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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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