The Brickyard Grand Prix GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and hardly anyone was there. As a matter of fact any race any track any where has tickets available! Has racing lost it’s luster, or is it really the economy? Well many would say their not happy with NASCAR per all the changes, would just like to get back to smacking you in the face if you put me in the wall. The cars are too much the same and really where can you buy a Camry with a V8 or a Fusion for that matter. Next year I hear the Camaro is coming back and that’s cool, you can buy one of those. Fans do not like the Lucky Dog move for the simple reason if your behind your behind. The New Bristol, well forget about it, not the track you remember the only way to pass was down deep and push your way there. The sponsors don’t want you wreaking your car not good for the wallet but even worst for the fans and I know it shows in the numbers, ah low!
I’ve read where many are saying that ever since we lost Dale Sr. NASCAR has changed and their right, don’t know what could bring back those days. Will it be that Jr. who is now the Chase leader. He almost lost the National Guard sponsor, 14 votes saved the paint on the car (for the record the Republicans opposed it and Democrats supported it). The Army is out of NASCAR, also no more fly overs at the tracks next year, OMG.
Let us pray,
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. (Congress)
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
We need politics out of NASCAR, well good luck with that for it to has turned into a numbers game like all large corporations. Look what happen to the Dinger and Penski Team, 90 min. to get your shit together, thought this was a family oriented sport? Well if all business is a numbers game they got work to do for seats are empty.
But enough of that, for what does look good is this Grand-Am series and the GT cars are on the show room floor. Also next year Mazda introduces the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine, will be stock-block Mazda SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder, dual-stage turbocharged powerplants that, according to John Doonan, MNAO’s Director of Mazda Motorsports, “will deliver outstanding performance and fuel economy coupled with the kind of quality, durability and reliability needed to produce great street cars and win endurance races.”
14:1 low compression ratio
New two-stage turbocharger
A 5,200 rpm redline
Compared to Mazda’s current-production 2.2L MZR-CD diesel engine:
Up to 20% reduction in fuel consumption
20% reduction in internal engine friction
10% reduction in weight
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY will allow Mazda to chart its own path in racing, showcasing the latest in fuel-efficient, powerful and clean powertrains.
The engines are being developed jointly by Mazda Motor Corporation, Mazda North American Operations and SpeedSource Engineering. Dyno testing has already begun and on-track testing begins in late 2012. Engine pricing and terms will be announced at a later date.
The actual Mazda model in which the SKYACTIV-D racing engine will be installed will be announced after the conclusion of the 2012 GRAND-AM racing season.
Enjoy the race.
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