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    Thumbs up Why the Indy 500 is the greatest race in the world.....

    Check out this video clip. Lap 159, coming off a yellow. The pass takes over 1 1/2 miles to set up and execute, yet it's all over in a few seconds. This is one of the best moves I have seen in the 18 years I have been attending the race as a spectator or working as a crewman.

    Menard's Ed Carpenter is leading, and Target Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon, the eventual winner, is running second. My man Vitor Meira is in third, driving the Delphi/National Guard machine.

    The video begins while Vitor is coming out of turn two and heading down the backstretch. Pancho Carter, long time Indycar and USAC driver, is his spotter. Pancho is keeping Vitor on the gas, as the green is thrown while the cars are in the short chute between turns 3 and 4.

    As Vitor runs through turn 4, Pancho is yelling "Stay on that nine! Stay on that nine!" He's referring to Dixon, whose car is number 9.

    This is some serious sheeit, threading the needle at 200 MPH.......

    After the race, Vitor said "I wasn't going to lift...."

    http://www.pantherracing.com/multime...eo.cfm?mid=113

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    Wow!
    Talk about guts!

    It feels as if the 500 will regain much of it's lost stature.
    I sure hope so.

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    That's sweet!!

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    Watched the race twice and missed that! Awesome!
    I live in Alta Loma, "I live life in Havasu"


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    Nice clip! True demonstration of trust in your abilities.
    Found most weekends at Moabi with the rest of my crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Havasu View Post
    Watched the race twice and missed that! Awesome!
    Ditto that , Great racing

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    That was a great move, couldn't see how close he came to the car on the right
    but the announcers commented on it.

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    24 HR of LeMans is the best race in the world !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV R SCHIADA'S View Post
    24 HR of LeMans is the best race in the world !!
    Quit jacking the thread. That was a no-fear pass that was incredible.

    Best race - F1 at Spa.
    Better To Burn Out Then Fade Away

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