Nobody into the Nationals??
Nobody into the Nationals??
"Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"
Postponed 'til next weekend.
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
It may have been a mistake to postpone the Nationals. Most of Monday and yesterday were rain free. The forecast for the weekend is bleak!
BTW, I live two miles from Raceway Park.
Have a very blessed day!
If they just wanted to get it over with, maybe sticking around would have been good.
The sportsman cars are a big issue. They usually start running sportsman cars at 7 or 8AM on Sunday and Monday until the nitro cars come out at 11A or noon. I think it's the only NHRA national that has every pro and sportsman eliminator, so there are a lot of cars to get down the track.
But if everything else lines up, seems to me like it's better for everyone to reset the two planned days for the next weekend, instead of either making Monday another pro qualifying day with final eliminations on Tuesday in front of empty grandstands, or running the pro eliminations on Monday as scheduled, with sportsman eliminations wedged in and after in a makeshift way that would probably take til Tuesday anyway. Among other details, the track crews probably couldn't stand to work 8AM to 10PM on Monday at the end of a five day event.
The fans should be the absolute last people considered on any decision that could effect a participant. Doc Austin
Lying was a no-brainer for me. Robin Miller
"I thought they booed [Danica] because she was being a complete jerk, but then they applauded for A.J. Foyt. Now I'm just confused."
One racer mentioned that the parking areas were in bad shape after the rain and spectators would have a tough time getting in or out. I wonder how much effect that had on their decision to postpone?
The way Paul Page and Mike Dunn said it, all the qualifying times from the first three sessions would be thrown out and the field would be determined by two sessions on Saturday. In interviews with the drivers, it seemed they thought that the Saturday sessions would be a continuation and the times from the first three sessions would stand. I couldn't find anything on the NHRA site to clarify this.
Normally, they'd throw out all but the best 12 times before the last qualifying day, so at least 4 spots would be set on Sunday. Is that what they meant?
There were originally going to be five qualifying sessions. They got three in and the last two on Saturday were rained out. The question is, do the times from the first three qualifying sessions stand?
I was wrong as usual. The weather this weekend has been superb!
I live two miles from the RP dragstrip and I've been sitting here just listening to 9000 hp engines!