Sunday, September 21, 2008

champcar fanatics - don't expect 'em to just pull over

(posted on 9-5-08)


-RenegadeX
Keep in mind:
- Graham Rahal's win at St.Pete's (and mysterious and dramatic loss of pace immediately thereafter),
- Danicle's gifted win at MoNtegi (and the truth from Helio Castroneves' mouth that evening and the next day on live tv)
- the 'amazing Penske story' (and 'thank you Helio for MoNtegi') at Sonoma a few weeks ago after the team's transporter caught fire and burned on the way to the track meaning the team had a mad scramble just to take part, but coincidentally having cars road-prepped oval cars stored at the track, and a hauler seemingly ready to be dispatched half-way across the country at last minute notice, his team takes the unlikely feel-good win:
- last weekend's "let's pay tribute to Mr.Paul Newman by gifting his (typically uncompetitive) car a win" (coincidentally it was Helio Castroneves who ONCE AGAIN was told over the radio, to "move over" for the 2nd-place car; Helio, smiling as always, was absolutely LIVID after the race saying that not even once in his entire time in the Leeg has a a penalty been passed down like that without previous warning).


All scripted outcomes. And there were probably many more events this year that due to bad luck didn't turned out as planned. (ex: Marco Whindretti is beyond help)

Now this, from Mindycar.com - an article about the *fabulous* prize-money up for grabs at the end of the crapwagoneer's season, containing a CURIOUS choice of words:


Quote:
Originally Posted by mindycar.com

While Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves are battling for the IndyCar Series championship Sept. 7 at Chicagoland Speedway, don't expect other drivers to pull over and let them by. A lot remains at stake for most of the drivers entered in the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300.

Only 17 points separate Tony Kanaan and Dan Wheldon for third and fourth in the standings. The higher finisher will earn an extra $50,000 in TEAM (Team Enhancement and Allocation Matrix) bonus money.

Don't expect? I don't even watch the series and I've come to expect it! LoL

Are they sending secret signals to US (here) saying "have fun with this one boys(and girls)", or was it a subtle suggestion to the gomerati that this weekend finally the script will be thrown out and they'll actually be allowed to let the chips fall as they may?

Either way, it TFF.


-Colognecapri
I don't think N/H/L would participate in a scripted farce.

How about when CCWS through BS debris yellow on a regular basis? Were they fixing the race?


-the cup
Depends on who was winning those races. If it was Katherine then maybe, if it was Bourdais then no.


-colognecapri
Rahal's win at St. Petes was because of a good strategy, not because it was fixed.


-t-car
So says the neogomer.

-h2oman
As much as I would like to join in all the fun, CC had similar situations, such as Glock having to move over and let Servia win. It happens.

-joetanto
You are absolutely right, but as you know it didn't happen again and again and again. At least in that instance Glock didn't get out of the car with that shyte story about how he didn't know what lap Servia was on or he was hoping to conserve fuel.

Also, I am told, during the race it was pointed out what a great victory this would be for NHL, because apparently they had not run any practice because Wilson's car had a debilitating mechanical problem. Again pushing the "Bollywood" angle and the little guy eeking out the victory and overcoming the obstacles.

Pretty soon the Firl won't have any "human interest" left, and Marty Sloth will be allowed to win because his cat has diarrhea.

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