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    Quote Originally Posted by whitehat89 View Post
    There were Turbo 280Z's and 300ZX's, both Z31 and Z32. Also, not all MR2's were turbo'd... With the Mk1 MR2, it was either NonTurbo or S/C, MK2's were N/A or Turbo. Only the SW22's were turbo.
    lol

    I know what those car's options were, it was the announcer that had no idea. His (close-to) exact words:
    "Alright, next race- in the Lucas lane we have...looks like a Nissan 280Z, and in the Coca-cola lane; one of those Toyota MR2's. This should be a pretty straight forward race, folks. That Nissan is a decent bit heavier, and those MR2's all have turbos!" or something to that extent.

    In reality I was in my gunmetal gray 91 supra, and it was against a 300ZX TT. It was a really fun weekend, but the announcer couldn't pronounce Mitsibishi to save his life! It was always michubitchy DX ...at a Mitsubishi centered event...
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    My apologies lol I misread your post XD
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    Ah ignorance. That announcer sounds like my ex-boss before HR kicked him out.

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    I thought it was all a big joke, until he did it again...and again, until the day of competition. When he announced my name and car correctly, he sounded so surprised!
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    I have found that most of the general public does not recognize my car, but at the local strip it's a different story. Folks love it, and I usually never even catch a frown(with the exception of the FWD crowd). The mark 3 seems to carry it's performance superiority in incognito, which helps when you find yourself in a sea of "domestic muscle-heads".
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    Don't you just hate that awkward moment? > lol

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    Ah don't worry about those announcers. If they get lucky and someone messes up a start, they'll pick on it all day. Maybe something that happened earlier... or perhaps there's a local supra that is notorious for breaking or whatever.

    9/10 times it's usually a bloated reference over the most miniscule event. In the States I find the crowds are Import-phobic. Get's a laugh, he might get to keep his job.
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    I'm happy to report this year at the same event we had a better system so the announcer got info for drivers and vehicles asap. The guy was even able to correctly ID most of the cars he didn't have info on!

    They can learn (or hire better announcers) :P
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    Default Re: So, There I Am At The Drag Strip When...

    Lol wow, was this at woodburn?

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    No, Portland International Raceway, Late Night Drags.
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