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May 14, 2010

The Number One Reason for IZOD Indy Car Fans To Be Happy

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:35 pm

‘The 15 Days of May’ (formerly ‘The 30 Days of May’) begins this weekend! Yours truly and several acquaintances and relatives will invade the spacious confines of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch actual Indy Cars on their home track. This is the absolute BEST time of the year for real racing fans.

Better yet, the weather is supposed to be Chamber of Commerce perfect. The only thing that worries me is that THIS weekend would ordinarily be pole qualifying weekend, and the action would be superb. I hope that next weekend, when we’re likely to have a total washout for offending the gods of the place, that Jeffrey and crew keep that in their minds. Typically during May in Speedway, Indiana it rains about half the time.

Good luck to the participants as they set up the cars for next weekend. Given the potential size of the field this year will be quite interesting. We hope to see you at some point during the greatest month of the year!

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12 Comments »

  1. While you are doing all of your crying, you should check out last year’s schedule and you will see that the cars are on the track the exact same number of days as last year, except last year had one additional day of rookie orientation. Your hero, the youthful Anton, had already shortened the month of May to 11 days, “Jeffrey” just compacted the 11 days over a shorter period of time. Maybe one day, all you bootlickers will realize that it is pointless to run practice laps for 2 weeks with a little qualifying in between, then take a week off with a 1 hour practice thrown in and then race.

    Editor’s Note: In a perfect world, the following things would occur:
    -There would be 30 days at IMS in May, and cars would be on the track each one.
    -Obsessed Indy fans who lack the maturity to refrain from using childish language that includes words like ‘bootlickers’ would actually grow up.
    -Obsessed Indy fans who lack the ability to comprehend things they attempt to read would seek remedial education of some sort.

    Comment by TroyM — May 14, 2010 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

    • 30 days at IMS in May and cars on the track for each one? All practice days?? Qualifying races???? Also, do you want the cars on the track the week before race day more than the 1 hour of carb day? I would welcome that, seems kind of pointless to not let the teams get in more practice the week before the race.

      Comment by TroyM — May 16, 2010 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

  2. Know what, Troy? The only reason Defender doesn’t block your IP address or delete every bitter, illiterate rant you come up with is so the rest of us can have a good laugh. And thanks for paying attention.

    Comment by MTroy — May 14, 2010 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  3. I will be coming over tomorrow and Sunday. He’re hoping for a dry second half of May. The start of the month has been quite wet…

    Sounds like Troy has been hanging with the Dominatrix queens, getting treated with the whips and chains. He can’t seem to kick that bootlicker thing out of his head.

    Comment by M. Miller — May 14, 2010 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  4. Amen, M. Troy and M. Miller; sounds like Troy M. has some REAL problems. Anyway, a question for the Defender: What’s your take on the 25/8 rule that was initiated for the 1996 ‘500? Was is good or bad, and if good, how do you justify it? The CART folks feel they were locked out, and other people feel that without it, the “feud” would have been shortened considerably. Waiting to hear from you.

    Editor’s Note: It was bad and ill-advised but justifiable. Tony George started the series as complementary to cart. cart’s ego could not handle that. That is what led to something that really did scorch the earth, the one and only Memorial Day weekend US 500. That is the race Roger Penske called the worst mistake of his racing career. I think cart’s use of the term ‘locked out’ was always disingenuous at best. Those slimy bastards and their handful of militant apologists have always played the victim card to an extreme degree. If their collective arrogance had not been as pronounced they could have squished the then infant IRL like a bug and been done with it. Instead, they began a series of the most stupid mistakes imaginable and basically blamed their collective stupidity on Tony George. I have nothing but contempt for those actions, but in all honesty that is the furthest thing from my mind at this particular juncture. Indy Cars will be on the track in May at Indy tomorrow, and that has always been the most important thing.

    Comment by DOUG — May 14, 2010 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

    • When the 25/8 was discussed the reason it was installed was a form of insurance for the new teams that would sign on with the IRL, there was a fear that the current CART teams with experience and knowledge of the speedway would only race in the 500 and take 25/28 starting spots, the new teams needed the purse money that they would receive for participating in the 500, that money would help them through the year, Jack Long, Leo Mehl and Tony George offered the 25/8 rule to the teams that signed on with the new series.

      Comment by rosco — May 15, 2010 @ 2:26 am | Reply

    • http://web.archive.org/web/19991114173825/speednet.starnews.com/speednet/irl/94/irl/031294sn_newseries.html

      After reading this, it doesn’t sound like he was trying to start a series to complement CART. You bootlickers like to take TG’s letter to the Indystar and treat is like the gospel. It was nothing but a bunch of B.S.

      Editor’s Note: I guess we should just accept your well reasoned analysis and just go with it then.

      Comment by TroyM — May 15, 2010 @ 4:05 am | Reply

  5. Wars never end if people never put down the guns.

    Comment by JP — May 15, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  6. Oh, the fat sh!t sack is headed for Indy, make sure to pack a bottle of your own pee to drink during a caution period! Oh yes duhfender followers, he admittedly drinks his own pee!

    Editor’s Note: Oh look…it’s another mature, intelligent, articulate cart enthusiast. Thanks for joining us with such a valuable, on-topic contribution. You have added much to this little discussion. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by E. Cartman — May 15, 2010 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  7. “When the 25/8 was discussed the reason it was installed was a form of insurance for the new teams that would sign on with the IRL, there was a fear that the current CART teams with experience and knowledge of the speedway would only race in the 500 and take 25/28 starting spots, the new teams needed the purse money that they would receive for participating in the 500, that money would help them through the year, Jack Long, Leo Mehl and Tony George offered the 25/8 rule to the teams that signed on with the new series.”

    I’m still waiting for an official reason why cart teams did not sign on with the new series, thus giving it the ability to crush it right from the start.

    Comment by Race Fan — May 15, 2010 @ 11:56 am | Reply

    • It’s real simple, if the CART teams sign on with a new series, they basically cut their own nose off. Now they are IRL teams, and must run IRL events in order to run the 500. They go from running a series that they own and profit from, to running a series that Tony George now runs and he profits from.

      Editor’s Note: And how did that work out for them, twice? Look…cart no longer exists. This blog topic is about opening weekend. Please stop polluting this blog space with idiotic comments that are off topic. The readership will thank you.

      TG would be able to steal their race dates by undercutting the sanction fees they got. 25/8 was nothing more than a power play to force teams into running IRL events. IMS would have been much happier if all CART teams showed up at WDW and Phoenix and then ran Indy. Sure, CART would’ve gone on and ran their series in 1996, but slowly, the IRL schedule would’ve expanded, forcing CART to run the IRL schedule and therefore less of their own races. TG felt the sponsors would force their teams into running the IRL in order to run Indy. That didn’t quite work out for him. Instead, sponsors left the sport and never came back, leaving us with the ashes we have today. IMS/USAC tried the same crap in 1979 with the same idea that sponsors would force their teams to adhere to Indy’s demands in order to run at Indy.

      Editor’s Note: And yet here we are today. The Indy Car Series remains in business. cart remains deceased. Twice. Move on.

      Comment by TroyM — May 15, 2010 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  8. Yawn…

    Wake me up when its raceday.

    Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — May 15, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply


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