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    Quickest forms of racing

    What are the top 10 quickest forms of racing. Eg.. F1, IRL etc.
    Exclude drag racing.
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    oval racing I suppose...
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    well i'd assume the following...
    1) F1
    2) IRL
    3) Lemans
    4) Nascar
    5) ....
    6) ....
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    so why did you ask? looks like you had your answer already

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    Do you mean quickest or fastest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70cuda88 View Post
    so why did you ask? looks like you had your answer already
    well clearly i dont as their are from 6 down missing and the top five were guesses, thanks for your quality input
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    fastest
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    Quote Originally Posted by h22a View Post
    fastest
    Fastest doing what? Changing tires, cutting corners, flying through the air? You need to be a little more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h22a View Post
    fastest
    fastest on the same track?
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    If you mean fastest by overall speed, I guess Nascar and oval racing since the drivers average about 190Mph constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1_Master View Post
    If you mean fastest by overall speed, I guess Nascar and oval racing since the drivers average about 190Mph constantly.
    yeah, but if you would let loose a current LMP1 car or an F1 car on an oval, the balance might tip the other way....it all depends on the gearing..
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    I suppose so. I've heard F1s are very, very fast cars when setup for speed instead of racing circuits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1_Master View Post
    I suppose so. I've heard F1s are very, very fast cars when setup for speed instead of racing circuits.
    yep, they can, but on the other hand the engines are not developed for continuous full throttle, so they need to be tuned down to withstand permanent high speeds. They may have to fiddle with the wings a little also, in order to reduce air resistance. On a one lap basis though the current ones would be unbeatable. If i remember correctly Honda tried to establish a high speed record last year at Bonneville, but I don't remember what they actually achieved.
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    I remember reading about that. According to the article, they averaged 247Mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    yep, they can, but on the other hand the engines are not developed for continuous full throttle, so they need to be tuned down to withstand permanent high speeds. They may have to fiddle with the wings a little also, in order to reduce air resistance. On a one lap basis though the current ones would be unbeatable. If i remember correctly Honda tried to establish a high speed record last year at Bonneville, but I don't remember what they actually achieved.
    It'd be interesting to see how the F1 guys do on ovals if they set up the car for it - I have a feeling that a Champ car or IRL car may have the edge however as they are more used to that kind of racing.

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