and it should be reasonably smooth. Just may take a little tweaking of the sections to get everything all lined up nice and even... :)

Who built it??? Does not look like a John Ford track.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:38 PM

"X" - the unknown factor.

"Spurt" - a drip under pressure. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

Good luck with whatever you decide. :)

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:29 AM

Hey is anything still going on with SMRRA????
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

Yes, we had to put it on hold for a little while. We just opened the new store up here in Kingsport, and that took alot of time and effort. We wanted to be able to dedicate the time needed to promote the races properly. SMRA will be back on track very soon! Thanks for your interest!

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