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    XGames 15...woot!

    Rally car just started with 07 STI getting it's butt kicked by a Ford

    Course looks interesting ...
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    I just watched the first few races and am surprisingly disapointed. It has a distinct 'circus spectacle' feel rather than a motorsport event.

    I admit that I do not know what the rules are, what classes run, modifications are allowed, etc. I don't see how Team operations like Pastrana's NA Rally Subaru, if that is what it is, are competing against what appears to lower level cars.

    Additionally the announcers focus so much on the gap jump that the rest of the course seems to be irrelevant. I love Rally racing, and understand that it needs to be "X-Gamed" up to attract new fans, however it just seems to have swung too far toward the "X-Game spectacle" and too far from what it is, a one of a kind Motorsport event.

    How in the world can a guy like Deegan, with nearly no Rally car racing experience, be competing in a world class race like this? That is not a rhetorical question, is he really the most talented driver available?

    I give it a C-minus.
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    I feel the same way with the whole "X-gamed" changes and I respect rally a lot. Personally, I love watching Xgames rally but agree that it is not as near as raw or intense as real rally. P.S.-the Fiesta is a cool car, and I'd rather see a Fiesta beat a Subaru than an EVO

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    Since I don't want to be uneducated, I researched and it appears the Subaru and Ford teams are running with Rally America Open Class Specs.

    I am not sure if the other cars are running the same, if anyone knows offer it up. It seems that Ford has put significant effort into their effort this year and is fielding the 3 Fiesta's driven by Deegan, Foust and ex Indy car driver and Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack.

    It seems the best approach to the huge gap jump is less is more, overshoot it and the nose dips into the landing ramp, wrecking the front end.

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    I didn't understand why avoiding the jump results in a disqualification. Block got all twisted up approaching the jump and had to avoid it, but he put his competitor at minimal risk by doing so.

    Brack definitely looked good throughout the event and deserved to win, but as a Subaru owner I was disappointed to see Pastrana make a mistake that cost him the race.

    Good event overall. Definitely not as good as past years, but who can replace McRae and Grist?

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    Yes, seeing our Subie idols in a Ford was disappointing. I really wanted to see that 2.5RS beat that fiesta...

    Btw, I liked the Fords, but damn, one more cool car not available in the US.

    Also, Evos still can't jump...
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    X-Games sucks.

    It used to be cool up until about the time they got rid of flatland BMX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    X-Games sucks.
    Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    How about saying having only one WRX sucks? It's not the case, but I could state it just to ruin everyone's fun in having just one WRX.

    IMO, X-Games has done a lot to raise the profile of rally racing the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    How about saying having only one WRX sucks?

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    Having only one WRX is ok. I'm enjoying it.

    edit after your edit: I ruined your fun in the X-Games by stating that it sucked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    Having only one WRX is ok. I'm enjoying it.

    edit after your edit: I ruined your fun in the X-Games by stating that it sucked?
    You didn't ruin my fun of the X-Games, but it seems callous to post X-Games sucks in a thread titled XGames 15 ... woot!

    Either way, no big deal, just my observation.

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    It's sad to see how Subaru has completely abandoned motorsports and rally teams. Foust in a Ford? Block not trusting the car to jump it? Pastrana DNF? The best performance by a Subie was the 2.5RS.

    And Subaru still sells the STI in good conscience? Yeah, they just want the bucks now. Colin must be rolling in his grave.

    I'm so pissed at the bean counters at Subaru now
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    ^psst subaru didnt give up completely they still help Subaru Rally team USA , all Grp N Subaru teams and various other teams Nuburgring 24hrs etc
    they just stopped the WRC/Prodrive program!.

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    although the Fiestas are 600hp Rally Cross Spec Cars!! unless they were de-tuned for the event ....what i find thats scary is the Indy car driver beat the rally guys ! but totally unlucky for Travis at the end

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    anywho onto the Article from Autoblog.com:



    We're not going to say we told you so because we didn't but we are going to go ahead and say we're totally not shocked that former Indy 500 champ Kenny Brack just won some X Games gold. After all, we're still a touch weak in the knees from our little ride along with him and his atomic weasel Ford Fiesta rally car last Thursday. First thing's first: what a coup for Ford. Beating Subaru at X Games is like beating Muhammad Ali in the 1960s. It just doesn't happen very often. Turns out that the big jump that had everyone at Ford a little more worried than they were publicly letting on just wasn't an issue. The hopped up Fiestas did great. In fact all three Ford drivers (Brack, Foust and Deegan) made it to the semifinals, along with Subaru's Travis Pastrana.

    What a great intro to the sport of rallying for Kenny Brack. It looked as if Foust was going to beat Brack heads up, but then Tanner spun out and Brack was pitted against Pastrana and his Subaru in the final. Pastrana is ahead after one lap and everyone had pretty much concluded that he was about to win his umpteenth X Game event. But at the start of the second lap, Pastrana goes wide, spins, hits the back left side of his car against a barrier and can't continue. Ten years after winning the the Indy 500, Kenny Brack wins X Games Rally gold. Good job, Kenny.


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    A minor note on Deegan is he previously was competing in truck off road racing as well, which i'm sure helped with rally prep and handling.

    Sucks to see subie lose to ford, but in the end, the car did its job and driver faults happen to the best.

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    Oh well better luck next time.

    to the Fiesta tho, very precise driving.
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    That aint a Fiesta, its a Spaceship with stickers!!!
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