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Other Sports => Other Sports => Topic started by: Dare on June 15, 2019, 12:17:00 AM

Title: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: Dare on June 15, 2019, 12:17:00 AM
When AJ said it scared the hell out of him you
know it was bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upSK_8ke4g4 :DD
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: cosworth151 on June 15, 2019, 06:23:37 AM
170+ mph on skinny tires, solid axles an no downforce to speak of - Now that's scary!

Good one, Dare!  :good:
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: John S on June 15, 2019, 11:36:42 AM
Scary indeed. Good find Dare.  :good:

Looks to me like they just copied Brooklands, we know there's a reason Brooklands was left to fall by the wayside - it was just so damn dangerous.
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: Scott on June 16, 2019, 11:11:55 AM
Surprising that they didnít figure out earlier that a closed course should have cement barriers instead of guardrail
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: Dare on June 16, 2019, 02:02:46 PM
Surprising that they didnít figure out earlier that a closed course should have cement barriers instead of guardrail


Cevert  and Koeing payed the price
at Watkins Glen
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: cosworth151 on June 17, 2019, 07:07:32 PM
For the most part, F1 didn't have much in way of guard rails (a.k.a. Armco) until Jackie Steward's push for safety in the early 1970's. Here's Sir Jackie at the Nurburgring in 1967. Notice the complete lack of guard rails. In spite of what the comments below the vid say, I think he's driving a BRM P115.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AiHekdM3A0
Title: Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
Post by: Scott on June 18, 2019, 11:44:04 AM
I meant to say closed ovals.  Road tracks are a completely different animal.