Wednesday, May 24, 2017

INDY 500: Carb Day - Final Day's Track Activities before race

Set them DVR Recordin' Devices if you're Jonesin' for Juan' last look at the Indy Cars before the B-I-g' Race...

Friday's Carb Day is fast approaching, when the Indy Cars will run their final practice session before the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, along with the annual Pit Stop contest.

Yet Don't forget that the Indy Lights Super Bowl event takes place on Carb Day, with the annual running of the Freedom 100, which I believe is "live" on Peacock-lite', nee NBC Sports Network?

Have absolutely NO idea how many cars will take the green flag for the premiere Mazda Road To Indy (MRTI) ladder series event, or it there will be any "one Off's" taking part?

As will Andretti Steinbrenner Racing's teenager phenom Colton Herta, son of Mikey A's partner Bryan Herta, co-team owner of the No. 98 reigning Indy 500 winner continue running roughshod over the field?

Or will Juncos Racing's Kyle Kiser put the Kybosh upon current Lights point leader Herta's runaway success?

can Santiago Urrutia or his rookie Belardi Auto Racing Stable-mate Aaron Telitz put their slow starting season back on track with victory?

And may be one of the defending series champion Carlin's four car powerhouse team will upset the Andretti and Belardi Apple-kart? Or will there be another first-time surprise winner? Guess Y'all will just have to tune-in to find out, eh?

As it appears that Team Pelfrey has extended Mexican Indy Lights rookie Patricio O'Ward's "Seat Time" in their second racecar, who'll presumably be chauffeuring the #3 at all of Indianapolis's events...

Monday, May 22, 2017

More Indy Pics' - Tom Carnegie honoured

Cool plaque here for Tom Carnegie commemorating 60 years at IMS. NOW there's  "A New Track Record" that won't be broken. (The Tomaso Collection)
This picture was sent to me on Fast Friday, apparently commemorating the late, great Indianapolis Motor Speedway's legendous' Public Address announcer Tom Carnegie.

(Photo Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer CARPETS')

Hunter-Reay Wins again!

As Thy late Awntie' Harriet would emphatically say Good For You Ryan! Especially for stickin' I-T to them Big Boyz...

Yep, know we're NOT supposed to be lookin' over Thar', as it's supposed to be all sunshiny at Mother Speedway right now, especially since we've just witnessed another riveting Fast-9 Shootout! As I'll expound upon this later, but Hurrah for Ryan Hunter-Reay, aka The Dude! For stickin' to his guns and rightfully taking Paul MEATHEADZ' Gentilozzi down a peg!

As I've previously published my thoughts upon the unscrupulous Mr. Gentilozzi, for which I just hope that Sage Karam & Jack Hawksworth have iron clad contracts!

Since the long, but interesting article above seemed to only leave out one important fact; that Hunter-Reay initially sued Gentilozzi for breaking his contract, which  Gentilozzi refused to resolve for twelve years ; which Racer's Marshall Pruett astutely pointed out how much the unwise solicitation of Michael McDowell's $150k cost him!

More Indy Pics' - The Other Spaniard...

Dallara Honda IndyCar. (The Tomaso Collection)
Picture of the not so closely monitored longtime IndyCar racer Oriol "Suitcase" Servia's No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing DW12 Hondre' on Fast Friday at Mother Speedway. As the motor racing world seems solely focused upon that Fernando Alonso guy instead!

(Photo Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer CARPETS')