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Old 10-30-2010, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by peter_robinson
Why is this even being debated? I thought that as a ROAR track that IFMAR quals and heads up mains were mandatory?? I could be wrong though, I have been out of the loop for awhile.
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Originally Posted by OVA
Well head start is a pain in the A$$..hopefully you don't get start in the back, No body want to get lap or get behind after being pass by one car... wouldn't surprise me somebody is going get taking out...
yea, its best to save all the taking out for the start of the main

doesn't really matter ifmar or heads up, someones always going to be last, but will it be last by yourself, or last locked in a good battle
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but like I said at the begining, just some meaningless random thoughts
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Originally Posted by peter_robinson
Why is this even being debated? I thought that as a ROAR track that IFMAR quals and heads up mains were mandatory?? I could be wrong though, I have been out of the loop for awhile.
but that would mean, following roar rules across the board and well, not even going to go there...
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Kinda ROAR rules!!
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Originally Posted by skypilot
yea, its best to save all the taking out for the start of the main

doesn't really matter ifmar or heads up, someones always going to be last, but will it be last by yourself, or last locked in a good battle
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I was referring to qualifier time ...you have to drive your a$$ off and you already 10sec behind the leader on the tone.... when you have to find the spot to pass with out taking the each other out...there's noway you going to catch the leader .....or better Qual. position..
In the main everybody know you can't win on the first corner...

This is Just my opinion...I'm flexible with the H30 program

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That's the problem with heads-up qualifiers...while they DO give more practice for the heads-up mains the fact is that whoever gets slotted toward the back of their first qualifier (whether randomly drawn or seeded) is at a disadvantage the rest of the race day. Especially if there is more than one heat and a re-sort.
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Originally Posted by OVA
Hey Ritchie
I was referring to qualifier time ...you have to drive your a$$ off and you already 10sec behind the leader on the tone.... when you have to find the spot to pass with out taking the each other out...there's noway you going to catch the leader .....or better Qual. position..
In the main everybody know you can't win on the first corner...

Except for You, you have brain farts
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Originally Posted by busman
Except for You, you have brain farts


btw... just passed you .you may have the brain fart on the tone...lol
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Btw busman
Bring your 12th tommorrow @ H30 , let see who's the brian fart in the house...
if you dont show up .....your chicken fart
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Originally Posted by OVA
Hey Ritchie
I was referring to qualifier time ...you have to drive your a$$ off and you already 10sec behind the leader on the tone.... when you have to find the spot to pass with out taking the each other out...there's noway you going to catch the leader .....or better Qual. position..
In the main everybody know you can't win on the first corner...

This is Just my opinion...I'm flexible with the H30 program
Originally Posted by Scottrik
That's the problem with heads-up qualifiers...while they DO give more practice for the heads-up mains the fact is that whoever gets slotted toward the back of their first qualifier (whether randomly drawn or seeded) is at a disadvantage the rest of the race day. Especially if there is more than one heat and a re-sort.

personally I enjoy starting in the back and catching and passing someone, kinda the reason I do this. i believe its called racing.

I don't know if its still done, but for years when I raced at TRCR it was heads up. draw a number from the hat. thats your pole for the first heat. second heat reverse the order, third heat (when there is a third heat) qual order. way to much importance is placed on qual position. It may help when two cars are very close, but really lets be honest, could wes win the main from the back row, more then likey, can peter or travis win from the back row, more then likey, would they enjoy picking off the poor soles one at a time, I don't know, I would, but hey thats probably just me. and its not about more practice for the main, its about actually having three RACES vs driving around by your self. don't know if anyone noticed, but I stopped a couple of times during my WGT race to wait for donny and brian, just so I wouldn't be bored driving in circles by myself. but then again, like I said, thats probably just me.
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I've always liked IFMAR qualifying and grid mains. To me, it gives an arc to the race night. A completeness to the evening's narrative. The intensity of the solo time trial builds to a grid start main. Lap count is everything in the qualifying rounds, but then it's racer vs. racer in the main. Different disciplines, different mindsets. I like a qualifying battle, too. The other guy doesn't have to be close on the track, but knowing where he is on his run, and if you're close on time, it can build tremendous excitement. At least, that's the word I give it when my eyes are stinging, I'm crushing the grip of my radio, and I have to remind myself to blink and breathe.

Anyway, it's one of those subjects. Race on
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you got a prutty mouth.......
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Originally Posted by skypilot
personally I enjoy starting in the back and catching and passing someone, kinda the reason I do this. i believe its called racing.

I don't know if its still done, but for years when I raced at TRCR it was heads up. draw a number from the hat. thats your pole for the first heat. second heat reverse the order, third heat (when there is a third heat) qual order. way to much importance is placed on qual position. It may help when two cars are very close, but really lets be honest, could wes win the main from the back row, more then likey, can peter or travis win from the back row, more then likey, would they enjoy picking off the poor soles one at a time, I don't know, I would, but hey thats probably just me. and its not about more practice for the main, its about actually having three RACES vs driving around by your self. don't know if anyone noticed, but I stopped a couple of times during my WGT race to wait for donny and brian, just so I wouldn't be bored driving in circles by myself. but then again, like I said, thats probably just me.
I'm with you on this for club racing ...
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