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  • Jeff and Bruton

    I liked to see Jeff challenge Bruton on the Vegas rebuild. Tell me AGAIN how much money you spent rebuilding Vegas and WHY you could not put the SAFER all the way around the track? If freaking IOWA SPEEDWAY can do it, an SMI track should be able to do it too.
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    Gordon hit in a fluke angle in the Safety corridor. Did Iowa safer the inside walls too?
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    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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    • #3
      Or IMS?

      roach

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      • #4
        jeff is from pittsboro again now....according to the "bio/recap thingy" they put up on the screen when they were showing his car sitting on the track after the wreck.

        apparently fox did not hear him clearly state he was from charlotte a couple weeks ago.

        i agree with jeff. every wall at every track should be SAFER covered.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcroche
          Or IMS?
          Sorry for quoting myself, but I just looked at my pictures from last year and IMS still has steel guardrails inside of turn 3 .



          roach
          Last edited by roach; 01-24-2014, 01:54 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jcroche
            Sorry for quoting myself, but I just looked at my pictures from last year and IMS still has steel guardrails inside of turn 3 .

            roach
            You're right, roach, plus the problem, as I saw it, was with the angle of the walls at safety access gap. If I know anything about Bruton, and the fact is that I know a few things, he'll try to alter those angles.

            I love oval track racing as much as anyone on this forum, whether it's full bodied cars or open wheel cars, but we all realize that oval tracks are inherently more dangerous than road courses, and, while we expect the promoters to make them as safe for the drivers and fans as is practically possible, insisting that they become fully padded safety cells where no one could possibly be hurt will simply drive the oval tracks out of business.

            As an oval track fan since the '50s, I also love road courses and street courses, but I don't want any of them to dominate. Likewise, I'll never become a fan of SCCA style club racing, which many open wheelers, especially the late and not lamented Champ Car series, wanted racing to become.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jcroche
              Or IMS?roach
              This is not a fair comparion. IMS was the first implementation of SAFER and was done on an existing speedway with existing walls. Iowa Speedway was a ground-up new installation. Las Vegas has brand new walls that are not covered by the SAFER.

              I seem to remember that IMS moved some of the very first SAFER barriers to the inside walls of the track.
              "The problem with internet quotes and statistics is that often times, they're wrongfully believed to be real." - Abraham Lincoln

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NDGator
                Gordon hit in a fluke angle in the Safety corridor. Did Iowa safer the inside walls too?
                Kentucky Speedway used to have the same type of safety corridors as Las Vegas until Jason Priestley briefly met the Lord and also Rick Crawford pancaked a Craftsmen Truck to about half its length. The walls are now extended so that no part of the curved wall can possibly be hit unless a competitor is going clockwise backwards around the track. The safety vehicles have to pass the corridor and either turn back in or backup into the spots.
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