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Forum: Racing 06-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 104,165
Posted By Rapid One
I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy,...

I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy, Spectacular but crazy,
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,904
Posted By Rapid One
I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first...

I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first win in a car sponsored by Rislone.
The Johnny Lightning Specials came a few years later with Al Unser being one of the pilots.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,904
Posted By Rapid One
Twas a great race with a great finish. I will...

Twas a great race with a great finish. I will commend Hunter-Reay on his absolute refusal to lose but I have to in the same breath condemn him for the daredevil slide job on Castro-Neves in turn 3....
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,904
Posted By Rapid One
I honestly believe that the spectators were...

I honestly believe that the spectators were confused by the new qualifying format and rightly so. Saturdays qualifying was nearly pointless other than establishing the fast 9.
The weather forecast...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,904
Posted By Rapid One
There have been many "Bump Day" specialists...

There have been many "Bump Day" specialists during the history of Indy. Those days are gone but it was always a thrill to see somebody like Bob Harkey show up on the final day with a helmet bag and...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,904
Posted By Rapid One
Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that...

Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that impatient bonehead move that took out about a quarter of the field. Of course he denies doing anything wrong as usual.
I would like to root for him...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 104,165
Posted By Rapid One
Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing...

Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing Massa almost clearly off the track towards the end?
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 104,165
Posted By Rapid One
The engine note from track side microphones is...

The engine note from track side microphones is uninspiring at best, but the sound from the in car cameras is even worse. They sound for all the world like a 5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine with a...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Rapid One
The first phone call I received this morning was...

The first phone call I received this morning was the news about Gary B. Terrible loss for those of us that have lived in the Indy Car and USAC community all of our lives and to fans of motorsport...
Forum: Racing 03-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 104,165
Posted By Rapid One
Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't...

Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't receive the memo.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 26,178
Posted By Rapid One
Give it a try Babalooie...

Give it a try Babalooie...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 43,883
Posted By Rapid One
Late 60s Honda CB450 bought new, Total POS, carbs...

Late 60s Honda CB450 bought new, Total POS, carbs wouldn't stay balanced, the wiring harness was full of shorts almost immediately and it would death wobble at the slightest provocation.
I...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 26,178
Posted By Rapid One
Comparing the flat 1 mile oval at Springfield to...

Comparing the flat 1 mile oval at Springfield to the high banked 1/2 mile at Eldora is like that apples and oranges thing. Springfield is designed as a horse track, Eldora as a car track.
Forum: Racing 12-03-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 26,178
Posted By Rapid One
I see that the NASCAR Camping World Truck series...

I see that the NASCAR Camping World Truck series has added a race at Eldora Speedway for 2013. It will be run on Wednesday night during Indy NASCAR week.

Hmmmmmm, 1/2 mile high banked clay oval....
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,577
Posted By Rapid One
While I'm relatively sure that some are welded I...

While I'm relatively sure that some are welded I know for a fact that many are not. One of the services that my business offers is the rebuilding of "pressed together" crank assemblies.
A properly...
Forum: Racing 11-01-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 26,102
Posted By Rapid One
A quick note to Dago and some of the others that...

A quick note to Dago and some of the others that were bashing Bob Jenkins and his racing commentary. His wife of over 40 years passed away a few days ago. The battle for his wife's life undoubtedly...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 26,102
Posted By Rapid One
Heartless isn't wide of the mark as far as Dago's...

Heartless isn't wide of the mark as far as Dago's comment after being informed about the situation. As far as mispronouncing names I can tell you stories about being thrown into a broadcast booth...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 26,102
Posted By Rapid One
I've got an idea Dago, go hump yourself. Did you...

I've got an idea Dago, go hump yourself. Did you bother to read any of the points that I made. You guys are heartless and ill informed.
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 26,102
Posted By Rapid One
Bob Jenkins is stepping away from the microphone...

Bob Jenkins is stepping away from the microphone at the end of this season, his wife is in very poor condition with cancer and he is going to care for her full time. He may be a bit distracted due to...
Forum: Racing 08-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,621
Posted By Rapid One
Where did you get this information? The...

Where did you get this information? The Offenhauser engine was an American design collaboration between Fred Offenhauser and Harry Miller who was his employer.
The engine was dual overhead cam and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,143
Posted By Rapid One
Isn't "almost killed" sort of like "almost...

Isn't "almost killed" sort of like "almost pregnant"?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31,144
Views: 7,548,692
Posted By Rapid One
No argument on the HANS device, but how would a...

No argument on the HANS device, but how would a full face helmet have helped in the Dale Sr. incident?
Forum: Racing 08-04-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 54,272
Posted By Rapid One
There's the winning answer.

There's the winning answer.
Forum: Racing 08-02-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 54,272
Posted By Rapid One
And what did she do wrong, she got into Sorenson...

And what did she do wrong, she got into Sorenson (Looked like he may have pedaled it) and she made the correct evasive move, then Sorenson over corrected and went back up the track and there was no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,322
Posted By Rapid One
really??

really??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,160
Posted By Rapid One
Finally, a quote that gets it! True that,

Finally, a quote that gets it! True that,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,322
Posted By Rapid One
Actually you are off base here, I wasn't...

Actually you are off base here, I wasn't criticizing but merely pointing out the self righteous attitude and rediculous posturing going on here.

The difference is I am not about to delude myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,226
Posted By Rapid One
Ask Christopher Reeve's widow how it is possible.

Ask Christopher Reeve's widow how it is possible.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,226
Posted By Rapid One
He didn't say the horse was 8 feet tall, he said...

He didn't say the horse was 8 feet tall, he said the riders head was 8 feet from the ground!! That's close if not a little on the short side.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,322
Posted By Rapid One
Actually you are wrong once again. I was making...

Actually you are wrong once again. I was making fun of some of the guys on this forum that are clucking like a bunch of old ladies, very pathetic.
I'll happily follow my own path and own advice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,322
Posted By Rapid One
First of all, Yes that's my advice, try minding...

First of all, Yes that's my advice, try minding your own business has always worked for me.
As far as how did it take with my kids, pretty good I would reckon, they grew up focused, intelligent and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,322
Posted By Rapid One
I don't post much on this forum but this thread...

I don't post much on this forum but this thread like many others makes me want to give some of you folks the same advice I gave to my kids. Spend more time worrying about yourself and less time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,357
Posted By Rapid One
Wait a minute, if the resistance when turning an...

Wait a minute, if the resistance when turning an engine over by hand is the valve springs (BS) then a 2 stroke should just whiz over when turned by hand with hardly any resistance at all. Uhhhhhh, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31,144
Views: 7,548,692
Posted By Rapid One
Actually it WAS from a movie, Mel Brooks; History...

Actually it WAS from a movie, Mel Brooks; History of the World Part II.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 350,974
Posted By Rapid One
Great response and SO TRUE!! It might be a...

Great response and SO TRUE!!

It might be a surprise to many of the technophiles on this site to find out that the good old fashioned American hot rod culture is not only alive and well but...
Forum: Racing 10-05-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 116,466
Posted By Rapid One
Damn man, NASCAR cars haven't been stock since...

Damn man, NASCAR cars haven't been stock since the 50s, In the 60s they were tube frame, ground up built race cars with more or less stock looking bodies on them. (Remember I said more or less!!
Forum: Racing 07-23-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 116,466
Posted By Rapid One
Don't beat up shrineclown too badly, he is right...

Don't beat up shrineclown too badly, he is right on the money with this statement. This is for roadracing only however, oval racing looks at it a bit differently.
I'm a semi-retired professional...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 38,640
Posted By Rapid One
Senna was 18 at the time.

Senna was 18 at the time.
Forum: Racing 06-09-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 38,640
Posted By Rapid One
IKF had nothing to do with it, Lake Speed won the...

IKF had nothing to do with it, Lake Speed won the only recognized world championship, ie; Sanctioned by the FIA known as the CIK World Championship. The race was held at LeMans.
I don't know how...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 38,640
Posted By Rapid One
LAKE SPEED in '78, Do I win the prize? The...

LAKE SPEED in '78, Do I win the prize?

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