As Y’all may know, today is Cinco de Mayo, hence that Oh so clever? Title above, eh? As originally I’d hoped to have finished the first of my 4-part harmony, Err Formula One rookie profiles – with
’s Sergio Perez batting lead-off... (Or whatever Yuhs Stick ‘N Ballers call it; Hmm? Perhaps I can find out upon the new Versus.com website, eh?) Mexico
Thus, now that I’ve digressed – especially since I haven’t finished Senor Perez’s Bio, I thought I’d throw out a few thoughts upon the Mexicali market which seemingly is being left off the map at the moment, Ci? OOPS! Along with including my previous Mexicali Gran Primo Piloto’s story;
As it’s funny to Mwah, that there’s this really great market South of the Border, that I believe is closer then Porte Alego; “LET GO OF MY EGGO!” Mmm-Mmm Sprinkles! Err; must be breakfast time, eh? Hya!
As DON’T get me wrong, as in I have ZERO issues with IndyCar going to
twice – or holding another Temporary “Twisty” Cirquito upon the Street of Porto Alegre. It’s just disappointing to Mwah that we’re ignoring our feverant “GuacamoleHeadz” Fan-base just across the border. As I recall there being some pretty good races at Brazil ’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. As I think the latter Champ Car races venue was eerily similar to the current Sao Paolo IndyCar circut. Mexico City
As yeah, I know Y’all might say there’s some sorta illegal substances Cartel Turf war going on down there right now. Yet, if Indy Car is gonna give
a pass, then how ‘bout Formula 1 making a return? As it could be twinned, tripled, Err coupled with Mexico Montreal and Austin, as I do recall the Mexican Grand Prix being held in conjunction (calendar-wise) with the Iceberg Gran Primo (USGP) in two decades ago... Phoenix, Arizona
As noted above; currently Mexico has Senor Perez leading its charge in the rarefied ‘Atmo de Formula Uno, whilst I firmly expect rising star and GP2 competitor Esteban Gutierrez to shortly join the F1 Fraternity as part of Chez Slim’s burgeoning TelMex concern, albeit hopefully NOT at “K-Squared’s” (Kamui Kobayashi) expense.
And a very quick look thru the top doce single seater series, i.e.; GP2 and Indy Lights... Reveals the names Gutierrez and Juan Pablo Garcia; of whom I know nothing about the latter. Gutierrez is driving for Lotus-ART; Sigh! I’m getting really tired over that Lotee-Loti-LoTie CRAP! As it’ll be entertaining to see if Esteban can give GP Frontrunner Jules Bianchi a run for his money, Ci? While Juan Pablo (Garcia) ironically is driving for ‘KanaDuh’s Jenson Motorsport Indy Lights outfit.
Thus when I think of Viva la
and IndyCarz, I think of the Good ‘Ol CART/Champ Car Dazes, albeit I believe the last Mexican winner defected to the Indy Racing League; Oh Never Mind! As I’m guessing that “YO ADRIAN!” As in Senor Adrian Fernandez was the last Mexican ‘BigCarz winner, Ci? Mexico
While a lesser known driver quickly pops up upon my radar – as I originally shunned Tacoma Bureau Chief Mary Ellen’s choice upon a relatively unknown “Back marker” named Michele Jourdain Jr. whom I took an immediate liking to as Jimmy Vasser’s teammate at Team Rahal. As I believe Vasser acted like a Big Brother to the affable Mexican, as I even think perhaps Jimmy, Michele and another Jourdain later contested the Ba-Jah. (Baja 1000) As I recall seeing Jourdain run around at a pretty decent clip at Portland International Raceway... Betcha didn’t think I could work PIR into the story, Eh! Carpets? Although I remember Jourdain being rooted for on the “Streets” of
tooze... Vancouver, BC
drivers of note who come to mind are David Martinez and Mario “Boom-Boom” Dominguez, who CARPETS just reminded me was the last Mexican winner, albeit in a controversial finish ‘Down Under in a Surfers Paradise deluge... So all I can say is Undelah- Undelah- Undelah! And DON’T forget to drink the worm... Mexicali