Sunday, August 12, 2007

Road Course Fever

Whoa Nellie, talk about givin’ your TV remote a work out. As this weekend saw a plethora of racing action. Specifically from two of my favourite North American road circuits. As in real bonified permanent road courses with storied histories. Being the two venerable tracks Watkins Glen and Road America.

And yeah, I know that The Glen was host to the Roundy Round boyzs this weekend, but how could I resist a sneak peak at a bunch ‘O road racin’ ringers… Having first watched the entire Grand Am Daytona Prototype race Friday night. Then I followed this up by checking’ out portions of the Busch Series race at The Glen, before watchin’ the entire Indy Car yawner at Sparta, KC on Saturday. (Hey, where’s Milka?)

And is it just me… But I found it a bit entertaining that the Champ Car race was live on ABC, err ESPN on ABC. While the Nexxtell Cup boyzs were on ESPN. But how many people do you think were actually watching ABC today?

I found myself having to watch SPEED’s most excellent show Victory by Design over the RASSCAR pre-amble prior to Champ Car taking the green flag.

Apparently this was a new episode of Victory by Design, since it was titled, Grand Prix Greats. So I’m kinda bummed I missed the first 45+ minutes of it. (Re-Air Sat, Aug 18: 1PM Pacific)

And although I watched the entire Champ Car race… What a snoozer it was! But hey, the Rumble at the Glen was Red Flagged for some slippery liquids on track. So it went past the Champ Car time slot. Ok, time to put down the remote…