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#1 Bumper

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 21:15

With those two separate races out of the way, we're moving straight on to Kansas Speedway this weekend for a renewed unified effort and an oval race. Remember, this will be the last race before the Month of May starts, culminating in the Indy500.

With points having been allocated to both races last weekend, current top 10 standings are as follows:

1. Helio Castroneves 112
2. Scott Dixon 100
3. Danica Patrick 98
4. Tony Kanaan 89
5. Will Power 87
6. Dan Wheldon 85
7. Enrique Bernoldi 74
8. Oriol Servia 74
9. Graham Rahal 70
10. Ed Carpenter 70

Some Kansas Speedway statistics:
Configuration: 1.5 mile tri-oval
Banking of turns: 15 degrees
Race distance 300 miles
2007 winner: Dan Wheldon/Target Chip Ganassi
Fastest race lap 2007: 212.728 (Dan Wheldon)

Also, Tomas Scheckter is back racing for the Luczo Dragon Racing team which is running three races this year including Indy. The team is co-owned by Jay Penske (son of Roger) who has put together an Indy500 effort in the past. And...hopefully Pacific Coast Motorsports will be able to put an IndyCar effort in later this year, most prob starting with the Indy500 too.

Schedule:
Fri: autograph session all drivers 6pm-7pm
Sat: first practice 8.45-10.15; second practice 11.30-12.30pm, qualifying 2.10pm-3.35pm
Sun: race 4pm, all times local.

Coverage:
USA: ESPN2 from 5pm E.T.
UK: Sky Sports 2 from 11pm, delayed (as Nascar/Talladega will be shown live)
Live streaming: fingers crossed :drunk:

Let's hope the ex-CC boys can make some more progress and catch up with the oval regulars this weekend. Oh and will Danica do the double? ;)

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#2 Bumper

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 21:22

PS EDIT: Pacific Coast Motorsport just announced, as expected, they will be on the IndyCar grid for the rest of the year from the Indy500 on, with a one-car effort driven by Mario Dominguez:

http://www.indycar.c...?story_id=11078

Great news indeed.

#3 Juan Kerr

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 21:50

I wonder how many cars Scheckter will crash into ?

#4 Bumper

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 22:05

Hmmm. Well, he has won two races for IRL: Texas and Michigan, both in 2005 which was the last year he was in an IRL car. Has been racing GrandAm cars since.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 23:35

I'd like to see Dan Wheldon get a win before the Indy 500, might make it a little easier for him mentally. However I think Scott Dixon might take this one.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 23:45

Originally posted by Bumper
Hmmm. Well, he has won two races for IRL: Texas and Michigan, both in 2005 which was the last year he was in an IRL car. Has been racing GrandAm cars since.

Scheckter? He was in the IRL with Vision the past two years.

#7 CWeil

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 23:47

Originally posted by Bumper
Hmmm. Well, he has won two races for IRL: Texas and Michigan, both in 2005 which was the last year he was in an IRL car. Has been racing GrandAm cars since.


Uh...what? He's driven (well) for Vision the last two years.

Edit: Beaten to it.

#8 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 23:55

Tomas Scheckter is the definition of achieving the least with the most. Who could've thought six years ago that the guy would manage to get just two wins in his career? What a waste of talent.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 23:59

Originally posted by Rob G

Scheckter? He was in the IRL with Vision the past two years.


Brainfade, sorry, it's late here, confused him with someone else for a moment ;)

#10 CWeil

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:22

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller
Tomas Scheckter is the definition of achieving the least with the most. Who could've thought six years ago that the guy would manage to get just two wins in his career? What a waste of talent.


How is that, exactly? Curious in what way you mean this.

#11 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:11

Originally posted by CWeil


How is that, exactly? Curious in what way you mean this.

The guy looked like a star in the making in 2002. You would think that as soon as he would stop crashing (which was very often), he'd be dominating the races. He certainly had the equipment to do so most of the time in his first four years in IRL. However, his career has not gone anywhere; he never found the consistency, he's not even that fast anymore, and now he's reduced to driving for part-time teams.

#12 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:57

Originally posted by Rob G

Scheckter? He was in the IRL with Vision the past two years.


You'd be forgiven for not remembering or noticing :

#13 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:24

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller
Tomas Scheckter is the definition of achieving the least with the most. Who could've thought six years ago that the guy would manage to get just two wins in his career? What a waste of talent.


I hope JPM doesn't turn into the Tomas Scheckter of NASCAR.

#14 CWeil

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:48

Does everything need to relate to JPM?

#15 Bumper

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:31

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld


You'd be forgiven for not remembering or noticing :


I confused him with Tomas Enge, always mix those two guys up :drunk: That guy drove for Panther in the IRL for a while until 2006 when he moved to ALMS rides on and off, with a little mix of A1GP.

#16 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:41

Originally posted by OfficeLinebacker


I hope JPM doesn't turn into the Tomas Scheckter of NASCAR.

I was going to mention JPM as the prototype of achieving little with a lot, but then I thought that someone who has won so much in so different disciplines just cannot qualify, even if his F1 career was disappointing.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 16:36

For the zillions of Milka Duno fans out there:

She's starring in the movie screen version of Speed Racer which will be released in cinemas May 9:

http://www.indycar.c...?story_id=11091

"Duno spent 10 days in Berlin filming and describes her character as a "Russian race car driver, very eccentric and aggressive."

I guess it's more publicity for IndyCar to the casual fan.

Oh and she's back racing this weekend at Kansas.

#18 pingu666

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 18:46

she reminds me of jacko :confused:

#19 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 22:02

Jaime Camara replaces Franck Perrera at Conquest

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#20 CWeil

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 22:15

That sucks...but money talks. Too bad for Perrera, though- he's a really good guy and a great driver.

Jaime has done close to nothing the last couple years for AGR in IPS. What a waste, imo.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 22:20

At least he driven on ovals, right?

Floyd Merryweather Jr to wave the flag at Indy 500.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:21

Originally posted by y2cragie
I'd like to see Dan Wheldon get a win before the Indy 500, might make it a little easier for him mentally. However I think Scott Dixon might take this one.


I'd like too see him in NASCAR so everyone has someone to hate.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:22

Originally posted by Bumper


Brainfade, sorry, it's late here, confused him with someone else for a moment ;)


What kind of fan are you?






:drunk:

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:23

Originally posted by Pikachu Racing
Jaime Camara replaces Franck Perrera at Conquest


Totally lame :down:

#25 Lantern

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:56

Originally posted by Bumper
For the zillions of Milka Duno fans out there:

Oh and she's back racing this weekend at Kansas.


The other drivers could charge you with making threatening comments after that! :lol:


Ashley Judd's favorite driver.;)

#26 Slyder

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:36

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller

The guy looked like a star in the making in 2002. You would think that as soon as he would stop crashing (which was very often), he'd be dominating the races. He certainly had the equipment to do so most of the time in his first four years in IRL. However, his career has not gone anywhere; he never found the consistency, he's not even that fast anymore, and now he's reduced to driving for part-time teams.


Well, when Pennzoil and Chevrolet walked out of Panther, that was just the beginning of the end for Sheckter's career. Really sucks. I always likd the guy and I'm a fan of his, and I knew when he'd stop crashing, he'd be great and dominate. He finally did, but too bad that it was too little too late. He made
that #4 Pennzoil car his as much as Hornish did in his early years.

#27 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:21

I'd completely forgotten he was at Ganassi, so underwhelming was he.

#28 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:46

How many races he lost in the pits usually ripping off the fuel hose while driving away?

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:54

..... lets not forget that its the problem with his 'hose' that got him sacked by Jaguar F1 ..... its been down hill from there !!!! :lol:

#30 Bumper

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:10

Originally posted by aportinga


What kind of fan are you?






:drunk:


Yeah, it's unforgivable I know ;)

And yes, re Perrera, it sucks that once again sponsorship issues replace talent.

#31 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:37

Everyone buys their ride at Conquest. Always have, always will. Bachelart is somewhat unique in racing though that if you don't pay you don't play. No exceptions. You're late, you're out. I kind of admire it in a way; unlike a lot of guys who alllow themselves to be screwed by drivers or late paying sponsors.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:04

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
if you don't pay you don't play.


I know, that's reality and that's how it works and fair enough. In an ideal world though - you know with sunshine and fluffy clouds in the sky and people hugging each other - the team would take care of the major sponsorship and the driver would contribute with his talent. But that's just fantasy.

It's very frustrating for the team too as it's not a very efficient way of getting the most out of a partnership. A new driver, coming in mid-season, will always need to get up to speed, get used to the car, the team, the engineers, etc.

#33 Dudley

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:30

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
Everyone buys their ride at Conquest. Always have, always will. Bachelart is somewhat unique in racing though that if you don't pay you don't play. No exceptions. You're late, you're out. I kind of admire it in a way; unlike a lot of guys who alllow themselves to be screwed by drivers or late paying sponsors.


And it's a large part of the reason there still IS a Conquest.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:47

Originally posted by Bumper
For the zillions of Milka Duno fans out there:

She's starring in the movie screen version of Speed Racer which will be released in cinemas May 9:

http://www.indycar.c...?story_id=11091

"Duno spent 10 days in Berlin filming and describes her character as a "Russian race car driver, very eccentric and aggressive."

I guess it's more publicity for IndyCar to the casual fan.

Oh and she's back racing this weekend at Kansas.


To call what Milka does "racing" is a bit of a stretch isn't it? "Moving Chicane" is a better description.


She must be an excellent actress to play:

A Russian (she's from Venezuela)
Race Car Driver (I covered that one above)
Very Eccentric (I have no idea. Never heard a word from her. She looks like she's had a few too many "procedures" done, though.)
and Aggressive (only if you consider somebody with no talent driving 200mph as "aggressive")

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 13:40

Originally posted by Locai
To call what Milka does "racing" is a bit of a stretch isn't it? "Moving Chicane" is a better description.


I was being sarcastic.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 15:57

Originally posted by pingu666
she reminds me of jacko :confused:



did you mean like wacko jacko? or were you refering to Jocko Homo ?

#37 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 16:13

The Kansas race is on Sky at 11pm Saturday in Britain - I'm assuming that's not live?

#38 Bumper

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 16:25

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk
The Kansas race is on Sky at 11pm Saturday in Britain - I'm assuming that's not live?


Fraid so, see post 1. It's Sun by the way :) It will be delayed because Sky are showing the Nascar/Talladega race live. Kansas will be shown straight after in what Sky are billing 'The Great American Racing Night!!!' or some such.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 18:52

Great...I miss the lot of it..
On the road to some stinkhole gig in Stockholm

Yippee do

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:32

Just hook the race up on the lighting system and project it onto a screen, it's been done before ;) ;) ......although maybe not *during* a gig.

Hope the Swedes like their American racing.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 19:30

Qualifying starts RIGHT now, with free live video streaming on indycar.com. Link:

http://indy.whiteblo...99-9a8900bc8040

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 21:07

Hats off to Target, Danica, and Vision.

T-Team tops at P-17 --- OUCH!

Are we getting all of the reject "Wickerbills"? Geeeeeeeez.

This race sure looks fast on paper.

#43 Bloggsworth

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 21:36

Originally posted by EDJE
Hats off to Target, Danica, and Vision.


Why? She only qualified 3rd, a sure sign of a driver not worth a place in the championship................

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 22:36

Originally posted by EDJE
Hats off to Target, Danica, and Vision.

T-Team tops at P-17 --- OUCH!

Are we getting all of the reject "Wickerbills"? Geeeeeeeez.

This race sure looks fast on paper.



Give the conspiracy garbage a rest.......while you're at it, dump the ''us vs. them'' junk that has polluted open wheel for 15 years.

Just enjoy a full grid, with sponsors and a future.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 22:42

Final grid:

SP Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 9 Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:42.3014 213.956
2 10 Dan Wheldon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:42.4521 213.641
3 7 Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 1:42.6519 213.225
4 12 Tomas Scheckter Luczo Dragon Racing 1:42.8753 212.762
5 2 A.J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 1:43.0132 212.478
6 20 Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 1:43.0503 212.401
7 25 Marty Roth Roth Racing 1:43.1568 212.182
8 3 Helio Castroneves Team Penske 1:43.2072 212.078
9 6 Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:43.2556 211.979
10 4 Vitor Meira Panther Racing 1:43.3219 211.843
11 11 Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 1:43.3409 211.804
12 17 Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing 1:43.4008 211.681
13 27 R Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 1:43.5646 211.346
14 26 Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 1:43.6088 211.256
15 24 R Jay Howard Roth Racing 1:43.9230 210.617
16 14 Darren Manning AJ Foyt Racing 1:44.0597 210.341
17 33 R EJ Viso HVM Racing 1:44.1730 210.112
18 8 R Will Power KV Racing 1:44.1833 210.091
19 34 R Jaime Camara Conquest Racing 1:44.2671 209.922
20 6 R Graham Rahal Newman Haas Lanigan Racing 1:44.3284 209.799
21 15 Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:44.3448 209.766
22 2 R Justin Wilson Newman Haas Lanigan Racing 1:44.5248 209.405
23 5 Oriol Servia KV Racing 1:44.6076 209.239
24 23 Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:44.9702 208.516
25 36 R Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 1:45.0075 208.442
26 18 Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 1:45.2198 208.022
27 19 R Mario Moraes Dale Coyne Racing No speed No time


- Ganassi strong
- Penske 8th and 9th?.....
- Vision continue their strong showing this year
- Kanaan sounded severely pissed off during live streaming, saying the team really needed to notch up a gear or two as the car was just SLOW. Danica in third when the other three Andretti Greens trail behind in 11th, 13th and 14th.
- Marty Roth in 7th. What the heck?
- healthy grid number

But as Scott Dixon told the pit reporter: qualifying doesn't mean a lot at Kansas, you can start last and still work your way up the field and win.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 23:37

Originally posted by 917k



Give the conspiracy garbage a rest.......while you're at it, dump the ''us vs. them'' junk that has polluted open wheel for 15 years.

Just enjoy a full grid, with sponsors and a future.


If you knew HOW to read ones comments, you would understand that it has never been ''us vs. them'' ... just the pursuit of a level playing field.

Homestead, I believe the best the T-Teams could do was 12th, sooooo with a little more time with the Dallara, one would assume a little improvement ... that is all. It is not conspiracy to have a Point Of View.

Would you want me to hang around here with NO POV at all, other than the corporate POV .... just like you? Or would you want something to carp about, like someone with a ChampCar Inner Circle (CCIC) POV - in other words, if you have NOTHING to say ... don't say it.

What ... are you dating Tony George?

Speaking of sponsors, where are the decals? We are seeing a little too much paint and not enough plastic! Heck, we are loosing good drivers over the lack of sponsors.

#47 CWeil

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 23:49

Your posts make me uncomfortable.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 00:21

Originally posted by Bumper
- Ganassi strong
- Penske 8th and 9th?.....


Yeah, ahead of most of AGR but behind Roth. Four lap qualifying is certainly entertaining!

Given how many teammates are starting near each other, qualifying set-up appears key. Might not mean much in the race. It's worth noting that it was relatively cool today at qualifying and the projected high for tomorrow, after a 30% chance of morning showers, is only 60 degrees.

- Vision continue their strong showing this year


Was there some off-season oval work? Evidently Homestead was not an anomaly.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 00:25

Originally posted by CWeil
Your posts make me uncomfortable.


Don't give him the satisfaction. Filing provocative posts and then crying foul or feigning hurt is evidently a way of life for some. :rolleyes:

In the political blogosphere here in the States I believe that the rule of thumb is that the first writer to compare his opponents to the Nazis loses, face if nothing else for lowering the rhetorical stakes. Maybe we should invoke a similar rule for comparisons to Tony George.  ;)

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 00:37

Originally posted by Pikachu Racing
Jaime Camara replaces Franck Perrera at Conquest


Jaime who?


On the Q-results:
Excellent result from Tomas Scheckter & Luczo Dragon Racing! Out qualified both the 'sister' Penske cars.

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