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Old 05-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #226
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So 12th will be on asphalt?
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #227
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So 12th will be on asphalt?
All Classes will be on asphalt. No Carpet... Outdoor event... New asphalt
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #228
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So, basically if it's not on your favourite surface you won't go.

We get this type of attitude from club racers all the time. "I don't like high curves." "Astroturf jumps aren't real offroad." "I'm not going if they don't goop it." "Too much traction, the car grip rolls all the time." "Not enough traction - it's too loose." "The carpet has a grain in it." "The track is too short." "The track is too long." "I don't like grass infields." "There's a bump in the straight." "There are hardly any jumps." "The jumps are tricky." "The track is too wide." "The track is too narrow." I've heard all of these and more. Somebody even told me once they wouldn't go because the drivers' stand was too high. And every person has a theory about why each of these conditions is unfair or not in the spirit of racing.

It's exactly this type of attitude that gives the sport a bad vibe. Everybody is ultra picky about what is "real" offroad/onroad/12th/TC/whatever. What I'm at pains to explain to these people is that every track has unique features and its own character. Different surfaces and layouts provide different challenges. Taking on each of them makes you a better driver.

What you're used to isn't the way it is done everywhere. Travelling to different races should be about more than just sleeping in a hotel room to race. It should be about experiencing racing as it is done in a different place. I would think this should go double for the Worlds.

Don't be a surface snob. It's the Worlds! Go to represent your country, to do your best, and broaden your racing experience.
+1 very well said.
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Don't be a surface snob. It's the Worlds! Go to represent your country, to do your best, and broaden your racing experience.
wow - i love that quote...
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