Racing's 2nd stage

Racing's 2nd stage

There are 55 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 25, 2007, titled Racing's 2nd stage. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Some call it Indianapolis' other racetrack, a little brother, of sorts, to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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indyracingfan

Costa Mesa, CA

#24 Jul 26, 2007
I have been to this facility a few times for almost every kind of race the have. It is a PREMIER Facility. And with Browsnburg becoming the Drag Racing Capital of the World - why not - the Speedway is the Racing Capital of the World - we should be very proud to be part of this community. Where else can you sit on your porch swing in the summer time and listen to the sounds of different racing engines at during the day & night.
Veteran observer

Jackson, OH

#25 Jul 26, 2007
Indy's "other" race track is the Speedrome! Dollar for dollar the best racing value in town. Passionate action on the pavement often mixed with raw passion.
Good Timin Beach Boy

AOL

#26 Jul 26, 2007
From Big Daddy Don, Stone Woods Cook, Ohio George and the Snake to Richie, Steve Btler, Tony S, and all the locals from Indiana towns who raced there and will for many years, it will always be IRP forever. Too many good times and good memories for to many good people! The "64" Nationals will live forever for those who were there and srvived.
Wow

Greenville, SC

#27 Jul 26, 2007
ChrisC wrote:
I am surprized IRP doesn't build a mueseum there. I bet quite a few locals and professional would donate racecars for display. My dad has storys of when IRP was first built and the use to drive across the field to the track before the fence went up and would race on the road course at night. My mom worked the tour and did scoring for SCCA races right next to Paul Newman. I spent part of my childhood watching my dad work as a corner worker and riding around the track in our old fiat. We have old films of races there. I also remember going to the U.S. Nationals with local pro stock racer steve schmidt when I was in high school. Meeting Bob Glidden who my best friend idol. Now on tuesday nights I run my daily driver and occasionaly at midnight madness. I also have driven the road course at private lapping days. They really need to put some money back into the roadcourse. Its the only 1/2 mile straight in the country. Its nothing like seeing well above 120, braking and entering the first corner.
Chris, you're too dumb to spell or construct a proper sentence; why in the world do you think someone as ignorant as you should be allowed to have an opinion on the possible location of a museum?
Wow

Greenville, SC

#28 Jul 26, 2007
Not Much of a Racing Fan wrote:
You are a tool. And, if you can't recognize the significance of motor sports to the Indianpolis area, you are a pretty ignorant person as well
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It's "Indianapolis" moron; learn to spell. And racing is as significant to Indy as ammo sales are to the Black Expo; both are blights on a failing community.
golly gee whiz

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jul 26, 2007
Ask them who they bought all that property from. It used to be tomato fields...
Whoyakidding

Raleigh, NC

#30 Jul 26, 2007
Wow wrote:
The Star must really be desperate if it's going to pander to silly rednecks with stories like this. With all the serious news going on in the city, state, country and world, why would the Star waste space on a free ad for hillbillies?
Maybe the Star website should have banjo music or 80's country music play everytime you open the page; that'd get the 'necks all pumped up.
Not nearly as desperate as you to waste you time on getting on an internet site and reading about things you don't even like. Only a desperate Idiot would do that. Not all of us are fixated on the same drool of stories about drug busts, murders, corrupt politicians, etc. etc. etc. in the daily news. Here's a good suggestion for you, get yourself a "real" life.
Wow

Greenville, SC

#31 Jul 26, 2007
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>Not nearly as desperate as you to waste you time on getting on an internet site and reading about things you don't even like. Only a desperate Idiot would do that. Not all of us are fixated on the same drool of stories about drug busts, murders, corrupt politicians, etc. etc. etc. in the daily news. Here's a good suggestion for you, get yourself a "real" life.
Hey..here's an idea, next time you're sitting around the house in your underwear waiting for hood and robes to dry, try reading a book on proper grammar. It's "waste YOUR time", not "waste YOU time" Now go get YOU some grits and watch some "rasslin'" on the TV you inbred hick.
Old Guy

Noblesville, IN

#32 Jul 26, 2007
I sure hope the new owners don't screw it up. There hasn't been significvant promotion other than for the US Nationals. Nobody showed up to see the PRA radsters because nobody knew it was happening. The last road course event I saw was an SCCA deal 15 or 20 years ago. Come on ORP, get a good agency or get somebody(s) good in-house and promote your events!
Doug

Duncan, OK

#34 Jul 26, 2007
reporter wrote:
It will always be "IRP" to me. Hate this "O'Reilly" moniker.
Right on !!
Doug

Duncan, OK

#35 Jul 26, 2007
Den wrote:
In the late 70's I believe there was also a motocross track out there. I wish they would put it back so that we could get some close MX races.
There was also a bike track real close to I.R.P.
Samuel L Clemens

United States

#36 Jul 26, 2007
Wow wrote:
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Hey..here's an idea, next time you're sitting around the house in your underwear waiting for hood and robes to dry, try reading a book on proper grammar. It's "waste YOUR time", not "waste YOU time" Now go get YOU some grits and watch some "rasslin'" on the TV you inbred hick.
You appear to harbor quite a few unresolved anger issues. Apparently some event from your youth has been grating on your psyche, such as perhaps losing the stand-in role of second ballerina in your high school production of Swan Lake to the farm girl with more grace than yourself. I suggest aromatherapy or even a reasonably priced bikini wax. Cheers.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#38 Jul 26, 2007
Doug wrote:
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There was also a bike track real close to I.R.P.
What type of bike track?
centerbay

Westerville, OH

#39 Jul 26, 2007
My favorite event in Indy is the U.S. Nationals. It doesn't get the coverage it deserves.
Spawn

Greenville, SC

#40 Jul 26, 2007
Brick Tamland wrote:
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Your sentence structure is very bad.
&
You are an A S S H O L E.
And Brick, I think he killed a guy with a trident!
LMAO

Indianapolis, IN

#41 Jul 26, 2007
Samuel L Clemens wrote:
<quoted text>
You appear to harbor quite a few unresolved anger issues. Apparently some event from your youth has been grating on your psyche, such as perhaps losing the stand-in role of second ballerina in your high school production of Swan Lake to the farm girl with more grace than yourself. I suggest aromatherapy or even a reasonably priced bikini wax. Cheers.
ROTFLMAO.........agreed, anger haroboring little grammer/spelling prick
Displaced Hoosier

Aurora, CO

#42 Jul 26, 2007
Wow wrote:
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It's "Indianapolis" moron; learn to spell. And racing is as significant to Indy as ammo sales are to the Black Expo; both are blights on a failing community.
You are a redneck racist idiot. Racing made Indianapolis a famous place and has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy over the years. Black expo wouldn't interest a hillbilly like you but it is the finest event of it's kind in the country. If Indianapolis is a failing community, I suggest you pack up and head back wherever you came from. Have fun at REDNECK EXPO, you loser! By the way, I hope my spelling and sentence structure meets with your expert approval.
Lathrop Wells

United States

#43 Jul 26, 2007
You have your head up your butt?
GO COLTS wrote:
Like others ... I feel this will always be IRP ... not ORP! I wish Tony George would buy the place, enlarge the oval to a mile track ... circle it with grandstands and bring a CUP race there! You could sell as many seats as you could build around the place.
As much as I love the Brickyard, and as beautiful as a track it is (the best in the world)... it is just to big for a Cup race. Give us a fast mile track (like Atlanta)... and let'em run! Of course ... Indy could keep the 400 at the Brickyard too ... just give us 2 races like other tracks!
GO COLTS!!!
Frank

Indianapolis, IN

#45 Jul 26, 2007
AJ Foyt never raced at "O'Reilly". Neither did Mario Andretti. They ran at Indianapolis Raceway Park. You can't retroactively change the name.
Frank

Indianapolis, IN

#46 Jul 26, 2007
rich history wrote:
yeah, what's this O'Reilly crap? None of the greats in the article raced at "O'Reilly" They all raced at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
A name change can not be retroactive. The Star should say these people raced at Inidnapolis Raceway Park. There was no "O'Reilly" at the time. I've never seen a store called O'Reilly. I'll stick with AutoZone unless they put their name on the IMS.

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