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Bob Moyer
02-18-2019, 11:54 PM
This... looks... awesome!

Can't wait to ride it... and hopefully see it in next year's race rotation. ;)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7925/47142686231_0f1ae5917e_o.jpg

John Cherry
02-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Looks fun. Can't wait to ride it.

Derek Thomas
02-19-2019, 03:24 PM
when will it be done?

Carter Rossner
02-19-2019, 03:48 PM
Rumor is that it needs to be warmer to do the final sealing properly, so probably springtime at the earliest.

Bob Moyer
02-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Yeah... I think they said they need 3 days of 70+ heat before starting the final layer. So... mid-late spring is my guess.

Alan Etheredge
02-19-2019, 04:51 PM
FWIW the ECR website calendar is marked "Track Closed for Reconstruction" through April 7 (blank after that date)

http://eaglescanyon.com/events/2019-04/

Ben Gooding
02-19-2019, 06:16 PM
As a member of ECR, the first half/loop of ECR has two layers of newly laid asphalt on top of the sub construction layer. The final layer can't be laid until the minimum temp for that day/night is 70 degrees. Sometime in May is probably the earliest date. The back half and new section doesn't have the two layers yet. Stay tuned, it's going to be awesome!

Derek Thomas
04-30-2019, 09:24 PM
Nothing new on website....whos got the inside scoop?

Steven Smith
04-30-2019, 10:02 PM
Nothing new on website....whos got the inside scoop?

For the most part, same as Ben said in the post before yours. Until we get the 70 degree part, not much will change except maybe the back half and new section maybe getting a layer or two.

Dennis King
04-30-2019, 11:11 PM
Is it really still that cold up there in the Canadian part of Texas?

Steven Smith
05-01-2019, 11:04 AM
Is it really still that cold up there in the Canadian part of Texas?

Int eh forecast for the next 14 days, only (1) day has a low of 70 or higher, and it is 70. I think that will actually be our first day with a low of 70 or higher this year.

Carter Rossner
05-01-2019, 01:46 PM
I'd be interested to know what kind of curing compound they're applying... certainly large parts of the country don't have more than a handful of days where lows stay above 70, and they build tracks and roads just fine. What's the benefit of this process? Just genuinely curious if anyone knows.

Alan Etheredge
05-01-2019, 05:25 PM
'Chemistry' to accommodate cold weather increases materials cost and complication/expense of more rigorous QC during construction. Worthwhile if time is of the essence, not so much if not so much. Just comes down to client priorities.

BTDT with and without (30 years civil engineering construction management).

Fox Schaffer
05-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Looks fantastic, hopefully they'll move our finish line out of the braking zone?! And not allow the NASCAR Late Model type cars on the track ever again?! Super stoked though, looks like fun!!!

Derek Thomas
02-06-2020, 01:52 PM
Rode the new track...Thanks Shakespere!

Its absolutely awesome, had a blast, surface was spectacular smooth. Back section has a 5th gear wide open(on 400) right hander which leads into a couple of tight technical corners before the backstraight. Really hoping that CMRA gets the opportunity to contract with ECR in the near future.

Joel Linker
02-08-2020, 02:05 PM
Derek, It was great meeting you at ECR....
I figured out last weekend what you were referring to in the back straight, shaved 2 seconds off prior week right there a 15 mph fster before braking.

Derek Thomas
02-09-2020, 12:34 PM
Derek, It was great meeting you at ECR....
I figured out last weekend what you were referring to in the back straight, shaved 2 seconds off prior week right there a 15 mph fster before braking.

That's awesome...good for you! Keep up the good work. Good luck at Houston.