IndyCar: 2018 Grand Prix of Portland

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by gnomesayin, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

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    Live Friday practice ongoing now:

     
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  2. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Where is @FLRacingFan anyway? Hope he's ok.

    I will be there on Saturday and Sunday. Can hear them practicing now from where I work, 5 minutes from the track. Very excited, and the fan support here in Portland for the return of this event has been great.
     
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Gotta remember to set the DVR for this one.
     
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  4. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Have a great time ! Nothing better than a home race .
     
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  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    yeah it isn't like him to disappear
     
  6. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Will Power takes the pole for tomorrow, Rossi qualifies third, Dixon 11th (!). Setting up some championship drama, which I would love to see. Something tells me Dixon will recover well though. Should be interesting.
     
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  7. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Watching that quali session you would think Dixon just lost the championship. Diffey is usually a very good commentator but that was pretty bad. Along with Paul and the other guy.

    They are team Rossi for sure.
     
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  8. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I think they are team wants championship drama.

    One thing lacking at PIR is sufficient parking for an event of this scale. They are parking people at other venues in the area and shuttling the to the track. The light rail train that stops right at the front gates is a good option, but looks like it is overwhelmed by fans too.

    Anyway, this looks to be a very well attended race for the series, and I hope it will stay that way and not just be a one year wonder.
     
  9. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Have a fantastic time!!
     
  10. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Hey!! I won't have to follow you guys to find out what is going on. I found a tv. So now I can watch it with ya.
     
  11. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Dixon got in it but but I saw him stopped flat so no damage..I think.
     
  12. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Dixon clearly has Jimmie Johnsons horseshoe
     
  13. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Holy snikies!! Where's gnomesayin? What'd he do, throw a banana peel out on the track and start that pile up?
     
  14. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Damn Andretti hit Ed Jones in the helmet
     
  15. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Did ya ever wonder what would have happened if Marco would have stayed in car #27 this year and Rossi would have driven #98?
     
  16. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Boy!! Newgarden sure came around. Didn't he?
     
  17. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    This is a great track but definitely seems to need some upgrades. It seems similar to Belle Isle in that you cannot park anywhere around there
     
  18. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Dixon with a speeding penalty, but now Power crashes.
     
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Turn 12 shunt for Power.

    Good lord, Dixon just continues to get lucky.
     
  20. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Oh no, Will!!!
     
  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Newgarden is something else. Jordan Kong has been phenomenal as well, Mark Blundell continues to bring in some very good drivers.
     
  22. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I'm here, but my internet signal is just good enough to keep the live audio feed going. If I do anything else, it gets messed up. We are on the back stretch sitting in the grass, can see turns 4-5-6-7 etc. Much more relaxing and better view than a packed front grandstand.
     
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  23. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Well Dixon WAS in third place.

    Boy that was a close call in the pits!!
     
  24. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Just enough to upset the snobbering Rossi is getting from these announcers.
     
  25. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    You should have worn a bright yellow shirt. Then we could have seen you better. I get the brightest one I can find at Wal-Mart. Then I really stick out in a crowd.

    :)
     
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  26. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    These guys should think about calling the race instead of giving lap by lap point standings updates.
     
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  27. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Team Owner

    Taking their cue from NASCAR.Indy Cars put on a good show and I say cmon Newgarden!
     
  28. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

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    Now watching from down by turn 11. I can't believe Dixon is set to extend his points lead with the way the day started. Track position race, Rossi's team miscalculated badly.
     
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  29. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Go!! Sato!! Go!!
     
  30. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    How the hell do you save 4 laps of fuel here? Sato looks good. C'mon
     
  31. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Rhr is coming
     
  32. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Sato Schooled them. Heck yeah I can live with that finish order.
     
  33. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Woo way to go Sato!
     
  34. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Glad to see the Rahal team win one.
     
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  35. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    Boy!! Sato sure has changed the last few years. Remember when he used to crash and burn every time out?
     
  36. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I always enjoy a Sato win
     
  37. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Do they still have the ridiculous crutch double points at Sonoma?
     
  38. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Sure do. Congratulations to Sato.
     
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  39. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Yes. It's an unworthy gimmick, but at least the Indy 500 is double points too, and at least there is no "playoffs".
     
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  40. Jimmy W1

    Jimmy W1 Team Owner

    I really feel sorry for Marco Andretti. I sure wish he could get some wins. The Andrettis are really a class act.
     

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