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Apr 25, 2008 15:39 |  #16

I would love to see the LB Grand Prix nice shots


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Apr 25, 2008 20:43 |  #17

CPO_USN wrote in post #5403643 (external link)
I would love to see the LB Grand Prix nice shots

Well, it seems you'll have another 5 years (external link) to get it done.

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Apr 26, 2008 14:31 |  #18

John Thawley wrote in post #5405127 (external link)
Well, it seems you'll have another 5 years (external link) to get it done.

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Its gonna be interesting to see who budgets an IRL car for the 2009 season. IMO i hope this is what it takes to bump NASCAR out of the spotlight, just like the good old days of open wheel racing. I cant wait to see who switches over to IRL from NASCAR.


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Apr 28, 2008 19:53 |  #19

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Its gonna be interesting to see who budgets an IRL car for the 2009 season. IMO i hope this is what it takes to bump NASCAR out of the spotlight, just like the good old days of open wheel racing. I cant wait to see who switches over to IRL from NASCAR.

I don't see that happening. - It's already in the pipeline that several open wheel teams are looking very hard at the ALMS. There are several "marketing partners" enjoying very nice success in the series.... Lowes, Patron, BP, XM Satellite... now Panasonic is coming in.... that's just to name a few.

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Apr 29, 2008 12:28 |  #20

Your not joking about those credentials being a joke, the real problem seems to be the staff there never knows what the heck is going on. Nobody knows who is aloud where or whats required to get there, I always get the feeling they just do a mass hiring a week or two before the event and don't bother telling anyone what they're supposed to be doing. It's a fun weekend nonetheless, I love #5 by the way!


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Apr 30, 2008 08:30 |  #21

Connor P Price wrote in post #5427687 (external link)
Your not joking about those credentials being a joke, the real problem seems to be the staff there never knows what the heck is going on. Nobody knows who is aloud where or whats required to get there, I always get the feeling they just do a mass hiring a week or two before the event and don't bother telling anyone what they're supposed to be doing. It's a fun weekend nonetheless, I love #5 by the way!

It does seem odd how difficult it appears to get information to travel from the top down. You attend mandatory meetings.. you're giving information from the folks that are in charge and yet, you arrive at a corner or track entrance only to encounter an individual who a.) is either not informed, or b.) has taken it upon himself to establish a "new" track policy.

What makes/made Long Beach worse is the attitude.... rather confrontational.

For the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle, Penske has every VOLUNTEER attend "ambassador" training. They couldn't be nicer... and yes, Belle Isle is DETROIT!!!!

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Apr 30, 2008 21:01 |  #22

But Penske could be a farmer, and he would have clean dirt.

I do like hearing that ALMS fields could be growing soon. I think they have a great package, and would love to see 30-40 car fields at all events. Its the constant passing of the slower classes of cars that makes this series so intense. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.


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Apr 30, 2008 22:30 |  #23

That and the P1 P2 people yelling at the GT2 GT3 people. Like they own the field. All in all it is an awesome groups to watch race.


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May 02, 2008 03:38 |  #24

John Thawley wrote in post #5433261 (external link)
What makes/made Long Beach worse is the attitude.... rather confrontational.

Funny you mention that. I was walking by VC after the team drift competition going to see Danica for her 4:30 interview. One of the volunteers pushed me and pointed in my face and yelled that im not to be allowed into VC. I asked him not to point in my face, then he pointed 4 more times about 1 inch from my nose and told me hed point at whoever he felt like. I told him i knew exactly who to talk to to bar him from ever volunteering again, since i too volunteered for a couple of years, and ive been attending LBGP since i was 8. He pushed me with both hands in my chest and knocked me back a couple of feet. Nobody did anything, security escorted me from the area and gave me a chance to explain the problem once i was out of his area. I got a chance to talk to a volunteer leader, but i doubt anything was done about the a-hole.

Hes lucky i had my 100-400 and XT strapped around my neck, or i probably would never be allowed to cover the event ever again. They need tighten the rope on volunteers, most of them only come for a free race and a power trip. Some of them could care less about doing the job they signed up for.


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May 02, 2008 12:45 |  #25

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Funny you mention that. I was walking by VC after the team drift competition going to see Danica for her 4:30 interview. One of the volunteers pushed me and pointed in my face and yelled that im not to be allowed into VC. I asked him not to point in my face, then he pointed 4 more times about 1 inch from my nose and told me hed point at whoever he felt like. I told him i knew exactly who to talk to to bar him from ever volunteering again, since i too volunteered for a couple of years, and ive been attending LBGP since i was 8. He pushed me with both hands in my chest and knocked me back a couple of feet. Nobody did anything, security escorted me from the area and gave me a chance to explain the problem once i was out of his area. I got a chance to talk to a volunteer leader, but i doubt anything was done about the a-hole.

Hes lucky i had my 100-400 and XT strapped around my neck, or i probably would never be allowed to cover the event ever again. They need tighten the rope on volunteers, most of them only come for a free race and a power trip. Some of them could care less about doing the job they signed up for.

So very true it is sad. An event running for 34 years strong still has issue after all those years. The fat chick at turn 6 thought as long as people have the SPP pass they are allowed up, even without a camera? It clearly states you need A CAMERA to access the area and still douche bags were up there sitting to watch the race. I actually told a event manager and nothing happened. Really disappointed in how thing were handled this year.


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May 03, 2008 08:53 |  #26

John Thawley wrote in post #5423177 (external link)
I don't see that happening. - It's already in the pipeline that several open wheel teams are looking very hard at the ALMS. There are several "marketing partners" enjoying very nice success in the series.... Lowes, Patron, BP, XM Satellite... now Panasonic is coming in.... that's just to name a few.

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They just need to fix the GT mess. It has to become competitive to stay interesting - which it is not right now. It was nice to see 007 running though. It will be interesting how ALMS and Rolex sort things out too. Both series are seeing good growth this year - I was shocked to see the size of the crowd at VIR - clearly the largest crowd for the series yet at that venue. The good news is sports car is becoming more viable, and in many ways is delivering what NASCAR used to.... production based cars racing door to door.




  
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May 05, 2008 09:06 |  #27

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They just need to fix the GT mess. It has to become competitive to stay interesting - which it is not right now. It was nice to see 007 running though. It will be interesting how ALMS and Rolex sort things out too. Both series are seeing good growth this year - I was shocked to see the size of the crowd at VIR - clearly the largest crowd for the series yet at that venue. The good news is sports car is becoming more viable, and in many ways is delivering what NASCAR used to.... production based cars racing door to door.

I'm not sure there's really an ALMS/Rolex issue to sort out. I think if you thought about it really hard, the VIR "crowd" is distorted due to KONI. They attract sooooooooooooo many cars and teams, they crowd the place all by themselves, though they do bring a healthy spectator participation at a track like VIR. On the other hand, the Rolex cars as a stand-alone after Daytona 24, is pretty dismal. While Utah is not the best comparison, ALMS will pull nearly 7 to 1 in spectators over the Rolex cars. Same again at Mid-Ohio. Once the ALMS hits Limerock.. it's packed houses for the rest of the year. Look for 30 car grids by summer. ;)

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May 05, 2008 20:56 |  #28

thats cool that the aston has the number 007




  
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