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Old 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #46
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Not any minds were changed by the threadjacking that I unfortunately let myself get sucked in to.

I'm even more of the feeling that open wheel racing is on it's way back in America after watching (and falling asleep during) NASCAR's Coca Cola 600. There were what looked to be tens of thousands of empty seats covered with flags and banners to hide them, a graphic illustration of which series race fans spent their money on.

Can IndyCar liven things up more by allowing variety in chassis manufacturers again, or maybe bodywork options? Or would that run the risk of screwing up the aerodynamics and making close racing and passing almost impossible again?
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Not any minds were changed by the threadjacking that I unfortunately let myself get sucked in to.

I'm even more of the feeling that open wheel racing is on it's way back in America after watching (and falling asleep during) NASCAR's Coca Cola 600. There were what looked to be tens of thousands of empty seats covered with flags and banners to hide them, a graphic illustration of which series race fans spent their money on.

Can IndyCar liven things up more by allowing variety in chassis manufacturers again, or maybe bodywork options? Or would that run the risk of screwing up the aerodynamics and making close racing and passing almost impossible again?
Thanks for ending the hijack.

Unfortunately, one of the things that got Randy Bernard fired was a revolt by team owners who thought his parts plan was too costly.

From what I can see every fan of IndyCar would like the cars to be more customized. The owners think it's too expensive. I don't know if they'll change their minds over time. I hope so.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:05 AM   #48
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Yes,That was a good race.Very entertaining.
I'm looking forward to the Pocono 500.
My tickets are sitting on my dinning room table.
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Yes,That was a good race.Very entertaining.
I'm looking forward to the Pocono 500.
My tickets are sitting on my dinning room table.
Sweet! I love open wheel oval racing.
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Sweet! I love open wheel oval racing.

WHY!

Other than Outlaw and sprint dirt oval I see it as a waste of a competent, and complex chassis. What if F1 had oval races? Wouldn't that be a waste? I am fully aware (or under the wrong assumption) that F1 and IndyCar used to be at least close in spec, but I seriously would love to hear your reasons.
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WHY!

Other than Outlaw and sprint dirt oval I see it as a waste of a competent, and complex chassis. What if F1 had oval races? Wouldn't that be a waste? I am fully aware (or under the wrong assumption) that F1 and IndyCar used to be at least close in spec, but I seriously would love to hear your reasons.
Because I find it exciting and entertaining. I don't watch motor sports to drool over technical details. I enjoy the racing itself.
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Because I find it exciting and entertaining.
I guess that's good enough. But I was hoping for something more compelling. That's the same explanation I use to win my non motorcycle friends over re: MotoGP and the TT.
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I guess that's good enough. But I was hoping for something more compelling. That's the same explanation I use to win my non motorcycle friends over re: MotoGP and the TT.
Why can't you go to threads that appeal to you then?
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Why can't you go to threads that appeal to you then?
Indy car does appeal to me. I have a Rick Mears scale model I built back in about 86 or 87. I'm just vexed by the oval thing. I watched the 500, as I do every year, and I asked myself why the whole time. A question is not always a challenge of ones manhood, sometimes it's an expression of genuine interest.
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I speak not for wxwax, but oval racing is America. The Eurotrash let Brooklands and the oval at Monza go to weeds.
Indy
Pocono
Texas
Iowa
Fontana
Wisconsin

Bring back
Motegi
Loudon
another fairly flat oval in the mile and a half range. Maybe 2 ovals like that.

No need to guess which courses I'd drop to get more ovals on the schedule.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #56
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Mexico has a nice 1 1/4 mile oval at Puebla. Jus' sayin'.
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Canada must have a useable oval somewhere. Run a North American Triple Crown, for a fat bonus. Mexico, Iowa, Canada.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:03 AM   #58
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I used to go to Nazareth speedway for the Indy car races also.Nice high speed short oval.My uncle started taking me racing when it was a dirt track.Also went to the Reading Speedway,Allentown Fairground Speedway.He took me to the Indy 500 in I believe 1968 when STP ran their last race with the 4 wheel drive turbine powered car.Unser won the race in the Johnny Lightning Special.
Yea,I'm that old.
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He took me to the Indy 500 in I believe 1968 when STP ran their last race with the 4 wheel drive turbine powered car.Unser won the race in the Johnny Lightning Special.
Yea,I'm that old.
I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first win in a car sponsored by Rislone.
The Johnny Lightning Specials came a few years later with Al Unser being one of the pilots.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:22 AM   #60
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Hmm,You may be correct.
I told you I was old.Can't remember shit anymore.
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