View Full Version : Logistics; Daytona.

Rod Grimwood
09-13-2011, 08:14 AM
Thought this may be of interest.

The logistical problems of tar sealing a road on this angle are enormous.

The operators are tied to the machines because you cannot stand on a 45 degree angle.

The sealer is tethered to a bulldozer to stop it sliding down the slope.

A huge project and very difficult conditions.

Now you can get a feel of just how fast these cars are going just to stay on the slope.

Not only is this a true engineering project feat, but will give you better perspective of the pitch of the track itself.

Rod Grimwood
09-13-2011, 08:16 AM
Some more

Rod Grimwood
09-13-2011, 08:24 AM

09-13-2011, 08:33 AM
Wow, incredible ! Used to quite intrigue me as a kid how they'do that, now we know !
Banking is 31deg at Daytona from memory, wicked !
Thanks, Rod.

09-13-2011, 09:01 AM
wonder how fast those roadlayers are on the banking ;)

Rod Grimwood
09-13-2011, 07:21 PM
bry3500: Bet they are faster than our roadworks guy's out here are on the flat.

Steve Holmes
09-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Neat photos Rod! Whats even more amazing is that the track was built in the 1950s, and opened in 1959. Imagine the herculean effort it took to build it with the modest technology available at the time.