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Old Apr 18, 2016, 9:25 PM   #11
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Fantastic Shots Tom
The same comments as every one else.
I am jealous.
I still can't get over Calgary does NOT have a Auto race track
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 9:43 AM   #12
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Whoa. As a big Nascar fan, I respectfully disagree.
Been to Formula, Indy, sport, drag, dirt, and other races; but I definitely prefer the big NASCAR stockers. Nothing beats sitting in the stands watching the Daytona 500.
I respect your opinion, just find going around in a circle a bit less exciting, that's all.
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 12:17 PM   #13
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I respect your opinion, just find going around in a circle a bit less exciting, that's all.
Yes every one has their own taste
I am a Top Fuel Dragster ( Horse Power ) Fan
here is why

One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second
A fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have completed reading this sentence.

Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged & ready to launch down a quarter-mile strip as you pass by it.
You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the ‘Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line
& pass the dragster at an honest 200 MPH. Just as you pass the Top Fuel Dragster the ‘tree’ goes green for both of you.
The dragster launches & starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums
& within 3 seconds the dragster catches & passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter-mile away from where you just passed him.
Think about it – from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 MPH & not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when
he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race!

That’s acceleration!
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 2:39 PM   #14
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Yes every one has their own taste
I am a Top Fuel Dragster ( Horse Power ) Fan
here is why

One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second
A fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have completed reading this sentence.

Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged & ready to launch down a quarter-mile strip as you pass by it.
You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the ‘Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line
& pass the dragster at an honest 200 MPH. Just as you pass the Top Fuel Dragster the ‘tree’ goes green for both of you.
The dragster launches & starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums
& within 3 seconds the dragster catches & passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter-mile away from where you just passed him.
Think about it – from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 MPH & not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when
he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race!

That’s acceleration!
I've read that bit before, still doesn't convey the reality of being there when a pair of those bombs on wheels goes off.
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 7:16 PM   #15
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Good set, I must admit I'm a bit jealous of you aussies and your V8 supercars, seems so much better than our nascar series, thanks for sharing!
Actually enjoy NASCAR racing, use to get live coverage on TV in Australia when Marcos Ambrose raced.

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You are definitely "cooking" now. Excellent work.
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....FIM motoGP is still my favorite, 200mph , two wheels, elevation changes; dragging knees & elbows left & right.

Oh well ... best I ever did was SoCal motocross late 60s - early 70s .. that was my all time favorite fun and a MAICO @ 250 & 400 cc
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it is interesting to notice that you watch the sports (in this case: car racing) when there is somebody that you have a connection to it.

I watched A LOT of Formula 1 racing when Jacques Villeneuve was in it. I watched a bit of racing when he was in Nascar (or whatever serie he was in the States)...

And I don't watch it anymore
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Old Apr 29, 2016, 2:03 AM   #19
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Thanks for looking and the comments everyone.
Liked Formula 1 in the V10 days when money was no object, Qualifying engines, Race engines, T-car (spare car). Saturday use to be a sensational day to watch F1 cars with two practice sessions and two qualifying sessions (4 hours of watching F1 cars on the track).
But enjoy all motorsports Touring cars, Bikes and like Rally as well.
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