With close to two weeks left for the much-awaited season opener, the Clash at the Coliseum, NASCAR is getting fans in the mood. Recently, they posted a hyper-lapse video of the track that is nearly finished.
The amount of time in which this disposable track, and for that matter, how the iconic venue is being turned into a mini-racing track, is nothing short of astonishing.
This is just the beginning.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) January 21, 2022
Looking at how the event is filled up with pre-race and half-time headlining concerts, the high hopes NASCAR has for this event cannot be overstated.
Despite all of this, one fundamental thing which could make or break the appeal of the event is the track. Because the main attraction of the event will take place on the track and not in the advertising or the shows.
It’s a race, after all.
And upon looking at the recent hyper-lapse of what is a really short track, many fans were left with a sour taste in their mouth.
Fans react to the Coliseum track
What drivers will be iRacing with to prepare. pic.twitter.com/L6ImtOhYzD
— Jacob Notermann (@jacob_notermann) January 21, 2022
Go cart track.
— NineNovember (@Nine9November) January 21, 2022
This looks not fun at all…
— Burt Macklin (@rmurph525) January 21, 2022
Just this little clip got me dizzy… holy crap!
— Meg from Baltimore (@BaltimorePeace) January 21, 2022
about to have 50 cautions this race
— DennyDeliversYT (@DennyDelivers) January 21, 2022
NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum will be ‘one for the ages’
Burt Myers, a dirt racer, recently described how he believes the Clash will turn out. “I’m afraid there’s going to be a lot of carnage,” Myers said. “At the same time, it’s going to be a spectacle. It will be one for the ages.”
The Clash at the Coliseum undoubtedly promises a big even carrying exciting racing. But it also suggests a lot of wrecks considering the dimensions of the track.
This is something that is already making many teams sweat considering the supply issues they have with parts and, in some instances, with whole cars.
FILE PHOTO: A digital rendering of the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum, which will be held in Los Angeles in February, is seen in this handout picture obtained on November 30, 2021. Courtesy of iRacing/Handout via REUTERS
All in all, the Clash has a lot going for it and this alone makes it worth watching.
It is a double-edged sword that could define the entire season, both for fans and for those on the track.