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Old 09-10-2008, 11:12 AM
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I left Pt Pleasent NJ Race at 4:40 and to My excitement Talk'n Trash Had Won the Geico Triple Crown!
The Next Day I found out they came in Second?
I asked myself a few Qusetions maybe someone could give me some answers,
1) Were they the first to the Checkered Flag?
2) Did they commit any Fouls? cut off another team illegally?
3) did they add a Supercharger to the Boat mid -Race?
4) Not Wear there Safety Equipment and Risk There own Life
foolishly?
5) Did they Weigh too much at the End of the Race?
6) Any other Violations other than Beating the # 1 Team?

The word on the Street is that at the 3 rd turn of the 7 th lap they were in second? When in any Race in history was anything but the checkered Flag not the End of the Race?
Please someone with some authority explain how this is Fair?
I would love to think that the OPA is about Fair play and competition. Not Pandering to its Big Star!:
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:32 AM
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one more thing for everyone that ran outta gas or feels like they got robbed screwed shafted wronged treated bad like a red headed step child with freckles and one leg. 2 men in our sport died a cuple weeks ago so get the phuck over it.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by makodave View Post
I left Pt Pleasent NJ Race at 4:40 and to My excitement Talk'n Trash Had Won the Geico Triple Crown!
The Next Day I found out they came in Second?
I asked myself a few Qusetions maybe someone could give me some answers,
1) Were they the first to the Checkered Flag?
2) Did they commit any Fouls? cut off another team illegally?
3) did they add a Supercharger to the Boat mid -Race?
4) Not Wear there Safety Equipment and Risk There own Life
foolishly?
5) Did they Weigh too much at the End of the Race?
6) Any other Violations other than Beating the # 1 Team?

The word on the Street is that at the 3 rd turn of the 7 th lap they were in second? When in any Race in history was anything but the checkered Flag not the End of the Race?
Please someone with some authority explain how this is Fair?
I would love to think that the OPA is about Fair play and competition. Not Pandering to its Big Star!:
Read Sharkey's post up above. I am sure it will answer your questions.

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Old 09-10-2008, 02:35 PM
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Why should TNT be penialized for poor bouy placement?
Is that how it is Written in the rules? As for the Tragic week before, it specifically states in the OPA rules in the Event of a Emergency race Stopage the leader at that time of the race being stopped is the winner!
Why not Race for the Big Prize in Cambridge MD only Fair thing to do.
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WOW....again
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by makodave View Post
Why should TNT be penialized for poor bouy placement?
Is that how it is Written in the rules? As for the Tragic week before, it specifically states in the OPA rules in the Event of a Emergency race Stopage the leader at that time of the race being stopped is the winner!
Why not Race for the Big Prize in Cambridge MD only Fair thing to do.
The only rule that is concrete in motorsports (all of them) is that rules are flexible.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:27 PM
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Surprisingly, 15 boats all did a Parade lap and not one picked up the radio to race control as they milled prior to the start of the race to voice their concern of the course being too long...

Not to mention the entire 1st race went without any issues to my knowledge. Long or not.

With all of the latest equipment and GPS instrumentation in most of these boats, does not any of them tell the distance traveled ?

This had to be one of the toughest decisions for OPA to make with so much on the line...
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:59 PM
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only problem with that is. most teams usually do not reset their gps once they get out on the course and still have the distance from the cranes and parade lap in there. we usually only have the speed and plotter displayed. So I guess it depends on what screen they are in at the time. I'll bet they will all reset them from now on.

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Old 09-10-2008, 05:32 PM
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yes, and some of us also run on the heavy side in bigger water. I know we carried a bit more fuel to balance the boat, glad we did.
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The one time in ten years I dont set the course and look what happens!!


Seriously though, I thought that the southern leg seemed awful long after the first lap. Didnt really notice on the parade lap (was to busy concentrating on driving.) There are two houses on the beach down in Bayhead that ive always used as my landmarks to set turn one. Didnt realize until we where idling in the middle of the course after we had problems after a few laps that something wasnt right.
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