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American Rally takes a huge blow

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by dohcvtec_accord, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    http://motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=170445&FS=SCCA*

    :angry: :wtf: :rant:

    VERY disappointing. Now we have one less alternative to NASCAR. This really sucks, I've just started getting into going to SCCA ProRally/ClubRally events, and now they tell us this shit. If you've never been to one of these events, I'd suggest trying to get to one before they cancel it. I don't even know how many more events there will be before it's cancelled in 2005.

    This also hurts the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, since they've been struggling in the past few years, and the introduction of the SCCA cars was a major boost to the event. Truthfully, it was the most exciting part of going to that event. Now, it'll consist of mostly V8's, some bikes and some Open Class cars. RRrrrrrrrrrrrg, this ruined my day to hear this news.
     
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    I guess America just isn't ready for races where the cars turn more than one direction. :shrug:

    But yes, it does suck.
     
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    Some discussion going on here.

    It may not be as bad as it looks, but it could potentially go either way. It could either really help the sport, or drive it into the ground.

    Stay tuned, I guess. :shrug:
     
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    rally = greatest racing on earth
     
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    :werd:

    As I said, maybe the US just isn't ready for turning more than 1 direction?
     
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    it would really be shame to see american rally disappear- it's by far, one of my favorite forms of racing :(
     
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    While it is very good racing, with some amazing talent in the series, the fact of the matter is that most Americans want to see wheel-to-wheel racing, not one car at a time racing against a clock. The mainstream car people just do not get Rally IMO. I do not think this will be a huge blow to Rally, although it will make it difficult for teams to get sponsorship IMO, due to losing SCCAs TV coverage. Anyways, we shall see what happens, but racers, well, we are a hearty bunch and the true rally masters will find a way to rally, regardless of sanctioning body.
     
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    its because of the stupid fucking fans who stand on the fucking course, that insurance costs are stupid fucking high.

    you didi it to yourselves people.
     
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    america is getting boring........sucks
     
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    Spectating the Pikes Peak hillclimb seemed safe enough. What was more dangerous was the changing weather conditions on the mountain.
     
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