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24 April 2008 @ 01:52 pm
The Year Was 2081, And Everyone Was Finally Equal....  
New rule on car weight bothers Patrick

The IndyCar Series' biggest driver doesn't see eye to eye with its smallest one.

The series' new rule that attempts to equalize the weights of cars, including the driver, is "the first step in making things fair," Justin Wilson said Thursday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the 2008 IndyCar Series begins with the Gainsco 300 on Saturday night....

IndyCar officials haven't announced specifics of the rule. Spokesman
John Griffin said it's likely to establish several weight categories, with the heaviest drivers able to subtract weight from their cars and the lightest having to add as much as 35 pounds.....

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madfilkentist: Monolithmadfilkentist on April 24th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Ah. I had a vague recollection that the subject line was a "Harrison Bergeron" reference, and a quick Google search shows it was correct.
Monica: avatar-facecellio on April 25th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
What's next -- balancing for reaction time ("it's a physical problem! no fair!"), arthritis, and visual acuity?