Simply having more moisture in the track will not provide better racing week in and week out. Yes, you will see a driver rattle off a quick time, but this does not mean you will have 20 laps of side by side edge of your seat racing. What you will likely see is a bunch of cars running wide open and only passing when another makes a mistake. Joe is correct when he states that all the travelers like slick tracks. Slick tracks seperate the men from the boys. It takes three times the talent to be fast on a slick track. It takes intelligence to have your car setup correctly, and talent behind the wheel to maintain that traction through the corner. What we currently have at Quincy is the result of poor track preparation. The track isn’t neccessarily “slick.” The track is actually more marbles than anything else. The marbles are what blow across the track as it drys and all but eliminate the top groove. The track has to clean up top to bottom to create an even surface that drivers can move around on. The main difference the past few weeks is that the track crew has been placing way too much water on the bottom of the track to start the night, and as a result, the majority of the mods and lates run the top in the heats and burn it up. Later, the track transitions to the bottom and the slime from the infield is blown across the track and turns into marbles. Until the track crews starts finish grading the track after they sheepsfoot it, they will not have a consistently good surface each week. If you think back to the first couple nights of the year, we had more passing in the features, but the bottom wasn’t a mud hole. A light sprinkle of water on the infield will settle the dust for the fans and drivers, but over watering the bottom will not be condusive to side by side racing as we have all seen.
Silver medal: Joe Boom
you can tell who is the “local racer” let me tell ya the hell tour race we had when jeep set fast time about 2/3 s of the field said the track was too fast yes u heard me too fast the traveling guys want it to be dry slick so it seperates the drivers from the wanabes ill give ya its hard to run up top but it can be done long was up there sundayin the late model dunker runs up there in the sportmods and trust me management is trying to keep the track tackier longer but its not as simple as more water
Bronze medal: Marisa Roach
For once I agree with flyby… I think the 5:30 starts are great! Gets everyone home at a decent time ..whether kids are in school or not it is nice to get them home at a good time and not so late. Plus, as he said I think it is def. helping in getting out of town cars for sure. I say KEEP the 5:30 starts.