A big weekend of racing around Hoosier State

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 1:03 PM
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  • This is some of the best racing around, with real race car drivers. Too bad we cannot see it on ESPN. I am really tired of the IRL BS and NASCAR, the way it is now headed.

    -- Posted by Purring_Oaks on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 11:03 PM
  • Yeah, what happened to the "Thunder" broadcasts on ESPN? They used to show racing from IRP every week. Those were better programs than the two "big" series.

    Both the IRL and especially NASCAR now, can't seem to get out of their own way. Seems they both forget what got them popular in the first place.

    Open-wheel racing used to be known for the innovation that was achieved through trying to find that last ounce of speed, not the spec series it has become.

    NASCAR is similiarly going away from its roots of "stock" cars, or at least cars that looked like something you could buy on Monday after seeing it win on Sunday. Now with the "car of tomorrow", like the open-wheelers they want to look like "racing machines".

    Of course all of this goes back to dollars. Like anything else in today's world, all you gotta do is follow the money. And today that puts lesser drivers in the cockpit because they have sponsors, and better drivers get lesser rides, if they get a ride at all.

    So if you want to see the best racing, go to the grass-roots level. Which in Indiana we are blessed to have so many tracks to be able to do this. Go to IRP, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Winchester, Putnamville, just to name a few.

    -- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 6:28 AM
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