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September 21, 2009

Motegi: Not Boring. Not Edge of the Seat. Good Track, Though.

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:28 am

DixieThe weekend racing highlight for many was the Indy Car race in Japan, won by a red car (gee, how often has that happened?) piloted by Scott Dixon. Ryan Briscoe had a critical brain fade at an inopportune moment. We have one more chance for a Justin Wilson/Dale Coyne-type story at Homestead, by that time well into football along with baseball playoffs. Given the heads up the rear ends of brass at Comcast and DirecTV, the ratings will be way down as well. That stinks.

Pissed Off DanicaIt should, however, be a party and we should all try to sneak away!

Memo to last year’s Motegi victor…Danica, please stop yelling on your radio for Michael to try and get people to move over so you can pass. It is called ‘racing’ because the goal is to pass by being a better driver than the one in front. If you try to pull that crap in NASCAR the good ol’ boys will plant your arse into the SAFER.

Party at HomesteadKudos to Versus and IMS Productions and whoever the Japanese contractors were…they erased years of what appeared to be Vaseline-smeared lenses on television cameras on the family o’ Disney channels.

This is the worst part of the season for Indy Car fans; the last race is looming and the off season is too long!



  1. what appeared to be Vaseline-smeared lenses on television cameras on the family o’ Disney channels.

    not for us in new zealand. ESPN show the versus broadcast , along with our local tv channel TV1. ESPN seem to stick the vaseline over the feed, while the local channel shows the clear versus cameras. guess whose channel ill be watching in the future.

    great blog by the way

    Comment by chris — September 21, 2009 @ 10:06 am | Reply

  2. Not the worst race I had ever seen, but at 3.30am for me, it was a struggle

    Comment by Leigh O'Gorman — September 21, 2009 @ 10:50 am | Reply

  3. this year’s schedule (the last two races anyway) is nothing short of absurd. if they’d actually tried to screw it up, they couldn’t have thought of a better way to make the IRL vanish. And I’m not sure it’s any better for next year.

    I’m really hoping for some positive news about the IRL during the off-season.

    Comment by redd — September 21, 2009 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  4. Montegi didn’t sound too good, but, being a direct Tv user, I didn’t acually see the race, and I was too tiried to try and follow the liveblogs.

    Defender, here’s something to think about. We likely will go the whole year without an American winning once, unless Danica or Graham or Ed pulls an upset at Homestead.

    Comment by dylan — September 21, 2009 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

  5. “the weekend highlight for many was the indycar race in japan”.

    wow, what a quote. that really makes you look like a fool. first off, even if “many” wanted to watch it here in north america, they could not. reality check as well, even if they could, they would not.

    i am not a huge fan of nascar either, but i would safely say that the first race in the “chase” was the race most fans would declare as the highlight of their weekend. it was a decent race to boot, with a good tussle between the veteran mark martin and the fast improving juan montoya (is there nothing this guy cannot drive?) at the end.

    the problem with defender is that he has backed tony george right from the start, was not smart enough to admit he was duped and that tony always wanted to be what defender always says he hated, right from the start…cart. defender’s hero has come out and stated he wanted the irl to become just like cart, but he conveniently leaves that nugget out. you are a spreader of IMS B.S., and when confronted on your BS and lies ($23 million per by ABC…right. ABC officials even came out and stated it was about $11 mill per, and most of that was only for the indy500), you can’t come out and admit you were wrong. you are so deep into this crap now, you just can’t stop spewing it anymore.

    one more thing defender…we have all lost. the fans on the cart side have lost their series, and so have you. your own once-fellow friends on trackforum have turned on the league (and you). even your little buddy, chris paff, has seen the truth. this is not your beloved all-american oval series that tony george conned you guys on. it is now a cheap knock-off of cart, a laughable version at that, which nobody cares for anymore. even the once mighty I-5, while still a good draw, is not what it used to be. of course, you will never admit it, and come out here and call me a youthful-cart-centric fan, along with other nonsense, spinning and deflecting instead of answering to the truths. you are a sad, sad man.


    Editor’s note: Just when I believe the intelligence and maturity level of my readership has reached an acceptable level, someone happens along to wreck the curve. The load drop above is proof our education system has failed completely.

    Comment by jay — September 22, 2009 @ 12:41 am | Reply

    • just like i said, spin and deflect. so predictable.


      Comment by jay — September 22, 2009 @ 3:22 am | Reply

  6. Defender, I love the contributions from the illiterate. They make me laugh out loud.

    Comment by grammer po-leece — September 22, 2009 @ 9:39 am | Reply

  7. ahhhh, how cute, another one of defender’s homo friends out to help him with his spin and deflect campaigns. try answering some of my questions in my post, or making sensible comments about it boys.

    Comment by jay — September 22, 2009 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

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