Sunday, May 10, 2009

Castroneves steals the Pole

Whale I think Versus is still the Danicker Channel, although I got really BORED with the made for TV Hulio LUV-fest... Even going so far as to having Mr. BRUT Arute Arute call his sister in San Paolo, Brazil on Mum’s Day; Aw Shucks! But inquiring minds wanna know, where’s Danicker... While I’m wondering who’ll be filing Hulio’s W-2 after winning the Pole... (Ah C’mon, you knew it was coming!)

So, I spent way too much time bouncing back ‘N forth between the IMS Radio Network’s coverage in the morning before tuning into Versus full day coverage, which was left on as background noise while filtering about doing some Domestic duties... But I’d have to say the TV broadcast was pretty good overall, as I’m even starting to warm up to “Screech,” a.k.a. Robbie Buhl, who certainly had a tough day at the track with Milka Duno being bumped and two mangled racing cars as both Mike Conway and John Andretti ended up hard against the wall, while Davey Hamilton is currently the slowest car in the field. Not to mention the oldest driver of which one of the IMS Radio Network’s Kevin “Twins” asked him about...

And wasn’t that an amazing save by the Son ‘O Stash, spinning his way out of colliding with Gentleman John’s (J. Andretti) stricken racecar veering into his projected path of travel. As I’d have expected a change ‘O shorts were in order for Messer Rahal! But perhaps that’s the beauty of being young ‘N brave, eh?

And it became quite the running joke as the closing gun approached on Pole Day, as Bob Jenkins kept saying Paul Tracy’s been bumped out of the field, but now he’s back in again, as car after car withdrew its previous qualification in order to go for a faster time, as I was unaware that your qualifying position determines your pit stall selection on race day...

Thus ‘Ol PT was bounced at least four times, with his dancin’ pardner Hideki Mutoh alongside, who got bumped out in the final minutes by Alex “Pink” Lloyd, while I find it very impressive the amount of Sportsmanship shown both days by teams pulling out of line in order to let a potential qualifier beat the dreaded shot of the day’s ending pistola, with both Justin Wilson and Scott sharp beating the gun by mere seconds.

And I have to say that has to be the wackiest Pole Day I can recall, with two cars being “DQ’ed,” along with the day’s first qualifier stalling twice while leaving pit lane, not to mention the 6-7 qualification runs withdrawn and two cars smacking the Safer Barrier... As it was the BIG UNIT (J. Wilson) stalling on his way out before being the day’s first disqualification for some lead buckshot not being secured inside of the cockpit in its required location, while Rahal’s chassis was pulled due to something not being quite right for running 500 miles, since you’ve gotta run what you used in qualifying...

Yet the new format which Robin Miller rightly calls a joke; with twelve total qualifying attempts versus three certainly produced the dizzying carnival, circus-like drama the Speedway and versus were hoping for, eh?

And wasn’t that entertaining when Lyndie-car interviewed the Princess after her qualifying attempt, as I find it interesting just how far outta their way the IMS and Versus go to give Danica Face-time! (Although I’ll take Lyndie-Lyndie in the Cat Fight; MM-MEOW!) As I find it a bit disparaging how for instance, the IMS Radio Network covered the two warm-up laps plus all four of Danicker’s qualifying attempt without interruption, while they only covered about half of Sarah fisher’s run and Milka Duno’s attempt got bumped by a commercial break... Yet Mike King said; let’s get the commercial break outta the way so we don’t interrupt our driver analyst Davey Hamilton’s run...

While the best two quips of the weekend were the comment about Tony Kanaan’s wallet weighing more then the 1/8th pound underweight his car was, while teammate Mutoh responded when asked if he gave names to his cars that the one Kanaan was driving was called Ex-Girlfriend...

And I really think Tony g. needs to break out his wallet and hire some more Engineering talent, as “The IZOD Dude” (Ryan Hunter-Reay) seemed completely shell shocked over his lack of speed when Jack Arute quizzed him on not being able to stick it in the Top 22, with Hunter-Reay simply saying I DON’T KNOW! As if the IZOD sponsorship deal really is as big as its made out to be, you’d think Mr. George ‘N Co. would want the car a little further up the order...

While apparently Mr. Chrome Horn has been taking sponsor plugging lessons from the Target Boyz, as he said the word Geico at least five times during the second day post qualifying wrap-up.

As I found it most impressive how Scotty “Take a Bottle down, pass it around” Sharp managed to knock out EJ “What, Me Worry”” Viso outta the Top 22 with the most impressive help of Brian I.H.J. Braveheart and Viso, Fisher and Hamilton all making way for him to get onto track in the nick ‘O time... As I really liked EJ’s demeanor after getting bumped; it’s Ok, we’ve got next week...

As I find it a tad bit ironic that the Spanish Grand Prix managed to get bumped in my Telescreen viewing rotation in favour of the Indy 500, since now we’re into the second week programs, searching for another eleven drivers to make the field for the 93rd running of the Indy 500, as I’ll try to catch my breath and see if “JENSE blitzes the field once again in Barcelona, while both Will of Is it May Yet? And James of 16th and Georgetown have been providing excellent photographic coverage of the first weekend onsite at Indy...

No comments:

Post a Comment