Mid-Ohio offers a low-key, low-stress vibe, yet not lacking in excitement. With an abundance of land space and a wide variety of exciting spots to watch racing action, crowds are never overwhelming. Everywhere I turned, I saw families with young kids, all smiling and enjoying the weekend. And, with five different series with multiple events, … Continue reading Mid-Ohio Through a First-Timer’s Eyes
Are you sitting on the fence about attending the races at Mid-Ohio this weekend? Maybe you are one of those people that have said Mid-Ohio is boring, it’s a course designed for motorcycle’s and it’s too tight for race cars, blah, blah, blah… I attended Mid-Ohio for the first time last year and had an … Continue reading Reasons To Attend Mid-Ohio
Marathoners are not hard to come by. They put weeks of training into a 4+ hour non-stop effort. They sign up because they simply love to run, and the discomfort from the high physical demands is a small price to pay for the sense of satisfaction from the accomplishment achieved. But how would you expect … Continue reading The Doubleheader: Is it worth the hassle?
Saturday may have been the luckiest day of the year for IndyCar fans, at least in terms of weather. The forecast looked hopeless during parts of the day, and fans who were trackside swore it would be a washout. However, quite the opposite turned out to be true: despite a brief shower causing a 20 … Continue reading Iowa Corn Indy 300: A nail-biter from start to finish
Nazareth Speedway above^ Is Tony George at home laughing his ass off? We are in jeopardy of losing oval’s in our new age of IndyCar. I know I am not the only one who see’s the writing on the wall! How many of you can see, and are hearing what is coming down the pike … Continue reading By 2016 will IndyCar no longer be Ovalating?
The Indianapolis 500 is rightfully titled “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” but the Pocono 500 is undoubtedly a spectacle of its own. Last year, Pocono Raceway was my first trip to an oval other than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Seeing the cars shoot across the backstretches between turns 2 and 3, from corner to corner, … Continue reading Pocono 500
Topic 1: RHR won the Indy 500 and then Andretti Autosport and Honda dropped a bomb with the double at Detroit and Texas. This has allowed Willy P and Helio to pull away from the pack. Has Honda fixed the engine problems in time for Houston and can Andretti Autosport rebound to keep their drivers … Continue reading Feature: June Fab 5
Yesterday, I introduced a new series I’m doing for this week, the dream schedule series. Yesterday was Formula One, today will be IndyCar, tomorrow will be NASCAR, but the NASCAR one has a special twist. You’ll have to stick around for that tomorrow here at Open Wheels. Without further said here is what I’d like … Continue reading Mueller: Dream Schedule Part 2: The Verizon IndyCar Series
Hopefully you know by now that this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar race is a Saturday night thriller at Texas Motor Speedway. The race is set to start at 8:00pm ET on NBCSN. This will be the 26th time IndyCar has raced at Texas with 18 different winners. So here are some things to keep an eye … Continue reading Bolton: What To Look For At Texas
BUSCH A DESERVING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR By Zach Tasker 98 times now brave men and women have suited up to the challenge. The greatest spectacle in racing provided another thriller on Sunday afternoon when 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay picked up his first 500 win. Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport teammate Kurt Busch proved … Continue reading Tasker: Busch deserving rookie of the year