Guaranteed money, no purses for IRL?

Guaranteed money, no purses for IRL?

There are 94 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Guaranteed money, no purses for IRL?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indy Racing League officials could know as early as today if a new financial system for rewarding IndyCar Series teams will be in effect in 2008.

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“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#88 Sep 18, 2007
How many races did you attend this year, Gomer? Any kind of race...local dirt track?...drag strip?...anything?
Gomer Condre wrote:
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Typical to see you resort to childish, inferiority complex-ridden foolishness when your lies and shilling are torn apart by harsh reality.
It's ok to cry.
The very few 'fans' the 'league' has have been polluting for 12 years with this Hulmanista rubbish, and none of it has ever made the 'league' anything more than what it is: an illegitimate farce. That's all it ever will be, too.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#90 Sep 18, 2007
Gomer Condre wrote:
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The only thing I'm surprised at here is your grudging admission that I caught you lying, yet again.
There is no 'depleted fan base' in the earl, it never had one to begin with.
This is 90%? http://www.motorsport.com/photos/irl/2007/chi...
And even the 'full' section has big gaps in it:
http://www.motorsport.com/photos/irl/2007/chi...
The shilling and outright lying is rather silly. It was way more attended then say Michigan, but all that means when it comes to the league is that more of the free tickets were used.
And none of that mitigates the fact that the 'cars' are hideous garbage trucks, and the 'league' is a cancer on racing.
The wrong people keep getting in small plane/helicopter crashes.
Wow you need to get a life, if you don't like Indycar then don't get on the forum about it. I think you're an idiot and your comments convince me I'm right. Why don't you go hang yourself and tape it live online. That would be sweet justice.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#91 Sep 18, 2007
Gomer Condre wrote:
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Typical to see you resort to childish, inferiority complex-ridden foolishness when your lies and shilling are torn apart by harsh reality.
It's ok to cry.
The very few 'fans' the 'league' has have been polluting for 12 years with this Hulmanista rubbish, and none of it has ever made the 'league' anything more than what it is: an illegitimate farce. That's all it ever will be, too.
Goober oh I mean comer whatever is in FLA. getting pictures off of motorsport.com to act like he knows what's up. Goober you Goober.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#92 Sep 18, 2007
Onlooker wrote:
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Peanuts.
And Indy should have a monster purse, twice that of anything else if it wants to be the preeminent American race. If Tony made it worthwhile enough he would have no trouble filling the field. If he put into the 500 purse what he has spent on pumping up individual teams, he might have a better outcome.
Race fans have realized that IRL finances are pretty paltry compared to NASCAR monies.
Just not the fans I know huh? Not much has changed for us Indy 500 is the Indy 500 still and Indycar is Indycar. The change is lil knats like you running around trying to talk some b/s. Why don't you go campaign for low IQ score rights or something, loser.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#93 Sep 19, 2007
Gomer Condre wrote:
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The only thing I'm surprised at here is your grudging admission that I caught you lying, yet again.
There is no 'depleted fan base' in the earl, it never had one to begin with.
This is 90%? http://www.motorsport.com/photos/irl/2007/chi...
And even the 'full' section has big gaps in it:
http://www.motorsport.com/photos/irl/2007/chi...
The shilling and outright lying is rather silly. It was way more attended then say Michigan, but all that means when it comes to the league is that more of the free tickets were used.
And none of that mitigates the fact that the 'cars' are hideous garbage trucks, and the 'league' is a cancer on racing.
The wrong people keep getting in small plane/helicopter crashes.
Hey Gomer....those multi colored dot in the stands are fans watching the race. The crowd looks respectable to me for being the same day the Bears played their first game of the season.

Hideous garbage trucks? What is your idea of what a race car should look like? I know we all want to hear your answer to this.

And as for the " wrong people keep getting in small plane/helicopter crashes" comment...you may be correct. When is your next flight?

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#95 Sep 19, 2007
Onlooker wrote:
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Winners get 10 points per race, 2nd gets 8 points, and so on down.
End of year, a $ pot- say $75 million-- is split amongst all the teams with shares based on number of points accrued.
Racing teams haven't been able to survive solely on purses for more than 40 years.
You know I don't think people have a clue how these people are paid. I see this as a good thing, but I've noticed some people are just so excited to bash the IRL they don't care about this. Not worth explaining to them, they go away for a while and then return. Foyt says he doesn't return every year from the money in the purses and hasn't for a long time.
Onlooker

AOL

#96 Sep 19, 2007
The first "super team" (and so it was called) was, I think, the Vel's Parnelli Jones Super Team of the early 1970s. Parnelli had at least two, maybe all three drivers for at least one season-- Mario, Al and Joe Leonard. They won a lot of races.

At the end of the season, someone observed to Parnelli that he'd obviously made a lot of money for the year.

His illuminating response was, were it not for the sponsors, he'd be living in his truck. It was clear that race purses were nowhere near sufficient to cover expenses, much less be recorded in the profit column.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#97 Sep 19, 2007
The "good" of this is simply they get what it takes them to lease an engine for the car. On top of that they have a little to spend on the chassis. No one wants to put a car out there if they aren't guaranteed at least what they put in it.

“YNWA”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, IN.

#98 Sep 20, 2007
I would like to see a major series sponser take the prize oney to a whole new level. If soeone was to come in and say on top of this there will be race prize money AND a massive increase for Indy (say 10 million for the winner) along with a championship fund big enough to guarantee the winner 10 million also we will see more teams and maybe even some of those Nascar boys will sit up and consider it as an option.
I would take a huge financial commitment but many companies have huge pockets and look at the attention it would recieve. If I had 100 million to spare I would do it?

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#99 Sep 20, 2007
H...I struggle with the corporate title sponsorship thing as it pertains to the Indianapolis 500. I see your point of view...that race becomes a whole new thing again with duble the purse.

But are we willing to forsake that grand name? "The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race?" Could we swallow, "The Indianapolis 500 presented by AT&T?"

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#100 Sep 20, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
H...I struggle with the corporate title sponsorship thing as it pertains to the Indianapolis 500. I see your point of view...that race becomes a whole new thing again with duble the purse.
But are we willing to forsake that grand name? "The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race?" Could we swallow, "The Indianapolis 500 presented by AT&T?"
Defintely whatever it takes. I think Tony George should just put more in there, it's his "baby" he should water and feed it.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#101 Sep 20, 2007
I agree...they could raise the price of Clabber Girl baking powder ten cents a can and get the job done!
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>Defintely whatever it takes. I think Tony George should just put more in there, it's his "baby" he should water and feed it.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#102 Sep 20, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
I agree...they could raise the price of Clabber Girl baking powder ten cents a can and get the job done!
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Now everyone go out and get your Clabber Girl to support the Indy Racing League. Mabye It should be the Indianapolis 500 presented by Clabber girl. They had a pancake breakfast at the track this year on Foyt Day why not have a Clabber day bake fest?

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#103 Sep 20, 2007
laughing my *ss of rolling on the floor...(why acronym that one!)
INDY4JPM wrote:
<quoted text>Now everyone go out and get your Clabber Girl to support the Indy Racing League. Mabye It should be the Indianapolis 500 presented by Clabber girl. They had a pancake breakfast at the track this year on Foyt Day why not have a Clabber day bake fest?

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