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Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Rich Rock » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:07 pm

Those who made it to the meeting on Saturday got to hear John Felten announce that the State of Maryland plans to do a full repave of the hill in time for the 2020 event!!
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Rich Rock » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:41 pm

Twenty-some views and not one response to the great news?
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Sue Salsburg » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:31 am

Rich - the condition of the road isn't the problem, the pits are. It's great that the state is supporting their event but hope there is a better plan for getting in/out of the field.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Dave Cutchins » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:40 am

I disagree. The condition of the WAS the problem. There is nothing anyone can do about the weather. Every time we have had wet weather the National Road Group has gone out of their way to a minimize the problem in the pits.
I think it is great news for everyone.
A big thanks to John Felten and his group and their state representative for their efforts on behalf of the community and the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Sue Salsburg » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 am

Dave - I think it's great that the road will be paved. More an issue for the formula cars than production based. I know the weather can't be controlled but, since there is a history of flooding, a game plan should be in place. We were told no gravel because the land is farmed but there are other options. Even sheets of plywood or large landscape/construction "tracks" would have helped last year. We've used the mats on county projects; I can get some links if anyone wants to check them out.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Josh R. » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:40 am

Doesn't matter what the pits are like if there's no racing surface. The road was terrible last year. There were a dozen of us up there Saturday night with brooms and blowers to try to get it cleaned off. How many cars got pulled off the hill? So this is AWESOME news. The pits are what they are. If its dry there's no problem. Mats, tracks or plywood are only going to move the problem if they work at all. I do think that the "gridding" on the road needs to be curbed. Too many people are using that to their advantage when they don't need to be out there.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Tim Murphy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 am

WOW . What does it take to get a little used road paved for a once a year event, I'm sure it's a lot ! Great news! I Thank you to those Maryland folks who were able to pull this off.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby hufflepuff » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:01 pm

I'm super late to the topic but very excited to hear the news. It was so tough to push hard at polish while never knowing how much grip would be available run to run. This will let folks build speed predictably and hopefully result in fewer offs. I look forward to it, hopefully covid is not an impact at THAT time.
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Re: Polish Mountain Repave

Postby Rich Rock » Sat May 23, 2020 11:07 am

The milling is done and the paving is well underway, not far from completion. Millings have been spread in the lowest muddiest parts of the paddock.

A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in this project!

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