## Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

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• Will, That will keep you busy! ... From: Will White To: TrackChasers Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:29
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Will,

That will keep you busy!

-----Original Message-----
From: Will White <will@...>
To: TrackChasers <TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:29
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Colin,

I agree one standard way would be best and the metric system would make
it easy to compare relative sizes between tracks. I should make a list
of the tracks as I measure them, in descending order, either in meters
or yards. Just what I need...another interesting project. lol

Will

On 2/25/2013 5:17 PM, Colin Casserley wrote:
> About time there was a standard way of measuring a track, maybe 10ft
> from either pole line or outside wall ( Difficult when there is no
wall
> like some tracks!)
>
> all this 5/8, 9/16th, 2/3 stuff confuses me, can't we measure it all
> in meters!! :-)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian BHICKEYJR@... >
> To: TrackChasers TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com
> >
> Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:10
> Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval
>
> Will
>
> Did you check Legion Speedway in Lakeville,Ma. I had the opportunity
to
> walk the track during their reunion they had a few years back, and was
> stated as a 5/8 mile dirt on the old programs that were on display.
>
> Brian
>
> On Feb 25, 2013, at 12:23 AM, Will White will@...
> >
> wrote:
>
> > As some of you know, one of my pet peeves in short track racing is
> the
> > rampant exaggeration of listed track lengths. In the past I
measured
> > quite a few ovals online and found most to be shorter than stated,
> some
> > fairly accurate and a very few actually longer. After finding most
of
> > the so-called 5/8 mile tracks to be true half miles, I wondered if
> there
> > were any real 5/8 miles. At the time, it turned out that the only
5/8
> I
> > had found was the defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland,
FL,
> a
> > track that had been listed as 3/4.
> >
> > I can now report that, while still not having found a listed 5/8
that
> > really is 5/8, I did find one that is actually a bit longer, which
> I'd
> > call 2/3 mile. It is the Evergreen Speedway outer oval in Monroe,
WA.
> > That matches Raceway Park in Clermont, IN. I also measured Cayuga
> Motor
> > Speedway in Nelles Corners, ON, and came up with about 9/16, which
> > matches Bridgeport Speedway in NJ. All the others I measured,
> including
> > Thompson (CT), Rolling Wheels (NY), Orange County (NY), Flemington
> (NJ),
> > Allegany County (MD) and even North Wilkesboro (NC) are basically
> half
> > miles.
> >
> > Will
> >
> >
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
• Colin: When I was in Junior High School (grades 7-9) in the mid 1970 s, they taught us the metric system and repeated over and over that in ten years
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Colin:

When I was in Junior High School (grades 7-9) in the mid 1970's, they taught us the metric system and repeated over and over that in ten years everything would be in metrics in the US and standardized in the world. That was almost 40 years ago and it still hasn't happened. I think there is actual less metrics now than there was then, big soda bottles (soon to be banned in NYC with pizza delivery) the exception. NASCAR, at least at one time, seemed to jump on the metric bandwagon because it meant they could use higher numbers for their race names.

Guy

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Casserley <ccass176@...>
To: TrackChasers <TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

I must be a young un then, I was taught Metres in school

-----Original Message-----
From: colin herridge <cawh2000@...>
To: TrackChasers <TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:26
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Metres what are they,its alright for foreigners and young'uns lets
stick to yards :-)

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From: Colin Casserley ccass176@...>
To: TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2013, 22:17
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

About time there was a standard way of measuring a track, maybe 10ft
from either pole line or outside wall ( Difficult when there is no wall
like some tracks!)

all this 5/8, 9/16th, 2/3 stuff confuses me, can't we measure it all
in meters!! :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian BHICKEYJR@...>
To: TrackChasers TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:10
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Will

Did you check Legion Speedway in Lakeville,Ma. I had the opportunity to
walk the track during their reunion they had a few years back, and was
stated as a 5/8 mile dirt on the old programs that were on display.

Brian

On Feb 25, 2013, at 12:23 AM, Will White will@...>
wrote:

> As some of you know, one of my pet peeves in short track racing is
the
> rampant exaggeration of listed track lengths. In the past I measured
> quite a few ovals online and found most to be shorter than stated,
some
> fairly accurate and a very few actually longer. After finding most of
> the so-called 5/8 mile tracks to be true half miles, I wondered if
there
> were any real 5/8 miles. At the time, it turned out that the only 5/8
I
> had found was the defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL,
a
> track that had been listed as 3/4.
>
> I can now report that, while still not having found a listed 5/8 that
> really is 5/8, I did find one that is actually a bit longer, which
I'd
> call 2/3 mile. It is the Evergreen Speedway outer oval in Monroe, WA.
> That matches Raceway Park in Clermont, IN. I also measured Cayuga
Motor
> Speedway in Nelles Corners, ON, and came up with about 9/16, which
> matches Bridgeport Speedway in NJ. All the others I measured,
including
> Thompson (CT), Rolling Wheels (NY), Orange County (NY), Flemington
(NJ),
> Allegany County (MD) and even North Wilkesboro (NC) are basically
half
> miles.
>
> Will
>
>

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• Colin, I really need to work on an early retirement. :) Will
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Colin,
I really need to work on an early retirement. :)

Will

On 2/25/2013 5:32 PM, Colin Casserley wrote:
> Will,
>
> That will keep you busy!
• The USA is as confused as us! We measure road distances in miles but everything else in metres. All weight and measure have to be metric too. So we buy Petrol
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The USA is as confused as us! We measure road distances in miles but
everything else in metres. All weight and measure have to be metric
too. So we buy Petrol ( gas) In litres, but manufacturer tell us how
many miles per gallon a car achieves!

-----Original Message-----
From: RTRYFBAR <RTRYFBAR@...>
To: TrackChasers <TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:36
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Colin:

When I was in Junior High School (grades 7-9) in the mid 1970's, they
taught us the metric system and repeated over and over that in ten
years everything would be in metrics in the US and standardized in the
world. That was almost 40 years ago and it still hasn't happened. I
think there is actual less metrics now than there was then, big soda
bottles (soon to be banned in NYC with pizza delivery) the exception.
NASCAR, at least at one time, seemed to jump on the metric bandwagon
because it meant they could use higher numbers for their race names.

Guy

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Casserley ccass176@...>
To: TrackChasers TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:30 pm
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

I must be a young un then, I was taught Metres in school

-----Original Message-----
From: colin herridge cawh2000@...>
To: TrackChasers TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:26
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Metres what are they,its alright for foreigners and young'uns lets
stick to yards :-)

________________________________
From: Colin Casserley ccass176@...>
To: TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2013, 22:17
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

About time there was a standard way of measuring a track, maybe 10ft
from either pole line or outside wall ( Difficult when there is no wall
like some tracks!)

all this 5/8, 9/16th, 2/3 stuff confuses me, can't we measure it all
in meters!! :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian BHICKEYJR@...>
To: TrackChasers TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:10
Subject: Re: [TrackChasers] in search of a 5/8 mile oval

Will

Did you check Legion Speedway in Lakeville,Ma. I had the opportunity to
walk the track during their reunion they had a few years back, and was
stated as a 5/8 mile dirt on the old programs that were on display.

Brian

On Feb 25, 2013, at 12:23 AM, Will White will@...>
wrote:

> As some of you know, one of my pet peeves in short track racing is
the
> rampant exaggeration of listed track lengths. In the past I measured
> quite a few ovals online and found most to be shorter than stated,
some
> fairly accurate and a very few actually longer. After finding most of
> the so-called 5/8 mile tracks to be true half miles, I wondered if
there
> were any real 5/8 miles. At the time, it turned out that the only 5/8
I
> had found was the defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL,
a
> track that had been listed as 3/4.
>
> I can now report that, while still not having found a listed 5/8 that
> really is 5/8, I did find one that is actually a bit longer, which
I'd
> call 2/3 mile. It is the Evergreen Speedway outer oval in Monroe, WA.
> That matches Raceway Park in Clermont, IN. I also measured Cayuga
Motor
> Speedway in Nelles Corners, ON, and came up with about 9/16, which
> matches Bridgeport Speedway in NJ. All the others I measured,
including
> Thompson (CT), Rolling Wheels (NY), Orange County (NY), Flemington
(NJ),
> Allegany County (MD) and even North Wilkesboro (NC) are basically
half
> miles.
>
> Will
>
>

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