Inside The Helmet – Gabby Chaves, A Family Tradition of Motor Racing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGabby Chaves, driver of the #5 Belardi Auto Racing machine for the 2014 Indy Lights season visits with us and talks about his unique family racing history, his experiences racing in America versus Europe, his progress through the Mazda Road to Indy system, and his expectations for the 2014 Indy Lights season. Gabby Chaves: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabby-Chaves/ Twitter: @GabbyChaves Website: http://http://www.gabbychaves.com/ Belardi Auto Racing: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelardiAutoRacing Twitter: @BelardiRacing Website: http://belardiautoracing.com/

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Inside the Helmet – Shelby Blackstock, A Multidisciplinary Racer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShelby Blackstock joins us to talk about his unique start (and late) start into the world of motorsport, how he moved up through the ranks, and how he now does double-duty as both an open-wheel racer in the Indy Lights Series Presented by Cooper Tires as well as the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Be sure to connect with Shelby and Andretti Autosport to keep track of their progress through the 2014 racing season. Shelby Blackstock: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShelbyBlackstock Twitter: @Shelbilly Website:…

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Inside the Helmet – Michael Epps

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMichael Epps, driver of the #44 UNATION Van Diemen for Belardi Auto Racing the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda joins us in this off-season episode of Inside the Helmet. Michael talks to us about his early days in karting and the challenges of transitioning from club racing to pro-level racing. He also shares with us the driving style changes necessary when moving up from a kart to a winged car like the Formula Renault that he…

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Inside the Helmet – Jason Penix Looking Ahead to Mazda Road to Indy in 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe chat with Jason “King of the Mazda Road to Indy” Penix, Director of Grassroots Initiatives at INDYCAR about the progress made in the MRTI program in 2013 and where USF2000, Pro Mazda, and the newly retitled IndyLights Presented by Cooper Tires are headed in 2014.

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Inside the Helmet – Matthew Brabham

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe had the great pleasure of speaking with Matthew Brabham, driver of the #83 Pro Mazda machine for Andretti Autosport and destroyer of the 2013 Pro Mazda championship so far. Matthew shares with us his story of how he chose open-wheel racing over sportscars, how he came to race in the Mazda Road to Indy program, what it was like to race at the Circuit of the Americas, and why his favourite MotoGP rider is not his countryman Casey Stoner, but…

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Inside The Helmet – Danilo Estrela

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDanilo Estrela, driver of the #11 USF2000 machine for Belardi Auto Racing, joins us all the way from his hometown in Brazil for this edition of Inside the Helmet. We begin our conversation talking about Danilo’s late start in motorsports, not getting into a kart until the age of 14, and immediately breaking all the rules laid down for him. We then turn our attention to his transition into cars and why he chose to pursue open-wheel racing over touring cars.…

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Inside the Helmet – Juan Pablo Garcia

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this edition of our driver interview series, Inside the Helmet, we speak with Juan Pablo Garcia, driver of the #2 Team Moore Racing machine in the Firestone Indy Lights series. Juan Pablo shares with us the story of how he came to see motorsports as a potential career choice as a young karter, his experiences in formula 2000 cars in Mexico, and in A1GP and Formula Renault and other junior formula series in Europe before coming to the US to…

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Exclusive: Le Mans 24 LMP2 Winner Martin Plowman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS We are honored to talk with Martin Plowman who recently returned from winning the 24 Hour of Le Mans race. Fantasy Football gets things started before bridging into his experience at Le Mans through the highs and lows. We talk about how important team dynamics are to win a race like Le Mans as well as pick his brain about driving one of the most iconic race courses in the world.

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Inside the Helmet – Sage Karam

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of “Inside The Helmet” we talk with Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara in the Firestone Indy Lights series, about his move from Andretti Autosport to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. We also discuss the upcoming 2013 Firestone Indy Lights season, his relationship with his former Star Mazda rivals and now teammates, and how to overcome the deficit of tracktime experience he and his teammates will face as compared to competitors such as Andretti…

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Episode 178.1 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast: SCCA Edition

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOur SCCA Reporter, Jeremy Salenius, is headed down to Georgia to compete in the first SCCA Solo Match Tour event of the year. He gives us an overview of what the unique Match Tour format is and how it’s different from a regular Solo event. Be sure to also check out Jeremy’s article, 2013 SCCA Solo Season is Almost Here. Jeremy will be reporting on all things SCCA Solo for us in addition to competing at both the local and national…

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