Tag Archives: USAC

How Did We Get Here? Pt. 2 When Did It Go Sideways?

(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/20/2014. 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.) (NOTE2: Part one here.) … Continue reading

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Indycar Lore… 1980 CRL Season

What had started in 1978 as an honest attempt at increasing the marketability of championship racing sanctioned by The United States Auto Club, spiraled out of control almost instantly. The “White Paper”, a simple inter-team memo, sparked the formation of … 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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Indycar Lore Pt.3; The Fastest

It has been more than a few months since the last installment of indycar lore, so in the bleak tundra that is the off season… might as well pick it back up now. I have great aspirations for this series … Continue reading

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My Take on Officiating

Although I could say that the hot button issue since Toronto was officiating problems, this is in issue that has haunted the IRL and now INDYCAR since its inception. The original IRL officiating staff was created amid major back to … Continue reading

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Into the Crystal Ball… The Heartland of Canada Edition

This week, INDYCAR goes north of the border for the first of two races in Canada; Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario. Way back in 1967, USAC visited Mosport, with Bobby Unser taking the win. The Molson Diamond Indy was run … Continue reading

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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

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