Been a Nascar fan for years but lately the races are BORING. I like Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards.
Best thing about NASCAR weekends is that it tends to keep the NN's off the lakes and golf courses...
Well, I decided to give NASCAR another chance since Darlington is only an hour from where I grew up. The girl who live across the street from me had a sister who was married to a car dealer in Darlington and we visited the track several times.
I fell asleep about lap 25 and woke up around lap 100. The announcers were all hyped up about a few cars having scuffed up rear fenders. Heck, back when NASCAR actually raced stock cars, if a car didn't have the "Darlington Stripe" down the side of his car from riding the guard rail in the turns, it was a sure sign he was just turning laps and not serious about his racing.
The wife and I said to heck with it and went to bed.
The Sunday afternoon bull riding was fantastic. Good bulls, good riders, lots of 90+ point scores.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
Sounds about right.
Originally Posted by KJ4VTH
Sometimes it is more like Wrestling.
It worked for G.L.O.W.
"Books tell how it should be, Experience tells how it really is..."
73 DE KA9JLM Don
Check out your local 'short' tracks. Auto racing is returning to it's Saturday night roots. I fully agree,... 'CUP' racing is akin to IROC. Might as well just let drivers(?) draw numbers for their car. Ya wanna see 'racin'... attend ur local dirt or paved Saturday night show.
Originally Posted by KC2IFR
Sorry, I don't get a sport that drives around in circles.
And it's not really a sport (something that's not done for a living). Like the Pro categories in any competition, it's a business. The competitors don't get enough prize money to stay competitive. The big money is in sponsorship... which is why brand names are plastered all over their racecars. The ones who win/place/show more often can command more sponsorship dollars.
Originally Posted by K2NCC
Want to watch some real cars really racing?
Originally Posted by KC2IFR
Come to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in July. Heck, volunteer for the radio communications net, and you'll be right on the course!
ANNOUNCING the 19th Annual WASHFest 2014, The South Hills Hamfest, Sunday, 23 February 2014.
Located at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall, State Route 88 (Library Road) at Grove Road, Castle Shannon PA., ~ 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
[From Downtown, Take the Liberty Bridge across the Mon, go through the Liberty Tunnel, then turn onto SR 51 South to SR 88]
Talk-in on N3SH/R 146.955 - and N3FB/R 443.650 + (131.8 PL).
See you there!
Why just watch when you can participate? I removed the radio from my car, along with a bunch of other dead weight. I have NO time for playing radio while banging gears, something like this guy:
Originally Posted by W3WN