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Old 28 Jun 2017, 18:32 (Ref:3747645)   #16
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Were you hiding out in the trailer when I was talking with Greg Gill this weekend? :-)

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Maybe I should apply for a job at PWC. This is not rocket science as to figuring out a simple system that is consistent. Plus utilize the communication technology that so many companies are spending billions on per year.

As for the streaming, PWC finally got with the program and is using the correct satellite for beaming from the track to all over the US and Europe for various internet servers. The reason why the Indycar races work well is because there is always an international feed that is run at an extremely high bitrate, thus it actually looks good on your computer. It's obvious, PWC and Indycar are splitting the bill on sat beam time.

For the TV program, just get over it and stop thinking this is 1990. Get with the program. People (including me) don't have cable or SAT. I think I haven't had cable since 2009 and won't ever be getting it again. My boys are 12 and 15. Them and their friends never watch TV, yet they watch tons of stuff on their phones. Even my wife and I. We watch the local news and reruns of Star Trek. If it ain't streamed, we don't watch it. I know I'm not the only one like this and for any younger people out there, you can forget them ever getting interested in it.

As everyone has seen, these stupid rules for the timed pit stops and that whole debacle just turns everyone off. So, just eliminate the whole thing. Leave PWC for a 50 minute sprint and IMSA for endurance. Don't make a sprint race and try to fool people into it's some super duper endurance strategy event when it's not. Trans-Am can goes longer than Sprint X and they are driving a blast furnace with a solid rear axle. Most of the drivers have been on Social Security for at least 5 years. If they can run a race by themselves, why can't PWC just do it?
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 19:09 (Ref:3747652)   #17
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Don't make a sprint race and try to fool people into it's some super duper endurance strategy event when it's not. Trans-Am can goes longer than Sprint X and they are driving a blast furnace with a solid rear axle. Most of the drivers have been on Social Security for at least 5 years. If they can run a race by themselves, why can't PWC just do it?
Ouch! But you have hit it on the head-it looks contrived. The fan group that got into racing a while ago, moved on to some other thing (what, I have no clue. I am an old dude), so artificial packaging is lost and not valued by the core groups that follow racing now.
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 23:49 (Ref:3747694)   #18
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A bit late getting on here, been pretty busy since getting back from RA. Super fun race weekend, large crowd with a good mix of PWC fans and Indycar fans. Flying Lizard's paddock tour was fantastic, it's awesome that they take the time and effort to allow fans so close to the sport we love.

Cool to watch Adderly Fong get his first PWC win in Race 1, and fun to watch some brilliant drives from Pat Long, Johnny O and Alvaro Parente.

Awesome to see Panoz return to the top step of the podium after 11 years, not once, but twice. Good strong showings from the Lizards, Blackdog and Jeff Courtney Racing, too.

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Old 29 Jun 2017, 03:03 (Ref:3747721)   #19
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A bit late getting on here, been pretty busy since getting back from RA. Super fun race weekend, large crowd with a good mix of PWC fans and Indycar fans. Flying Lizard's paddock tour was fantastic, it's awesome that they take the time and effort to allow fans so close to the sport we love.

Cool to watch Adderly Fong get his first PWC win in Race 1, and fun to watch some brilliant drives from Pat Long, Johnny O and Alvaro Parente.

Awesome to see Panoz return to the top step of the podium after 11 years, not once, but twice. Good strong showings from the Lizards, Blackdog and Jeff Courtney Racing, too.

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Nice shots! That lizards livery still seems a little off on a Cayman, but it is growing on me.
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Old 29 Jun 2017, 04:40 (Ref:3747728)   #20
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Ouch! But you have hit it on the head-it looks contrived. The fan group that got into racing a while ago, moved on to some other thing (what, I have no clue. I am an old dude), so artificial packaging is lost and not valued by the core groups that follow racing now.
Seems to be true of racing in general and other sports. I may be a millennial (who sports marketers are targeting), but I'm not in favor of almost any of the gimmicks that NASCAR and others have been trying to use to con people to become fans. I'd rather watch a 3 hour race rather than a 1 hour sprint. If I'm gonna waste my time watching a race, I better get my time's worth Granted, I know that the shorter races, especially for less mainstream series, helps with TV time, but in theory with streaming and what not, it shouldn't be a big issue.

F1 are looking at it, the ACO have gotten into the game (albeit with mixed results so far), and I think that NASCAR will have to consider it in the near future. Especially as more people across all age groups and generations (baby boomers, gen-x'ers and adult age millennials) are cutting back on cable and satellite TV in favor of internet steaming.
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Old 29 Jun 2017, 12:22 (Ref:3747782)   #21
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My only beef with a streaming-only situation is that I frequently can't watch things live. Most of the IMSA races this year I've watched 3-4 hours after the fact on DVR*. I believe it was mentioned upthread to post the race streams shortly afterwards- do that, and I'm in.

*Yes, yes, I know that there are ways you can rig things to record online streams, but I shouldn't have to set up some electronic Rube Goldberg device to watch a 50-minute event. My biggest complaint about WC & IMSA alike is that they make it so damned hard to consume their products.
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Old 30 Jun 2017, 12:46 (Ref:3747961)   #22
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Nice shots! That lizards livery still seems a little off on a Cayman, but it is growing on me.
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I wonder if Mr. Fogarty will ever try three wide at RA, again?
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I wonder if Mr. Fogarty will ever try three wide at RA, again?
There's plenty of room to be three-wide at RA.

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