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IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby thenewguy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:52 pm

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10208491810646178&id=1634792038

I saw this on facebook, but don't have a clue if it is legit. I haven't heard anything about it, so i doubt it. Have any of you?

If it were true, that'd be awesome....
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:06 pm

Doesn't look too official..

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Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:09 pm

A road course for IndyCar? Don't they usually stick to Super Speedways, or designated tracks like Infineon? Formula 1 is the only one that I know of that has races in urban centers?
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby nebugeater » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:13 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:A road course for IndyCar? Don't they usually stick to Super Speedways, or designated tracks like Infineon? Formula 1 is the only one that I know of that has races in urban centers?



Don't follow racing much but indy cars do road courses. No ida how many or how often but I am sure I have watched part of an indy road race
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby nebugeater » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:17 pm

Here is a story about Boston being added as a Indy Road course in 2016 and mentions wanting to add more


http://m.axs.com/indycar-announces-new- ... ason-54712
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:14 pm

nebugeater wrote:Here is a story about Boston being added as a Indy Road course in 2016 and mentions wanting to add more


http://m.axs.com/indycar-announces-new- ... ason-54712



I'll be darned, that's awesome. Doubt Omaha would be a destination, but heck's bells I might have said that about Olympic Trials 15 years ago, so here's to hoping.
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby Brad » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:17 pm

I thought we already had a thread on this?
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Postby thenewguy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:34 pm

Brad wrote:I thought we already had a thread on this?



Maybe....but i didnt see it. Feel free to merge if so.
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Postby Busguy2010 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:50 pm

This would be darn cool. Kind of a boring course, though. Too bad we don't have more curvy roads. I think its doable because that area doesn't see much of an increase of traffic during rush hour.

It would be sweet to see a race that included the best parts of the boulevard system.

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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby gkudrna » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:12 am

From Autoweek.com

http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/organizer-says-omaha-ready-indycar-race

Could series run street race in Nebraska?

An Omaha businessman with ties to IndyCar says he's ready to help bring the series to Nebraska.

Chris Nielsen, who helped broker an Indy 500 sponsorship with Dryer and Reinbold Racing in 2006, has spent the last two years trying to bring the open-wheel series to Omaha.

On Tuesday, Nielsen posted on Facebook saying his group is close to having a proposal for the race, including a "scrutinized budget."

After the Boston debacle, IndyCar would likely be wary of new cities throwing in their hat in the ring to host a race. However, according to Nielsen's post, local businesses seem to be behind an Omaha event, an aspect that Boston lacked.

In a separate post, Nielsen said that the race could be a go as early as 2018.


Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/org ... z4F3ndIW2o

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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby gkudrna » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:17 am

I also found this on redit.com. I have no idea if it is legit or not:

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Postby Brad » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:35 pm

thenewguy wrote:
Brad wrote:I thought we already had a thread on this?



Maybe....but i didnt see it. Feel free to merge if so.


I searched and searched and then I finally remember what I was thinking. It wasn't one eomaha, but a few months ago when I was on the Grow Omaha Radio show, a caller called and asked about it. Jeff Beals knew a little about it.
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Postby Coyote » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:05 pm

That's it. I searched also, thinking there was something on here. I was going to post that, but thought it was a pipe dream...
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby MadJack » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:40 am

This is very much a real possibility. I attended a meeting last spring sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber where this was discussed in detail. The race track would start by the CenturyLink Center and then snake around north downtown. Some modifications of certain streets would take place. It would be very cool even for non-racing fans...

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Postby mr. omaha » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:15 am

I wonder how the street modifications would impact the feel of the area. I read somewhere that one of the street modifications would include removal of the entire landscaped median along 10th in front of the CLink :/

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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby Taco » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:39 am

mr. omaha wrote:I wonder how the street modifications would impact the feel of the area. I read somewhere that one of the street modifications would include removal of the entire landscaped median along 10th in front of the CLink :/


That would not be worth it for what could end up being a one-time deal.

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Postby Brad » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:52 pm

Taco wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:I wonder how the street modifications would impact the feel of the area. I read somewhere that one of the street modifications would include removal of the entire landscaped median along 10th in front of the CLink :/


That would not be worth it for what could end up being a one-time deal.


They should do it at 114th and Dodge, all that landscaping that has looked like heck since day one, is almost all dead now...
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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby bigredmed » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:55 pm

Brad wrote:
Taco wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:I wonder how the street modifications would impact the feel of the area. I read somewhere that one of the street modifications would include removal of the entire landscaped median along 10th in front of the CLink :/


That would not be worth it for what could end up being a one-time deal.


They should do it at 114th and Dodge, all that landscaping that has looked like heck since day one, is almost all dead now...

The race could start at the Westroads and go over the Dodge overpass to 204th then turn south to Center, go up 144th to Dodge, then go under the overpass to the Westroads.

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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby Athomsfere » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:34 pm

bigredmed wrote:
Brad wrote:
Taco wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:The race could start at the Westroads and go over the Dodge overpass to 204th then turn south to Center, go up 144th to Dodge, then go under the overpass to the Westroads.


A 5 mile straightaway? :what:

I'd say aksarben would be better anyway... Actually keep it as far away from West O as possible :D

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Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

Postby bigredmed » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:42 pm

Athomsfere wrote:
bigredmed wrote:
Brad wrote:
Taco wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:The race could start at the Westroads and go over the Dodge overpass to 204th then turn south to Center, go up 144th to Dodge, then go under the overpass to the Westroads.


A 5 mile straightaway? :what:

I'd say aksarben would be better anyway... Actually keep it as far away from West O as possible :D


Lots of hills and the elevated road way would be interesting. You could break it up, but I think that the overpass would make a unique part of the course.


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