One of the things we look for at each track we visit is the condition and design of the racing surface itself. What the track workers do in preparing a dirt track for action can be the difference in a good race and a great one....
The clay at Crossville Raceway was put down thick years ago by the original owner. That means that it will hold moisture well and that water put on the track will not drain away to the underlying, more porous dirt if the clay is thick enough.
The track held its shape, it did not dry out to the point of being dry/slick and it never developed any holes or ruts making the racing very good.
The holes and trenches that develop in some tracks only serve to tear up equipment and ruin otherwise close racing. If everyone has to run a line that avoids a hole, then we see single line racing, and that's not good for anybody.