Saturday, April 10, 2010

A long day at the Barber’s

So I just finished watching a somewhat entertaining Grand Am race from this weekend’s featured venue, the Barber Motorsports Park down ‘dar in Sweet Home Alabama.

And what’s the Dealio with As this morning in the DARK, It took an excruciating 14mins to get a FREAKIN’ internets connection... C’mon, you’ve gotta be joking! Especially at six FRILLIN’ A.M. in the morning; CRIKEYS!

So it was 6:27AM when I finally got the melodic rhapsody ‘O Mark James Baritone voice to finally come on ‘Duh Blower, having missed approx. the first 18min of Firestone Indy Lights action, as it seemed somewhat ironic that Don Kay’s Autosport Radio guest J.K. Vernay ‘N James “Hinch Town” Hinchcliffe were fighting it out for the Pole Position, with ‘Hinge dropping from P2 to P5 on the final lap, while Vernay, who’s ironically driving Hinchcliffe’s No. 7 Sam Schmidt mount of last season snatched his very first FIL Pole... Also it was entertaining to learn that ‘Hinge’s (Indiana?) Roommate is none other then Phillip Major “Tom,” the Kuh-Nuck who took him outta round 1 at St. Pete with his first lap Bonsai move!

Then as “Aunty Harriet” likes to call ‘Dem, the Big Boyz were next up, as it was time for Fast Six Indy Car Qualifying... As you’ll never guess who was untouchable once again on another Twisty circuit... Yep, that’s correct; it was Will Power putting on a show, as the guy is simply blindingly quick! Yet it was his front row companion who was the surprise of the show, as it was a Dryer & Reinbold car, but not Justin ‘BIG UNIT Wilson... Instead it was Mike Conway who broke up the Team Penske party, with HULIO knocked back to P3 with Marco Andretti alongside. Rounding out the top six was Scott Dixon with Takuma Sato in his Team Lotus livery Dallara Honda.

And the biggest issue for the Grand Am racers seemed to be the massive accumulation of “Klag,” a.k.a. marbles or rubber build-up from the tyre wear making it very difficult to go offline to attempt passing anybody on what has been called a difficult circuit to pass on...

And it was pretty funny that Scott Pruett won again for Chip Ganassi, with Ryan Dalziel third, Memo Gidley fourth and Buddy Rice sixth, since all of these ‘Boyz are ex-Open Wheeler IndyCar Starz. Now what to due, eh? As the Indy Car race is on Versus tomorrow at the same time as the Qatar MOTO GP race on SPEED...