Thursday, January 14, 2010

T minus Sixty

So if I’ve done my math correctly… Then today marks two months exactly until the ‘Big Boyz racing series kickoff their 2010 campaigns on March 14th, with Formula 1 commencing in the Desert Sands of Bahrain, while the Indy Cars samba their way thru the streets of Sao Paolo.

Formula 1While Uncle Bernaughty is busy trying to wind-us-up with his comical short cuts to replace KERS talk in the Ski Chalets of Madonna di Campiglio, I’d hazard to guess that all of the F1 Constructors are in full tilt Thrash-mode, as I’d expect at least three of the New Teams: Campos Meta, USF1 and Virgin to miss the first test in Valencia, (Feb 1-3) with no word on Lotus’s plans. And we’re still awaiting the naming of 6 Driver confirmations. (Campos Meta, Renault, Sauber, Scuderia Toro Rosso, USF1)

IndyCarWith just 60 Days remaining, I certainly hope the Sao Paolo race course will be completed in time and we don’t have to put up with any track surface breakups. While Dale Coyne is set to run two cars, Townsend Bell has just been confirmed as the pilot of the No. 99 Sam Schmidt/Ganassi Indy 500 entry. Justin Wilson has been playing the BIG STORK role with “TAG & FAZZT having already gone testing in Homestead while we’re still waiting to see who’ll show up for the first test session of Barber and who’ll fill the remaining open cockpits.

RallyWhile we await the World Rally Championship’s season opener on Valentine’s Day weekend, (Feb 12-14) the Swedish Rally’s Snowbanks should be the perfect place for the ‘Kimster ‘N Ken Block to Faceoff against Mr. WRC; Sebastian Loeb. Will it be Muskrat LUV or Siberian Snowbanks for Messer Raikkonen?

Meanwhile, the world’s most grueling Rally Raid is in the final stages of completion, where upon the beginning of the DAKAR’s Week-2, 147 of 362 entrants had fallen by the wayside, while El Matador holds a slim 4min lead Overall, with 64 Cars & 92 bikes remaining.

Sports Cars
With the just concluded Roar before the Rolex, we’re just a fortnight away from the Annual All Star Endurance kickoff, which will include a multitude of ex-Formula 1 Drivers, Past ‘N Present Indy Car Boyz and a few RASSCAR Ringers sprinkled in for good measure. You can watch it live on SPEED during the Pro Bowl weekend of Jan 30-31.

And I don’t know ‘bout Y’all, but I’m definitely NOT ready for the season start, as there’s simply too much scribblin’ to do!