Category Archives: ALMS

ALMS – International Sports Car Racing Weekend at Circuit of the Americas

Editor’s Note: Regular contributor, John Olsakovsky, was at the Circuit of the Americas for the ALMS weekend and gives us his thoughts on the experience and a recap of the racing action. I thoroughly love working from home. It affords me flexibility to attend practice and qualifying sessions on Fridays while still on the clock, which exactly how I worked

What Next Year Holds – 2014 Tudor United Sports Car Schedule

On September 20th 2013 IMSA announced the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Schedule.   The season will be a total of 12 events visiting many of the old standbys but there will no doubt be some people missing some of the old venues.   The finalized schedule is below. 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule Date Event Jan 25-26 Daytona International Speedway Mar

Episode 205 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Neely, Whitesell, and Patterson rip through all the news from IndyCar, USCaR, F1Car, and RallyCar. We examine the 2014 USCR schedule, and worry about the 2014 IndyCar schedule. Congratulations to Peter Portante and Scott Rettich for their victories at the SCCA Runoffs. We wrap up recaping the Singapore GP and the ability of

Episode 202 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The OP Boyz are joined this week by Belardi Auto Racing’s Peter Portante to discuss the insanely close Indy Lights championship, relive the crazy Race 3 USF2000 start at Mid-Ohio, and preview of the up coming USF2000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Everyone joins in the ranting fun over the demoltion derbys

Episode 197 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download While Whitesell dukes it out with AT&T, Shaun, Doug, Kevin, and Shaw take a look at the newly released USCR classings, the upcoming Grand-Am/NASCAR weekend at IMS, news and scuttlebutt from IndyCar, and Doug recaps the Pro Mazda weekend at Mosport. In the Formula 1 circus, Bernie lawyers up and Pirelli tells the

Episode 180 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPMike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting our seasons so darn late as he recaps the week’s news from the world of rally.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting

Episode 171 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPWe are happy to have on this week’s show, Dan Andersen. Mr. Andersen talks with us about his journey in motorsports from drag racer, to series owner of USF2000, to team owner and back to running the USF2000 series again. We also talk about how he came to take over the Star Mazda series now renamed the Pro Mazda Championship. In addition to our conversation with Dan, Mr. Shaw gives us the run-down on Dakar and a preview of Monte Carlo, Doug goes over some of the recent driver signings in the Mazda Road to Indy, and Kevin and Mike lead us through the news from IndyCar and Formula One.

We’re also giving away the book, “Performance Thinking: Metal Skills for the Competitive World… and for Life!” by Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D. Tell us what non-motorsports business Dan Andersen owns for your chance to win!
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download We are happy to have on this week’s show, Dan Andersen. Mr. Andersen talks with us about his journey in motorsports from drag racer, to series owner of USF2000, to team owner and back to running the USF2000 series again. We also talk about how he came to take over the Star Mazda

Episode 170 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OP Mr. Whitesell has the plague, so the show this week was left in the hands of Kevin Neely, Doug Patterson, and Mike Shaw. Without adult supervision, we run amuck and start talking about all kinds of motorsport including Grand Am, ALMS, SCCA, Formula 1, IndyCar, Rally, and the AMA Supercross opener! Hell, we even talk a little NASCAR!! Kevin leads us through the results of the Roar Before the 24, and the new classification for the American Grand Le Mans American Series League of Sportscars (or whatever the hell they’re going to call the new merged series). This leads us on a tangent about the Delta Wing and the role of innovation at Le Mans and in motorsports in general.

We do eventually get around to covering our regular stuff as Mike recaps the Dakar results thus far, and gives us the run down on the best rally no one in the States even knew about, the opening round of the European Rally Championship. We review the driver lineup in Formula 1 and in the Mazda Road to Indy, and review the scant IndyCar news that happened over the holidays. Best of all, we got some GREAT swag from MAZDASPEED Motorsports, and we’re giving it away to you! Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the show to learn how to win a 2013 Mazda Motorsports calender.

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mr. Whitesell has the plague, so the show this week was left in the hands of Kevin Neely, Doug Patterson, and Mike Shaw. Without adult supervision, we run amuck and start talking about all kinds of motorsport including Grand Am, ALMS, SCCA, Formula 1, IndyCar, Rally, and the AMA Supercross opener! Hell, we