Episode 247 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s a marathon session of mayhem, martinis, and motorsports musings with a hint of squirrel as Mr. Whitesell and Dr. Patterson announce their plans to hang up the mic entrusting the future to the far more reliable, sober, and knowledgable hands of Mike Shaw and John Olsakovsky. We hope you have as much fun listening as we think we recalled having recording it. …there’s a rumor that Doug may or may not have passed out at the keyboard. Enjoy! Preview UMMMM…

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Episode 246 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOpenPaddock.net Podcast Episode #246 for Tuesday August 26th, 2014 Preview UMMM – F1 how it should be… at Spa… IndyCar – Dixon wins at Sonoma while Willy P tries to give it away again, Carpenter Fisher Hartman signing, and potential signing, more on 2015 schedule MRTI – All the championships wrapped up at Sonoma Rally – Hyundai wins in WRC and GRC, but Subaru wins in Rally America Ummmmm-Unintelligible ‘malgamum of mixed motorsports musings F1 – Spa Quals Race Review Nico…

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SCCA – Photos from the 2014 Midwest Division Solo Championship

This was my first time at the famous 50+ acre sea of concrete at Lincoln Air Park in Lincoln, NE. All I can say is WOW! Massive grip and massive courses! The Nebraska Region who hosted this third and final round of the MiDiv Solo Championship season reconstructed the 2013 SCCA Solo Nationals courses for us to run on Saturday and Sunday. After running at MCC for so long, where course design is extremely limited, I didn’t realize how bad some of my bad habits were. Saturday was a disastrous…

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Episode 245 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOP #245 for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 “Simplify and add lightness” UMMMMM – Unintelligible ‘Malgamation of Mixed Motorsports Media F1 – Max Vertappen fast tracks into F1 with karting and 1 yr GP3 experience NASCAR – Tony Stewart sits out Michigan, probably more races too IndyCar Milwaukee Qualifying (Power stomped it) Championship contenders: Power P1, JPM P3, HCN P8, Pagenaud P16, RHR P19 Race Review RHR out early w/ suspension damage again. Power walked the dog Will Power gets max points,…

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Episode 244 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOpenpaddock.net Podcast Episode 244 for Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 Preview UMMM – the sad tragedy that befell Kevin Ward Jr, and more info on Formula E events IndyCar – 2015 testing changes, more info on aerokits, the end of national guard as a sponsor, and milwaukee preview MRTI – 8star jumps on the 2015 lights bandwagon Rally – Gronholm to join VW as a test driver & L’Estage drives in RallycrossRX UMMMM – Unintelligible ‘malgamation of mixed motorsports musings Kevin Ward…

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IndyLights – 8 Star Motorsports Set for 2015 Debut, Will More Teams Follow?

The new 2015 IndyLights chassis, the Dallara-AER IL-15, debuted at Indianapolis earlier this year on Media Day, the Thursday before the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The car looks dead sexy, and the first running tests of the car at Putnam Park and at Mid-Ohio were very successful. The car appears to perform brilliantly and should be a great platform for the last step for young drivers on their way to the Verizon IndyCar Series. There’s only one problem. Cost. Sadly, it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? With every…

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SCCA – Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio, Best Races of the Weekend

The IndyCar weekend at the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course is a special one for myself and Mr. Whitesell. It’s a wonderful weekend of gorging ourselves on fried bologna sandwiches, tasty craft beers, and as much racing as you can pack into a 10-hour day. In addition to the Verizon IndyCar Series, the entire Mazda Road to Indy Program which includes Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, and USF2000, were on hand, as well as the best damn racing in North America the Pirelli World Challenge. Even when the weekend was shared with the…

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SCCA – Newgarden Moonlights in Formula Ford, Kicks Everyone’s Backside!

So what does a Verizon IndyCar Series driver do during an off weekend? How about going to a Formula Ford race and kicking everyone butt! That’s exactly what Josef Newgarden did this past weekend down at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. I contemplated going to this event, and now I wish I’d done so! Here’s the official recap from the SCCA… Official Release from the Sports Car Club of America Newgarden Wins Formula F 45th Anniversary Feature Race at Barber BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Aug. 10, 2014) – Taking a…

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MRTI – Championship Battles Tighten After MidOhio

The Mid-Ohio IndyCar weekend is a special one to many of us here at OpenPaddock.net. Ok, two of us: Mr. Whitesell and myself. While we do enjoy the IndyCar action throughout the weekend, one of the true joys of the event is the variety and quantity of racing one gets to enjoy. The Mazda Road to Indy was fully represented with Indy Lights and Pro Mazda holding double-headers and USF2000 holding a triple-header. The multiple points-paying races meant that the championship standings could change dramatically, and there were indeed some…

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Episode 243 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOpenPaddock.net Episode #243 for Tuesday, August 5, 2014   Preview Ummmm – Bernie gets out of trouble the only way he knows how, Conway in WEC at COTA, Milka in Nationwide because they need airbags IndyCar – Dixon teabags the field at Mid Ohio, 3 races left, and schedule talk for 2015 Rally – WRC Finalnd review and premium content on the web….  get a clue F1.  And some other news for GRC and WRX Ummmmmmmm – Unintelligible ‘malgamum of maniacal…

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