There’s been a lot of conjecture in the past week or so about the possibility of an open wheel merger or at least the possibility of one or more race teams moving to the IndyCar Series. I typically like to keep my distance from all of the hullabaloo when it comes around each year. But look at the race team in the photo above. Man, they look happy, don’t they? As evidenced by the flower wreath, the bottle of Canadian Club, and the rain (not to mention the big smiles), that team just won the Indianapolis 500. And isn’t that what it’s really all about? read more »
Month Archive: January, 2008
Watch the Daytona 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Wait… isn’t that like going to church to worship the Devil? Depends on how you look at it I suppose, but one thing is for sure, this event is supporting a very good cause. The official press release follows with all of the details. read more »
The Columbus Old Timers Reunion will be held March 22, 2008 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds on Indiana State Road 11. The popular show kicks off the Indiana bench racing and vintage show season. For more information contact Jerry Castor at 812-592-5010 or cstrindy[at]aol.com.
O’Reilly Raceway Park is a great facility, and the NHRA’s US Nationals is a fantastic event. One of my favorite parts of the event is the night qualifying. The cars of the high-powered nitromethane classes turn into fire-breathing dragons that assault your senses (in a good way!) as they rocket down the strip. I like how this photo captures the packed grandstands, the very well-lit track, a little of the midway and the smoke that hangs in the air near the starting line. And I love how it’s all surrounded by the blackness of the night and the sparsely populated area around the track. read more »
By Danny Burton
Danny Burton’s Hoosier Race Report appears courtesy of OpenWheelRacers.com
Mike and Jimmy made their way back to the pits, dodging the pit traffic, stopping and talking to various people, and discussing whether or not to go to Lawrenceburg the following night, or follow the United States Auto Club sprint cars to Illinois. Seeing that Mike lived in Madison, Indiana, just down the river from Lawrenceburg, his mind was made up. As they neared the bulletin board, there they saw another of the “loose confederation”, namely the guy that they called “The Scholar”. read more »