Otay Kiddoes', it's that time 'O year again. When I
wrap-up another long, meandering year's Final storytelling from thoust Isle of Nofendersville,
with my Zany End of Year Overall Winners selections…
As Y’all know thou Drill here upon Ye Isle ‘O
Nofendersville. Where the Nights are long and Dark, and the Days spent type-type-typing
Away Way too Mucho on thoust Keyboard! Alas, Once again it’s another long form
No Fenders Two part Harmony, Err meandering prose for your consideration
As Here goes Nothin',
with another Bevy 'O totally Un-Scientific, Zany Random Off Ye Cuff selections
Rider of The Year, Sports Car Drivers of The Year, Freak of The Year and
Quip of The Year
6. Rider of Year
Winner: Jorge Martin
Otay, I’ll confess this is a biased choice. Since
I was rootin’ Ah-Mighty’ for thee “Martinator” to win the MotoGP World
Yes, I’m aware that ultimately Francesco Pecco’
Bagnaia had a better season overall, i.e.; wins, podiums, etc. But naturally I
was rootin’ for a Satellite Squad to do the unthinkable! Not to mention just
totally enamoured by Martin’s All or Nothing, Win or Bust mentality!
Although I suppose you could also say that was
Jorge’s Downfall, Ci? But just simply Uber’ impressed with the Pramac Racing
team and Martin’s performance All season long!
Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Giannantonio
7. Sports Car Drivers of Year
Winner: Robert wickens & Harry Gottsacker
You already know about whomever for Mwah will
be known as thee “Young Wicky”, thanks to His good Buddy, thee Mayor ‘O
Hinchtown’ James Hinchcliffe who also fondly calls Him Robby, ergo Messer
But I must admit I’d never heard of Wickens
co-driver Harry Gottsacker before, for which the duo won this year’s Michelin
Pilot challenge Touring Cars (TCR) category.
Gottsacker, a 24yr old Texan was introduced to
Drag Racing by His Grandfather before beginning Go-Karting at age 13.
In 2016, Gottsacker made His Cars debut in the
Global Rallycross (GRC) Lites category, along with the Pirelli World challenge,
(PWC) both being partial season efforts.
The following year He ran a brief three race stint
in the British GT Championship series, along with another partial season PWC
For 2018, Gottsacker ran His first Full-season
PWC campaign in the Pro GTS Class. Finishing runner-up Overall by a scant three
2019 saw Gottsacker winning the newly formed GT4
Americas Pro-Am category with co-driver John Miller, claiming six wins in ten
races. Harry also made His debut in the Michelin Pilot Challenge that year as a
Factory driver for Hyundai at Bryan Herta Autosport. (BHA)
Gottsacker’s first two Michelin Pilot challenge
Touring Car (TCR) seasons resulted in a brace of runner-up finishes with Mason
Filippi and Mark Wilkins respectively.
For 2021, Gottsacker remained Wilkins teammate
at BHA, where the pair finished fith overall in TCR. The following year saw Harry
teamed with longtime teammate Parker Chase at BHA, with the duo claiming fith
overall in the TCR category.
Then for 2023, Gottsacker paired up with Robert
Wickents with the duo scoring seven podiums aboard their Hyundai Elantra N TCR
enroute to winning the Class title, ahead of BHA teammates filippi and Wilkins.
Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow
Suppose I shouldn’t be like All the Other Sheep
and overlook the GTD (Daytona) Class winners! As the pair guided their #1 Paul
Miller Racing’s BMW M4 GT3 to a stout five wins season. Clinching the title
prior to Petit Le Mans…
Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat
8. Freak of Year
Winner: Max Verstappen
Initially planned on giving this award to thee “Martinator”,
aka Jorge Martin. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized just how
much a Freak ‘O Nature thee dutch Tsunami was this year!
As it Pains me greatly over how Magnanimous MaxiMillions’
has been this season! Definitely being able to largely keep in check His
Maximus Hothead persona, except upon rare occasions.
As we All know, Max set the current record for
most consecutive Grands Prix wins this year with 10, running from Miami to
Monza! And then after Red Bull’s streak of 15-straight W’s was snapped in
Singapore, Verstappen reeled off another seven straight victories to close the
season! Not to mention an astounding 12 Pole positions, Sigh…
As I’ll begrudgingly admit that Max is a very
good driver. Ok, even bordering on Great, Youch! But I simply cannot help
wondering how much of Verstappen’s amazing success is due to the Red Bull RB19?
Or more importantly it’s Honda RBPT PU; which we’ll be seeing for another two
And Yeah, I’m aware of Checo’s, ny Sergio Perez’s
struggles in “identical” machinery. But Checo’s No Max!
Since would we be
talking at all abou Verstappen if He was driving the ‘lil bulls’, aka Scuderia
AlphaTauri entry instead?
Jorge Martin, Alex Palou, Zak Brown
9. Quip of Year
Winner: Go Suck on An Egg! And 99% Show, 1% Sporting Event!
Those were just two of the multiple, indelible sound
bites that thee Dutch Tsunami’, MaxiMillions’ or MaxAttack’, ergo Maximilian
Verstappen left upon us
Following Red Bull’s run of 15-straight race
wins coming to an end at Singapore. And the FIA having issued a new technical
directive regarding Flexible Wings. Critics thought perhaps this was the root cause
to Red Bull’s issues in Singapore, with F1 Cynics suggesting even further?
Yet Verstappen was bak in Full MaxAttack’ mode
at the next round is Suzuka. And when speaking to the media regarding this
suggestion. Verstappen promptly said Fans could Go suck an Egg! Especially if they
didn’t appreciate His brilliance!
Verstappen was widely panned for His 99% Show
comment before the Las Vegas GrandPrix weekend began. Yet the track’s and Liberty
Media’s handling of Thursday evening’s Shit Show! Y’all know when CarlosSainz
Jr. was so cruelly punished for accidently Hittig that lose Drain Hole cover!
Made Max look pretty smart after all!
As Maxi-boy’ had some other doozies during Lost
Wages’. As I especially liked the Quip about going to some Far-flung place I’d
never heard of before in order to get Shit Faced for the weekend…
As that's a Wrap for last Year’s riveting No Fenders storytelling, Y’all!