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Old 01-23-08, 08:45 AM   #1
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Good bye IROC

Looks like IROC is done, for good. They are going to auction everything off, too bad.
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Old 01-23-08, 08:47 AM   #2
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Looks like IROC is done, for good. They are going to auction everything off, too bad.
Maybe when IRL or CART folds, someone can buy up that equipment and then have IROC in open wheel ground effect cars. Might make it a bit more exciting instead of the "Lets watch NASCAR guys do the same thing while the other drivers try to figure out drafting and bump drafting Race of Champions."
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Maybe when IRL or CART folds, someone can buy up that equipment and then have IROC in open wheel ground effect cars. Might make it a bit more exciting instead of the "Lets watch NASCAR guys do the same thing while the other drivers try to figure out drafting and bump drafting Race of Champions."
I don't think many open wheel cars would make it to finish line, but that would be great to watch.
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I don't think many open wheel cars would make it to finish line, but that would be great to watch.
Make em run in Spec Racers with bigger engines then.
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Make em run in Spec Racers with bigger engines then.
give them all madones and set them on the track...that'd be entertaining.
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12 guys, sitting in lawn chairs on a race track, drinking beer and smoking Winstons, next to a pile of Madones is not gonna get very good TV ratings. Maybe if they were getting jumped by Monster Trucks?
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IROC has not really been a viable race/series since the early eighties. Ever since they began running all the IROC races on nascar ovals. It really became more about just getting champions from other forms of motorsports to show up at the venue. It was very cool at one time to see F1, Indy car, Nascar, Rally car greats etc... race against one another in identical cars at places like Riverside, but it became a sideshow the last few decades. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.
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IROC has always been about the

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That's what I was thinking when I read the title.
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Meh. It's good to see the welfare system will finally go to a good cause.
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What's the Race of Champions that doesn't suck? The one they ran in rally cars?
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I thought NASCAR WAS IROC.
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You really should stop thinking. Nothing good can come from it.
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so I've been told....
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i was just mindlessly repeating back what my ear holes had taken in.
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hey, it works, yo?
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what? are you talking to me? wanna race? I got a line of some cheap cars.
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heh. *going to research the difference between IROC and NASCAR*
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I thought NASCAR WAS IROC.
IROC followed the NASCAR circuit and had a quite a few drivers from NASCAR that raced in the series, so it would be easy to think it was just another NASCAR race. But as a previous poster pointed out there was time when the IROC series held its own.
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IROC was a series where past champions of different racing classes, often run in very different types of cars, could compete in identically prepared cars that were supplied by the series, not the driver, thus hoping to create a more level playing field.

Over the years, the type car and the tracks chosen by IROC varied a bit, but typically,they used closed wheel cars and ran on oval tracks at venues where NASCAR was running.

I think the format put the drivers that came from open wheeled, non drafting, road course type driving at a disadvantage, as they were being put into closed wheel cars where drafting was critical.
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So, does this mean there will be some camaros for sale?
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what? are you talking to me? wanna race? I got a line of some cheap cars.
Me too we could race at North Wilkesboro
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So, does this mean there will be some camaros for sale?
probably some rolling chassis' and some engines, maybe some sheet metal. The guys out of work will probably sell their wifes mini vans and keep the camaros.
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Me too we could race at North Wilkesboro
They got a road course?
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