Wednesday, January 21, 2015

IMSA: 2014 Petit Le Mans Postscript...



Otay, seems like a long, long time ago, last October that is... Even if IndyCar had  already been on Sabbatical for 64-weeks! Err, I meant nearly six weeks, as originally 'Wayback then I was left saying FU Stick 'N Ball Americre', since it seemed a 'Wee bit tragic that the vaunted season ending Tutor United Sportscar Championship (TUSC) season finale was NOWHERE to be  seen upon "Celestial TV;" FRICK!

As apparently showing us the melding of IMSA's top Sports Car guns; names such as Pruett, Rojas, "The Taylor Brothers," Christian Fittipaldi and 'JB; NO! Not Justin Bell; Hya! But João Barbosa vs. the likes of two Indy 500 winners,  i.e.; Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-reay, while others from the IndyCar ranks included Ryan Briscoe, le 'Hamburgular, nee Sebastain Bourdais and Union' Jack Hawksworth to name just a few simply weren't worthy!


As I'd ARSE-sume' many 'O these IndyCar Boyz will be on hand at DayToner for this year's Rolex 24, with SeaBass confirmed, while I'd expect Dixon to be in the Target-mobile...

Yet at least the Atlanta Journal provided us a brief glimpse into some of the local drivers thoughts upon the race, noting amongst other thingys, that Dempsey Racing, as in "Dr. McDreamy's" (Patrick Dempsey) racing team is now located in Flowery Branch, Georgia, albeit having just laid off ten employees with the shop going quiet; bummer!


While Doctor Dempsey has taken up Porsche's  offer to compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) instead., along with contesting the Rolex 24, and all of the Endurance Cup races...


Yet whenever I think of Flowery Branch (GA) I immediately  think of "Johnny 'O," aka O'Connell, a  longtime 'Mega successful GM Factory Sports Car driver, primarily 'Vette's, and lately a Hired Gun for "Team Caddy's" (Cadillac Racing) Pirelli World Challenge CTVS Coupes.


Then again, when I think of Georgia, my mind goes 'Wayback as to thinking of  the  word Kudzu! Along with a one Mr. Jim Downing, the father of the once revolutionary Head And Neck Restraint System, as the HANS device is pretty much adopted and required worldwide in all major motor racing series these days...

While I remember those Kudzu's, named in honour of a borcipherous Georgia weed, being some NARLY  multi-rotored Mazda Beast's that help power Messer Downing to five Sports Car championships!


Meanwhile, DJ WillyP' (Will Power ) was Down Under celebrating his debutant Indy Car Series championship by deciding to race a Jet! Hmm? Guessing he had so much free time on his hands during IndyCar's "Off Season that he didn't know what to do with A-L-L of his FREE time, eh? As when will 'El Capitano return to the Rolex?

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