have we had an Anaheim day race?

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1/19/2019 8:30 AM

can't recall. would be cool to move everything up in the day for west coast races more often imo.

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1/19/2019 9:11 AM

jonesaustin wrote:

can't recall. would be cool to move everything up in the day for west coast races more often imo.

No it would not be cool.

Anaheim has always been at night even when it was in November.

LA Coliseum has had a day race when they had a doubleheader, the Sunday race was in the afternoon.

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1/19/2019 9:20 AM

All west coast rounds should start around 4pm. Its ridiculous to have them this late. Blacks out all of the east coast viewers who might watch, but certainly won't when it's that late. People at work complain about late playoff football games.

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1/19/2019 9:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2019 9:29 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

All west coast rounds should start around 4pm. Its ridiculous to have them this late. Blacks out all of the east coast viewers ...more

I have to agree. While somewhat change-adverse in this sport, after seeing day SX races in the past years as they've tried, on occasion, to include them, aside from Daytona, I'm a convert. Mainly for west coast, it makes great sense. We'd all be watching practice right now, and getting ready for an afternoon showdown.

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1/19/2019 9:40 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

All west coast rounds should start around 4pm. Its ridiculous to have them this late. Blacks out all of the east coast viewers ...more

I get your point, but when the SX races on the east coast start I’m still at work 99% of the time... and I think a lot of other people are as well. So I usually end up missing the heats and LCQs and sometimes can get home in time to catch the start of 250 main.

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1/19/2019 9:47 AM

I like the look of open stadium racing during the day on TV. Especially Daytona.

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1/19/2019 9:48 AM

At least make it so races start at 9pm EST so they finish before midnight.

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1/19/2019 9:50 AM

craigathan404 wrote:

I get your point, but when the SX races on the east coast start I’m still at work 99% of the time... and I think a lot of ...more

Who works that often on a Saturday enough to matter?

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1/19/2019 9:57 AM

I always fall asleep for the West coast mains and I'm only CST

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1/19/2019 10:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2019 10:15 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

All west coast rounds should start around 4pm. Its ridiculous to have them this late. Blacks out all of the east coast viewers ...more

craigathan404 wrote:

I get your point, but when the SX races on the east coast start I’m still at work 99% of the time... and I think a lot of ...more

nrosso391 wrote:

Who works that often on a Saturday enough to matter?

First responders. People in sales. Hospital personnel. Three examples which cover a lot of people who matter.

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1/19/2019 10:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2019 10:40 AM

I have to agree with where this is going. It would be nice to see them end sooner. Even just moving everything up one or 2 hours would be better. Another suggestion is have open practice the night before and skip free practice.

I've missed probably single digit number of races in the last 20 years whether it was live at the wire, or on tv. Im on the east coast and I go to church every Sunday morning so I'm usually up around 8 AM, so it hasn't always been easy, but a little help would be nice.

I almost went to bed the past 2 weekends instead of stay up to watch the races, but did end up staying up. Between having a baby and going to church in the morning, I may miss watching more SX races this year than the last 20.

Besides there is a larger population on the East coast as pointed out, why not make the races start at a more reasonable time for the East coast then?

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