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sadiesue
June 30, 2022 at 11:31:35 PM
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I just watched three open wheel racing at IRP speedway.  I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement boring.




ColtanW
July 01, 2022 at 08:49:43 AM
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I personally enjoy the sprint car feature at IRP. The Swanson brothers put on a classic high speed chess match throughout the majority of the race. The Little 500 is also one of the best sprint car events in the world and it's on a paved track.


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beezr2002
July 01, 2022 at 09:24:32 AM
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Posted By: sadiesue on June 30 2022 at 11:31:35 PM

I just watched three open wheel racing at IRP speedway.  I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement boring.



I don't think you should comment on this site, your posts are boring. Don't like it, don't watch it. No need to express your disapproval.




BStrawser26
July 01, 2022 at 10:12:49 AM
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Posted By: sadiesue on June 30 2022 at 11:31:35 PM

I just watched three open wheel racing at IRP speedway.  I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement boring.



I agree pavement racing is the worst for sprinters!  See .... .....!!


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revjimk
July 01, 2022 at 02:04:38 PM
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Posted By: beezr2002 on July 01 2022 at 09:24:32 AM

I don't think you should comment on this site, your posts are boring. Don't like it, don't watch it. No need to express your disapproval.



People comment on all sorts of stuff here.....If you don't like it, don't read it! wink



revjimk
July 01, 2022 at 02:14:36 PM
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Posted By: ColtanW on July 01 2022 at 08:49:43 AM

I personally enjoy the sprint car feature at IRP. The Swanson brothers put on a classic high speed chess match throughout the majority of the race. The Little 500 is also one of the best sprint car events in the world and it's on a paved track.



To each his own...

This statement was a bit much: "I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement". If some racers like to run pavement, & some fans like to watch it, cool, have a blast!

I personally don't care for pavement races myself. My Hoosier buddy loves the Lil 500, took me there once, damn near put me to sleep...too confusing, you couldn't tell if somebody was 14 laps down. But no way would I deny others their fun....

In fact I lost interest in racing when we moved to Connecticut in 1966, no dirt tracks. Went to 2 races, took a 40 year hiatus until I discovered Pa. dirt tracks in 2010 ( I guess that makes it over 40... went to one race in the early 70s, but fergit what year...)




ColtanW
July 01, 2022 at 02:32:38 PM
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Posted By: revjimk on July 01 2022 at 02:14:36 PM

To each his own...

This statement was a bit much: "I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement". If some racers like to run pavement, & some fans like to watch it, cool, have a blast!

I personally don't care for pavement races myself. My Hoosier buddy loves the Lil 500, took me there once, damn near put me to sleep...too confusing, you couldn't tell if somebody was 14 laps down. But no way would I deny others their fun....

In fact I lost interest in racing when we moved to Connecticut in 1966, no dirt tracks. Went to 2 races, took a 40 year hiatus until I discovered Pa. dirt tracks in 2010 ( I guess that makes it over 40... went to one race in the early 70s, but fergit what year...)



The trick with the Little 500 is to bring a radio and headphones to listen to the announcers during the race. They do a decent job of keeping fans informed of what's going on. The Race Monitor app is also extremely handy when looking to see where drivers are positioned and what lap they're on.


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revjimk
July 01, 2022 at 02:34:14 PM
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Posted By: ColtanW on July 01 2022 at 02:32:38 PM

The trick with the Little 500 is to bring a radio and headphones to listen to the announcers during the race. They do a decent job of keeping fans informed of what's going on. The Race Monitor app is also extremely handy when looking to see where drivers are positioned and what lap they're on.



That makes sense...



saphead
July 01, 2022 at 08:30:01 PM
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Pavment sprint cars are something you watch when you are really desperate, like when it's 2:00 am and your favorite mexican restaurant is closed so you hit the Taco Bell drive-thru. 




glhayden
July 01, 2022 at 09:41:57 PM
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Have enjoyed pavement sprint car racing since the early 80's when USAC(?) ran midgets on the Milwaukee Mile. IRP in the 80's & 90's was good stuff too...late stages they were dirt-tracking it out of 4 in the rubber. It's maybe not as heart-throbing as winged 410s on dirt, but it's a discipline that takes a lot of talent, both in the Driver & Crew to read the track & set the car up properly. If someone doesn't like it, well there is a channel selector that will take you to reruns of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears.



glhayden
July 01, 2022 at 09:42:06 PM
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Have enjoyed pavement sprint car racing since the early 80's when USAC(?) ran midgets on the Milwaukee Mile. IRP in the 80's & 90's was good stuff too...late stages they were dirt-tracking it out of 4 in the rubber. It's maybe not as heart-throbing as winged 410s on dirt, but it's a discipline that takes a lot of talent, both in the Driver & Crew to read the track & set the car up properly. If someone doesn't like it, well there is a channel selector that will take you to reruns of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears.



StanM
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July 02, 2022 at 01:09:18 PM
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I used to go to Sprint Car races at the Minnesota State Fair both on dirt for a few years then on pavement.  It's not the same as dirt but I enjoyed the variety.  My last pavement race was a USAC Midget race in 2007 at the LaCrosse, Wisconsin, track.  That is a big track, might even be bigger than a half mile.  They put on a great show and the race went green to checkers with cars on the ragged edge like Midgets tend to do on big tracks.  I enjoyed that race but our only paved local track Elko (the one the WoO raced on covered in dirt) doesn't convert to dirt anymore.  I don't go down there for their pavement stock cars but a lot of people like that kind of racing.

Whatever floats your boat but a lot of fans like pavement racing.  


Stan Meissner


captrat
July 03, 2022 at 03:00:41 PM
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Posted By: sadiesue on June 30 2022 at 11:31:35 PM

I just watched three open wheel racing at IRP speedway.  I dont think they should run sprint cars on the pavement boring.



You are probably too young to have watched USAC at Winchester and Salem in 60s and 70s.  A very different experience from what you are commenting on. 

 

 

 

 



StanM
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July 04, 2022 at 10:48:52 AM
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Posted By: captrat on July 03 2022 at 03:00:41 PM

You are probably too young to have watched USAC at Winchester and Salem in 60s and 70s.  A very different experience from what you are commenting on. 

 

 

 

 



Or Thursday Night Thunder back when ESPN used to broadcast Sprint Car Racing before going 100% stick and hall.  That was when Jeff Gordon was racing Sprints and he was a blast to watch at IRP.  We must have some new fans as a lot of people don't seem to know a lot of the background.  My first pavement Sprint race was in the 60's.  It wasn't my preference but I would go to them at our State Fair until they went to one ASA Stock Car race before closing the track.


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DirtMe
July 05, 2022 at 06:42:56 AM
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Way back I watched Sarah Fisher race her blue Mead 9 non winged sprint car at the Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.

It was one of her first races ever on pavement.  Other than some go-karts in/around central Ohio where she lived at the time.

 




Late model 55
July 05, 2022 at 06:53:26 AM
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