Author Archives: Eric Hall

Weekend Review… (Still Catching My Breath) Edition

Nearly a week late, but definitely not forgotten! That race was one of the most fun racing events I have ever been to. Never have I been vehemently against leaving the stands for a single lap as I was on … Continue reading

Posted in The Weekend Rewind | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Into the Crystal Ball… 500 Miles To Go Edition

A 500 mile race in indycar racing, and especially the Indy 500, is an endurance test packaged as a sprint race. There is literally no time to think during this race, only time to allow ones instincts to make the … Continue reading

Posted in Into the crystal ball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bump Day Live Blog!!!

FINAL UPDATE As The Speedway sits quietly after two days of non-stop running, Michel Jourdain packs up to head home after a heartbreaking afternoon. The #17 crew called off a last minute bonsai run after an entire day of parts … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Vomit | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pole Day Live Blog!!!

Wow, what a first run through the field! Will Power has the current fast speed of 229.808, nearly an entire mile an hour faster than Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. That elusive 230 mile per hour lap looks like it … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Vomit | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Welcome to May!

  Welcome to May Welcome to the official opening day Social Media Garage live blog on a chilly day at the Greatest Race Course in the World. We’re starting a bit late due to the ridiculously chilly weather today but … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Vomit | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Weekend Review… The Greatest Street Race EVER Edition

Yet another race in the books, and another finish for indycar lore. Depending on who you ask, the 2013 Indy Brazil 300 was either the race of the year, decade, century… or ever. I’m not sure I have the qualifications … Continue reading

Posted in The Weekend Rewind | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Into the Crystal Ball… The Sambadrome Edition

Welcome to May! Before we hit the famed Brickyard, there is one more stop to make: The Streets of Sao Paulo Brazil. Without a doubt, this track is a favorite of fans and drivers alike. Half of the circuit consists … Continue reading

Posted in Into the crystal ball | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekend Rewind… The Broken Record of Fantasticness Edition

Sunny So-Cal and indycar had another amazing weekend, punctuating a blistering start to the 2013 campaign. Takuma Sato took the checkers while the rest of the finishing order looked like something out of the twilight zone. Some will say that … Continue reading

Posted in The Weekend Rewind | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Into the Crystal Ball… Welcome to the Concrete Jungle Edition

What an odd place we find ourselves in the championship entering round three on the streets of Long Beach. Dario Franchitti is in last place, Andretti Autosport has four cars in the top ten and Will Power is sitting in … Continue reading

Posted in Into the crystal ball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments