Look for “FAST EDDIE” to be up-front in his yellow & black “Buzzin’ Hornets” livery SFR racecar this weekend... (Source: f1fanatic.co.uk)
I for ‘Juan think I smell another R-A-T! As in wasn’t the World Chum-PEE-On Sweepstakes at Los Wages to be specifically for NON Indy Car ‘Regulerz? OOH! ‘Dat’s right, I forgot that they couldn’t get any takers and thus Randy “The CandyMann” Bernard inserted Plan B to save his Season Finale Extraordinaire... HURRY- HURRY- HURRY! Step right up Ladies ‘N Germs; The Show’s almost about to begin... BUTT WAIT! First our Hero DannyBoy ‘SPIKE Wheldon who’ll start DEAD LAST (at Los Vegas) kneads to take a refresher course... Tuh Duh! Insert this weekend’s KY race in
... Sparta, Kentucky
And I thought I smelled ‘Somme-thun Fishy way back when I gleamed the tiny scrap of info from Kurty Cavin (I believe) proclaiming originally wheldon’s BHA ride would be sponsored by Bowers & Wilkens; Huh? As I told an overzealous Indiana Bureau Chief “That’s Alex Tagliani’s primary sponsor,” so what gives? As in perhaps this was planned all along, eh?
Thus, as Cavin explained Thursday night on Trackside, basically Wheldon and ‘TAG are effectively swapping seats for the Season Finale in Los Wages - while Wheldon will replace Tagliani this weekend at Kentucky. And all I can say is pretty clever on Sam Schmidt’s behalf!
Meanwhile, in another of Sam Schmidt’s burgeoning dossier of race team affiliations, ex-Indy Lights champion Wade Cunningham will return to the cockpit for AFS/SSM’s No. 17 racecar for the remaining two Oval races. And Ditto for Townsend Bell, Buddy Rice and Pippa Mann.
And I listened to Pippa Mann recently on Autosport Radio saying she’d made a 3hr drive up to
to have a long chat with her racecar which had let her down at Loudon where she crashed heavily into a non-Safer barrier portion of the wall. As I believe Mann will be running the No. 30 the next two events for Bobby Rahal & Co. (Who is apparently trying to emulate their earlier success with DannaStar?) Columbus, Ohio
Alex Lloyd returns to Dale Coyne Racing as he’s running all of the Ovaltrack’s this season in the No. 19 while Fast Eddie, aka Ed Carpenter who’s running a limited program returns to arguably his second favourite track -
for Sarah Fisher Racing. “Edwardo” has had amazing success at this track, having finished runner-up the past two years along with being the defending Pole Sitter, so hopefully Carpenter will be able to perform the same majik on the SFR No. 67 that he’s used upon his past Vision/Panther Racing mounts the previous seasons... Kentucky
As I never thought I’d be getting semi ‘Geeked over an upcoming Ovaltrack race; CRIKEYS! As I’d really enjoy seeing Ed Carpenter finally find his way into Victory lane...
OOPS! I forgot Dillon ‘BAD ARSE Battistini who passed the audition, Err rookie test last Friday at
and is expected to be in Eric Bachelart’s semi-revolving door No. 34 as chauffer. Battistini started 19 Indy Lights races and won four times - including the ’08 Freedom 100 from Pole. Kentucky
And Oh Yeah; DON’T forget there’s some ‘lil scrum goin’ on for that Naked Man on a Trophy thingy... Better known as the IZOD Indy Car Series (Overall) Championship crown being battled out between Will Power and Dario Franchitti...
Entry list changes
Car Driver Hometown Car Name Entrant
17 Wade Cunningham (R)
Air Ride Pallet AFS/SSM Racing AFS/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Auckland, New Zealand
19 Alex Lloyd
Manchester, England Boy Scouts of Dale Coyne Racing America
22 Townsend Bell San Luis Obispo, Calif. Valspar/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
30 Pippa Mann (R)
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Ipswich, England
34 TBA Conquest Racing Conquest Racing
44 Buddy Rice
Fuzzy’s Vodka/Panther Racing Panther Racing Phoenix
67 Ed Carpenter
Dollar General/Sarah Fisher Racing Sarah Fisher Racing Indianapolis
Bowers & Wilkins/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Sam Schmidt Motorsports Wheldon Emberton, England