USAC 2019

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by StandOnIt, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. StandOnIt

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    The Junior Knepper 55

     
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  2. gnomesayin

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    That was a great race, and though I wasn't wishing misfortune on Bell, it was nice to see the regular midget guys battling for the big win.
     
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  4. gnomesayin

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    It's been interesting to see Helton join the AMA flat track series and now Darby join USAC. There is a lot of experience there for sure.
     
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    TMC TO ACT AS PRIMARY PARTNER FOR ELLEDGE ON USAC MIDGET TOUR

    DES MOINES, IOWA, Feb. 5, 2019 – TMC Transportation, the nation’s largest employee-owned open deck transportation company, will serve as the primary partner for Karsyn Elledge, the 18-year-old granddaughter of NASCAR Hall-of-Fame driver Dale Earnhardt and niece of two-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., across multiple races comprising the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship.
     
  9. gnomesayin

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    Night 1 highlights of the midgets at Bubba Raceway Park. Tyler Courtney won in his new ride. The sprint cars begin their season there next week on the 14th. Florida Speedweeks has become arguably the best two weeks for dirt track racing fans of the year. WoO and ASCoC, USAC, Lucas Oil and WoO late models, big block and UMP modifieds. There is too much to keep up with.

     
  10. gnomesayin

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    The sprints had a great track to work with last night for their opener. They were three wide at times, with some great battles and insane sliders. Last lap pass for the win. This race is a good example of why I will always be a non-wing loyalist,

     
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  12. FLRacingFan

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    Sounds like Windom popped a tire?
     
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  13. StandOnIt

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    yeah he was on track for two in a row. Big ol tires on those wingless sprints.
     
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  14. StandOnIt

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    Track was set up sweet at Buba, but the leader (no spoiler) spanked em pretty good, he was hooked up

     
  15. gnomesayin

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    The track was fast but looked to be more one groove and taking more rubber last night. Still good pure racing. I think the WoO sprint track prep crew is the best in the business. 9 times out of 10 they will have a fast cushion and bottom groove even after multi-night shows.

    Good to see that Ballou and USAC made up. He even tweeted thanks to them after the race and they retweeted.

    It should be a good season. A lot of fast guys in good rides: Leary, Courtney, Grant, Thomas, Windom, etc.
     
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  17. StandOnIt

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    He and Andretti, the Unser's had a time with it back then, had some bad ass cars.
     
  18. StandOnIt

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    Vegas wingless sprint race
     
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  19. StandOnIt

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    Nothing special, some decent pack racing
     
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  20. gnomesayin

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    There is not a race car in existence that is more diametrically opposed to the traits of pack racing than a non-wing sprint car. Especially a 410, but 360s too. A 360 sprint car without a wing is still vastly overpowered for how much aero and mechanical grip they have, and they produce much less downforce than a winged sprint car.

    Pack racing is created by cars with a surplus of downforce and drag and a lack of relative power, meaning they inevitably can go faster if drafting in the wake of other cars, and are slower if running alone. Sprint cars do not do this, and instead deliberately avoid following each other and take the opposite line of the car in front whenever possible.

    I know, I took the bait. :D
     
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  21. StandOnIt

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    Probably should have spelled it out better for the overly sensitive types....there was some decent racing back in the pack. gees
     
  22. gnomesayin

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    Oh. The term pack racing has a fairly established meaning, but I misread your intent. ;)
     

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