Category Archives: Inside the Helmet

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gabby 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

Inside the Helmet – Shelby Blackstock, A Multidisciplinary Racer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Shelby 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

Inside the Helmet – Michael Epps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Michael 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

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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download We 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.

Inside the Helmet – Matthew Brabham

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download We 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

Inside The Helmet – Danilo Estrela

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Danilo 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

Inside the Helmet – Juan Pablo Garcia

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In 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

Inside the Helmet – Sage Karam

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In 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 Autosport’s Carlos Munoz and Belardi Auto Racing’s Peter Dempsey.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In 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

Episode 178.1 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast: SCCA Edition

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Craig Wilcox hustling his D-Stock MINI around the course at a KCRSCCA Solo Event. This is the national-caliber car Jeremy will be driving in Georgia at the Match Tour

Our 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 levels. Over the coming season, look for reports from the track, opinion pieces, and technical articles from Jeremy. He and I will also be producing several special episodes such as this one discussing the unique sport of Solo racing and talking with many of the Kansas City Region personalities and National Champion drivers.

Join Jeremy and I on the MoKanMotorsports.com forums to continue the discussion, meet a number of great solo, road racing, and rallycross driver, and find out about many upcoming events in the MidWest Region. We’re both members of the Kansas City Region SCCA, kcrscca.org, but you can go to SCCA.com and click “Find Your Region” to find the SCCA chapter closest to you. Don’t just be a fan of motorsport, get out there and compete! It’s easier than you think.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Our 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,

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