Entries Tagged as 'Motorsports'

The Business Focus of INDYCAR Fans

April 28th, 2011 · No Comments

In today’s Q&A from Curt Cavin of the Indianapolis Star, April 28: On standing starts and TV ratings, he ponders why fans of motorsport [especially INDYCAR] are so fixated on the business of the sport, TV ratings, and the rulings.

” I don’t know why so many people have to be so critical of everything that’s done in motor sports. As I told Randy…

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2009 IndyCar 300 at Kansas Fan Guide

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Its that time of year again! Tab and I have our tickets for the Saturday qualifying sessions and the Firestone Indy Lights and IndyCar Series races at the Kansas Speedway. The race is at the end of the month and you can catch the broadcast on Versus or online at Indycar.com.
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Regenerative Shocks

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

We’ve all heard of regenerative braking, but there’s been a technology lurking about that could both aid a car’s handling characteristics while recovering energy at the same time: the Power-Generating Shock Absorber. Recent news articles, like this one at AutoBlog.com, tout this as a new and recent discovery or invention. The fact is, this…

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2008 SCCA Runoffs

December 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Heartland Park Topeka
I know the Runoffs happened two months ago, but this has been a very busy semester so please forgive the tardiness of this post. The 2008 SCCA Runoffs were held for the third, and last, time at Heartland Park Topeka on October 10th through the 12th. Tab and I were able to attend on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday and wow what an event! First of all, HPT is a…

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2008 RedBull Indy GP - Race Day!

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

We watched the weather report on Sunday morning with great interest. On Saturday, the prediction had been for increasing clouds and thunderstorms, some heavy, through out the afternoon. They couldn’t have been more wrong as Saturday was hot and sunny all day. So when we saw the prediction of the remnants of hurricane Ike hitting [...]

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2008 RedBull Indy GP - Race Day!

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Fans in their rain gear

We watched the weather report on Sunday morning with great interest. On Saturday, the prediction had been for increasing clouds and thunderstorms, some heavy, through out the afternoon. They couldn’t have been more wrong as Saturday was hot and sunny all day. So when we saw the prediction of the remnants of hurricane Ike hitting the track midday we thought, “Yeah, right. They said that yesterday, too.” Well, this time they got things exactly right.…

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2008 Red Bull Indy GP - Saturday

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Saturday started out slightly overcast, but rapidly became sunny and hot. With all the rain from Friday, it also became incredibly humid! We did run into the strangest sight of the weekend, two cars parked next to each other from completely opposite sides of the automotive design spectrum. We couldn’t help but laugh at the [...]

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2008 RedBull Indy GP - Saturday

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Saturday started out slightly overcast, but rapidly became sunny and hot. With all the rain from Friday, it also became incredibly humid! We did run into the strangest sight of the weekend, two cars parked next to each other from completely opposite sides of the automotive design spectrum. We couldn’t help but laugh at the scene.



As we made our way across the infield, we stopped along the back stretch to watch some of the riders wizz by on the much drier, although…

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2008 Red Bull Indy Grand Prix - Friday

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

In a word. Ick. Here I refer to the weather, not the on-track action which was amazing. I never did make it to a Formula One race when the the USGP was at IMS, so this was my first time seeing the Speedway in its road course configuration. Looking at the track, the flow of [...]

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2008 RedBull Indy GP - Friday

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments



In a word. Ick. Here I refer to the weather, not the on-track action which was amazing. I never did make it to a Formula One race when the the USGP was at IMS, so this was my first time seeing the Speedway in its road course configuration. Looking at the track, the flow of the curves, and the transitions from infield to the oval sections, I thought it was the absolute best possible layout. Many who had never experienced the Speedway before were extremely skeptical…

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