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Old 02-17-2002, 03:21 PM
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Whats harder to drive,200 miles offshore or 500 miles winston cup ???
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500 miles winston cup is harder..

there is no coasting, you're either on the gas or on the brakes...no in between....
 
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That all depends. Are we talking about last years Daytona race with the waves they had? The problem with this comparison is that they surface is always changing with offshore. If it is smooth then no doubt the winston cup/nascar is more dificult. It the waters are rough then my vote is with offshore.

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Have you ever raced Professionally?

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th e pressure in wc is immense ask sterling marlin hahaha
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Jeffrey boy I did race offshore for two race. I know no pro hear but I did get out and do it. Ever since I have been trying to get some new sponsors together for a new boat. Problems allways arrise with that due to the TOTAL lack of organisation with all the sanctioning boddies.

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I can't speak to Offshore Boat racing, but I raced motorcycles professionally for 5 years. It was the most difficult thing I have done athletically. The two toughest tracks were Daytona and New Hampshire International Speedway. At every track and in every race there was nothing but total concentration.

I would train all winter long just to get in tough for the Daytona 200 each year. I'd go to Daytona lighter and stronger every year, but still loose 8 to 10 lbs during the race just from dehydration and be totally spent for the next two days. Daytona was tough everywhere because the G's on the banking really beat you up. The worst was Nascar turn 4 where your chin and chest would slam the gas tank as you went over the tunnel.

The G's on the banking are like an elephant sitting on your back.
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Jerfreyboy I hear ya on the dehidration thing. I was so dehidrated at the Ft. Meyers race that I was ohh not apropriate for the board but it was nasty!!! We went from spectator boat to boat and NO ONE had any water on board!!!! It is a long no wake into the harbor at that race.
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