Thursday, October 31, 2019

INDYCAR: Greg Moore 20 Years On



As Obviously we'll never truly know how the Canadian Kids' IndyCar career would have turned out? Since TK', Follow-your-Schnoz! Kanaan, who turns 45 at the end of December, was just a touch short of being four months older than Greg, is still racing in Indy Cars...

Today marks the Twentieth Anniversary of Greg Moore's Horrible Death at CART's (Championship Auto Racing Teams) 1999 Marlboro 500 Season Finale at Fontana's California Speedway, where the 24yr Old Canadian perished from multiple injuries on Lap-9 of the 500-mile race.

As some of the CART Drivers competing that day include the likes of Tony Kanaan, Michael Andretti, Bryan Herta, Dario Franchitti, Paul Tracy, Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Vasser, Max Papis and Scott Pruett to name a few. While certainly the race's winner Adrian Fernandez held No Satisfaction in his victory...

Yeah, Y'all know the Drill here in Nofendersville, as how time relentlessly Marches On, regardless of the situation, or our life's...

As it's hard to realize that a Decade's already Zoom-Zoomed' by since I made my one and only pilgrimage Up North eh! to visit the British Columbia's Sports Hall of Fame, specifically the Greg Moore Gallery in Vancouver, BC.


Or Y'all can read what I scribbled here upon No Fenders for the 10th Anniversary of Greg Moore's Death in the following tome, since I Don't feel like rehashing yesterday anymore...


While I Don't recall having watched the original airing of ESPN's RPM2Night's Greg Moore Special. I found this accidently when searching Youtube for Moore's Bansai Lap-1 Crash at Portland International Raceway in '98, which I witnessed live.

Although the video's a hefty 21+ minutes long, it's an Excellent Time Capsule chronicling the late Greg Moore's Death that fateful day at what was then known as California Speedway. And features snippets with Robin Miller and Jon Beekhuis Trackside. Along with Paul Page and Parker Johnstone, who called the race that fateful day. Along with their assessment upon Moore in general, and his decision to race that day with his wrist injury.

As I highly recommend watching the video, if you can carve out some 22mins time to view It in It's entirety...


While if you're ever in Downtown Vancouver, BC and looking for a Motor Racing or Sporting Fix, then Yuhs should try checking out the BC Sports Hall of Fame Museum, including the Greg Moore Gallery...

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