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#1 EDJE

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:19

The folks of twenty member traveling team of Pacific Coast Motorsports are beginning to get a feel for their new digs and they feel destined as they streach out in garages 25-27 for the balance of the month of May.

While this is the first time the Pacific Coast Motorsports organization has shown up to compete in the Indy 500, there is plenty of experience within the traveling squad. PCM Team Manager Michael Harvey will make his second start, Crew Chief Roy Wilkerson has 12 Indy 500 starts under his belt, while Car Chief Didier Francesia has seven starts with two third-place finishes, and a pole and Gearbox Specialist Chuck Miller has competed at the Speedway seven times.

Pacific Coast Motorsports announced its IndyCar program last week in a press conference in Mexico City. The news was well received by 80 members of Mexico’s major media outlets. Mario was named “Mexico City’s Official Driver” last fall by Mayor Marcello Ebrard. At the press conference, the city announced they will place 92 jumbo-tron televisions throughout Mexico City, so Mario’s fans can watch him vie to become the ninth rookie and first Mexican driver to win the Indianapolis 500.

Five drivers from Mexico have previously competed at the Indy 500; Josele Garza, Bernard Jourdain, Michele Jourdain Jr, Hector Rebaque and most recently, Adrian Fernandez. Adrian Fernandez holds the highest finishing position by a Mexican driver in the History of the Indianapolis 500; he started sixth and finished seventh in 2004.

At the EDJE, we are hoping that it is Mario’s white uniform that will be drenched from the overflow of that first ever victory swill … classic “White-On-White” is the order of the day for Pacific Coast Motorsports come the 25th day of May, 2008.

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#2 Dolph

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:58

What are you trying to say?

#3 pacificquay

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:24

Well, he's trying to promote his so-called blog, which is not a blog, but a collection of press releases (legally ok) and articles and images lifted from other media (not legally ok).

#4 alfa1

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:55

Its been called spam before, and I'll call it spam again.

When new threads are started here, they're almost always related to some thought bouncing around in the posters head - related to driver opinions (bashings) , questions, postulations, or a specific aspect of formula 1 racing that needs discussion, like the F2008 car.
Not in the case of EDJE.
A look at his profile reveals that of the threads started by him, every single one of them has been of the above 'press release' format, with a promotional link to his website.

Its been called spam before, and I'll call it spam again.

#5 EDJE

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 13:23

Folks:

I write a posting which makes it to NowPublic where I am a correspondent and YardBarker sports portal.

In this case, I felt that since the information about the newest team to transition from the CCWS into the ICS would have been useful to you.

Yes, I place a link to the original posting (which allows one access to the digital assets of the post) but my intention is to inform not to spam.

I am new to the message board format. I am a blogger, not an original developer of a story ... that IS the nature of the blogging format. The blog format allows one to draw from many digital resources to illuminate a subject in a way a that is more flexible than ... say, pure writing.

The most important information I was trying to communicate was the strength and background of the PCM team! This group is not comprised of "first-timers".

Since you all are more interested in the format of the communication than the content, I will consider the source ... as I always consider mine.

In this case, my contacts directly with the team owner and the director of public relations at Pacific Coast Motorsports (a series championship winning team currently based in Southern California – Jon Fogarty, Atlantics 2004) are reliable and informative.

I will be watching Mario Dominguez and the team this month and I will try to be mindful of some the more "touchy" attitudes expressed here about FORMAT in this post.

Regards,
EDJE

NOTE: At no time were digital assets used in the creation of this communication ...

#6 Dolph

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 20:50

Dude, stop with the politically correct BS. If you have something to say, then say it.

#7 pacificquay

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 21:45

Exactly.

In a forum you'd begin a thread by posting an opinion, and people would respond to it with their opinion. You know, a discussion.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 23:31

I called this spam on his first post and I am amazed that Atlas lets this self-promotion continue.

Board pollution. :down:

#9 red stick

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 23:46

Well, he's been posting for two months or so and, as has been pointed out, always the same sort of thing. Since he's not going away, I suggest we just have fun with it--let's play, "What opinion is being expressed?"

Here we seem to have a suggestion that PCM is a legitimate threat at Indy and Dominguez will be dripping milk at the end of the race.

I'll counter with, just for the sake of discussion, that PCM will qualify in the last tenth of the field, will complete fewer than 50 laps before retiring due to "handling" issues, and Dominguez will be dripping milk only because he stood way too close to Scott Dixon in victory lane. :)

Any other guesses?

#10 EDJE

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 23:51

Originally posted by pacificquay
Exactly.

In a forum you'd begin a thread by posting an opinion, and people would respond to it with their opinion. You know, a discussion.


As expressed here before in previous threads, I think the T-Teams of the CCWS have a good shot at becomming the ninth time a "rookie" has won the Indy 500 in the 92 times it has been run.

At the absolute head of the pack I like PCM and Dominguez and HVM and Viso.

For example, EJ Viso warmed-up as the second fastest speed, at just over 220 mph, currently on the timing and scoring.

I just drove to Las Vegas from LA for business and I haven't had time to find out why PCM and Mario Dominguez did not get onto the track today.

If I find out before it becomes general knowledge, I will put it here.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:24

"A Midwest Month"?

Midwest is NOT an adjective. Midwestern is, but "A Midwestern Month" still doesn't mean anything. I don't understand at all what this is supposed to mean.

This is a discussion forum, where people discuss things that happen in motorsports- F1 in particular. This is not a place for weird, pseudo-press release style postings that don't say anything. They don't belong here.

I've said before that your posts make me uncomfortable, and it's mostly because I don't understand what you're going for and yet you're so energetic about it.

BTW, you're either fantastically optimistic or a wee bit clueless if you think Mario Dominguez- or any of the new teams- will win Indy. They'll be stronger here than the other ovals, for sure, because it's closer to a road course in setup and they have plenty of practice time, but if any get a win it'll come with a massive dose of luck. They'll definitely qualify very well, but in the race? Unlikely.

#12 EDJE

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:21

Originally posted by CWeil
"A Midwest Month"?

Midwest is NOT an adjective. Midwestern is, but "A Midwestern Month" still doesn't mean anything. I don't understand at all what this is supposed to mean.

This is a discussion forum, where people discuss things that happen in motorsports- F1 in particular. This is not a place for weird, pseudo-press release style postings that don't say anything. They don't belong here.

I've said before that your posts make me uncomfortable, and it's mostly because I don't understand what you're going for and yet you're so energetic about it.

BTW, you're either fantastically optimistic or a wee bit clueless if you think Mario Dominguez- or any of the new teams- will win Indy. They'll be stronger here than the other ovals, for sure, because it's closer to a road course in setup and they have plenty of practice time, but if any get a win it'll come with a massive dose of luck. They'll definitely qualify very well, but in the race? Unlikely.


You are so wound up in a bunch I think that it is YOU that makes you feel uncomfortable. I am a F-A-N, not a perfectionist - take a chill pill.

I keep coming back here, frankly, because I learn a lot. I have also met a few people I have shared some common history with (Jp for example).

If you or anybody can predict INDY … you are smokin’ something … or European. INDY is unpredictable (unlike F1) but one thing that seems predictable is that about one in ten races is won by a rookie, and guess what?

Rookies, rookies everywhere! And they are not your average rookies either.

The update on PCM and Dominguez – Technical sent them back to Gasoline Alley because their prepared but USED Dallara had three of the four wishbone suspension pieces failed inspection (ahhhh, these were the parts that they were supplied by ICS in the T-Team deal).

McGuire ought to be weighing in soon saying that I am trying to stir up rumors again but I am just reporting the facts from a report by the PCM Team.

Here’s the quote:

“These are suspension pieces that we received with our car and we were not aware these parts are no longer being used,” said team owner, Tyler Tadevic. “The guys have been working hard, we’re back to being rookies again. We disseminating tons of information trying to catch up and we’ll make sure Mario gets through his orientation tomorrow.”

Now go and take that bunch out of those places where it not ought to be.