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Old 04-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Watched a televised Australian V8 Supercar event from Adelaide - wow, I though Trans Am was long gone as a series, but this is an acceptable substitute. Enjoyed watching the races, but thought that whoever did the telecast made some bad choices, in the audio mix especially - very hard to understand the announcers over the roar of the cars.

Would rather see it done like F1, which is to say the full qualifying and then the full, unedited race. The nice thing about F1 qualifying is that you get a chance to learn the drivers, cars and teams, which gives the race a bit more meaning. Without that, the Supercars all look exactly alike (the fact that there only 2 very similar body styles doesn't help).
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I've been watching Super Cars since before Marcos Ambrose came to the US to drive in NASCAR. You're right about the audio. Racing is great but between the poor audio and the Aussie accent it's hard for this yank to understand. Fortunately I'm an auto racing announcer. With help from this The official site of V8 Supercars Australia - v8supercars.com.au I just turn the sound down and announce myself.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:30 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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The Trans Am series will be racing at VIR next month (May 15th) the Sunday following the Rolex Grand Am race.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:41 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I think the last Trans Am race I watched had a "field" of 8 cars and more than half of them were owned or leased from the same two teams. Did not make for a good or interesting race. I like the fact that the AV8 races are 2 races during a weekend - that makes for an excellent rough driving penalty. I don't enjoy watching racing in which contact is rewarded.
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