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RA loses all RX

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RA loses all RX
June 14, 2011 09:25PM
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 14, 2011 09:33PM
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Shouldn't this be in the "This just in! For immediate release: The NEXT big thing that will save US Rally" thread?



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 14, 2011 09:54PM
Maybe. But considering RA hasn't confirmed anything directly, this is still rumor until someone steps up to confirm.

But the next thing to save rally? Rally! smiling smiley
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 14, 2011 10:37PM
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Maybe. But considering RA hasn't confirmed anything directly, this is still rumor until someone steps up to confirm.

But the next thing to save rally? Rally! smiling smiley

why won't they just provide the proof!

The proof!
Post the Birth Certificate!



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 09:43AM
The proof is there for those who want to make phone calls to various entities not including RA.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 10:09AM
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The proof is there for those who want to make phone calls to various entities not including RA.

But what about the Birth Certificate?

They've spent 200,000,000 to prevent showing the birth certificate.
Why won't they show us the proof?drinking smiley



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 10:49AM
OK, I'll bite...what big conspiricy is going on now, how will it affect us (rally) and why should we care?
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 10:53AM
How do you figure?
Loses? Or getting the fuck out?

All? Like the ones happening with TORC or whatever later in the year also?

Also, why would I care? It's not stage rally and we all know that's the only real rally. Rallycross has and always will be some way to try to make something more affordable and marketable. Me, I care about driving obscure scary roads at dangerous speeds that would make my mom shit herself.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 01:52PM
This thread is annoying me.
RA loses makes it sounds like they were told by the GRC organizers that they would no longer be the sanctioning body for the GRC events. It also makes it sound like the future events are also lost to RA.

However, the press release from RA saying that they would not be sanctioning nor would the Pikes Peak event count towards the Rally Cross championship sent the week of the event implies to me that RA is pulling out. That there is still future events is implied by the statement that the coming event is not going to be part of their championship.

I've also heard that there is no course setup happening, no dirt being moved in and no company contracted with heavy equipment to move said dirt.
I've also heard that there is no video production company being brought out to create the TV show.
I've also heard that they haven't paid money to people from previous events.

All this to me looks like a failure of Gale and Company. RA was only involved in an operational aspect and providing sanctioning and insurance. Were they paid? Are they cutting there losses and getting the fuck out? That's what it looks like to me and what I'm hoping for. Rally America and NASA both serve a purpose and can and should coexist. Gale and Co and their lets try to capitalize on rally cars popularity by inventing our own version of the Street League of Skateboarding or the Dew Tour and see if we can't make a bunch of money. Yeah, fuck those guys. They do nothing for me and I would be just as happy without.

Mark's working down in that area this week. 6 pm to 4 am schedule out in the field. Told him to drive up to PPIR and do some recce to see if they are doing any track prep. He was eating at the same restaurant as No Skillz last night apparently.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 02:22PM
I'd hate to be one of the green circles on this list.

http://rally-america.com/events/2011/PKPK/entries/
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 15, 2011 02:53PM
If they do pull this off, anyone want to make any wagers as to who is going to wreck their car over the jump this time? Like Pro Picks kinda. I'm guessing Rooney since he's never done the X Games jump or a GRC jump and has wrecked plenty of cars in stage rally.

Trivia: Has there been an event, GRC or previous X Games, with a big jump in which at least one car wasn't majorly crashed during the event or practice?
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 16, 2011 06:04AM
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...driving obscure scary roads at dangerous speeds that would make my mom shit herself.

Best description of rallying ever!

And I agree that it seems like (I hope, anyway) RA may be trying to distance themselves from Gale & Co. who are just the latest group of dullards with zero motorsports experience of any kind, that think they are going to come in and revolutionize things and make a bunch of money.



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 16, 2011 11:23PM
interesting that Diggins is paid up and ready to go but all the big ford gus are not.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 07:38AM
Most of the teams haven't been showing paid. I think pay at reg. is normal for Euro rallyx.

Video of the course posted...no dirt in sight yet.



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 07:58AM
that is why i was surprised that diggins had paid allready.
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