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Indy 300 in Sao Paulo

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GlocknSpiehl, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member

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    The 1st race of the IRL season is going to be held in Sao Paulo Brasil and should be a very cool road race. One of the interesting things they have down to the course is remove 1 chicane from the straights, so that they have a straight that is a little over a mile long! That should make for some interesting racing!

    Here is a map of the race course:

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    And here is a very cool animation of the track itself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n2rOoYgowg

    I only wish I could go and attend the race! I do hope to go to the Indy 500 again this year. I had a blast last year.
     
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    My son is an asst. engineer for an IRL team and he really likes street and road race circuits better than ovals for the most part. I would love to go see this race. I think if IRL gets back to the track formulas that CART had, it will grow and be more successful than staying with mostly ovals.
     

  3. GlocknSpiehl

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    Which team? I got to meet a lot of them last year...
     
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    I have never been able to sit down and watch IRL. I love watching Formula 1, ALMS, Grand-Am, etc. But when it comes down to IRL for some strange reason it bores the ***** out of me. I can watch Formula 1 practice, qualifying, race day with no problem. Yet I have never been able to sit and watch an entire IRL race. Hopefully with their new sponsorship it can become a bit more exciting.
    -Joel
     
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    FAS1,

    Ask your son if he likes "Ilmor" engines? They're a client of one of the companies I own and *all* their engines are made/tracked with the accounting/manufacturing software we support.

    Note for those not up on the details: Ilmor dominated the IRL circuit so much that all other manufacturers "left the field of battle" a few years ago! :shocked:

    kestrou
     
  6. plasticgunz

    plasticgunz Swollen Member CLM

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    Indy cars are Hondas.....

    ETA: Checking out Ilmor, I see they modify the Honda engines. Funny I hadn't heard about them as I work for a family heavily involved in Indy.
     
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  7. GlocknSpiehl

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    1st I heard of them too. Everyone there just calls them the "Honda Engines".
     
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    Day, time, channel? I'll have to check that out. I'm rooting for the foxey chick from the bikini shoot.
     
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    March 14th. That's still a ways off.
     
  10. GlocknSpiehl

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    It will be on Versus. I wish I could go, but it stresses my wife too much with everything else she has to do at the race. I will go to St. Petes, the 1st race in the US.

    BTW, there will be up to FOUR female drivers in the IRL this year, three of them have done modelling:

    Danica Patrick [​IMG]

    Sarah Fisher [​IMG]

    Milka Duno [​IMG]

    Ana Beatriz [​IMG]
     
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    Illmor has been around since the 80's. Started by 2 ex-Cosworth employees and has built the Chevy Indy (CART) motors, Mercedes Indy & F1 and others. They now service the Honda Indycar IRL motors all the cars use. Just like Ford Indy & F1 motors were done by Cosworth.
     
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    Just so long as Paul Tracy is out of the series or, at best, a backmarker, I'm happy...:cool:
     
  13. GlocknSpiehl

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    I'm not saying anything "official" :whistling: but he is not beloved there. He raced a couple of times last season and was overweight and out of shape. He did not do a good job.

    To top it off, when he was given the backup car for a team to race, he screwed up. He was several laps down and when his OWN TEAMMATE, the #1 driver for the team, went to pass Paul, Paul rammed him off the road and out of the race. :steamed:
     
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    Appears you have the same opinion of Mr. Tracy that I have had since the first time I say him behind the wheel.
     
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    I'll be in turn three at Indy this year. Northwest Vista.
     
  16. GlocknSpiehl

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    I hope to be there for the race for the pole and the 500! I'll be in whatever suite my wife's company has. I love doing the garage tho!
     
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    the old indy car was the greatest racing ever, up to '95. Tony George ruined American open wheeled racing. F1 is good but I'd much rather watch the competition of Al Jr, Zanardi, Andretti, etc.