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Ferrari as a Pace Car in Lombard Criterium(7 posts)

Ferrari as a Pace Car in Lombard CriteriumSmeagol
Jun 29, 2003 5:49 PM
I was at the criterium today at Lomard, IL put on by Robert Di Silvestro. He used a brand new yellow Ferrari convertable as the pace car. It was totally cool!
re: Ferrari as a Pace Car in Lombard Criteriumfiltersweep
Jun 29, 2003 6:51 PM
I was at a pro crit a few weeks ago where they used an older BMW convertible. The course was too tight and fast for the car- it practically cornered on two wheels. I definitely was leaving rubber on the street most of the turns. Why they didn't use a motorcycle was beyond me.
re: Ferrari as a Pace Car in Lombard CriteriumSmeagol
Jun 29, 2003 7:08 PM
This car had no problems handling its duties.
re: Ferrari as a Pace Car in Lombard CriteriumPMC
Jun 29, 2003 7:17 PM
We had a nice looking pace car at the Stillwater MN Criterium a couple of weeks back. The photo doesn't capture how steep the hill is. That particular section is 24%!!!
That hill hurts just lookin' at it! nmnoveread
Jun 30, 2003 6:23 AM
Mpls critfiltersweep
Jun 30, 2003 8:23 AM
I was referring to the mpls crit downtown the other week... did you catch that one?
Mpls critPMC
Jun 30, 2003 8:54 AM
Yup
Absolutely amazing how fast those guys are. I swear they were going by us at around 40 mph. It really puts things in perspective...

We were camped out front of Britt's for the length of the race so we didn't catch any of the sprint action at the end.

If you didn't make it out to the Stillwater race, you missed a good one. Trent Klasna big-ringed Chilkoot Hill the final 3 or 4 laps on his way to victory.