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I am a big sports fanUS pro & coll.football, basketball ball, baseball, I also follow racing. Was wondering if any1 else was.

I like F1, Yehaw NASCAR (love it when they go road coarse racing putting those rigs up on 2 wheels), V8 Supercars, ARCA REMAX series, Rally, I miss the Champ Car, and love the RED BULL air racing. What do you gals and guys like and who you rootin for.

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Aaron Yates and Jamie Hacking in AMA superbike! YEAH! I also like F-1, the Rolex sports car series and motoGP, but speedvision doesn't show that stuff nearly enough, or at least not when I have time to watch. Usually I'm stuck with watching stupid re-runs of auto-based reality shows and do-it-yourself garage stuff. And how much airtime does NASCAR really need? between pre-race, post race, practice, qualifying, and then actually watching the cars drive in circles, it's gotta be a solid 12 hours per weekend of airtime. I'd much rather watch some sports cars with unknowns for drivers duke it out on a track of twisties.

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Very true about nascar, I too enjoyu sports car racing, you see the Corvette team bump each other on the way out of the pits at mid ohio today.

Aaron Yates and Jamie Hacking in AMA superbike! YEAH! I also like F-1, the Rolex sports car series and motoGP, but speedvision doesn't show that stuff nearly enough, or at least not when I have time to watch. Usually I'm stuck with watching stupid re-runs of auto-based reality shows and do-it-yourself garage stuff. And how much airtime does NASCAR really need? between pre-race, post race, practice, qualifying, and then actually watching the cars drive in circles, it's gotta be a solid 12 hours per weekend of airtime. I'd much rather watch some sports cars with unknowns for drivers duke it out on a track of twisties.

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I like SCCA racing and my favorite driver is...me. :clapping::wink:

 

 

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Oh yeah, pics are from today. Won 2nd place in class, and 1st place overall novice driver out of about 10 other novices.

 

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Way to go! :clapping:

 

nice car, looks like quite the warrior. What are those dings on the right side from? Waht kind of mods do you have?

 

I've got a friend who autocrosses a ford ZX-2 (he hates it when you call it an "escort"), and he keeps up to stock Porsche Boxters with it.

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Sweet ride, looks like a fun passtime.

I like SCCA racing and my favorite driver is...me. :clapping::wink:

:tongue:

 

 

Oh yeah, pics are from today. Won 2nd place in class, and 1st place overall novice driver out of about 10 other novices.

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Thanks guys, it's a lot of fun!

 

The dings in the right side...interesting story there (I didn't do it!). :wink:

 

This is actually my buddy's car that I drive for him (he has two ITA Neons). Great deal for me since I don't have a race car and don't have to rent one either...lol.

 

He bought this car from one of his friends who used to run the Neon Challenge back in the late 90s. The previous owner used this car as a daily driver as well as his weekend racer. Anyway, he was driving on the streets one day and got T-boned by a van on the right side. He thought it was totalled and sold it to my buddy for $1000. My buddy took it to his garage and within a day had the frame straightened and ready to drive again. The guy who sold it to him asked if he could buy it back...my buddy said "sure! $5000 and it's yours!". :biggrin: The crinkles on the door are just about the only damage this car has seen...and it runs like a champ now.

 

This car is almost showroom stock and ran as a showroom stock car for a number of years. Now it's considered an "Improved Touring A class" (ITA) in the SCCA. Other than the safety mods like a full Nascar style roll cage, seat, window net, and 7 point harness, the only mods are a slightly lowered suspension and a quicker ratio 5 speed transmission (I can't quote numbers because I'm just a driver...lol) as well as racing exhaust and cold air intake.

 

This weekend was my first solo/autocross event and I just ran it for fun (and the two trophies just appeared without me knowing I was doing well...lol). My primary interest is road course racing and I'll be running in a double regional race next weekend at Nelson Ledges, Ohio (between Cleveland and Youngstown). This race will be a warm up for a 24 hour race next month at Nelson...good fun!

 

BTW, in this weekend's solo event I was 3 seconds faster than a Corvette, and placed second in class by 2 seconds over third place. :)

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I'm a big MotoGP fan of Nicky Haden with Repsol Honda. Valentino Rossi can suck it.

 

Can't wait to go to the MotoGP in Indy this year...

 

189MPH....Front Stretch....doing a wheelie all the way.....

 

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