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Daytona Race Track Flooded

Thread in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Dominoelover thegamenotthepizza, May 22, 2009.

  1. Dominoelover thegamenotthepizza

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    Cool!
     
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    Wow, is anyone down there building an ark yet?
     
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    Maybe they could get in some boat races !
     
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    IS that a normal thing ???



    I wounder the kind of damage after it drys...



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    when was that?
     
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    I'd suggest running Goodyear AquaTread III's on all four corners and doing a tire change every 50 laps., but that's only my opinion.
     
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    it has been raining for almost a week straight on the east coast of FL.
     
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    The more than 17 inches of rainfall that has fallen in Daytona Beach, Fla., since Sunday has left portions of Daytona International Speedway under water.



    Pictures show water levels halfway up the SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barriers in some portions of the track. The Turn 1 tunnel that haulers use to enter the track is filled with about 10 feet of water.



    Track spokesman Andrew Booth said there is no apparent damage and the track will be ready for the July 4 Sprint Cup race.



    "It's a significant amount of water, but all it is, is water,'" Booth said. "We have people living around the speedway and in Flagler County with water in their homes. We believe that is more pressing than water in our tunnel.



    "What happened will not affect what happens in July.'"



    NASCAR officials have seen photos of the track and are not concerned about damage. They said no special test will be scheduled to help rubber in the surface.



    But until the water level has dropped, Booth said there is no way to know for sure there is no damage.



    "The pictures are very dramatic,'' he said. "It's not a sight you usually see. We'll be good to go in July.'"



     
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    Awesome pics. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Of course, they are assuming the rain will stop.
     
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    Wow, great pics. Hope everybody is ok in Florida. That's a lot of water.
     
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    Daytona itself has gotten over 2 ft of rain since Monday and many streets and homes are under water. It's not a normal thing and just last week it was the wildfires down here that people were worried about. Guess that's over. Anyway it's still raining today in Daytona. Tim
     
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    Daytona itself has gotten over 2 ft of rain since Monday and many streets and homes are under water. It's not a normal thing and just last week it was the wildfires down here that people were worried about. Guess that's over. Anyway it's still raining today in Daytona. Tim
     
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    Daytona itself has gotten over 2 ft of rain since Monday and many streets and homes are under water. It's not a normal thing and just last week it was the wildfires down here that people were worried about. Guess that's over. Anyway it's still raining today in Daytona. Tim
     
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    Tim,



    Thats 6 feet total ?? :eek::lol::lol:



    Could not resist..



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    hard to believe that that much water would not Damage the track, is it concrete or aspault?
     
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    if go fishing in there hahahaha just to say i did it.:lol:
     
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    Either concrete or asphalt, damage could be caused by saturated soils, and when that water drains, there issue of soils being affected to where the surface material will not be able to support the load, such as a race gar going 180. Only time will tell once the water receeds.
     
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    On the news here, there were reporting that some parts of Florida got as much as 24" of rain. I heard that there was a big rain storm that stalled and just kept circling over Florida and dumping everything it had.



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