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Forum: Racing Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
That is close to being an insulting question....

That is close to being an insulting question. Death is of course not acceptable but the specter of it will remain as long as people race.
The loss of Dan Wheldon was horribly tragic particularly...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
I only got to see highlights and the final 20...

I only got to see highlights and the final 20 laps.Thrilling, exciting, adrenaline pumping action. Is it dangerous? Of course it is, don't tell anybody but racing is dangerous and is in fact a...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By Rapid One
I'm not debating the factory specs but I"m bug...

I'm not debating the factory specs but I"m bug eyed at that tight of a clearance. My shop does a number of different types and styles of cylinders and in most cases the clearance is .0025-.0035 with...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17,323
Views: 11,157,960
Posted By Rapid One
Uhhhhhh That's not a Trumpet.

Uhhhhhh That's not a Trumpet.
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rapid One
Beyond bizarre.

Beyond bizarre.
Forum: Racing 06-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
I'm getting used to it!!!! Why does Kimi...

I'm getting used to it!!!!

Why does Kimi repeatedly have problems with power delivery but Seb doesn't?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,254
Posted By Rapid One
Uhhh, isn't that Blazer a Chevy?

Uhhh, isn't that Blazer a Chevy?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-05-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,059
Posted By Rapid One
Those dyno sheets don't show you the difference...

Those dyno sheets don't show you the difference in drivability and throttle response.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
JPM sure wasn't doing that the last 15 laps,...

JPM sure wasn't doing that the last 15 laps, pinned the whole time.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Never figured that one out myself, it's always...

Never figured that one out myself, it's always been that way.
What really doesn't make sense is that well over half of the spectators attending are from other states and/or countries so why black...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
I've got to say that JPM impressed me at Indy....

I've got to say that JPM impressed me at Indy. The video from his car during the last 10 laps was mesmerizing.
As a retired racing driver I may appreciate it more than some but the fact is that...
Forum: Racing 05-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
All in all a very, very good Indy 500, I would...

All in all a very, very good Indy 500, I would have liked to have seen Castro-Neves win his 4th but good on Juan Pablo.
Forum: Racing 05-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
The word is that Carlos Huertas is suffering from...

The word is that Carlos Huertas is suffering from an inner ear problem and experiencing vertigo. He was OK for Monday's practice so......
Forum: Racing 05-22-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Interesting last (11th) row at Indy. Ryan Briscoe...

Interesting last (11th) row at Indy. Ryan Briscoe in a car qualified by the injured James Hinchcliffe, James Davison in a car qualified by Tristan Vautier and Tristan Vautier in a car qualified by...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,254
Posted By Rapid One
Almost 40 pages of this thread and when you get...

Almost 40 pages of this thread and when you get right down to it I don't guess I understand the extreme vitriol being expressed by many posters.

I've heard these sort of discussions since high...
Forum: Racing 05-20-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Note; Two of the fliers were before boost was...

Note; Two of the fliers were before boost was increased.
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Some of the older F1 cars. Changes in track...

Some of the older F1 cars. Changes in track configurations, run offs, curbs and other details make lap time comparisons futile.
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Sure I do care, if F1 is to be considered a...

Sure I do care, if F1 is to be considered a pinnacle of motorsports then it should be one of the fastest.

I know, I know, I'm the old fashioned guy that still thinks speed is a big part of the...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Holy Burrito, I never said that the cars never...

Holy Burrito, I never said that the cars never flew before.

What I did say is that 3 fliers in 4 days in incidents that generally don't get cars airborne should have been enough to warrant a...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Then I guess the F1 Strategy group's goal of...

Then I guess the F1 Strategy group's goal of going 5+ seconds faster a lap in the near future is wasted energy. Don't think so.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39,784
Views: 10,639,621
Posted By Rapid One
Skulls? Why do you care?

Skulls? Why do you care?
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
1. The main intent from my view is that the cars...

1. The main intent from my view is that the cars will be lighter and hence faster.

2. Judging from other series the danger factor is overblown.

4. The first two answers negate this one.
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
You might want to take another look, it was the...

You might want to take another look, it was the rear of the cars that lifted.
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
As an avid IndyCar supporter I'm embarrassed. WTF...

As an avid IndyCar supporter I'm embarrassed. WTF were they thinking?
Come to one of the biggest races on the planet with untested bodywork? Waiting until three high profile drivers bust their ass...
Forum: Racing 05-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Rain!!!!! 2 or 3 qualified.

Rain!!!!! 2 or 3 qualified.
Forum: Racing 05-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
I don't get this sentiment, Indy Cars refuel,...

I don't get this sentiment, Indy Cars refuel, Prototype Sports Cars refuel, Stock Cars refuel. What makes F1 different?
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
I"m not sure that "Gurney Flaps" is the right...

I"m not sure that "Gurney Flaps" is the right term but certainly something along those lines is needed and needed badly.
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
I'm not an alarmist sort of guy but two crashes...

I'm not an alarmist sort of guy but two crashes in nearly the same location and two cars go flying. I'm sure the engineers are going without sleep right now.
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Saw this, the fact that he walked away and has...

Saw this, the fact that he walked away and has been cleared to drive again immediately is amazing. Speed at the moment was 220+ MPH!!!!!
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Helio Castro Neves upside down in turn 1. Checked...

Helio Castro Neves upside down in turn 1. Checked out and no injuries but a spectacular accident.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-11-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,254
Posted By Rapid One
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Racing 05-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
I don't think that's going to happen, by the same...

I don't think that's going to happen, by the same token think about it, she is under contract to Haas right now in NASCAR.

Team Haas 2016 My guess, Josef Newgarden as the American driver and Kimi...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-04-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,254
Posted By Rapid One
I should know better than to post on this thread...

I should know better than to post on this thread but it seems that at least some of the posters on this thread think that the public hates motorcycles and despises loud bikes.

What I can't figure...
Forum: Racing 05-01-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Testing at IMS will begin this Sunday May 3.

Testing at IMS will begin this Sunday May 3.
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,024
Posted By Rapid One
Well.........................Long Beach was an...

Well.........................Long Beach was an improvement over St. Pete and NOLA.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Donohue was featured but I'm pretty certain that...

Donohue was featured but I'm pretty certain that it was credited to Penske.

Sorry I stand corrected. Author Mark Donohue who was driving for Penske at the time.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
No flaming from me, but the distinction is that...

No flaming from me, but the distinction is that you don't actually get it. Have you ever read Roger Penske's book "Unfair Advantage"?
Forum: Racing 04-11-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 107,968
Posted By Rapid One
Thought I would address the whining about...

Thought I would address the whining about cheaters in this thread. I've spent my entire life in auto racing as a driver (now retired), car owner, shop owner, journalist and commentator.

Any...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-11-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 135,843
Posted By Rapid One
What the hell, I might as well weigh in on this...

What the hell, I might as well weigh in on this abused topic. Personally I think that the only problem is description vs. sensation.

I've been riding for longer than I care to admit and to me the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-31-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 81,553
Posted By Rapid One
You don't get it either. There are millions of...

You don't get it either. There are millions of motorcyclists that want bikes that look like that. I'm one of them, by the same token I'm one of the millions that love the style of classic street...
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