MWarrior2008_old
For those of you who are auto racing fans and have either watched or attended races at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis I have some potentially bad news. According to [link=http://www.jayski.com/]www.jayski.com[/link] on the race track news the Milwaukee Mile is now in debt with NASCAR after track promoter Claude Napier was unable to pay NASCAR in advance and so far has yet to pay this debt in full. As some of you may also have heard, State Fair Park has stopped giving a portion of their sales to the Milwaukee Mile because of the bad econonmy, both are trying desperatley to survive. Latest repots on jayski.com say that Claude Napier has come out and admitted that the Milwaukee Mile is in at least $1,878,228 debt with NASCAR after the two races that took place in June and that it will depend on whether or not any investors will step up and contribute. And for those who may have forgot Gilbert Brown sold his stake in the Milwaukee Mile so he was not kicking up any money towards keeping it open. Thoughts? Reactions? Anybody an investor here that loves racing and would like to see the Milwaukee Mile see it's 107th birthday and still be the longest running race track in the world/
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mstein34
...i thought this was a sports message board.

(yes, you trolls, i know, it's the WCB and "you can talk about anything on the WCB", ?saving you the trouble)

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MWarrior2008_old
mstein34 wrote:


...i thought this was a sports message board.

(yes, you trolls, i know, it's the WCB and "you can talk about anything on the WCB", saving you the trouble)


Racing is kind of like a sport when you look at it completely. Those guys lift weights like pro athletes, they practice like pro athletes, they deal with arguably more danger and the possibility of death than pro athletes, and in racing, you can be 70 some years old and still race like you still got it. And if you notice dude, how often do we talk sports on the water cooler board? Isn't that what we have the sports forums for?
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gballer
If you ask me racing is just a waste of natrual resources. I wonder how many gallons of gas are wasted a year for the sole purpose of driving in cirlces? Not to mention all the practice times and even all the semi's that have to transport the race cars there.
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MWarrior2008_old
G_baller wrote:


If you ask me racing is just a waste of natrual resources. I wonder how many gallons of gas are wasted a year for the sole purpose of driving in cirlces? Not to mention all the practice times and even all the semi's that have to transport the race cars there.


Maybe if you saw a race live and hear that sweet roar of engines as they go down the straightaway and/or saw a NASCAR race at a track like Daytona or Talladega that would change? I don't know but for the fuel thing they have been working towards changing towards the ethanol fuel like what the Indycars run now. But I guess we'll see. But then again the fuel they use if I'm not mistaken is a different type of concoction than what we put in our cars.
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ballsinthebag
MWarrior2008 wrote:


G_baller wrote:


If you ask me racing is just a waste of natrual resources. I wonder how many gallons of gas are wasted a year for the sole purpose of driving in cirlces? Not to mention all the practice times and even all the semi's that have to transport the race cars there.


Maybe if you saw a race live and hear that sweet roar of engines as they go down the straightaway and/or saw a NASCAR race at a track like Daytona or Talladega that would change? I don't know but for the fuel thing they have been working towards changing towards the ethanol fuel like what the Indycars run now. But I guess we'll see. But then again the fuel they use if I'm not mistaken is a different type of concoction than what we put in our cars.


First off, I totally agree with G Baller. I really don't see how other sports compare to the usage of gas that racing uses... The sport is based on BuRNIng fuel, not sweating and the heart beating. Any racing that is, even Indy and the likes are the same... also not good for our atmosphere.

To Mwarrior, as far as I know ethanol isn't neccesarily much better for the environment, nor costing much less, and also very costly and wasteful in terms of using corn. [link=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/04/18/MNG7EPAN601.DTL]Health Risk[/link]
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travis12
Ballsinthebag wrote:


MWarrior2008 wrote:


G_baller wrote:


If you ask me racing is just a waste of natrual resources. I wonder how many gallons of gas are wasted a year for the sole purpose of driving in cirlces? Not to mention all the practice times and even all the semi's that have to transport the race cars there.


Maybe if you saw a race live and hear that sweet roar of engines as they go down the straightaway and/or saw a NASCAR race at a track like Daytona or Talladega that would change? I don't know but for the fuel thing they have been working towards changing towards the ethanol fuel like what the Indycars run now. But I guess we'll see. But then again the fuel they use if I'm not mistaken is a different type of concoction than what we put in our cars.


First off, I totally agree with G Baller. I really don't see how other sports compare to the usage of gas that racing uses... The sport is based on BuRNIng fuel, not sweating and the heart beating. Any racing that is, even Indy and the likes are the same... also not good for our atmosphere.

To Mwarrior, as far as I know ethanol isn't neccesarily much better for the environment, nor costing much less, and also very costly and wasteful in terms of using corn. [link=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/04/18/MNG7EPAN601.DTL]Health Risk[/link]


I would highly doubt the overall environmental impact of NASCAR is any different (probably less based on fewer events) than any other major sport when you factor in fuel burned by fans to get to the event, emissions from those fans, energy used to conduct operations, etc. To criticize NASCAR for just being about burning gas is ignorant. Also, with the use of ethanol the impact is likely much less. And how is it wasteful to use ethanol in racing fuel when there is such an abundance (i.e. surplus) of corn in this country anyway?
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quinnster10
G_baller wrote:


If you ask me racing is just a waste of natrual resources. I wonder how many gallons of gas are wasted a year for the sole purpose of driving in cirlces? Not to mention all the practice times and even all the semi's that have to transport the race cars there.


Yea because other sports don't take private jets, busses, cars everywhere they go. They probably travel more than Nascar does. Each sport wastes gas, Nascar obviously waste more but each sport has their fair share of economical flaws.
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I had heard about this issue about a month ago when I was up in the Dells at a car show, so it doesn't surprise me. The Nationwide and truck races were fun to watch and as for the Indy Cars, I don't which series (Indy Cars or F1) gives opne wheel racing a bad rap considering the recent headlines that both series have had (good, bad, or both).
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Mr. Guru_old
So your calling NASCAR a huge waste of resources? 43 cars running compared to the millions that are used in the country every day? Id be way more worried about the emmisions Detroit puts out wayyyyyyy before I'd worry about Nascar.
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