Tag Archives: Old things easily forgotten

How Did We Get Here? Pt. 3 The Indy Effect

(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/27/2014. My writing at OP will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location at least one week after originally appearing at OpenPaddock.net.) (NOTE 2: Part one … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How Did We Get Here? Pt. 1 When Did We Start?

(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/13/2014. My writing at OP will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location at least one week after originally appearing at OpenPaddock.net.) The prospect of American … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Grand Prix of Indy, a Few Local Reactions

Road racing is on at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and there were more than a few questions concerning the whole package. As the self-appointed every-mans indianpolis based indycar lifer and racing addict, I think some pedestrian opinion could be just … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Vomit | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Open-Wheel Timeline, Part 1… The Sanctioning Bodies

The history of American Open Wheel Racing and its respective national championships are as confusing and intricate as any other aspect of the sport. Controversy between the various sanctioning bodies, participating manufacturers and of course the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

So… What Really Happened in 1905?

This week on as the world turns, AAA edition, we take a peek back to 1905; when the recently created AAA Contest Board sanctioned the very first points paying championship in the western hemisphere. The legality of this championship, like … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

What 1984 Taught Me About 2012

Oh boy, we are in quite the pickle right now. ChampCar-ification, CART 2.0, IRL Lite; these descriptive metaphorical links to the past are beginning to plague the indycar social media airwaves. Lines in the sand are drawn and it seems … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Vomit, History | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

What’s Going on in Indy Lights?

The Firestone Indy Lights Series, the final run of the Mazda Road to Indy, is theoretically the best way to get into the INDYCAR Series. Lights gets to visit many of the same tracks that the larger, more powerful indycars … Continue reading

Posted in Airing of Grievances, Brain Vomit | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I Have A Bad Feeling…

As I type this on Tuesday afternoon, we are all waiting with bated breath for Curt Cavin to tell the masses that there is a lit fire in the bell tower, that a decision has been handed down concerning the … Continue reading

Posted in Airing of Grievances | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indycar History is as Varied as the Tracks… Part 2

Last week I looked at historic first visits to the different types of track configurations the indycars have raced on in the past. Here is part two as well as the final time the series visited the respective tracks. Final … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indycar History is as Varied as the Tracks… Part 1

Open wheel, championship style racing has visited many different types of tracks through outs is 100+ year history. From street circuits to dirt tracks, the variety of tracks that the big cars have visited is, indeed as impressive as it … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment