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    I live a long way from Indy, and could not access the radio broadcast last night on the web. Is a transcript of last night's interview with Fisher available? Was Barb also a guest on the show?
    quote:
    "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."

  • #2
    There's a couple of threads you can check out below that talk about it. One is the Tom Carnegie thread.
    "But another icy Indiana winter will come and go and before we know it, springtime returns and it will be May and the roar of engines will once again breathe life into the lazy Hoosier sky and bring us back together." -- Sid Collins

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    • #3
      Can somebody help me out? I don't understand all the interest in Sara Fisher.
      She seems like a nice kid, but looking at her IRL performance I'm not really sure why Walker didn't fire her. Not for bad luck incidents, but overall lackluster performance.
      Who is to say that some other driver, perhaps a bit more hungry would not do better? After a couple of years you would think that the team would tire of all the "it's too loose to drive stuff"..

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      • #4
        Sparky, like you I am also a new member. Please read my post on Dec. 20th as to what I saw at RIR. I really lost a lost of confidence in her IRL crew after I saw that incident.

        Remember, Sarah had 2 podium finishes. At RIR, her warm-up lap was faster that the qualifying laps of 3 men who have won the Indy 500. She had a car capable of top 10 finishes, but had mechanical or electrical problems.

        The single biggest mistake Walker made last year was transferring Rob Edwards to his CART team. Fisher and Edwards had learned to communicate to set up the car. After Edwards went to CART, performance went downhill. For example, in 2000, with Edwards setting up the car, #15 was one of the 3 fastest cars at Kentucky. Without him
        setting up the car in 2001, the car was 10 miles too slow.

        At one track, Casey Mears tested the car after Fisher practiced. Mears, who has finished 4th and 7th at California in CART, could not get the car to go as fast as Fisher. At Phoenix, Cheever and Fisher both
        drove one car and, according to Cheever, Fisher was faster.

        Fisher is the most popular driver in IRL. Go to an autograph session after qualifying at a race, and you will see that her line is much longer than any other driver's. At RIR, her line was several times longer than the lines of all the other drivers combined.

        Fisher brings fans to the IRL that no other driver will currently bring. And if she does not get to race in the IRL, you will see an effect on some crowds, and TV audiences. At RIR, after Fisher's accident, in what was easily the most loose car on the track, at least one third of the spectators left their seats, and many did not return.

        If Fisher does not get to race in the IRL in 2002 or 2003, you will not see this kind of enthusiasm for a driver until perhaps Danica Patrick, Sarah McCune, Sara Senske, or someone like them makes it to the big leagues either in IRL, CART, or WC.
        quote:
        "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sparky:
          <STRONG>Can somebody help me out? I don't understand all the interest in Sara Fisher.
          She seems like a nice kid, but looking at her IRL performance I'm not really sure why Walker didn't fire her. Not for bad luck incidents, but overall lackluster performance.
          Who is to say that some other driver, perhaps a bit more hungry would not do better? After a couple of years you would think that the team would tire of all the "it's too loose to drive stuff".. </STRONG>
          A lot of promise that Walker screwed up big time. Did you see the quote of hers that when she first came into the leage she was driving more by the seat of her pants and now she has "learned" to drive with her hands. Well, she certainly looked and actually drove better during her first year and a half in Indy cars.
          Gary Crossno

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          • #6
            After this...

            "Walker, Fisher receive award: Indy Racing team owner Derrick Walker and his driver, Sarah Fisher, were honored Jan. 31 in New York for being named to the Advertising Age “Marketing 100.”

            The award, established in 1992, has recognized companies and brands that were “visionary marketers and the brands that left an impression on advertising.”"

            the team still remains unfunded?!?

            Either Advertising Age doesn't know what they're talking about, or Walker's sponsorship staff is incompetent.

            What is the disconnect here?
            "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

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            • #7
              I think Sarah needs to leave Walker. Who knows what the fate of this program is even a month before the first race. I think Sarah needs to be teamed with a veteran driver. I have always thought she would be/would have been ideal for the 52. Sarah has two podiums and a pole in her first two seasons so it's obvious that she has the talent. There wouldn't be all the buzz about her if she was just another Lynn St. James.

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              • #8
                Correction. Sarah has never won a pole in an IRL race. She was on outside of row one at Richmond.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BigFig:
                  <STRONG>

                  A lot of promise that Walker screwed up big time. Did you see the quote of hers that when she first came into the leage she was driving more by the seat of her pants and now she has "learned" to drive with her hands. Well, she certainly looked and actually drove better during her first year and a half in Indy cars.</STRONG>
                  Yep. Driving with her hands doesn't seem to have been the right move...
                  "It was actually fun, because you're back fully driving again in these trucks. Ninety percent of the tracks we go to in the IRL, you're flat-out. I was having to lift off the corners some here." - Buddy Rice

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                  • #10
                    Sarah needs LOTS of seat time, testing, learning.

                    Of course, where are they right now? Not testing!

                    No money = no testing. No testing = poo performance. Poor performance = no money.
                    http://motorsportsblog.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      I'd like to see her in a different car for comparison -- maybe that Walker car really is crap.

                      If she were to quit, where would she go? I like the idea of the 52, but that seat has gotten very hot now. I don't see Menard rolling a second car for her, nor Panther.

                      Maybe the best option would be to bring her money to Curb and team with Boat? Or maybe D&R.

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                      • #12
                        Guys, all last year this was a massive sore spot with me, and still is. I'm not going to come on here and rip the Walker team new holes day after day, but I will swear till the day they bury me that the people setting up the cars let Sarah down very badly. Sarah has tons of talent. The Walker team does not. :mad:
                        GO DANICA!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Round Robin:
                          <STRONG>Guys, all last year this was a massive sore spot with me, and still is. I'm not going to come on here and rip the Walker team new holes day after day, but I will swear till the day they bury me that the people setting up the cars let Sarah down very badly. Sarah has tons of talent. The Walker team does not. :mad:</STRONG>
                          You should have listened to her interview and then you would realize your accusations against the Walker team make you look very foolish.

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                          • #14
                            trevor83, good to see you posting again. Missed you for a few days. This is the crazy time for an accountant, so I won't have many posts for a while.

                            You have more contact with Walker Racing than many others here. Is there any sponsorship hope in sight? Some here have posted rumors of help from TG. Anything to this? How much money can come from Sarah Fisher Racing LLC souvenirs? How much money comes from Mead?
                            quote:
                            "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nm:
                              <STRONG>trevor83, good to see you posting again. Missed you for a few days. This is the crazy time for an accountant, so I won't have many posts for a while.

                              You have more contact with Walker Racing than many others here. Is there any sponsorship hope in sight? Some here have posted rumors of help from TG. Anything to this? How much money can come from Sarah Fisher Racing LLC souvenirs? How much money comes from Mead?</STRONG>
                              Sorry I don't have as many contacts as you would think and I haven't spoken with anyone there lately. Sorry.

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