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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 09:57AM
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Video of the course posted...no dirt in sight yet.



Aside from the fact that it's just cones in the parking lot, this one seems more similar in character to a lot of the European tracks - a good thing IMO...


Am I the only one who's a little surprised they're using the parking lot, and not some of the actual track?



Seems like, with a layout like that, you'd be able to come up with something really good.
(EDIT: looks like there may be a whole bunch of fences etc. in and around the infield that might make a reasonable course difficult...)
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 10:12AM
so there are some cars out there now, cool. it would be interesting to see a time lapse video of them building the course. curious to see how long that will take.

too bad they cant get out into those hills for some elevation changes inthe corse.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 10:22AM
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Am I the only one who's a little surprised they're using the parking lot, and not some of the actual track?

Well, since it's rumours and lies...

Maybe RallyCar was a bit surprised by the course layout, too? I could see them saying no to this course and dropping it from their "national" schedule.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 12:26PM
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Maybe RallyCar was a bit surprised by the course layout, too? I could see them saying no to this course and dropping it from their "national" schedule.

I wonder if that's why TV2GO didn't also come out to produce the coverage?

Marcus Dodd nose dives over the jump. Tranported to hospital.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 12:44PM
Was TV2GO doing the ESPN3 coverage, ESPN after show, or all of it?

Hope Marcus is ok.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 01:16PM
I was under the impression they were the only production company on site.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 04:54PM
Ryan Scott posted this picture of Dodd's car, on Facebook.



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 05:45PM
i hope he is ok, looks like he was lucky to survive.

wonder where that impreza came from? is that one of iorio's old cars? he was one of the few people out there using the lexan side windows with the wire to hold em in place.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 05:45PM
That looks like the Subaru to me. Borowicz or something like that.
Dodd is in a Hyundai.



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 05:52PM
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That looks like the Subaru to me. Borowicz or something like that.
Dodd is in a Hyundai.

we must have been doing the same thing.

that is the only 93-01 impreza and if numbers for the whole weekend were being used his is the only car w/out number on the list and no one is using 11 on the list.

unless someone brought a spare car for practice.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 05:55PM
i dont know how friends and family of NASCAR drivers do it. they have half a dozen or more life threatening car destroying wrecks every weekend.
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 06:03PM
And rally doesn't?
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Re: RA loses all RX
June 17, 2011 06:07PM
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And rally doesn't?

point taken.

but for some reason this just all feels different.

perhaps it is because the jump isnt totally necessary? sure it is very cool but they could build a tunnel jump and be 75% as cool as this and a little bit lest risky.



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Re: RA loses all RX
June 29, 2011 12:02PM
The Idaho super special stage jump last year had a concrete top slab in case you didn't make the jump.

they could do something like that, but it wouldn't be the same visually. and with their jump being so big they would need a lot of supporting structure, which would be a hazard for the drivers going below the jump.

sounds like the event did run though?
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Re: RA loses all RX
July 01, 2011 10:29AM
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The Idaho super special stage jump last year had a concrete top slab in case you didn't make the jump.
Yup, and the Barbados SSS had a jump like that too.


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sounds like the event did run though?
Yup, it did. Got the dirt there, got the jump built. At the last minute they contracted some NASA officials from the CO region to come help. GRC brought in their own guy for timing/scoring.

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