A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Since the racing post yesterday garnered lots of comments, I thought I would share the on going e-mail discussion with my friend Jeff, who used to race motorcycles in the 60's and 70's...

From: Jeff Butts
Subject: Re: Something for the next issue of the newsletter.
Date: July 12, 2004 5:50:41 PM PDT
To: adam harrison

As long as we are making wish lists (and, by the way, I like NASCAR much more than F1 where the drivers could show Tony Stewart how to bang each other up), I long for the days when drivers did it all. Parnelli (and AJ and Gurney and Clark and many others) raced all kinds of different races. For that matter, when I was racing bikes the AMA Championship involved 5 kinds of racing; TT, Short Track, Road Racing, Mile, and Half Mile.

And my response:

From: adam harrison
Subject: Re: Something for the next issue of the newsletter.
Date: July 13, 2004 9:29:34 AM PDT
To: jeff butts

Some drivers still do, as long as their sponsors let them. Don't get me wrong, Tony Stewart is one of my favorite drivers, and he will race anything anywhere (plus I love how brutally honest he is with his opinions). That is, up until earlier this year when his NASCAR sponsor stopped him from driving a Toyota in another race.

That is one of my other pet peeves, I think the sponsor should own you during the race, but in your off hours, you should be able to crawl into what ever vehicle you like if the manufacturer does not have vehicles racing in that class.

But that's just my opinion. :-)

And there is still discussion going on in the previous post: http://www.livejournal.com/users/adameros/1006569.html

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