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Look what is happening at Santa Pod



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Bowler

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Tue 21 Nov 17 17:22

Look what is happening at Santa Pod


Look what is happening at Santa Pod over the winter:

Destruction and Regeneration

Regular visitors to the Pod will know what this actually means to the venue as a racing facility

Bring it on!


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roscobbc

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Tue 21 Nov 17 17:56

Re: Look what is happening at Santa Pod


Having 'experienced' how bad in terms of traction a concrete surface is at North Weald - someone will have to explain how concrete can improve things at Santa Pod - unless, of cause the concrete is merely a substrate and that tarmac will be use over the top of it Yes


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stevel98

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Tue 21 Nov 17 19:45

Re: Look what is happening at Santa Pod


Maybe it will ultimately be covered in that 'Shellgrit" stuff same as at York to allow for all-weather racing (for most cars anyway).

3. Two different surfaces to launch the vehicle

We also have a very unique Drag Strip as we have 4 start lines (two each lane) we have a polished rubber surface that is treated with glue this lane is for vehicles that run slicks or drag radials and producing large horse power. And we have shell grip which is a very coarse grain often found on main roads on some round-a- bouts and traffic lights, this provides over 20% more grip than a normal road surface this is ideal for treaded vehicles and many high powered 4x4 cars prefer it to the treated concrete because it provides excellent grip whilst allowing the tyres to give slightly and help spooling up the turbo ensuring there in maximum boost all the way down the track and preventing the car from bogging down, in turn getting the best out of the vehicle.

4. Continuing when weather is bad

One other advantage to the shell grip is during damp or wet conditions we can continue to run cars down the track with only slight change in times.



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Bowler

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Tue 21 Nov 17 21:35

Re: Look what is happening at Santa Pod


Anyone that knows anything about proper drag racing will know that a baby smooth surface, properly prepared is the best thing to race on. Anyone that has walked on a proper drag strip will also understand why....

I understand that tarmac leaks oils and is unstable. It is no coincidence that the fastest and quickest dragstrips in the world are all concrete


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FranV8

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Wed 22 Nov 17 05:18


Careful what you wish for! Traction of course gives us the opportunity for better times but as road car people it also gives the opportunity for trashed drive lines and buggered transmissions/clutches.

Great it's getting ongoing investment, that's the best news.


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Daytona Vette

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Thu 23 Nov 17 03:10

Re: Look what is happening at Santa Pod


Ok I am not a Drag Strip officianado, but I do not understand how "baby smooth" concrete has an advantage over tarmac.

The friction coefficient has to be less for the "baby smooth" concrete than tarmac, however I can see a concrete correctly surface finished for grip having a better coefficient of friction than tarmac and yes tarmac can degrade when subjected to the extreme high temperatures generated when melting the tyres.


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