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The Bigfella
06-22-2008, 07:06 AM
Yep - Scott Redding - a 15 year old schoolboy just won the 125cc GP at Donnington Park. He's the first Briton to win a GP race in any category in the 22 years its been held there. A 15 year old Spaniard came third. They weren't allowed champers on the podium!

Paul Pless
06-22-2008, 07:19 AM
They weren't allowed champers on the podium!I think its funny that in NASCAR, a sport founded on running moonshine, the most likely thing to get sprayed in victory circle is either Gatorade or CocaCola.

The Bigfella
06-22-2008, 08:05 AM
You are kidding?

Chris Ostlind
06-22-2008, 09:15 AM
I think its funny that in NASCAR, a sport founded on running moonshine, the most likely thing to get sprayed in victory circle is either Gatorade or CocaCola.


From where did you get that running moonshine business as the foundation for NASCAR racing?

Bill France, Sr. was involved in hard pack stock car racing at Daytona Beach from the very beginning as a highly competitive driver. Just to tie this all in with the hosted theme, Bill France went to work during WWII as a boatbuilder at the Daytona Boat Works.

There may have been a few, backwoods, guys who later became NASCAR drivers, who did run moonshine in their younger years, but it was not a significant element, nor was it the foundation of the circuit.

France saw it, pure and simple, as a business of promoting automobile racing while keeping a hand in the field that he loved as a driver.

Now, it's a multi-billion+ dollar business with cars, once pulled from the assembly lines, now having nothing at all to do with your everyday sedan, save for the decals.

The Bigfella
06-22-2008, 09:56 AM
Well we may have to line up in the "Aliens" queue when we visit the UK these days, but we still know how to steal the silverware.

Three Aussies in the top ten in the premier class, MotoGP, tonight - including first for Casey Stoner. It was a pity to see the only Pom in the race go down in the first corner, but he'd qualified at the back of the pack anyhow, so wasn't looking to be a threat. Casey just rode away from them on his Ducati.

crawdaddyjim50
06-22-2008, 10:23 AM
Man that kid looks like pure speed. Smooooooth. Ducati is on a real domination trip. I hope the Japanese bump it up a notch. It seems as tho they are focusing more on superbike than the GP.

Did anybody see the recent issue of CW that had the American Superbike C-1 in it? It looks like a real chance, but they will probably run out of money trying to make the street versions to qualify. Bikes will have to sell at ungodly prices just to cover costs.

Paul Pless
06-22-2008, 10:28 AM
From where did you get that running moonshine business as the foundation for NASCAR racing?You may find this movie, produced by NASCAR, interesting. Check out their version of how NASCAR got started in the opening scene. Kinda funny about who's driving the cop car in the scene, don't ya think?:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss3dPBkRzFo

The Bigfella
06-22-2008, 08:02 PM
Casey was looking like pure speed last night, but only two wins out of eight rounds this year - and a couple of real bad results means he's in 3rd in the Championship by a long way Rossi (Yamaha) is on 160 points, Pedrosa (Honda) on 152 IIRC and Casey on 117. 25 points for a win. 20 for second. The season has a long way to go.

The American Superbike Champ (Spies) had his first ride in MotoGP last night but finished back in 16th. Its a big jump up to MotoGP - lighter bikes, better grip - takes some getting used to - as Toseland is discovering too.

As for the C1 - I'd seen the Czysz documentary a while back, but haven't heard much more. Is it still an ongoing project?

crawdaddyjim50
06-22-2008, 09:52 PM
Yep, they have redesigned the engine to get more revs and horse power. According to the article the chassis is still very stiff but Czysz says he wants all the flex in the front and back forks/arms. They have gone with a double coil spring back shock setup and are using a hybrid fork/with a coil-over damper on the front.

I was sure Rossi would show better once he changed tire co's. but it sure seems like a lot of whining on Pedrosa's part.

On to Assen with a short week.