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Old 03-25-2004, 05:08 AM   #21
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I like NASCAR; it's the perfect sleeping pill to knock me out for a nice Sunday afternoon nap.
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Old 03-25-2004, 05:57 AM   #22
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:28 AM   #23
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I heard somewhere that the easier something is to do, the harder it is to do it really well. Circle track racing is like that. Many years ago I was offered a ride in a very low level circle track car racing dirt oval. I already had racing experience, but the introduction to circle track was genuinely humbling. I would suspect that the same experience would be common to club road racers making the transition to dirt track. Just cause it looks simple doesn't mean it is.
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Old 03-25-2004, 06:39 AM   #24
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You people out there slamming NASCAR really are clueless. Fact is, it pretty damn difficult to get a 800 hp 3400lb car to turn into a corner at 170. Yeah, the fact that NASCAR cookie-cut the cars and tracks does take some of the fun out of it, but the fact is that NASCARs audience world wide far outstrips ANY motorized sport. So it ain't just rednecks checking out 500 miles of left turns. The reasoning behind the AMA flat track date makes sense. Whatsmore, AMA will turn out a lot of people for their race and gain new fans in the process. So, after they tally the reciepts and rake in the green backs who's going to look like a bunch of wankers? Surely not you sportbike guys.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:11 AM   #25
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Default Re: AMA+NASCAR Say it aint so!

Actually, I think Formula One has a much larger fan base worldwide, though NASCAR is probably second on the list and growing. NASCAR is just much more popular in the US.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:12 AM   #26
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Default Flat-track racing ...

some of the most exciting, back and forth, last-corner-of-last-lap passing i've ever seen was in class c flat track. those who think it's boring obviously have not seen a lot of it. before you put it down, take a look.



i've tried to like NASCAR but i just can't get it up. sorry. but if NASCAR can be used to boost the popularity of AMA racing i say it's a good thing.



now if the AMA would just get a clue and stop formulating dirt-track rules that benefit harley (and only harley) then more manufacturers might get interested. as it is now it's a harley benefit series.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:20 AM   #27
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And we're all people who like them. Stop ripping on everyone that's not like you. You do not know what's best. All racing takes skill, and motorcycling could use the exposure.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:45 AM   #28
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Default Re: AMA+NASCAR Say it aint so!

they seem to go together pretty well. left turn only racing. still its racing and i assume pretty fun for the folks racing. the fans support is a little surprising, but it can't be worse than watching sit coms.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:59 AM   #29
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Default More Ignorance...surprise

I love the "I don't like or enjoy it, so it must SUCK" attitude that has once again infected the board. Consistency is often refreshing and is always good for a laugh.



Regarding flat track motorcycle racing being boring, so how many posters have actually slid the arse end of a 300 lb 100hp motorcycle sideways at 80mph? Or, since you'd probably crash and die, have you at least seen it in real life? No? Huh...true authoritative geniuses.



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Old 03-25-2004, 08:12 AM   #30
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Default Re: AMA+NASCAR Say it aint so!

Ok all of you squids who put down dirt track, listen up! If you have never seen a blue clay mile with a track wide groove, you have never seen a motorcycle race! 25 laps at San Jose, with 4, 5, or more leads changes per 30 second lap! You have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about!



American dirt track racers changed the face of road racing world wide starting in the late sixties. Just ask the english road racers who used to que up nice and neat until Donny Castro, Dave Aldana, or Cal Rayborn slithered sideways underneath them to the apex during the original trans-atlantic series.



The good ole' boy farm town american dirt track racers completely transformed the sport of road racing because they could slither, slide, and push the front end (at high speed) before any of the euro boys had any idea what that was about.



As you watch the top talent at today road races, and watch the frightening things they can do on a bike- think about Kenny Roberts(Sr.),

Eddie Lawsen, Cal Rayborn, Don Castro, Dave Aldana, Nicky Hayden, Kevin Schwantz, Mert Lawill, **** Mann, and realize what the current sport of road racing owes to them.



Then go and watch a good half-mile, mile, or TT, and see where they learned those skills, and quit talkin' outa your ass.
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