2013 Motorsports enthusiast thread

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    Lot of talk about sandbagging after the 24. The Shank penalties and fines reflect poorly on GrandAm because everyone was talking about the BMW horsepower advantage. Shank has Fords.
    I have some decent pics, but didn't post them because I was the only one posting in this thread.
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    Joey Logano & Brad Keselowski are testing at Disneyworld speedway today.
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    And probably teaching F1 drivers how to drive.

    *runs away*
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    :huh: I'm looking up, because that went over my head.
    F1 drivers were the same as everyone else at the 24. I saw a report with lap times and averages for all drivers and % of top lap time for each stint.
    I'm sure you will say its because they were driving a dumbed down slowmobile unable to showcase their F1 driving skills.
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    Now I get it, haha.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Made it to LA for @<a href="https://twitter.com/millerlite">millerlite</a> commercial shoot and my hotel is right next to Vivid entertainment. Can't make this up! What are we filming?</p>&mdash; Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) <a href="https://twitter.com/keselowski/status/299459004411817984">February 7, 2013</a></blockquote>


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    Martin Whitmarsh has warned that there are too many pay drivers in Formula One

    http://en.espnf1.com/mclaren/motorsport/story/100576.html

    A number of teams have employed drivers with financial backing behind them as budgets remain tight towards the back of the grid. Whitmarsh believes the current situation means there are drivers coming in to the sport who are not up to the job, while more talented but less well funded drivers miss out.

    "I think, personally, it's sad to have so many pay drivers in Formula One," Whitmarsh said. "The numbers have crept up, and while I'm sure it's good and exciting for those that can afford it, you would hope that in the premier form of motorsport worldwide that you wouldn't have to have pay drivers and that means there are some good young, professional drivers who can't get in and aren't getting in.
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    deja vu IndyCar, F1 drivers are no longer the best, just the wealthiest?
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    Donny Schatz sweeps Ocala both nites.

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    Smoke ran 10th & 3rd

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    photos: www.Hoseheads.com
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    F1 drivers uniformly suck at NASCAR. There have been no exceptions. And three years ago, teenager Trevor Bayne tutored Mika Salo (and another driver) and just whipped their asses.
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    MotoGP Testing began last week in Sepang. Couple of updates.

    - Valentino Rossi has returned to Yamaha and finished testing with the third best time.
    - Jorge Lorenzo will retain #99 after winning the championship last season.
    - Rookie Mark Marquez got quickly acquainted with Honda RC213 and spent most of the test behind favorites Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

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    Also Ducati will contest their new bike, the Panigale in this years WSBK Championship. The bike is gorgeous.

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    F1 sure had a lot of issues testing in Spain this week. Wrecks, breakdowns, fires. I noticed the pit crew were not wearing safe uniforms when the jackman got hit. Don't understand that at all.


    edit: adding an article from USAToday. Excellent read about Richard Petty & Dale Jr with terrific photos.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...t-jr-richard-petty-nascar-sprint-cup/1906855/
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    Great Late Model Racing at East Bay this week.
    http://www.lucasdirt.com/
    2013 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “37th Annual DART Winternationals” Schedule

    East Bay Raceway Park-Tampa, FL

    Monday, February 11th – $5,000 to win
    Tuesday, February 12th – $5,000 to win
    Wednesday, February 13th – $7,000 to win
    Thursday, February 14th – $7,000 to win
    Friday, February 15th – $10,000 to win (points event)
    Saturday, February 16th – $10,000 to win (points event)

    http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com/
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    Speed51 2012 Short Track Awards
    http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/51s/Award_Results_2_11.html

    JEGS Best Short Track
    New Smyrna Speedway (FL) won a heated battle over State Park Speedway (WI) and Bowman Gray Stadium (NC).

    Best Track Website
    Five Flags Speedway (FL) takes the cake for the best track website. Berlin Raceway (MI) was second and Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) came home in third.

    Best Annual Race / Event
    The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL) beat out the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (FL) and OktoberFest at LaCrosse (WI).
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    Good stuff as usual SOS. Thanks

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