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robert gatten (Offline)
  #1 8/20/19 2:23 AM
Guns don't kill people ,people do .
Pocono race track doesn't cause crashes , Indy drivers do !

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Rich Mersereau (Offline)
  #2 8/20/19 6:18 AM
Well, it started in the early 60's. How long does it take to realize a heat seaking missile with 4 tires probably doesn't belong on a 2 mile oval? or bigger? In Europe the rear engine machines always run on a road/street course, an opportunity to slow down. In the United States we just blast around wide open and hope for the best. Read your history books and you'll learn England closed there oval almost immediately.
Non wing lover (Offline)
  #3 8/20/19 7:14 AM
And another anti oval
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captrat (Offline)
  #4 8/20/19 10:35 AM
Originally Posted by Rich Mersereau:
Well, it started in the early 60's. How long does it take to realize a heat seaking missile with 4 tires probably doesn't belong on a 2 mile oval? or bigger? In Europe the rear engine machines always run on a road/street course, an opportunity to slow down. In the United States we just blast around wide open and hope for the best. Read your history books and you'll learn England closed there oval almost immediately.
Get some euros and attend the parades F1 is famous for.
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IndianaSprintFan (Offline)
  #5 8/20/19 12:06 PM
Rich, are you suggesting we do away with the Indianapolis 500?
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Charles Nungester (Offline)
  #6 8/20/19 3:28 PM
Since Indy went mostly non oval. I've lost total interest. Really I don't even care for the Nascar road courses
Like Andretti said with Michael, John and the others, We race sprints first because it teaches you how to race.

Charles Nungester
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Therealether (Offline)
  #7 8/20/19 3:36 PM
Actually,if memory serves, there are many ovals of various length still in Europe
Rich Mersereau (Offline)
  #8 8/20/19 6:15 PM
i wish they would have sent the 1st rear engine car at Indy home. But, you cannot unring that bell. Can you imagine what the front engine cars would look like today?
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chrismattlin (Offline)
  #9 8/21/19 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Rich Mersereau:
Well, it started in the early 60's. How long does it take to realize a heat seaking missile with 4 tires probably doesn't belong on a 2 mile oval? or bigger? In Europe the rear engine machines always run on a road/street course, an opportunity to slow down. In the United States we just blast around wide open and hope for the best. Read your history books and you'll learn England closed there oval almost immediately.
I guess you must have forgot about the IndyCar oval races IN ENGLAND from this century. No need to read a history book when we have it visually archived on YouTube:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6xpp_mMh7Ro
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Stevensville Mike (Offline)
  #10 8/21/19 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Rich Mersereau:
Can you imagine what the front engine cars would look like today?
Well, Rich, here is a shot of Jim Hurtubise and the Mallard from 1972, what I believe was the last front engine car to run in the series we now know as IndyCar:




The nose is very much like the rear engine cars of the day. So, skinny the nose up, widen the front wing, tweak the back end like an IndyCar today, and then find a way to get a slim turbocharged engine in front of the driver with the driveshaft running between his legs. Or offset it so the shaft is to his left? However, that might not bode well for road courses.
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