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Old 27 Feb 2009, 19:52 (Ref:2405609)   #16
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Old 27 Feb 2009, 21:58 (Ref:2405700)   #17
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Sometimes you just have to compromise in order to be part of building towards the bigger picture & it might be better to have 60% of something near than a 100% of "Sweet F.A"!
That's very true, but from my own experience of driving on a short oval (had a bash at a test day at Northampton many years ago), it just left me cold. I didn't enjoy it.

Why I said dirt oval is because I have (dissolving in my yard) at NASA Class II Autograss Mk2 Escort (strangely enough, no.SN59), and even though it never got further than some "testing" on stubble, it was a total hoot, and IF I ever get time, I'll have another go. Providing NASA don't P me off with stupid rules of "you can't do that, we don't like it"

Kelv, I'm with you on Mallory. The "hump" is tooooo much for this kind of car. The Eurocar V8's looked positively out of control when they raced on it lord knows how many years ago that was.....
Mallory's owners once said that if they could get a big gate for every oval meeting, they'd turn the place into a proper oval!! Now there's a threat I like the sound of.....

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Old 28 Feb 2009, 07:58 (Ref:2405928)   #18
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Kelv, I'm with you on Mallory. The "hump" is tooooo much for this kind of car. The Eurocar V8's looked positively out of control when they raced on it lord knows how many years ago that was.....
Mallory's owners once said that if they could get a big gate for every oval meeting, they'd turn the place into a proper oval!! Now there's a threat I like the sound of.....

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Different owners at Mallory, now, though. You'd have to deal with the BARC.
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Old 28 Feb 2009, 09:33 (Ref:2405952)   #19
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Ive still got my autograss class one mini that i take out now and then for a blast.
Its over ten years old and except for chucking in a few extra bars on the cage they had no probs with it racing.
Those sprint cars that race at arena essex need to have a go on a dirt oval!
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Old 28 Feb 2009, 18:54 (Ref:2406116)   #20
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ooh, Ipswich and Henesford, didnt think you could get such big cars on those
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Old 1 Mar 2009, 09:59 (Ref:2406496)   #21
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Went to Ipswich last night with the #77 Roots V8 Pontiac. It looked good out there, we will need them to clean us a high groove but the car was fast and looked good. Carl Boardley went out in it and was plesantly suprised how good it went round there. Am looking forward to these two races a lot now!
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That's one idea - and I do hope it comes off.

I hear also that the owner of the Croix circuit in France is entertaining the idea of building an oval - I guess something 1/2mile to 1km...

If only Silverstone had pursued the 1/2mile banked - a-la Bristol oval that some of it's member proposed as part of the re-development a few years back, the world might be a different place now.
Costs ... it's cheaper to leave the rallysprint there doing nothing than building an oval track. Maybe they could have built the oval in the stadium section of the circuit so the stands would get two lots of use, although I'm not pretending I've got an exact layout in mind.

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And one more if only - the Velodrome built for the Olympics were built as a 33degree banked concrete oval, 1000m long (5/8mile), with enough space infield for two pitlanes (front and back stretch).... if you see where I'm going with this.....
And had a decent capacity grandstand....
It could be used by the spandex trousered types, as well as petrolheads....(running on Bio-fuel of course - to keep the greenies placated)
250m is the standard length for velodromes these days, so the only stock car racing you'll fit on it is this, which actually could be a pretty interesting idea.
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Costs ... it's cheaper to leave the rallysprint there doing nothing than building an oval track. Maybe they could have built the oval in the stadium section of the circuit so the stands would get two lots of use, although I'm not pretending I've got an exact layout in mind.
The Rallysprint track has gone - its now part of the Porsche Driver Development Centre; I expect Porsche paid a fair bit for the right to use the land! I would have thought that you could have done something with the Stowe Circuit, particularly as they no longer run the 5 Day ARDS course there anymore.
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I would have thought that you could have done something with the Stowe Circuit, particularly as they no longer run the 5 Day ARDS course there anymore.
The Stowe Circuit is still used for various school days. One issue wih redeveloping the circuit to an oval is that banking may not be possible if the straights still need to function as air strips when required.
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The Stowe Circuit is still used for various school days. One issue wih redeveloping the circuit to an oval is that banking may not be possible if the straights still need to function as air strips when required.
It can't be beyond the wit of man to develop suitable banking that also allows the road course to exist, can it? As for the airstrip functions, then they only ever allow helicopters in to Silverstone, so I wouldn't have thought that 2 lots of banking would interfere too much.
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It can't be beyond the wit of man to develop suitable banking that also allows the road course to exist, can it?
That is basically the plan at Croix. Seperate oval with link roads to the current circuit to make a larger race circuit.
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There's nothing that wrong with rovals though (Indy and many other facilities in the US, Rockingham, Lausitz ... Monza!), it's just that the problem appears when the oval is an afterthought.
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May be a bit of trek but there is will eventually be a 0.75 mile oval in the style of Richmond near Enkoping in Sweden.

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Those sprint cars that race at arena essex need to have a go on a dirt oval!
If they asked, NASA would come up with many reasons why they couldn't run at one of their meetings - that's why I walked away from bringing the car in from the 'States a while back.

As for the Velodrome - yes I know they do them at 250m, but we can dream can't we....

How about using the roof of the FIAT factory in Turin? That's a banked oval....

And Mallory - as I understand it, BARC are the lease holder, not the owner, that's Titan Properties (Chris Meek).

I get a feeling that the Rock might have new owners/operators before the year is out - someone who knows about motor racing, rather than housebuilding.

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I get a feeling that the Rock might have new owners/operators before the year is out - someone who knows about motor racing, rather than housebuilding.

Rob.
Maybe the credit crunch and the consequent fall in the housing market will actually benefit Rockingham, after all house builders aren't actually falling overthemselves to put up new homes at the moment are they? Hope Rockingham can still work.
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