- Aug 17, 2017
Any close up in the north? Recently Mansfield in Ohio which has hosted truck races switched to dirt and has put on some great shows. I’m not sure how it’ll fly in the south but up here sprint cars and late models are much more popular than paved tracks. Helps when you have places like Attica, Eldora and Mansfield within 2 hoursThis is the new trend in asphalt racing. If car counts are down, just switch to dirt.
I read that like 33 dirt tracks have closed this year so I'm not sure why "just throwing dirt on it" is going to magically work. I mean, it will for a year or two...
Dirt tracks are starting to make the mistakes asphalt makes: More practice, private testing, replacing heat races with single car qualifying.Car counts at dirt tracks aren't exactly going up right now.