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dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




FuzzySkinner posted:

I just saw Monster Jam advertise itself as the "Ultimate Endurance test" during a commercial.

Also apparently they race ATV's now at "Monster Jam".

Are kids seats STILL. JUST. FIVE. BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?

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Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





FuzzySkinner posted:

I just saw Monster Jam advertise itself as the "Ultimate Endurance test" during a commercial.

Also apparently they race ATV's now at "Monster Jam".

They've always had other stuff at Monster Jam, used to be little pickups ran as well.

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



Peanut President posted:

They've always had other stuff at Monster Jam, used to be little pickups ran as well.

Yeah that actually looked pretty interesting to be honest. I feel like I need to give that a go once, same with Moto Cross;

The use of the word "Endurace" to describe a "Monster Truck" rally is a tad bit unusual, because I always associate that with Sports Cars. But, perhaps I'm missing something? In any event I now have the image of Bob Varsha at a monster truck rally, and that image sounds amazing.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





I think they call it endurance because they use the same truck for different things. Racing, jumping, stunt show, etc.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



They used to call them monster truck 'enduros' back in the day, like motorcross enduros. I think thats where it comes from.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Back in the 80's when monster trucks started getting popular, they had the car crushing drag race we all know, but they also competed in mud bogs and pulling competitions, and sometimes tug of wars.

poo poo was crazy, especially when it's a bright orange van with a Detroit diesel.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Trans-Am has 70 entries for Sebring. 70. For a series even lots of racing fans didn't even know exists.

It's time to combine Trans-Am, PWC's 100 entries, and CTSC's 56 entries onto one track. The smaller the track, the better. THIS SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY.

IceAgeComing
Jan 29, 2013

pretty fucking embarrassing to watch

i thought that transam died

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





That ain't Trans-Am. Paul Gentilozzi killed that off. It's glorified club racing, the PWC is the real heir to that throne.

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




IceAgeComing posted:

i thought that transam died

No it died to be reborn again like the phoenix.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



harperdc posted:

It's glorified club racing, the PWC is the real heir to that throne.

Um i mean...

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



harperdc posted:

That ain't Trans-Am. Paul Gentilozzi killed that off. It's glorified club racing, the PWC is the real heir to that throne.

I'd argue the Continental Tire GS class is closer to true Trans-Am from the 70s but like cygni posted, racing has kind of become a club racing thing except on the top classes. Kind of is since we don't have the flood of tobacco money so we need our non-violent criminalswell off pro-am drivers to fund racing.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Yeah, the GT3 cars are a bit higher spec than the '70s ones. Most were pony cars too so I guess that's closer than the high-end GT3 machines. But certainly the Conti series or PWC is closer to the preparation standards of '80s and '90s Trans-Am. Current TA is closer to SCCA Regional action. Can't pretend it's the same.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



If they can get 70 entries they can call it what they like as far as I'm concerned.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




Cygni posted:

It's time to combine Trans-Am, PWC's 100 entries, and CTSC's 56 entries onto one track. The smaller the track, the better. THIS SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY.
Lime Rock Park.

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002



Boomer The Cannon posted:

Cygni" post="441405830 posted:

Trans-Am has 70 entries for Sebring. 70. For a series even lots of racing fans didn't even know exists.

It's time to combine Trans-Am, PWC's 100 entries, and CTSC's 56 entries onto one track. The smaller the track, the better. THIS SUNSATURDAY SUNSATURDAY SUNSATURDAY.

Lime Rock Park.

Sadly, no Sunday racing at LRP

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Since the TV missed it, here's how the Bentley lost out on the last corner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWmera36GqY

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

It's always good to have commentators who just assume someone 'ran wide' when you can see three cars wide going into the last corner and not what happened afterwards.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


I'm loving Colin Turkington's new gimmick of winning titles then not finding a ride because he doesn't have a sponsor

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

It's ok though, Rob Collard's seat is safe

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Rob Collard is funded by his family's demolition business. I have nothing to add.

Dumb Username
Oct 20, 2012


Xisticide posted:

Since the TV missed it, here's how the Bentley lost out on the last corner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWmera36GqY

Mucke really hates Bentleys.

Jehde
Apr 20, 2010



Grimey Drawer

gently caress Ogier.

Late Hit
Nov 4, 2009


Remember that kangaroo hit that brought out the first safety car at Bathurst? The driver uploaded some (80s quality) onboard with telemetry. It's a bit scary.

http://youtu.be/-rQC3R4Mc90

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

Late Hit posted:

Remember that kangaroo hit that brought out the first safety car at Bathurst? The driver uploaded some (80s quality) onboard with telemetry. It's a bit scary.

http://youtu.be/-rQC3R4Mc90

I knew we'd see an onboard of this eventually. Not that the driver really saw it at the time, either. Poor kangaroo.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



Alain Post posted:

I'm loving Colin Turkington's new gimmick of winning titles then not finding a ride because he doesn't have a sponsor

The BTCC season is saved! Team BMR have signed not just Colin Tarkington but also Jason Plato to race VW CCs next season.

http://www.teambmr.co.uk/btcc/4588378384

texasmed
May 27, 2004


WindyMan posted:

I knew we'd see an onboard of this eventually. Not that the driver really saw it at the time, either. Poor kangaroo.

Must be worse ways to die than getting hit by a car going 136 miles per hour.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



gret posted:

The BTCC season is saved! Team BMR have signed not just Colin Tarkington but also Jason Plato to race VW CCs next season.

http://www.teambmr.co.uk/btcc/4588378384

I'm not sure the Passats are quite there yet but that's one hell of a driver line up. Aron Smith's about to find out how good he actually is.

Brave of Plato too actually, he's not had a really top line teammate since a rookie Robb Huff a decade ago and before that probably Muller and Thompson in 2001.

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


So the interesting seats left are:

The second Eurotech Honda seat - they were champions two years ago yet so far only have Jeff Smith confirmed who'll spend the year trundling around midfield. Not quite sure what the deal is with the Pirtek sponsorship, hopefully they won't just have to sell the seat to the highest bidder.

The second seat at 888 to partner Jordan. Tesco are in a spot of financial bother at the moment so I suspect they won't be putting in much money this year, I predict Jordan will be their focus and the second seat will be somebody who brings in money.

Motorbase. Ran three Ford Focus last year. Only confirmation is Alex Martin (Ferrari Challenge in 2014). I'd imagine Matt Jackson will be back unless money is an issue. Giovanardi had a weak return year so I'd favour Menu who showed more patches of speed.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



Pablo Bluth posted:

So the interesting seats left are:

The second Eurotech Honda seat - they were champions two years ago yet so far only have Jeff Smith confirmed who'll spend the year trundling around midfield. Not quite sure what the deal is with the Pirtek sponsorship, hopefully they won't just have to sell the seat to the highest bidder.

The second seat at 888 to partner Jordan. Tesco are in a spot of financial bother at the moment so I suspect they won't be putting in much money this year, I predict Jordan will be their focus and the second seat will be somebody who brings in money.

Motorbase. Ran three Ford Focus last year. Only confirmation is Alex Martin (Ferrari Challenge in 2014). I'd imagine Matt Jackson will be back unless money is an issue. Giovanardi had a weak return year so I'd favour Menu who showed more patches of speed.

Tesco are Plato's personal sponsor. Pirtek are Jordan's personal sponsor. Both will go where they go.

Hynes could well continue at 888 I guess.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


So the NHRA sent letters to NHRA members who appear on Street Outlaws informing them that if they continue to promote street racing the NHRA will pull their licenses.

lol

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


Dudley posted:

Tesco are Plato's personal sponsor. Pirtek are Jordan's personal sponsor. Both will go where they go.

Hynes could well continue at 888 I guess.
Tesco are facing some serious issues due to financial mismanagement. Unless Plato already had a iron-clad contract in place before the scandal broke, there has to be a question mark over how much money they'll want to put in to the BTCC. And presumably Hynes financial situation isn't so good considering his job was at Marussia F1...

Pablo Bluth fucked around with this message at Feb 18, 2015 around 23:10

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



The Tesco thing is massively overstated, they still make billions and right now is when they need PR. The 2 car MG thing probably barely cost them a million.

Whether they're sticking with Plato I don't know but the point is they certainly won't be sticking with 888.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





VikingSkull posted:

So the NHRA sent letters to NHRA members who appear on Street Outlaws informing them that if they continue to promote street racing the NHRA will pull their licenses.

lol

I have no idea what Street Outlaws is but if it's some stupid street racing reality show then they should've skipped threats and just took their licenses. Then again if they're street racers they probably don't even have them.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Peanut President posted:

I have no idea what Street Outlaws is but if it's some stupid street racing reality show then they should've skipped threats and just took their licenses. Then again if they're street racers they probably don't even have them.

the funny part is S.O. gets higher ratings than the NHRA lol

and yeah a lot of them do, most of them are bracket racers and/or Hot Rod Drag Week vets. Jeff Lutz already posted a challenge to the NHRA to pull his license

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





VikingSkull posted:

the funny part is S.O. gets higher ratings than the NHRA lol

I'm sure it does.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


to answer your question though it's a bad show

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





I mean if you wanna drag race your civic down a gravel road that's what IHRA is for.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Peanut President posted:

I mean if you wanna drag race your civic down a gravel road that's what IHRA is for.

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Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

VikingSkull posted:

So the NHRA sent letters to NHRA members who appear on Street Outlaws informing them that if they continue to promote street racing the NHRA will pull their licenses.

lol

It's like NHRA only exists to make Indycar look good by comparison nowadays.

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