Monday, April 18, 2011

Leader’s Schmeder’s or Leaderhosen?

So I couldn’t resist the Leaderhosen quip, as it occurred to me, as I spent the Versus IndyCar Central Showtime purusing le Internetz instead... Needing a break from duh BoobTube... How apparently this wasn’t the weekend to be starting on the Pole – ShuhZamm! Lookie ‘Dar NO Princess jokes following my Pole remark, eh? Oh Never Mind!

Thus in an Der Wienersnitzel OVER-dosage de Motorsporten; Ja Ja! I noticed the following traits from my “Mega View-Athon of motor racing, as first up; ‘Master Zebb (Vettel) who started from Pole for the third race in-a-row was  defeated by “Louise JAGUAR” Hamilton, who’d started the Shanghai event from P3.

Then I watched my very first Versus Indy Lights race – where NOT one, but two leader’s crashed out all on their own - Peter Dempsey, (P2) and Josef Newgarden (P3) respectively, as fourth place starter Conor Daly led Pole-sitter and Sam Schmidt Motorsports teammate Esteban Guerrieri home in a 1-2 finish.

Thus, the stage was set for Will Power’s demise... As I was personally rootin’ for Ryan Briscoe, who after his shearing at the Barber’s last week, I worried ‘bout his continued tenure at Penske Racing... Although obviously I couldn’t predict that ‘HULIO would take out Power for the second time; Can you say Edmonton?

Thus it was thoroughly refreshing to witness Mike Conway’s debutant win in the Indy Cars, as the Englishman had rolled off P3 after coming outta NOWHERE to advance to the Fast Six Shootout after being mired down in 16th during practice...

Meanwhile, earlier during the broadcast, I flipped over to FOX Just-in-Time to see Jimmy Johnson win the days outing at Talladega, Hmm? I’m sensing a pattern here, as wasn’t Jeff “Pretty Boy-Floyd” Gordon the Pole-sitter? As Johnson started from alongside Gordon on the outside of Row-1 (P2) while Mark Martin was third and Dale IronHead Junior Earnhart Jr. was fourth... Just the third time ever in RASSCAR history a team has locked-out the grid’s first two rows, the last time being in Fontana, CA by The Cat in the Hat’s (Jack Roush) crew.

Then during the countless commercial breaks during the IndyCar race, I flipped over to SPEED to see Carlos “THE BULL” Checa lose both rounds of this weekend’s World Superbikes action at Assen TT, in the Netherlands... As Checa settled for third in race-1 and runner-up in race-2...

So I guess that’s why they run the races, eh? As apparently the Pole winner doesn’t always win the race...