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    Default Grass on a dirt track?

    Announcers at Charlotte said they grow/keep grass on the track during off-season. They said it adds good nutrients into the soil. A few months back I was driving by and actually saw the grass on the track. Hmmm,

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    Eldora used to do that too

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    There's some driver that are still on grass!

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    I had read that in the old days it was not uncommon to seed down a track in the fall with a cover crop of some sort of grass, oats, or similar in order to hold the track through the winter. In Spring it prevented runoff and erosion and when it was worked in it created organic matter to help hold moisture. Some fairgrounds tracks even spread manure from the barns at the fair directly onto the tracks for the same reason.
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    Who knew this worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLIDING SIDEWAYS View Post
    There's some driver that are still on grass!
    Iím sure oregano is used for driver enhancement

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    Winter wheat, my Dad planted it every fall and tilled it under every spring.

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    Must work good

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    From December 2015.







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    Looks like a baseball field. Thanks for posting.

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    With that good a success with the cover crop, they should look at planting winter vegetables on it! Lease that out to a local farmer and make a few bucks and get the cover crop for free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZERO25 View Post
    With that good a success with the cover crop, they should look at planting winter vegetables on it! Lease that out to a local farmer and make a few bucks and get the cover crop for free!
    FunnyThey really should go down road and get some red clay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
    FunnyThey really should go down road and get some red clay
    Wonder if they would put Astro turf on to cover it in between events ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceready View Post
    Wonder if they would put Astro turf on to cover it in between events ?
    Probably. Might put asphalt down by accident

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
    Probably. Might put asphalt down by accident
    Asphalt ? ? Isn't that is what it is when 1 might have hemorrhoids ?

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    Asphalt = dirt tracks when NASCAR folks prepare the track

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZERO25 View Post
    With that good a success with the cover crop, they should look at planting winter vegetables on it! Lease that out to a local farmer and make a few bucks and get the cover crop for free!
    Great idea ! Perhaps they could get with that watermelon guy in Nasky and then plant it with melons. Then when it comes time to race they could run them over with a roller and then WALLA : the track is watered already ! !

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    I know the lab results are beyond reproach (eye roll) but maybe they should send samples of the seed & fertilizeer used along with the tire samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purvis View Post
    I know the lab results are beyond reproach (eye roll) but maybe they should send samples of the seed & fertilizeer used along with the tire samples.
    Love this. 👍

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    The way that all of these states are legalizing Marijuana they could grow that there and use the profits for proper maintenance of the facility ?

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