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Message 762129 - Posted: 2 Jun 2008, 17:01:10 UTC

It looks like that on many tracks pit road is shorter than the curved track it bypasses. In other words it's a shortcut and racers don't go the indicated distance of the race. Maybe this was done so speed limits on pit road could be reduced for safety(?) However I can certainly believe that the cars really have to go farther than indicated because they must go wide around every curve, just like horses, dogs and anything else that goes around a closed loop.
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Message 762182 - Posted: 2 Jun 2008, 20:49:47 UTC - in response to Message 762129.  
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It looks like that on many tracks pit road is shorter than the curved track it bypasses. In other words it's a shortcut and racers don't go the indicated distance of the race. Maybe this was done so speed limits on pit road could be reduced for safety(?) However I can certainly believe that the cars really have to go farther than indicated because they must go wide around every curve, just like horses, dogs and anything else that goes around a closed loop.


Except for the fact that they don't go wide but take an inside line around the turns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0orHQo57S9Q
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Message 762183 - Posted: 2 Jun 2008, 20:52:58 UTC - in response to Message 762129.  

It looks like that on many tracks pit road is shorter than the curved track it bypasses. In other words it's a shortcut and racers don't go the indicated distance of the race. Maybe this was done so speed limits on pit road could be reduced for safety(?) However I can certainly believe that the cars really have to go farther than indicated because they must go wide around every curve, just like horses, dogs and anything else that goes around a closed loop.


Most oval tracks are measured in the middle, therefore if you run on the low side, you may not travel the advertised distance and if you run high, you will run further. But the actual races are determined by the number of laps run, not the number of miles/kilometers advertised.

So when you go down pit road, you still complete the lap.


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Message 762449 - Posted: 3 Jun 2008, 15:06:34 UTC - in response to Message 761886.  

I tell ya what....watching Drag Racing in HD is something to behold. When seen with HD and a really good Surround Sound system....WOW!!!

Especially when a car grenades the engine at the end of a run.



HD has done wonders for racing industry making the action come to life :o)

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Message 763451 - Posted: 6 Jun 2008, 5:35:37 UTC - in response to Message 762449.  

I tell ya what....watching Drag Racing in HD is something to behold. When seen with HD and a really good Surround Sound system....WOW!!!

Especially when a car grenades the engine at the end of a run.



HD has done wonders for racing industry making the action come to life :o)


I totally agree. HD has also done wonders for Hockey. Basically any sport that has objects moving at very high velocities will benefit from HD.

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Message 763495 - Posted: 6 Jun 2008, 9:49:10 UTC

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Message 763496 - Posted: 6 Jun 2008, 9:51:13 UTC

Here is Excellent Photo I found researching the IRL (Indy Racing League)



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Message 764398 - Posted: 7 Jun 2008, 20:52:01 UTC

We will be here tonight and tomorrow.

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Message 764482 - Posted: 7 Jun 2008, 23:52:32 UTC

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Message 764515 - Posted: 8 Jun 2008, 1:14:26 UTC - in response to Message 764398.  

We will be here tonight and tomorrow.

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I'll look for you on TV!!


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Message 764527 - Posted: 8 Jun 2008, 2:01:29 UTC - in response to Message 764515.  

We will be here tonight and tomorrow.

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I'll look for you on TV!!


The Speed TV Channel aired the qualifing today. They were burning up the track!


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Message 764945 - Posted: 8 Jun 2008, 20:23:18 UTC

Is it not the Le Mans 24 Hour race next week end?

There will be some fierce competition with Audi entering 3 R10s and Peugeot entering 3 906s. The only other one who has been in contention in the last 2 years was Pescelaro team. (Spelt it wrong. Sorry)
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Message 764946 - Posted: 8 Jun 2008, 20:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 764945.  

Is it not the Le Mans 24 Hour race next week end?

There will be some fierce competition with Audi entering 3 R10s and Peugeot entering 3 906s. The only other one who has been in contention in the last 2 years was Pescelaro team. (Spelt it wrong. Sorry)



Yes it is!! It will be interesting race between Corvette and Aston Martin!

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Message 764948 - Posted: 8 Jun 2008, 20:31:29 UTC - in response to Message 764947.  

Is it not the Le Mans 24 Hour race next week end?

There will be some fierce competition with Audi entering 3 R10s and Peugeot entering 3 906s. The only other one who has been in contention in the last 2 years was Pescelaro team. (Spelt it wrong. Sorry)



Yes it is!! It will be interesting race between Corvette and Aston Martin!


Go Aston Martin!!!


GO Corvette!!! :o) may the best car win!!


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Message 768789 - Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 21:22:56 UTC

MCLarenF1 On board at Le Mans

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