Last night I attended my first drag racing event. It was the IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals presented by Aeromotive in Martin, Michigan. I lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan for three years and have driven by US 131 Motorsport park many times but never attended an event. I wasn’t sure what to expect but as … Continue reading IHRA Jet Dragster with Shea Holbrook
In racing only the strong survive, sometimes one has to fade away to be reborn into something incredible. We have seen it with Penske’s foray into NASCAR, Mercedes coming back to run a factory team in F1, and you can add the 24 Hours of Le Mans to that list with its rebirth from the … Continue reading Beyond The Open Wheel: The Dirt Track Rises
Children are the future of IndyCar, not the other way around! IndyCar is a series at this very moment engulfed with Baby Boomer’s (Generation X-er’s) and the Millennial’s (Generation Y’s, or the MTV Generation) for the most part. IndyCar has a very small scattering of “The Silent Generation” left, and “The Greatest Generation” which … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF INDYCAR WAS JUST BORN TODAY!
This is the time of year every racing fan dreads. Whether you are a fan of NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar or any other racing series, they are all in winter hibernation. You can turn on the television but you won’t find any races. Social media even dries up over the winter months. Fans are looking … Continue reading Rumble in Fort Wayne
I sit at my desk at work, thinking about where I should be. The kart is not on the trailer, my Trailblazer is not weighed down with my paddock/pit setup stuff. I am missing out on the best part of the day, the morning of a race. See, the morning before a race, heck the … Continue reading Beyond The Open Wheels: Best Part of Waking Up
Yes I know, Danica is no longer with us. But what Danica, and IndyCar has done to women in racing in my opinion can’t go overlooked. I don’t think you will hear Elton John singing a new version of “Philadelphia Freedom” about Danica anytime soon. Or for that matter women going out and burning their … Continue reading IndyCar and Sexism: The day Danica Patrick slammed the door on women!
The last American unified sports car race was back in 1997 at Laguna Seca as part of the IMSA GT championship. This weekend that will change with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the combining of Don Panoz’s American Le Mans series and Jim France and the France family’s Grand American Road Racing Association. Since … Continue reading Beyond the Open Wheel: TUSCC Preview and Rolex 24 Preview