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Rules changes for Super Speedways

Discussion in 'IndyCar' started by johnnymat, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Rob

    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    The danger inherent in IndyCar racing is ever-present. It's just an opinion, but grinding a season out on non-manicured road courses, super-speedways, short ovals, and closed circuit road courses makes the series very special. It is what tore it apart in the late 90s and it is what makes it once more the most compelling racing on the planet. It would not surprise me to see some of the older (say, over 25) racers in F1 defect once the Series...well, IF the Series...gains in popularity, but it's hard to deny the sheer sense of accomplishment drivers feel (as Bourdais and Montoya will tell you) when they win a milestone race, such as Montoya did. Hit emotions as he crossed the finish line said it all. And this is from a guy who has virtually done it all. Bourdais, as good as any driver on road courses, still struggles on ovals, but I admire him for his open admiration of the Series.

    These new rear wheel devices may not look all that great and may slow the cars down a bit, but Texas is a much different monster than even Indy. In fact, the high speed, high banked oval took drivers for such a fast ride one year they had to cancel it as the cars reached almost 240 mph. However, with the compression of the high banks, the blood flow was forced from the brain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestone_Firehawk_600