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  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:14 pm   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
...you just continue to move up classes until you start earning a paycheck if your at the top. Karting has no paycheck, thats why the talent leaves.
Excellent observation! Those that are hard core i ...
  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:41 am   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
I can't think of any other sport in the world that actively encourages people to leave it.

I'm not quite sure I get that statement?? I guess I see the sport as "motorsports" and not just ...
  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:49 am   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
1. The ladder concept shouldn't be over-promoted because all it does is it makes kart racing an elitist sport.
Polo is an elitist sport. I don't ever see karting getting there!! Smile
  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:52 am   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
Seems for better or worse the route to F1 starts with karting in Europe, and the entry point is <16 years old. Would be neat to see a premier US karting org award a "scholarship" to such ...
  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 pm   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
Besides the obvious European karting scene, what about all the other F1 pilots that come from South America, Australia, etc. I know they all started in karting. Do those regions have karting programs ...
  Topic: How to get American drivers into F1?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 370799

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:43 am   Subject: How to get American drivers into F1?
Nice article featuring Daly/Rossi. McClaren's Martin Whitmarsh says karting is the key...

North American doesn't have the karting program. Without exception, every single one of these (F1) drivers ...
  Topic: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Chinese Grand Prix
Richard Thoms

Replies: 18
Views: 3347

PostForum: Non-Karting Motorsports Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:47 pm   Subject: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Chinese Grand Prix
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  Topic: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Malaysian Grand Prix
Richard Thoms

Replies: 32
Views: 5187

PostForum: Non-Karting Motorsports Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:44 am   Subject: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Malaysian Grand Prix
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  Topic: Any shifter series in Southeast?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 9
Views: 1814

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:17 pm   Subject: Any shifter series in Southeast?
+1 for SEKA (www.sekaracing.com)

Also checkout www.RacingWhere.com to find all the action...
  Topic: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Does Anyone Really Care?!?!11/!
Richard Thoms

Replies: 44
Views: 5725

PostForum: Non-Karting Motorsports Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:15 pm   Subject: F1 Podium Picker Challenge - Does Anyone Really Care?!?!11/!
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Don't forget to reprogram your TIVO boxes to find F1 on NBC Sports!
  Topic: Rear View Helmet?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 9
Views: 1514

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:43 am   Subject: Rear View Helmet?
To be honest I'm amazed at how effective the relatively tiny mirrors used in F1/Indycar are. It is obvious by some of the crazy blocking maneuvers (back and forth) that they have a good feel for what ...
  Topic: Rear View Helmet?
Richard Thoms

Replies: 9
Views: 1514

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:52 am   Subject: Rear View Helmet?
Would you use one of these?

http://www.reevu.com/

Personally I don't want the person behind me to know that I know they are there!
  Topic: SPEED channel to become Fox Sports 1
Richard Thoms

Replies: 0
Views: 792

PostForum: Non-Karting Motorsports Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:37 am   Subject: SPEED channel to become Fox Sports 1
Seems the folks at FOX have decided to rebrand Speed from motorsports to general sports. It is a way for them to get an ESPN like channel into 80M homes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2013/ ...
  Topic: Become One - The Premier
Richard Thoms

Replies: 45
Views: 10089

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:25 am   Subject: Become One - The Premier
You know this all started with this Shofner video of SWRC action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJmaiWYCy54
Still my favorite Shofner film and the one I show folks when they ask what karting is all ...
  Topic: Tracks in Southern California
Richard Thoms

Replies: 8
Views: 1452

PostForum: General Karting Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 pm   Subject: Tracks in Southern California
www.RacingWhere.com will help you find the local tracks.
 
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