Are short tracks

“Smokennnnn!!!!”

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#1 Nov 1, 2011
To short ?
CatRod53

Gary, IN

#2 Nov 3, 2011
I like the short tracks - I think they separate the men from the boys.

But, there's validity in your question. When you pack 43 stock cars onto a short track it really gets crowded and doesn't leave a lot of track left to race on.

I think that's when you need pit strategy and maybe cautions to work in your favor especially if you've been lapped or caught up in a wreck. Of course, taking all or nothing chances like Tony and Denny did at Martinsville make it exciting to watch.

“Good old Southern boy”

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#3 Nov 3, 2011
I like the big tracks.Let the boys run.
debrobeaudean

United States

#4 Nov 4, 2011
I personally think that short tracks should have a total of 3 races in a day,, heat one with the even cars after qualifying, heat 2 with the odd cars and then the final with the best 10 cars from each heat.. pit road is too tight for 43 cars and when guys get lapped as much as hermie Sadler did,, they need to be put back in the garage, out of the way, IMO
this would give 3 AMAZING shootout races in a single day and those would be the BEST races days in the season.
we must remember,, the FACT that Jimmie was GIVEN the first pit stall due to rained out qualifying on short tracks or the FACT that he and Chad worked esclusively ON qualfying to get that pit selection is what GAVE him the wins at those tracks for 5 years straight after the COT made dirty air what the guys were racing againt. NO pit stalls necessary on the turns if you only need 20 at a time..
CatRod53

Gary, IN

#5 Nov 4, 2011
Now this is what this forum is all about! We're sharing opinions and respecting others w/o namecalling or belittling. Thanks byu and Debi!

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#6 Nov 4, 2011
debrobeaudean wrote:
I personally think that short tracks should have a total of 3 races in a day,, heat one with the even cars after qualifying, heat 2 with the odd cars and then the final with the best 10 cars from each heat.. pit road is too tight for 43 cars and when guys get lapped as much as hermie Sadler did,, they need to be put back in the garage, out of the way, IMO
this would give 3 AMAZING shootout races in a single day and those would be the BEST races days in the season.
we must remember,, the FACT that Jimmie was GIVEN the first pit stall due to rained out qualifying on short tracks or the FACT that he and Chad worked esclusively ON qualfying to get that pit selection is what GAVE him the wins at those tracks for 5 years straight after the COT made dirty air what the guys were racing againt. NO pit stalls necessary on the turns if you only need 20 at a time..
Not a bad idear. May need a little work but not bad.

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