Last year Scott Dixon won the Watkins Glen IRL race and I thought it was one of the most competitive road races I saw all last year. I like to watch Tony Stewart tear around the Glen as well in the hard top taxi series. The IRL drivers after going wheel to wheel at 220 miles per hour on ovals have no fear on the road courses either and make for more exciting racing. F1 and Champ Car are nothing but parades. More than half the time they can’t make it through the first turn without mishaps and then they spread out in single file. If you like strategy watch chess. [;)]
I watch every race I can be it IRL, NASCAR, F1, or Champ Car. My preferences are in that order as well. Having taken 4 laps in a 2-seater Indy car at Indianapolis going 40 mph slower than the drivers (180 mph average) I have an extreme appreciation for that track and those drivers. Those are practically flat turns (9 deg banks) they go through at over 200 mph. I don’t know how they do it and keep it up for 200 laps wheel to wheel the way they race. What I am not a fan of is Michael Andretti, Al Unser jr and Eddie Cheever out there attempting it again after retiring. Like in most sports athletes start losing their reflexes in their mid thirties and I think those drivers need to be top notch in that area. Forty something drivers in no way have that skill.