The Fastlane Trivia Quiz....Show us your knowledge! (PART 2)

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Re: The Fastlane Trivia Quiz....Show us your knowledge! (PART 2)

Post by acerogers58 » 10 months ago

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He was parked after a few laps, or was it after 1 lap, for not having a pit crew.
What? :haha:
Yep, this is 100% correct.

I would of thought NASCAR would of realised he didn’t have one in pre race ceremonies but you know..

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Post by erwin greven » 10 months ago

A year ago someone mentioned it in one of the NASCAR broadcasts. They were talking about start & parkers. And also Joe was mentioned, but for a different reason.
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Post by PTRACER » 10 months ago

What? How could he have no pit crew?? What's the full story?
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Post by acerogers58 » 10 months ago

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What? How could he have no pit crew?? What's the full story?
He was racing for one of those good old “start and park” teams that were rampant through the late 90s up until the early 2010s. They’d basically start the race, run some laps with highly out of date equipment then retire for prizemoney. There were initially 48 cars entered for a 43 car field for the race, but five of those withdrew, meaning everyone who qualified made it, so it’s quite possible they weren’t even expecting to qualify. The team made 29 starts that year, with 6 of their first 17 resulting in them retiring inside the first ten laps. It appears they got more funds later in the year as they managed to finish 5 of their last 8 races, with two being DNF’s being due to an accident.

NASCAR effectively ended start and parks a few years ago when they forbid any team to retire unless they could prove they had a mechanical fault, and threatened huge fines if these rules weren’t abided by. This drastically cut the amount cars attempting races and DNQs only really occur on the superspeedway tracks now.

Ironically, the team who Ruttman raced for that day, Phoenix Racing, actually went on to win a race five years later, when Brad Keselowski famously wrecked Carl Edwards on the final lap at Talladega.

The team closed after 2013 due to a lack of sponsorship, and costs had drastically increased following the induction of the generation 6 car.

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Post by hollie3sa » 10 months ago

I'm confused whether is makes sense or makes it all even more unbelievable :haha:


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Post by hollie3sa » 10 months ago

The Australian motorcycle Grand Prix is currently held at Philip Island.

But which track was it held on previously? And when did they switch to Philip Island?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 10 months ago

It started off at Phillip Island back in the late 80's before going to Eastern Creek when that was first built back in the Early 90's. It then returned to PI in the late 90s and has thankfully remained there.

Actually the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was also held at Bathurst, Winton, and even Sandown albeit before the AMGP became a Championship round back in 1989.

Only one rider has won (the main race) at both PI and Eastern Creek. Who?

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Post by hollie3sa » 10 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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It started off at Phillip Island back in the late 80's before going to Eastern Creek when that was first built back in the Early 90's. It then returned to PI in the late 90s and has thankfully remained there.

Actually the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was also held at Bathurst, Winton, and even Sandown albeit before the AMGP became a Championship round back in 1989.

Only one rider has won (the main race) at both PI and Eastern Creek. Who?
10/10 :thumbsup:

Have you seen any of the Eastern Creek races? Philip Island is among my favorite race tracks in the world, so my judgement might be a bit distorted when I say that I can barely think of a better venue.
But why do you say "thankfully remained there"?



B2t: I'm gonna let someone else reply since I just read the Wikipedia article about the Aus MGP where that very rider is mentioned.

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Have you seen any of the Eastern Creek races? Philip Island is among my favorite race tracks in the world, so my judgement might be a bit distorted when I say that I can barely think of a better venue.
But why do you say "thankfully remained there"?
Only seen them on TV.... I think it was perhaps the last year at Eastern Creek when Doohan and Criville had a ding dong battle all race and going into the last lap there was a lot of contact between the two, which resulted on them both going down in one of the last corners of the race and Capirossi a surprised winner.

In fact I found a youtube of the race and post race discussions in the Repsol pit.
By the way I sy thankfully not because Eastern Creek was crap, because it produced good races, but because I think Phillip Island is one of the best tracks in the world for both cars and particularly bikes. I would hate for PI not to have the race. I think the riders agree.

Anyway the Eastern Creek race I mentioned. Sorry about the poor quality but maybe there is better out there.


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Post by acerogers58 » 9 months ago

Can anyone name the two NASCAR drivers who switched their regular car numbers in the cup series for ONE race in the past decade, and what numbers did they change from? This excludes drivers who have swapped teams mid season, part timers etc etc. One was a sponsorship and one was a tribute.

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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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It started off at Phillip Island back in the late 80's before going to Eastern Creek when that was first built back in the Early 90's. It then returned to PI in the late 90s and has thankfully remained there.

Actually the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was also held at Bathurst, Winton, and even Sandown albeit before the AMGP became a Championship round back in 1989.

Only one rider has won (the main race) at both PI and Eastern Creek. Who?
Since no one wants to answer, I'm gonna go with Mick Doohan.



@acerogers58's question, I'll have to leave unanswered. Absolutely no idea.

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hollie3sa wrote:
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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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It started off at Phillip Island back in the late 80's before going to Eastern Creek when that was first built back in the Early 90's. It then returned to PI in the late 90s and has thankfully remained there.

Actually the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was also held at Bathurst, Winton, and even Sandown albeit before the AMGP became a Championship round back in 1989.

Only one rider has won (the main race) at both PI and Eastern Creek. Who?
Since no one wants to answer, I'm gonna go with Mick Doohan.



@acerogers58's question, I'll have to leave unanswered. Absolutely no idea.
Mick Doohan it was. :wink:

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Which driver missed a F1 start because he was already on the way home?


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Which driver missed a F1 start because he was already on the way home?


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This sounds familiar!
Was it one of those backmarker entries in 1976/7?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Niki Lauda Canada 1979 springs to mind. He retired from F1 after practice and was on a plane home by the time the race started with Zunino in the Brabham in his place. (Zunino had never driven an F1 car prior to the final qualy, and had to borrow Lauda's helmet IIRC )

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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Niki Lauda Canada 1979 springs to mind. He retired from F1 after practice and was on a plane home by the time the race started with Zunino in the Brabham in his place. (Zunino had never driven an F1 car prior to the final qualy, and had to borrow Lauda's helmet IIRC )
I'm thinking along the lines of someone who DNQ'd but then got promoted to the grid due to two or three others having their quali times deleted for infringement.

And then the driver who was promoted to the back of the grid had already left the track and lost the opportunity to start his only GP. Someone like Otto Stuppacher, 1976 Austria.
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