Mid Ohio VMD thoughts

Discussion in 'General' started by dobr24, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Did they use the same stuff?
     
  2. Scooter_428

    Scooter_428 Member

    My bad :D ... well .... why didn't they get it right the 2nd time around o_O
     
  3. vfrket

    vfrket Lost Member

    In the early 2000s it was racing from concrete patch to concrete patch and avoiding the sealer too.
     
  4. Rising Sun

    Rising Sun Active Member

    So your uncle is to blame?


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  5. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    Damn Yaunce...

    :D
     
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  6. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    No clue, but they did seal it immediately so most likely.
     
  7. 90kacoupe

    90kacoupe Novice seeking Help

    I heard rumor that they spray it with VHT before Indy, I know a wet drag strip could work as a hockey rink.
     
  8. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    VHT wears off quicker than this stuff.

    I'm also loving all the rumors going one extreme to the other. They either made it more slippery so the cars wouldn't tear up the track or they made it more sticky (VHT) so the cars have even more grip in the corners.
     
  9. Rising Sun

    Rising Sun Active Member

    I heard the sealant was applied by terrorists prior to 9/11 knowing it would slowly degrade and negatively affect the American road-racing population.

    Evidence: no Americans in motoGP. Thanks Osama!


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  10. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    FTFY
     
  11. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    similar beards.... anyone ever see them in the same room???
     
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  12. renegade17

    renegade17 Well-Known Member

    maybe a Master Blaster setup?
     
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  13. Johnny B

    Johnny B Cone Rights Activist

    Not this year. Floods just wiped out the rest of the season.

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  14. maslov

    maslov Well-Known Member

    Well damn!
     
  15. NOLA and Atlanta Motorsports Park were in there somewhere too. There have been quite a few tracks built over the past 10-12 years; the problem is some aren’t suited for bikes.

    Personally, I don’t understand it. I can’t see how/why people would spend hundreds of millions on building a track from scratch, only for it to have one or several critical safety flaws so it isn’t viable for motorcycles.

    In the design phase they could easily reach out to people like WERA, Bargy, Ulrich, etc and ask “will this layout and runoff be safe for motorcycles?”.

    If you are starting from scratch and already spending this _________ much, why not spend this __ much more and remove some trees, or move a wall back?

    I understand motorcycles not being the target demographic, but why limit your earnings potential with problems that are easily resolved, especially if caught during the design phase?
     
  16. joec

    joec brace yourself

    Sounds like shubie. "You want to race? Or get your nails done?"
     
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  17. joec

    joec brace yourself

    That's crazy.. one uscra event left now. Sucks.
     
  18. Johnny B

    Johnny B Cone Rights Activist

    Doug's working on a long shot somewhere else. Stay tuned.
     
  19. joec

    joec brace yourself

    Crazy. I'm still thinking of an appearance labor day weekend. We'll see.
     
  20. In regards to the question of whether the cars can handle the rain at MidO…. I watched the vintage car races there last year in the rain -- they couldn't get any grip either. Lots of spins … especially on the parts of the track where it's hardest to avoid the seal coat.

    That said, I still like the place but I'm pretty selective about what conditions I'll go out in there.
     

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