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Why 1/8th mile?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote matty 401 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/07/2021 at 8:11am
i agree on the lack of room  our local track is 1/8 
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Summed up already, but probably almost all tracks were 1/4 mile in the 60s.  And they had enough braking space at the end to stop a car at that time.  As the cars got faster, there wasn't enough room to stop, and adding more asphalt isn't always feasible.  And even if it was, insurance is surely more expensive for the track owner with 1/4 vs 1/8. 
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Just throwing my 2 cents in here. 
Take it with a grain of salt. 
Im partial to either. 
Quarter mile is fun, and easier in my opinion. You have more time to react to that horrible light you cut or have time to cover your hind quarters on the big end. 
1/8 is a bit more of challenge. Less time to judge if your going to catch up, more to be on your game. 

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