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Sirens at Race Tracks and Speedways

Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:48 pm

I couldn't find a thread about this so I figured I'd start one up. Yesterday I was at the Firekeepers Casino 400 (Which got rained out) at Michigan International Speedway. I expected to see one of Jackson County's 2001-SRN's as I saw it in 2015 at the Quicken Loans 400.

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However, I couldn't find it so I bet it was relocated for better coverage since I found this Whelen WPS-2904 on the Lenewee County side. I saw that it was in a 2016 satellite video so it's fairly new.

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So I figured that I'd make a thread about sirens near race tracks...
In my opinion, I think there way too many 2001's in Indiana!


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Re: Sirens at Race Tracks and Speedways

Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:02 pm

The Cherry Raceway In Kingsley, Michigan had some kind of Small siren, probably an L.
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Re: Sirens at Race Tracks and Speedways

Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:17 am

I would assume that any large track that host an event ( NASCAR, ARCA, Indy Car, IMSA ,SCCA, etc. etc.) is going to have some sort of system in place ...think Modulators... for mass communication/warning. As far as other types of sirens, I am sure that there has been or still is sirens near or adjacent to race tracks. An example would be a dirt track located at any county fairgrounds in any where U.S.A .... a siren used for Tornado warnings could easily be located on county property or perhaps in an adjacent neighbor hood to the fair grounds.
Most tracks built in the last 40 years ...from Saturday night 1/4 bull rings to a super speedway... are built in less populated areas due to noise, dust in its a dirt track and traffic. As we all are aware, you just don't find many sirens in a sparsely populated area.
I grew up about 6 blocks from the Shawnee County fairgrounds 1/2 mile dirt rack, which was more or less in the middle of the city until it was tore down in 1981. There where at least 3 or 4 Thunderbolts that could have easily been heard at the fairgrounds.
I think that there is some sort of warning system at Heartland Park (drag strip, dirt track) on because it is adjacent to Forbes field.... Ks. Army Air National Guard 190th air refueling wing along with other business' and offices .
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Re: Sirens at Race Tracks and Speedways

Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am

How about that racetrack in Plymouth, Indiana with the T-128 that crapped itself dead two months after being installed? Noie and Burns have a video of it.
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