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by Govbarney » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 pm
by peeker643 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:13 pm
Govbarney wrote:Well he was my favorite driver mainly because he won the first Indy 500 I ever attended. Spent most of the afternoon watching them not race in Vegas due to the red flag as opposed to the browns game , kind of glad I did that , the 5 lap tribute they did was great to see.
by Govbarney » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:09 pm
by peeker643 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:22 pm
Govbarney wrote:I been watching open wheel racing all my life , I can honestly say that was one of the most horrific accidents I ever saw, not because of the flames or the cars breaking apart, Indy cars are designed to break apart to absorb impact, and drivers wear flame retardant suits, but at the speed tau which those cars hit the wall especially Wheldon's. No new safety measure will ever protect against pure inertia.
by Govbarney » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:00 am
by Spin » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:39 am
by Govbarney » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:46 am
Spin wrote:Been an open wheel fan most of my life, and it never gets easier. In fact I think it's getting harder when something like this happens.Sad thing is next year there are new cars that have devices to help prevent the wheel climbing. The cars will be harder to drive, and different engines, so the cars won't be all packed together. And the horsepower is dropping. Which makes it all that much harder, they had one more race to get through...
by Triple-S » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:26 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by Spin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:10 am
by RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:00 am
by Govbarney » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am
by Triple-S » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:48 pm
by Govbarney » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:13 pm
Triple-S wrote:As a fan, I was really excited for this race.On paper, it seemed like a really cool thing to see. 34 drivers, the championship on the line. a 5 million dollar prize out there.And I prefer oval racing to road courses, just I guess a preference. Don't get me wrong, Mid-Ohio is great to go to, but Kentucky was much more fun to watch as you had a view of every car on the track, and generally you're more likely to see all the action.My proposal is, instead of going crazy and having 34, why not do a kind of tourney with 32 drivers, put them in two races with 16 cars each, go 100 laps, and and the top 8 in each field get placed into a final race that would be 100-200 laps that would go for a similar amount of prize money that was suggested.I really hope this isn't the death of oval racing for open wheel, the drivers don't exactly seem to happy with the whole idea anymore sans Indy.
by Triple-S » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:25 pm
by Govbarney » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:38 pm
by Spin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:43 pm
by Triple-S » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:37 pm
by Spin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:55 pm
by Triple-S » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:30 pm
I can’t close without expressing my disgust with the “ambulance chasers” who have come out this week. I’ve heard from so many different media outlets wanting to interview me about Dan’s death, but the problem I have with these requests is they’re coming from media outlets who do not cover racing the rest of the year. Where were these guys when IndyCar arrived in Las Vegas for their championship weekend? Where were they when something positive happened in the series during the course of the season? The practice of covering racing only when someone dies makes me sick. It shows disrespect for our sport, our fans, and most importantly, the ones we lost.
by Govbarney » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:06 am
Spin wrote:Here's the latest from an IndyCar writerhttp://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/ ... -revealed/
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