Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by whiteLS, May 30, 2004.
See Rice can be fast, He won the indy 500 in a honda no less. That'll show those chevy guys.
what a waste... how is winning in indy with a honda fuckin rice.
I made this myself
Yea. you should learn what "rice" is. having a honda is not rice.
True... Carry on!
Ahahahahaaha you guys got owned!
but i didn't know chevy made an indy race engine... so how is saying 'that'll show those chevy guys' any better?? uhm, yea... maybe 'that'll show those toyota guys' or something...
lol however, it is kind of a coincidence that his name is Rice.
your a moron.
There were three engine manufactors this year, Honda, TRD, and Chevy.
Honda dominated. The first five pole postions were with honda engines.
Honda owns all 'nuff said. On a side note, what I think that is so funny is that Chevy is allowed in F1, but they can't stand the fact that Toyota is trying to enter into NHRA and NASCAR. Scared if you ask me.
redneck-dominated events. :roll:
yeah, 40 redneckx dippin skoal driving 500 miles ina circle don't do much for me
Well, for people who don't give a fuck, (me) he could have worded that slightly different so that we wouldn't have to make the assumption that he was talking about the fad and not the person.... but since it can be taken either way, only the guy who started the post can tell us for sure what he actually meant by it.
basicly it was a play on words and a congats to honda and buddy rice
This was like the first indy won by an American in years....
Allowed? Maybe, but they would be laughed off the track if they showed.
Ha...THose Chevy guys ey? Well look at this following articles and then use that quote again.....Look at the competition "Those Chevy Guys" are up against...I don't see Honda's in there....or maybe they don;t race in the Le Mans...BUt i'd like ot see honda pull that off against that competition
Corvette Takes Third Consecutive GTS Victory at Sebring
Ron Fellows, Johnny Oâ€™Connell and Max Papis win legendary 12-hour race
SEBRING, Fla. â€“ The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team took an impressive flag-to-flag GTS victory at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Ron Fellows, Johnny Oâ€™Connell and Max Papis claimed the class victory in the #3 Corvette C5-R.
â€œThis is an historic race and it is great for us to win here three times in a row,â€ said Doug Duchardt, director of GM Racing. â€œSebring was our nemesis in the beginning of our program and weâ€™ve really put a lot of effort into developing the Corvette for this track. I believe we showed this weekend that we had the fastest car. This is a great win for the team and we are really looking forward to going to Le Mans and being competitive at La Sarthe.â€
The #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R of Ron Fellows, Johnny Oâ€™Connell and Max Papis started Saturdayâ€™s race from the GTS pole position, 10th overall, after qualifying at a record-setting 1:57.052. The trio briefly surrendered the lead to the partner #4 Corvette C5-R, but again took over the lead on lap 30 and held on for the remaining 299 laps.
â€œThe quality, determination and work ethic of this team never ceases to amaze me,â€ said Doug Fehan, GMâ€™s program manager for Corvette Racing. â€œAll winter this crew absolutely dedicated themselves to improving what we do and today was the culmination of that. It was just an amazing performance for Chevrolet and Corvette.â€
Ron Fellows and Johnny Oâ€™Connell notched their third straight win together at Sebring; new teammate Max Papis recorded his first win in his first ever drive in the Corvette C5-R.
â€œMy teammates and I have had such good fortune here not only to win but to race the Corvette,â€ said Oâ€™Connell. â€œHistory will record the Corvette C5-R as one of the most important race cars of all time. The car was running strong from start to finish and we did not have any problems whatsoever. My hat goes off to our crew for their hard work this weekend.â€
With Saturdayâ€™s victory, Oâ€™Connell becomes the first driver in the 52-year history of Sebring International Raceway to capture six class wins, with one of them overall in 1994.
The #4 Corvette C5-R started off from the back of the grid when officials withdrew Oliver Gavinâ€™s qualifying time after the carâ€™s rear wing endplates were found to be out of specification. Gavin marched through the pack and took over the lead but eventually surrendered position after a stop-and-go penalty for driving over an air hose during a pit stop at lap 27. On lap 84, Gavin took over from Jan Magnussen and complained of a soft clutch pedal; the Briton was only able to go halfway around the 3.7-mile circuit before pulling off course, unable to keep the car engaged in gear. The Corvette Racing team withdrew the car as it was unable to come back to the pits under its own power.
â€œThe #4 team did not have a successful day but as a team we have a car on the top step of the podium and that is most important,â€ said Olivier Beretta, driver of the #4 Corvette C5-R. â€œI have always wanted to race for this team so today I am very proud to be a part of Corvette Racing. Next we go to Le Mans and we are all very excited.â€
The Corvette Racing team will next take to the track in April for Open Testing before the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
Provisional Results (GTS Class)
Pos. Car Drivers Laps
1. #3 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Fellows/Oâ€™Connell/Papis 329
2. #25 Ferrari 575 GTC Bosch/Sullivan/Biagi 307
3. #63 Saleen S7R Borcheller/Mowlem/Brabham 257
4. #71 Dodge Viper GTS-R Weickardt/Belloc/Allen 121
5. #26 Ferrari 575 GTC Deletraz/Hezemans/Barde 101
6. #4 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen 83
Provisional Grid (GTS Class)
Pos. Overall Pos. Car Qualifying Driver Best Time
1. 10 #4 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Gavin 1:56.858
2. 11 #3 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Fellows 1:57.052
4. 13 #71 Dodge Viper GTS-R Belloc 2:00.971
3. 17 #26 Ferrari 575 GTC Hezemans 2:01.913
5. 20 #25 Ferrari 575 GTC Biagi 2:03.403
6. 41 #63 Saleen S7R N/A No time*
*Did not qualify
I'll use it again
Indy 500 Race Report: (pos/engine)
That's 8 in the top 10. And were talkin 'bout 3.0L engines making 700 naturally aspirated HP. The first Chevy was 12th. If Honda built LeMans engines they'd run that place too. Go chevy!!
Don't believe me? Indy 500 Race Report
if japs were were to build bigger motors(i think they still have that agreement with hp) i think they can; considering most of those cars have engines twice larger than honda's largest motor; which is 3.2L
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