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    First laps around Palmer

    Looks to be a fun layout, but typical for a New England track as far as runoff goes


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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Track looks cool. Lots of elevation change, good selection of corners. Why though to track builders insist on leaving gigantic rock walls from the mid point all the way to the exit of turns? Nothing like leaving something there that will really injure people and destroy vehicles if they crash there.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    What the fuck are these assholes thinking? Do they not get that people go off the track. They need to get on a race track before they decide to build one. This looks like another HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT like Thompson. Fucking cockheads.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    i agree. while i can appreciate the challenge in removing that much ledge in order to provide runoff, thats something that shouldve been seriously considered when making the track to begin with. i have to say, that even all the new tracks that i have been to in recent years where people have had concerns of runoff and safety (MMC, Thompson etc), theyve never really bothered me. this one does. thats some big ledge and its really close.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    It doesn't even matter.....Tony unofficially said on Friday that bikes won't be allowed there in 2015 anyway. Probably Limerock (CT) will be available though.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    What the fuck are these assholes thinking? Do they not get that people go off the track. They need to get on a race track before they decide to build one. This looks like another HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT like Thompson. Fucking cockheads.
    Yeah dude, that is so unbelievable stupid of them. Even for cars that must be dangerous!

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    The scenery looks amazing. Quite a long track too from the looks of it.


    But those rock walls everywhere? Oh man. Not just bikes, but cars. Some rich guy with a nice half million dollar car is gunna make a small oops and it's going to get completely destroyed into one of those.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Quote Originally Posted by South of Heaven View Post
    Probably Limerock (CT) will be available though.
    Did Limerock do something to eliminate all the Armco (guardrails) around the track that they used to have? I recall watching races there thinking that crashing a bike there would not end well for rider or bike.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    From what I hear they have or will buy a ton of air fencing

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    Quote Originally Posted by South of Heaven View Post
    It doesn't even matter.....Tony unofficially said on Friday that bikes won't be allowed there in 2015 anyway. Probably Limerock (CT) will be available though.
    Actually, I said it is my "guess" that bikes won't be allowed in 2015. I have no info from the owner himself on this. Naturally, we are working on things.

    The anti track people are using anything possible to fight the track, and somewhere in the early plans (10 years ago?) it says No Motorcycles.

    Anyway, we just got a new track this year with Thompson - and we'll likely have one with Tamworth in 2015. There are plenty of options while the Palmer track gets things sorted out.

    I do ultimately believe bikes will be allowed... as soon as the anti track people realize their world is not going to collapse now that the track is built and running.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    ever seen racing in Macau? macau12 race2 fin: http://youtu.be/G3Rb3z_y6W8

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    thats different. thats a street turned into a racetrack. thats like comparing the isle of man to VIR

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Aside from the massive rock walls, track looks amazing

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    Can we assume they just haven't gotten to the rock walls and they MIGHT be removed before the track opens?

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Can we assume they just haven't gotten to the rock walls and they MIGHT be removed before the track opens?
    That would be great, but they'd likely do all the blasting before they started paving. Wouldn't want big hunks of granite landing on your nice, new pavement.

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    That would be great, but they'd likely do all the blasting before they started paving. Wouldn't want big hunks of granite landing on your nice, new pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    Aside from the massive rock walls, track looks amazing



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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Even for cars that makes no sense.. I doubt they planned all of this without consulting professionals... There must be a plan for runoff

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    And. FUCK!!!!! they better make it work for bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloots View Post
    Even for cars that makes no sense.. I doubt they planned all of this without consulting professionals... There must be a plan for runoff
    Having gone through this with several tracks over the years, I have come to realize that video does not accurately reflect runoff.

    I would hold judgment until riding it in person.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Thought it was a run at Pikes Peak with the blinding sun and cliffs.

    What time of the day was the video taken?

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    What the fuck are these assholes thinking? Do they not get that people go off the track. They need to get on a race track before they decide to build one. This looks like another HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT like Thompson. Fucking cockheads.
    Have you ridden Thompson? ?? Why is it a disappointment to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lxpony View Post
    Have you ridden Thompson? ?? Why is it a disappointment to you?
    Twice. The second time I was more disappointed. Turn 1 sucks, turn 4 sucks, the bridge is retarded, the transition from the nascar oval is bump as shit already, the straight is boring long with a suck off camber turn at the end, pit in/pit out is downright dangerous, gas brake turn, gas brake turn, gas break turn and the back section of the track, the only area with even a little bit of flow and speed in the turns has no fucking runoff for oopses. Wicked fucking dissappointment. When I rode there I felt like I had to hold back or I could get hurt. That made it not fun for me. I ride to push the limits of myself and my bike and I couldn't do that comfortably at Thompson. So what's the point?


    Palmers actual track layout looks nice but the stupid amounts of sheer rock ledge are enough to make it not fun. It's another track that I'll have to hold back on.

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    I thought Thompson was small but it was fun.. only one really scary section that's in need of an air fence. Certainly a great alternative to nhis

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    Re: First laps around Palmer

    I managed to make it to the tire wall when I went down in the back section of Thompson. (T8?) I was surprised how easy it is to run out of runoff.
    Pit in doesn't seem dangerous at all.
    The pavement sure is nice.

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