Monthly Archives: August 2012

Into The Crystal Ball… Two Left, Make ’em Count Edition

The resurrected and rebuilt Streets of Baltimore play host to the penultimate round of the 2012 championship. Amid financial uncertainty, the seemingly well attended event lives another year, once again, thanks to Andretti Sports Marketing. The battlegrounds for this weekend … Continue reading

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How I saw It… That First Caution is a Doozy Edition

That really wasn’t that bad, and we have undoubtedly seen worse at Sonoma Raceway. Who had Sebastien Bourdais in the who-will-bring-the-first-yellow pool at work? I sure didn’t and I am shocked his unforced error was as dramatic as it was. … Continue reading

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Into The Crystal Ball… Welcome to Wine Country Edition

Sonoma raceway is the third leg of the “trinity of boredom” and location of the final run to the championship. Barber Motorsports Park and Mid-Ohio Sports Car complete said trinity, but if those two races were any indication of what … Continue reading

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Will Dallara Come to the Rescue, Again?

In 1996, Arie Luyendyk broke the single lap record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 237.498 miles per hour. During that same qualifying attempt, he also broke the four lap average qualifying record with a speed of … Continue reading

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On The Ground… MotoGP at IMS, 2011 Edition

(Note: WHAT?!? Another non-indycar related post? I know, I know; before anything else I was a fan of The Speedway so getting the chance to write about it is always exciting. I really enjoy these on-the-ground reports and many open … Continue reading

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Champ Cars and Pikes Peak

The American open wheel championship has played host to a multitude of different types of racing facilities throughout its 100 plus year history. From the bricks of Indianapolis, to the open streets of Santa Monica; on the high banks of … Continue reading

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On The Ground… IndyCar at Mid-Ohio

The Alarm was supposed to wake up at 5:45 race morning so I could get a good start on the nearly four hour drive out to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200. Instead, the most intense lightning … Continue reading

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