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Name: David Garner
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Gender: Male
Member since: June 25, 2002
Last visit: March 31, 2003

dg has posted 3 links and 8 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 9 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Not the world's greatest sports fan, but I do like my motorsport (particularly V8 Supercars). I like F1 for its technology, but the racing usually sucks after the first few laps.

For fun and to relieve stress, I race an Unlimited Outboard Hydroplane at club level.

Recent Links

The V8 Supercars roar again!: This time, with support races from the CART Indy cars. The Honda Indy 300 is my second favourite race of the season, being held in my home town and the only round where I have a real chance to see them in action. I won't make it this year, but will be watching the TV with all my windows open to try and hear some of that lovely noise. The off-track action provides something for everyone as well.

posted by dg to other at 07:31 AM on October 24, 2002 - 2 comments

Ford teams could have their best chance of ending the domination of the Holden Racing Team: in this year's V8 Supercar Championship when the series resumes this Sunday with the V.I.P. Petfoods Queensland 500. The Queensland 500 is the first of the endurance rounds in the championship and is often seen as a practice for the all-important 1000km race at Bathurst.

posted by dg to other at 08:20 AM on September 13, 2002 - 1 comment

Can Morris break Oran Park jinx this weekend?: Paul Morris, fresh from his best performance of the year, is confident of burying his team's Oran Park V8 Supercar Championship jinx in this Sunday's seventh round of the 2002 series in Sydney. The Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore driver's misfortunes on the 2.7km Oran Park circuit began in the 2000 championship, suffering three broken vertebrae when his car burst into flames ...

posted by dg to other at 11:51 PM on July 24, 2002 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

*head explodes*

posted by dg at 09:01 PM on March 31, 2003

The V8 Supercars roar again!

The event managed to bring the only rain we have had in weeks, in the middle of the worst drought in recorded history in this region. Jason Bargwana won the round in his Valvoline/Cummins sponsored Holden Commodore, with Craig Lowndes taking second in the 00 Motorsport Ford Falcon and Greg Murphy bringing the K-Mart Commodore home third, amidst numerous controversial drive-through penalties for drivers over-using kerbs on the very tight street circuit. Oh, and some guy called Mario Dominguez won the CART race, if anyone cares about wanna-be F1 cars. Full results here.

posted by dg at 07:18 PM on October 27, 2002

The V8 Supercars roar again!

OK, so it isn't a sport played with a ball on american soil, but there are lots of US drivers competing here in a US-based world championship, if that helps ;-) Actually, they tried NASCAR as a support category in this event for a few years, but the cars were not capable of handling the tough street circuit and the drivers got all wimpy if a little bit of rain fell, so they moved to the local touring car categories and never looked back.

posted by dg at 07:31 PM on October 24, 2002

Boy, someone sure is pissed off!

posted by dg at 02:27 AM on September 18, 2002

Ford teams could have their best chance of ending the domination of the Holden Racing Team

For the record, Gold Coast-based driver David Besnard and New Zealand's Simon Wills won the event in a Caltex-Havoline Ford Falcon. The result of the 161-lap race at Queensland Raceway was Ford's first win in the championship since last year's VIP Petfoods Queensland 500. Steve Richards and Russell Ingall finished second in a Castrol Perkins Holden Commodore and were less than 3 seconds behind the winners. Valvoline Holden Commodore team-mates Garth Tander and Jason Bargwanna were third, followed by pole position winners Marcos Ambrose and Paul Weel in a Pirtek Ford Falcon. New Zealand's Greg Murphy, driving a Kmart Holden Commodore with Todd Kelly, appeared on target for victory in the 500km endurance event when he led after the sixth and final Safety Car period on lap 158. On the following lap Murphy slowed because of a fuel shortage and was passed by Besnard. Murphy eventually finished 10th.

posted by dg at 02:17 AM on September 18, 2002

Hmm, seems that it would be better to choose a partner who shares your interest in the first place or, shocking as it may be to contemplate - don't spend all weekend sitting in front of the TV watching sports in the first place!

posted by dg at 05:37 PM on August 15, 2002

Yes, that's the ones. I would be honoured to provide some articles on my particular way of risking my neck.

posted by dg at 05:23 PM on July 15, 2002

"When female athletes are not being depicted as sex objects, they're often portrayed as too masculine, or—gasp—as lesbians."

Which would be when? ;-)

posted by dg at 07:49 PM on July 14, 2002

I'm in - I'll pick up my ticket at Brisbane airport. I'm assuming that transport to the draft is included in the entry fee?

posted by dg at 07:40 PM on July 14, 2002

Given that the majority of participants here are US-based (I assume), that is probably fair. We need to gang up and plot a coup d'ťtat - have the Rest Of The World take over.

posted by dg at 02:41 AM on July 05, 2002

US-centric? I hadn't noticed ;-). I guess that the separation of "football" and "soccer" into different categories should have tipped me off huh?

posted by dg at 04:55 PM on July 03, 2002

"Other" is not a sport either ;-) A catch-all category for motorsports would be useful, IMHO, in the same way that extreme sports are grouped under "extreme".

posted by dg at 11:05 PM on July 02, 2002

What would be more universally useful, in my humble opinion, would be to have a GMT time/date stamp, either instead of or as well as the existing one (wherever that is). No matter which time zone you use, it is most likely going to be one that only a minority of members are using, so a zone that is standardised and easy to convert to/from would more convenient for most (if you have configured a PC more than a couple of times for your local zone, you probably already know the conversion anyway). Perhaps some clever programming could put the userís time zone in there, based on their IP address?

posted by dg at 06:36 PM on June 30, 2002

Ferrari, Schumi, and Rubens fined US$1 million for Austrian GP.

riffola, deals made before the race over who is going to win hardly make for exciting racing, not by my description anyway. If these deals are to be made, why bother to run the race at all? Maybe it is being unfair to Ferrari, but the evidence is there that they were trying to make themselves look good prior to the hearing and that they have done their calculations to make sure that Schumacher will still win the title. Whatís the bet that he will take the next round? The rest of the season seems to be simply a procession with Schumacher at the lead unless something dramatic happens. Sorry, forgot we were discussing F1 for a minute there ;-). I wonder if the trophy has been engraved already?

posted by dg at 06:22 PM on June 30, 2002

What, no motorsports category?

posted by dg at 08:24 PM on June 27, 2002