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Old 02-13-2009, 09:12 PM   #106
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I understand what your saying , but i wonder how JR , Bushe , gordon and so forth would do sitting behind an F1? I think it all depends on what you have been brought up to do. Now Montoya has had his flashes of brilliance. If i had to pick though , i think F1 and Lemans would be the most wild ride out there. But Nascar is really cool too , and we see some great racing. Almost a different driver wins all the time.
A few years back Jeff Gordon was able to drive a F1 car at Indy when they had the US Grand Prix. A F1 driver was also able to drive Jeff Gordons stock car. Jeff Gordon ran lap times that would have qualified him for the F1 race and the F1 driver had a hard time getting the stock car up to speed. (The car was too heavy with no grip and no traction control) I think if you can wheel a heavy stock car you could just about get anything around a track. Remember the Sprint Cup runs two road races every year and the so called road racers try to come in and dominate but so far the regular Sprint Cup drivers win.
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A few years back Jeff Gordon was able to drive a F1 car at Indy when they had the US Grand Prix. A F1 driver was also able to drive Jeff Gordons stock car. Jeff Gordon ran lap times that would have qualified him for the F1 race and the F1 driver had a hard time getting the stock car up to speed. (The car was too heavy with no grip and no traction control) I think if you can wheel a heavy stock car you could just about get anything around a track. Remember the Sprint Cup runs two road races every year and the so called road racers try to come in and dominate but so far the regular Sprint Cup drivers win.

That was tradin' paint with Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya couldn't come to terms with the NeckCar as it wouldn't brake or turn like anything he was used to. He was trying to throw it into turns like an F1 car. I don't believe Gordon ran that great of lap times, but he did say that the F1 car was incredibly difficult to drive and that he definitely thought F1 drivers had a much harder job.

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:47 AM   #108
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I'll really get something going here now... Dirt sprint car drivers are the top drivers... they drive the highest power to weight ratio cars (not counting pro drag cars) they can go from 15 mph to 120 mph in less than 1/2 mile making 2 turns on a dirt track.. put one of those pansie F1 drivers in one of those cars and see what happens.. better yet lets put a F1 driver in a LateModel over at Eldora when the Nascar Boys go there and see what happens.. If they can find one to go. Jaun has tried it but thats about it...sorry for going off text guys.. but when someone says F1 driver seems to be the top dog, I need to say something....
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As I've been reading this thread, the wife walked by and say's "where do you buy your parts, a sport's store or a hobby store?".

What ever you call it, it's a blast....
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As I've been reading this thread, the wife walked by and say's "where do you buy your parts, a sport's store or a hobby store?".

What ever you call it, it's a blast....
+1 i think she is on to somthing....lol....
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:11 AM   #112
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As I've been reading this thread, the wife walked by and say's "where do you buy your parts, a sport's store or a hobby store?".

What ever you call it, it's a blast....
I would say your wife is right...
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That was tradin' paint with Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya couldn't come to terms with the NeckCar as it wouldn't brake or turn like anything he was used to. He was trying to throw it into turns like an F1 car. I don't believe Gordon ran that great of lap times, but he did say that the F1 car was incredibly difficult to drive and that he definitely thought F1 drivers had a much harder job.

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Yes that was actually the first Tradin Paint on Speed. It was several years ago I was still living in Las Vegas when that was on. I personally am not a Jeff Gordon fan but all I can remember is all his fans that I worked with bragged about how Gordon ran fast enough lap times to qualify for the Grand Prix. (I did watch a re-run a couple years back and seem to remember them saying his lap times were fast enough to qualify) I will have to look that episode up and re-watch it to be sure.
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who cares, just go have fun. only reason people debate whether its a sport or not is b/c they have trouble with thought that others will not take them seriously b/c they enjoy playing with 'toy cars'.

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And it costs a lot of money! It is an official sport otherwise EFRA, IFMAR, NORCCA won't excist! IFMAR is part of the FIA which is the sanctioned body of all carsports worldwide
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I still think turn marshaling is closer to a sport than some things. I once took a buggy in the ribs that was going around 20-30 mph off a fast low flying jump. It knocked the wind out of me and bruised 3 ribs, almost put me down as I gasped for air. I think you have to have some pretty sure feet and quick reaction time out on the track to avoid injury. LOL!

Anyone here race downhill mountain bikes? Ummm,... now that is a psycho's sport, and I'd like to see a comparison done with MX racers vs Downhill racers.
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It still isn't called an enginesport. No matter how you look at it. If your in the USA it's called Motorsports.
That doesn't make it an actual word, or a sport.
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A few years back Jeff Gordon was able to drive a F1 car at Indy when they had the US Grand Prix. A F1 driver was also able to drive Jeff Gordons stock car. Jeff Gordon ran lap times that would have qualified him for the F1 race and the F1 driver had a hard time getting the stock car up to speed. (The car was too heavy with no grip and no traction control) I think if you can wheel a heavy stock car you could just about get anything around a track. Remember the Sprint Cup runs two road races every year and the so called road racers try to come in and dominate but so far the regular Sprint Cup drivers win.
That was Juan Pablo Montoyta's car Jeffy was trying to drive, and I guess you overlooked that F-1 cars can "qualify" for a race by running within 110% of the laptime of the TQ. A similar time would have you packing the truck in NASCAR.
Oh, and Juan eventually made the transition to stock cars - meanwhile Jeffy's hardly won more NASCAR races since then than Juan has.
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As I've been reading this thread, the wife walked by and say's "where do you buy your parts, a sport's store or a hobby store?"
Good point.
I remember my wife coming to her first RC race, and she almost left after she thought there was me and a bunch of other guys lining the rail of the driver's stand having a peeing contest.
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I still think turn marshaling is closer to a sport than some things. I once took a buggy in the ribs that was going around 20-30 mph off a fast low flying jump. It knocked the wind out of me and bruised 3 ribs, almost put me down as I gasped for air. I think you have to have some pretty sure feet and quick reaction time out on the track to avoid injury.
So you're saying you don't have sure feet and quick reations?
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