If you have been attending races at Delmar for any length of time you should have known that the track would be bad last night. I knew by 3pm that the track would be bad. Every time for the past 40years when we have dry conditions with wind and sun such as it was the clay does not behave. It is not anyone's fault! The clay is a part of nature, you can do what you want and you can try but, it is gonna do what it is gonna do. Charlie has, in my opinion always done the best he can to make track as good as he can.
Thats absolutely right when its hot and you have 25 to 40 mph winds you could dump the nanticoke river on it and it wouldn't have helped. And as for the comparison between gtown and delmar. from a drivers point of view the only place i could not see last night was coming off turn 4. at georgetowns last race last year i couldnt see all the way down the front straightaway. when i realized i was in turn 1 i was almost off the track
I read on south jersey that bridgeport was just as bad as far as conditions go,just hope this is not a preview of what the new nighttime year end show will be like.With all the cars and racing usually tends to slick up even at nighttime but will be much cooler than normal,maybe the temps will help the track some.At times it reminded me of harrington fair b4 they stopped having races with the cars kicking up all the dust in the turns.
Now anyone in there right mind would have known the track was going to be dry with allthat wind. I even told my wife on the way there that the guys better be setting up for hard dry track with this wind. As someone else posted New Egypt , B-port and H-town were all the same. Dis usually has an excellent surface so lets not whine and complain to much.
The track hasn't been good all year it's not holding moisture at all maybe the 1st feature but after that your beat. I hope the tire sales get better or the attendance gets better so he gets that track right because I'm tired of burning up tires on that nuts ass track.
Post by 1969racing on May 12, 2010 13:07:21 GMT -5
They used to be able to put several different substances on the Tracks to assist their moisture holding ability. Not just Delmar but all of the tracks now have drying out problems. I am sure that the government got involved and that is why they can no longer put anything but water on. I lived in the Midwest for about 6 years in the late 90's and early 2000's and the tracks that I attended there had the same problems.
Hey, you cant control what the track is going to be like. You have to figure out the fastest way around. You wouldn't go full speed in the snow would you? Yea the dust was bad because of the wind. So now you just know if its windy and you don't like how it was the other night. Keep your car home.