Kyle Larson sets new qualifying record at I-55

Flying Penguin

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From the I-55 website:

I-55 Raceway is a 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval that features racing on Saturday nights. U.M.P. DIRTcar Late Models, U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds, U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro Modifieds, U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A. Sportsman and U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A Pro 4 Stocks headline the weekly racing program.

Track records:
Winged Sprint Car: Kyle Larson – 9.995 seconds (119.94 mph) – May 22, 2020
Late Model: Billy Moyer – 12.081 seconds (99.230 mph) – June 23, 2007
Modified: Kenny Wallace – 14.198 seconds (84.430 mph) – April 26, 2014

Track:
Length: 1/3 mile
Banking: 19 degrees in the corners – 10 degrees on straight-aways
Surface: Clay
 

DaveMcLain

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From the I-55 website:

I-55 Raceway is a 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval that features racing on Saturday nights. U.M.P. DIRTcar Late Models, U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds, U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro Modifieds, U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A. Sportsman and U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A Pro 4 Stocks headline the weekly racing program.

Track records:
Winged Sprint Car: Kyle Larson – 9.995 seconds (119.94 mph) – May 22, 2020
Late Model: Billy Moyer – 12.081 seconds (99.230 mph) – June 23, 2007
Modified: Kenny Wallace – 14.198 seconds (84.430 mph) – April 26, 2014

Track:
Length: 1/3 mile
Banking: 19 degrees in the corners – 10 degrees on straight-aways
Surface: Clay
And they are incorrect about the size of the track. You don't have to believe me just go on Google Earth and use the measuring tool. Get right over the top of the track looking straight down. Carefully measure around the infield wall and then around the outside wall. What you will find is that it is almost exactly 1/4 mile around the pole and 1/3 mile around the outside wall so if the cars didn't drive on the trail in front of the bleachers then they didn't travel 1/3 mile during their ET.
 

DaveMcLain

Active Member
I'd say that the World of Outlaws' measurement makes the most sense as to what distance the car would actually have to travel to get around the track and their speed of 95.4 mph is realistic. Very fast but not over 100 mph average speed.
 








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