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Postby dodint » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:29 pm

No Monaco? Silver linings abound.

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Postby Shyster » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:06 pm

F1 also announced that the 2021 rules changes will be delayed until 2022.

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Postby Shyster » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:56 pm

Azerbaijan Grand Prix now called off.

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Postby dodint » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:22 pm

Pity, that.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Indy 500 ppd until August. That still seems optimistic for bringing a quarter million people together.

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Postby dodint » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:20 pm

July 4 has the Indycar folks running the road course combined with a NASCAR race on the same weekend. Gonna be rad. ;)

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Postby CBear3 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm

I may actually go, depending on Runoffs qualifiers. Heartland got moved to mid July, which is great, and I expect either the memorial day Major at Gateway happens or they move the Major to the September date. If they loosen the requirements andyou only have to do 2 this year instead of three, I'm golden. If not, the GP date coincides with Major #1 @ High Plains, and the 500 date coincides with Major #2 @ High Plains. The 500 vs the GP is not even a choice.

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 am

A little inside, but, ouch: :lol: :lol:


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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:01 pm

"Crimson" :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:42 pm

Following the RIP thread....

Stirling Moss spoke about the risks in motor racing with a candor that I greatly appreciated. Caused some occasional friction with the likes of Sir Jackie from time to time, but he viewed the sport the same way I do. You don't participate as a driver or watch as a fan because of the risk, you do so despite it.... but make no mistake, the risk is what separates this stuff from stick-and-ball activities.

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Postby MR25 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:26 am

Couldnt find NASCAR thread but

Kyle Larson is in some deep ****. He dropped an N bomb on all-chat in the iRacing stream yesterday. Everyone heard it.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:55 am

Larson is an idiot, and should be held responsible for his actions. That was tremendously stupid, irresponsible, and has no place in the racing community.

That said, I do not think his career and life should be destroyed over this. The sheer number of woke people that are flooding his social media accounts and gleefully tap dancing on his grave is disturbing, tbh.

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Postby Kaiser » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:32 pm

Too late. He's with Michael Richard, mark fuhrman and Randy marsh now.

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Postby MR25 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:36 pm

When your sport already has the image of lack of diversity that NASCAR has, this is extremely unhelpful, especially since NASCAR has been actively trying to fix this sort of image.

I don't see how they can keep him around, to be honest.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:44 pm

When your sport already has the image of lack of diversity that NASCAR has, this is extremely unhelpful, especially since NASCAR has been actively trying to fix this sort of image.

I don't see how they can keep him around, to be honest.
I completely agree with you. It's very, very bad. I was more referring to the people that go out of their way to bombard his social media accounts, almost like they are gloating about it.

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Postby Kaiser » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:52 pm

The village wins when the reds die.

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Postby CBear3 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:56 pm

Yep, was watching that last night. Its a shame those two seconds drew attention from an amazingly humorous race that drivers of all disciplines were cracking up over.

As stated, there are some black drivers in the NASCAR NEXT or whatever their development program is that crushed him and want him fired and kicked out of NASCAR for good. I just can't seem to see anything permanent being appropriate.. He needs some conversations, he needs to learn from the people that it hurt, and he'll need to focus on that full time, but I can't imagine it being more than a speed bump on his career.

There were talks that he'd take Jimmie's seat int he 48 next year. I guess you can throw that out the window though.

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm

I don't think his career should be ruined. But he's in a sport where his entire car is covered with sponsors paying to be there.. I don't see many lining up to be associated with him after this

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Postby Kaiser » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:15 pm

When your sport already has the image of lack of diversity that NASCAR has, this is extremely unhelpful, especially since NASCAR has been actively trying to fix this sort of image.

I don't see how they can keep him around, to be honest.
I completely agree with you. It's very, very bad. I was more referring to the people that go out of their way to bombard his social media accounts, almost like they are gloating about it.
Coming from the guy who posted:
"YESSSSSSSSSSS!!", when he heard Neil Degrasse Tyson had me-too'd somebody.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu May 14, 2020 1:22 am

Okay, so where the flip did this come from

Sainz set to replace Vettel at Ferrari for 2021

I mean, as a Ferrari fan my initial reaction is
Image

Not that I like Sainz that much (altho I do think he's quick), I've just never really rated Vettel. He's undoubtedly had his moments, but he's also been a complete choad too many times to warrant the unchallenged #1 status he believes he rates.
That new pairing is very enticing.

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Postby dodint » Wed May 20, 2020 2:46 pm

@CBear3

Path to Runoffs:

Regional path not changed
Appearance fund stays in place
Finishing position no longer matters
Still requires 3 majors weekends (participate), most only start one race
Two of those can be replaced by regional races or by paying a entry fee to a "substitute" major you don't actually have to attend.

How does that affect your outlook? I think forcing racing to pay for races they can't physically run is lame.

https://www.scca.com/downloads/50081-20 ... ria-web-v2

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Postby CBear3 » Wed May 20, 2020 3:57 pm

Makes it cheaper for me.
It's now just a Major and two regionals. The other thing I think is that as the big series start setting their long range schedules the SCCA is having trouble maintaining dates just like Chump and Lemons. I'm not sure there will be any SCCA racing at the Glen for instance this year.

For me, I was already too late for the Gateway Major next weekend. I was going to have to travel to Colorado either for the 4th of July or Indy 500 weekend. Now I can run Hallet 6/27, Heartland 7/18, and either "buy a major" or if Gateway still has their regional 9/5 run that (which would be a cost reduction over three majors). If I want to travel farther, I can do any regional.

Travelling was a big bone of contention among the B-Spec crowd because we don't have a lot of cars for regional events. So they'd do a lot of travelling to different Majors. So you might run 4 Majors, but only two in your home region which might not be enough to put you in the top 10 there. Eliminating the performance criteria really opens things up for us.

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