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Lyngengr
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Re: See it firsthand - TV doesn't do it justice
Lyngengr   10/10/2012 6:40:44 PM
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At Sonoma, the garage and pit pass costs $75 for all 3 days.  You're not allowed in the pit area during the race but otherwise unlimited access.  Friday was the best day, no crowds, lots going on.

Charles Murray
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Re: See it firsthand - TV doesn't do it justice
Charles Murray   10/10/2012 6:23:20 PM
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The pit pass sounds cool, Lyngengr. How much does it cost to get one of those at an Indy race?

NadineJ
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Re: Looks like fun!
NadineJ   9/29/2012 7:49:58 PM
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This IS very cool.  It's always good when engineers get together!

Charles Murray
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Re: Looks like fun!
Charles Murray   9/28/2012 5:31:45 PM
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They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but here it's all about the sound. I'm addicted to that video clip. I love the sounds of Indy!

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Re: See it firsthand - TV doesn't do it justice
RICKZ28   9/27/2012 2:07:06 PM
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I fully agree, it's great to attend an IndyCar race!  There's nothing like being at a professional top-level motorsports race in person...all the sights, sounds, smell, and the feeling (the car power, wind from the cars, etc).  Seeing the garage and pit areas helps give an understanding of what's involved.  Great entertainment!

I've been to see two IndyCar races at California Speedway in Fontana (now called AutoClub Speedway of Southern California), over a dozen NASCAR races, and one IROC race (IROC now defunct).  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this year's IndyCar finale in Fontana, had to watch it on TV.  I've always loved fast and close speedway racing with nicely banked turns.

Congratulations Chevrolet for the 2012 IndyCar Championship!  It's also nice that an American won the Driver's Championships...Ryan Hunter-Reay, driving a Chevrolet powered car.  Hey Honda...it's not so easy to win an IndyCar Championship when it's not all Honda's! 

Lyngengr
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See it firsthand - TV doesn't do it justice
Lyngengr   9/27/2012 10:32:54 AM
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While watching an IndyCar race on TV is exciting, you really need to see a race in person, especially a road race.  I went to the event at Sonoma, and the sights and sounds were really impressive.  The acceleration and braking of these cars is unbelievable.  On TV, all the cars sound alike, but at the track, you can definitely tell the Chevys from the Hondas, and unfortunately, the lone Lotus.  At Sonoma, you can buy a pass that allows access to the garages and pits, which is Disneyland for an engineer.

gsmith120
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Re: Engineering Fun
gsmith120   9/27/2012 10:29:54 AM
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Nice slide show and article.  I'm a NASCAR lover guess that's a requirement growing up in NC.  It's amazing just how much engineering goes into racing.  NCA&T, my alma mater offers and works with NASCAR, of course now that I'm gone. lol.

 

Tim
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Engineering Fun
Tim   9/26/2012 10:45:17 PM
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Racing is a lot of engineering fun.  Car aerodynamics, strength to weight ratios as well as getting high speed at high MPG are items that keep racing pit crew engineers up at night. 

I enjoyed the clip showing the sights and sounds of racing.  I recently attended a NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway where they allow you to walk along a path behind the fence about 15 feet from the track.  The wave of air and sound pushed by the cars is amazing as they fly by you on the racetrack.

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This is the wrong link
William K.   9/26/2012 10:44:08 AM
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There is a problem here in that I clicked on the link for "do engineers need an MBA".

While the indy car article is interesting, it is not the one that I was after.

William K.
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This is the wrong link
William K.   9/26/2012 10:44:08 AM
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There is a problem here in that I clicked on the link for "do engineers need an MBA".

While the indy car article is interesting, it is not the one that I was after.

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