LAC!! SPOILER: F-1 results. Complaints, anyone?
chrisdyer at hotmail.com
Mon May 13 20:17:06 EDT 2002
It's all point of view. From what I've heard from driver interviews, driving
on ovals is a different dynamic, but difficult nonetheless. Driving at
180-220 on those ovals is like driving 65 on glare ice--AND you're trying to
hold your head up at high g's for a few hours, not pass out from heat, AND
beat the other guys right next to you, who may, btw, be purposely bumping
and banging your ride.
Now, as for beginners' tv viewing, not very exciting. I'd guess from my
experience, that off-road and rallying are real eye-catchers.
But my FAVORITE is the Reno Air races--specifically helicopters. HOLY CRAP!
Only caught it once on the "old" Speedvision; blew my mind.
>Speaking of NASCAR, I forced myself to sit and watch not only a couple of
>NASCAR races, but also the CART and IRL series, thinking maybe I've missed
>Can someone explain to me please, how there can possibly be an enormous
>amount of skill involved in simply keeping your foot in it all day, and
>going around in a circle? (OK, "oval"!). I mean, if the guys racing are
>and overweight, are they really "athletes"? Or just a bunch of guys that
>can't keep up with the *really* fast cars...
>Now, the CART and IRL, I can see perhaps a little bit more skill in,
>especially when they actually take these cars to places like Long Beach,
>do the road courses. Besides, a few of those guys have successfully made
>jump to F-1 (Zinardi, Villeneuve, Montoya, Andretti, etc.), and a few have
>gone the other way too (Takagi, Zinardi, Andretti, et.al.), but it seems
>that the guys moving from F-1 to IRL are the ones that couldn't quite make
>it in F-1. Maybe with the exception of Andretti.
>Am I completely off my rockers here?
>Michael L. Riebs
>Grand Rapids, Michigan
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
>To: "Quattro Audi Group" <quattro at audifans.com>; "V8 Audi Group"
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>Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 1:45 PM
>Subject: [V8] Re: Fw: SPOILER: F-1 results. Complaints, anyone?
> > Michael Riebs wrote:
> > >Did nobody watch the race, or it the shameful handing over of the win
> > >too painful to discuss?
> > Sorry, we're all NASCAR fans.
> > Kent
> > '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"
> >  Said with a huge dose of sarcasm.
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