August 14, 2005
F1... er... NASCAR Update!
Watkins Glen. THE
American road course. What Indianapolis is to oval racing, Watkins Glen is to road courses. Way back when, I had a game called "Speed Circuit
." An F1 board-game, simple yet complex at the same time, it came with three tracks: Monza (the blue track) and Monaco (the orange track) on the inside of the fold-out... and Watkins Glen on the back. I actually remember WATCHING a F1 race from Watkins Glen in the '70s, I think. I've always remembered the track as being a delicate, elegant course.
That being said, watching NASCAR racers whip around the course puts me in mind of NFL linemen performing rhythmic gymnastic routines: completely out of place. Behemoths jumping on a balsa-wood bridge. Elephants wearing tutus. Using sledgehammers to perform brain surgery.
It just ain't natural! Darn it, this course DEMANDS carbon-fibre and 19000rpm engine screams, not sheet steel and bellowing engines.
At least they showed my favorite AFLAC commercial, where the duck chases the Chinese Food Delivery Guy back into his car. That always makes me laugh.
We here at F1 Update are going through Formula 1 Withdrawl.
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Its bad. How can Bernie do this to us, deny us for so long after such a good run of races? Loathe as I am to portray him as a dealer, it is like he is teaching us a lesson, making us more desperate for our fix.
Posted by: flotsky at August 15, 2005 08:07 PM (6T2ID)
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