Sunday, June 10, 2007

Portland Good Portland Bad - Portland Gone?

Starting with the good, the standing start was awesome. Everyone got away, no one stalled and and turn one was clean. I say bring on the standing starts!!!!

Newman Hass (L) won their 100th race after a dismal weekend that saw Sebastian struggle in both practice and qualifying then go on to win.

No yellows the entire race but then Portland in known for a dearth of yellows, still it was nice to see everyone except Legge finished without fuss!

Rookie Doornbos on the podium again.

The ESPN/ABC coverage was really pretty good, at least an improvement over what we have seen in the recent past.

And the bad, how did Wilson give up such a big lead to lose this race........unbelievable.

Why did Kat spin and stall on the next to last lap?

Oh and the weather - yuk. Race day was without rain but the Saturday rain and Sunday rain prediction might have just scared off the race day crowd.

So how big was the crowd, I would be surprised if there were 20k for the race. Mucho empty seats!

Will the poor showing scare off any future promoters, have we seen the beginning of the end of CCWS at portland?


Blogger patrick said...

Did Kat spin? I thought she just ran out of fuel. That's what are reporting. Also, didn't Heylen run out of fuel as well? Actually, for just about the first time since I saw her beat a certain Lewis Hamilton in Formula Renault all those years ago, she looked like she belonged there today - hung gamely onto her team mate, Junqueira and was ahead when she stopped.

Either way, it was nice to see a race free from yellows for once. A marked contrast with the F1 race in Canada.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Bill Sheets said...

Apparently you are correct! Kat did not spin as I had thought I heard on the broadcast.

And she did pass her teammate junky just prior to running out of fuel.

2:16 PM  

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