OK… here we go kids. Strap in for a night of *cough* “exciting” *cough* racing.
Not the most exciting opening bumper I’ve seen for a race…
Vision Racing cars bumped to back due to an unexplained technical infraction… (apparently they do not divulge the infractions) That bumps Princess Permapout to the front row. (how convenient)
Once they got the obligatory pimping of Danica in a bikini and Helio doing the mambo out of the way, they got back to talking about racing.
Marty Reid is horrifyingly awful. OMG. Make him stop.
Scott Goodyear… bland.
The whole production is bland. Bland bland bland.
There are a few folks in the stands. (thank god… cause from what I was hearing at around 6:30pm there weren’t that many people there)
Edit: Well, they are on track for the warm up laps. Just showed Graham up in the press box with his dad.
I’m feeling queazy… with nerves… and not in a good way. God, I hope I don’t feel this tense for every race this season.
First run at the green waved off.
here we go… green green green…
Edit: Wheldon is cutting through the field like a hot knife through butter.
What the fuck is up with the sparks!? Holy shit.
Edit: OMG… make that noise stop!!
Princess Permapout is driving backwards.
Edit: The one thing that they do get right is keeping the on track action in view during commercials. Oh and Marty Reid butchers the first of the Champ Car drivers names. (Mario Moraes)
Edit: First yellow. Rice loses a mirror. Kanaan had just gotten around Dixon for the lead. The field bunches up and hits the pits. (Lap 19) Dixon wins the pitlane drag race and regains the lead. Hideki UhOh stalls on pitlane.. oops. Wheldon is up to 9th
Edit: J-Wil and Will Power may have hit on the restart.
Edit: J-Wil had a flat tire. Power is out. No reason given yet.
Edit: bent front suspension for Will.
Edit: Bruno out. (not surprised… he was 5 laps down for chrissake) Bruno: Car got really loose. Stopped to make a change, but it’s still too loose. Car was barely drivable, he was becoming more of a hazard to the other drivers. Decided to pull the car off the track.
Edit: the poor flag stand dude! His arm is gonna be sore tomorrow waving the blue flag so much… LOL!
Edit: Oriol in 12th, Perera in 13th, both on the lead lap. Good boys! (boy, Franck is the real deal huh?)
Edit: jeezus… that was close. Apparently Andretti-the-lesser grew some stones in the off season.
Edit: Danican’t is all over the track.
Edit: Jeemy… too funny. It’s not that bad dude. Cookie boy’s a couple of laps down but he’s doing well.
Edit: it’s very weird watching a race on a Saturday night… just sayin is all…
Edit: nice tire mark on the side pod of Helio…
Edit: Milk&Donuts loses it and spins into the back of Briscoe, snapping his rear suspension and ripping the wing off ending his night. WTF is the deal with these cars going ass end towards the wall? Both drivers out and ok. Track is dirty now though.
Edit: Briscoe is very complimentary of the transitioning teams saying they are all driving well and sticking to their lines making it easier for the faster drivers to get by. Yay, Kudos to our boys :thumsup:
Edit: Jack Arute needs to go away too…
Edit: one of the tools in the booth just welcomed us back to the “XM 300″… fucktard. :rollseyes:
Andretti the lesser made the wrong choice there and hands the lead to Tony Kanaan.
Edit: seriously… can they not fix the microphone levels on the pit lane?? The production value of this broadcast is fucking horrible.
Edit: Oops. Viso loses it and takes out the race leader Kanaan with a handful of laps to go. Well HVM will be working hard this week to fix what is left of his car.
Edit: Dixon, Andretti-the-lesser, Wheldon.
Geesh… No victory lap. No donuts. Nice celebration. :rollseyes:
Edit: Servia 12th, Perera 14th, Wilson 15th, Moraes 16th. (all still running)
wrap up: Well, guess that was my first official IRL race… :vomit: I will never use the term IRL again. IndyCar is more palatable.
I don’t feel like I’ve watched a race to be truthful. I mean, I’ve watched some Champ Car snoozefests, don’t get me wrong, but this was reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally boring. On the bright side, no one flew. No one was injured. Only one of the transitioning teams cars was heavily damaged.
Ok… off to write my official race report.