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#301 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 23:29

On the track itself it took 96 hours to put it together after Houston Texans (that's American football to Europeans) game, First time race car been on the track during Pirelli World Championship when they found out about rough spot.



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#302 SR388

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:09

Thank you Sato and tennessee for ruining my weekend and probably life. Why not depression?

Edited by SR388, 06 October 2013 - 06:09.


#303 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:22

It's raining right now in Houston. Hmmmm.....



#304 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 14:27

Qualifying abandoned, grid set by entrant points



#305 Prost1997T

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 14:32

Seems everyone had wets on but the conditions worsened, apparently. Qualifying cancelled.

 

Indycar said the grid will be set by owner points.


Edited by Prost1997T, 06 October 2013 - 15:48.


#306 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 15:50

Should be good up front then. Game on for the championship...

 

 

...for Dixon.



#307 WhiteSGPlayer

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:15

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/110414

 

Swear to god, I'm starting to suspect that Indycar are moving the goalposts around now.



#308 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:15

Well I'll be damned. For the first time since Toronto the race might be on regular TV here.



#309 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:16

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/110414

 

Swear to god, I'm starting to suspect that Indycar are moving the goalposts around now.

Yeah, I don't really buy that either. Rules interpreted in such a way that Dixon and Helio both start on the front row? Not sure..



#310 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:19

Well they'd be the front row however it was worked out given they were 1-2 in points before and after yesterday's race.

 

The revision makes sense to me though. The rule does say "event" and not "race".



#311 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:20

Makes sense, it's 'one' weekend, so entrant points would have been as of Thursday. 



#312 dweller23

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 16:59

I don't think I understand the confusion, Castroneves was points leader prior to yesterdays race and still is (albeit only 8 points) ahead of Dixon.



#313 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:04

I wonder if the cooler temps will change the competitive order?



#314 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:05

That's what I thought too, but I didn't bother to look it up so figured Dixon must have taken it momentarily. So how did we end up with Dixon on first?



#315 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:07

My question, too.

 

Anyone know the exact green flag time?



#316 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:08

Yeah now I'm confused about how the figured Dixon would be first. At least they sorted it out.



#317 OvDrone

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:08

Castroneves looks like one of them 'eeeeh Tony' mafiosos.



#318 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:09

AH.....HAH

 

Helio lost some entrant points at Texas. He won but his car wasn't 100% in spec so the team was docked something, so that'd put Dixon ahead on entrant points?

 

 

Exact green flag time? No.

 

Broadcast time - 1pm est

'Event' time as per Indycar.com schedule 1:40est

 

They had :40 for yesterday too, but that only seemed to be the start of festivities. Prayer, anthem, start your whatevers. So I'm saying closer to :50-55 but don't time it too tight.

 

And apparently we're doing another standing today? 



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:11

I don't think I understand the confusion, Castroneves was points leader prior to yesterdays race and still is (albeit only 8 points) ahead of Dixon.

 

it's not about championship points but owner points, and Penske got a 15 (owner) points penalty after failing the post race inspection on Castroneves car in Texas

 

so Dixon was 1st in owner points standing after yesterday's race, but not before the weekend.


Edited by search, 06 October 2013 - 17:12.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:12

And apparently we're doing another standing today? 

 

yep, that's what IndyCar announced on Twitter at least



#321 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:30

Emma Dixon 10/10



#322 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:31

I'm pretty sure Indycar try even harder than most series to make sure the championship goes down to the wire. I know it's hard to actually engineer these things, but when Dixon and Franchitti ended up the only cars on the lead lap at Chicago a few years ago, it sure seemed suspicious.



#323 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:31

For a second I thought that was a military flyby at the end of the anthem.



#324 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:32

Roger Penske likes young kids?  :eek:  :lol:



#325 Vitesse2

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:35

For a second I thought that was a military flyby at the end of the anthem.

B25 or B26 and a couple of P47s, I think.



#326 X61

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:37

Any bets on who is going to stall on this standing start?



#327 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:39

Any bets on who is going to stall on this standing start?

Rahal. He's due.



#328 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Satooooooooooooooo



#329 greenman

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Sato wtf



#330 SlipLtd

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Yeah Sato!

#331 Diablobb81

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Sigh!



#332 expert

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Oh Sato



#333 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

FFS Taku! You're supposed to be good at lining up on a grid.



#334 Yhamm

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

LOL Sato :D



#335 nosecone

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:41

Any bets on who is going to stall on this standing start?

i voted for Sato in the poll



#336 OvDrone

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:42

Why not?



#337 X61

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:42

Okay, now that we have the stalling out of the way, who will cause a wreck on the second attempt?



#338 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:45

Rahal. He's due.

 

Right driver, wrong incident.



#339 X61

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:45

Rahal. He's due.

 

Close.  Very close.



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#340 dau

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:46

Saa....imona!



#341 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:46

Simoooooooooona



#342 expert

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:46

Good demo derby driving by SImona



#343 OvDrone

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:49

This track really looks like a low commercial mall-ish parking lot, but who cares, INDY. Hilarity will ensue.



#344 expert

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:51

Heroine to zeroine for Simona



#345 SlipLtd

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:53

Helio pushed the Dick Dasterdly button?

#346 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:53

Castroneves sabotaged!



#347 expert

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:54

Power!



#348 ensign14

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:56

What are the odds on Power punting Dixon?

#349 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:56

Helio's not got long now. He's got a very visible plume now.



#350 X61

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 17:56

Helio is out!