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fiero gtu racing on espn video by FIEROPHREK
Started on: 10-06-2013 09:57 PM
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Last post by: Raydar on 10-13-2013 02:25 AM
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Report this Post10-06-2013 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some oldschool fiero racing !

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Been forever since I've seen those races. YouTube is really great for that stuff. There's Fieros running both classes - Earl's in the GTO class and the others in GTU.

Slightly off-topic but crazy to think that Scott Pruett is STILL competitive in sports car racing. That race was 26 years ago. He's had an up-and-down career in racing, but he's been back on top in recent years and doesn't show signs of quitting.
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108.45 good shot
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I forgot Bruce Jenner tried racing.

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Report this Post10-09-2013 06:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for posting!
I had a good time watching this!

Willy T. Ribbs brought back memories.
I was working corners at Road Atlanta at about this same time frame, including one race where he drove.
He was usually controversial. He didn't "lift" for anything.
Of course there was an "incident" at the corner where I was working...
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Originally posted by Raydar:

Willy T. Ribbs brought back memories...

Of course there was an "incident" at the corner where I was working...


There was also an "incident" involving Willy T. Ribbs here in Vancouver back in 1990.

Really awful...
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Report this Post10-12-2013 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hyperv6Send a Private Message to hyperv6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was at the Mid Ohio IMSA races those years. I still have the IMSA sticker I bought there in my Fiero window in 85.

I loved the year they started a F40 Ferrari in the GTO class. It was a production car with bigger cams and Turbochargers with a F1 dash. He was second cut a tire and came back to 3rd before the end of the race with all the tube chassis cars.

As for Willy he was a great talent wasted with his DUI and other issues down in NC. He had a great opportunity and tossed it away.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

There was also an "incident" involving Willy T. Ribbs here in Vancouver back in 1990.

Really awful...


I didn't hear about that. Doesn't sound good, based upon your post.

Basically, he seemed to be a very aggressive driver. I always wondered if that's what ticked people off, or the fact that he was trying to break down barriers.
When he came to Road Atlanta, it seems like the corner workers were "warned". If that was not the case (hard to remember, from 25 years ago) he was at least a topic of conversation.
After the previously mentioned incident, we were told to be objective in our assessment of what happened, as with all other incidents. This was particularly touchy though, as it was a "pro" race series (IMSA) as opposed to the usual SCCA club events.
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Report this Post10-13-2013 01:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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I didn't hear about that. Doesn't sound good, based upon your post.


No, it was real ugly.

I'm not saying it was Willy's fault, but a track worker was killed.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

No, it was real ugly.

I'm not saying it was Willy's fault, but a track worker was killed.


Okay. I did hear about that, too. Very sad.

That's something else we were warned about (as corner workers.)
When responding to an incident, look out for (in order...)
1. Yourself
2. Traffic
3. The involved driver(s)
4. The involved car(s)

And sometimes freakish things happen. (Not that it applies here.)
We heard of a corner worker having a leg broken because he was leaning against a piece of Armco (guard rail) when a car hit at the far end. The shock traveled the length of the Armco (like whipping a long piece of rope) and knocked the corner worker off his feet, breaking a leg. All this happened so quickly that the worker couldn't move out of the way, even though he saw what was happening.
Therefore... "Don't lean on the Armco."

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