IndyCar – Itaipava Sao Paulo 300 presented by Nestle Recap

By: Kevin Neely For the first time ever, monsoon like rains stayed away from the Anhembi Circuit at Sao Paulo’s Sambadrome, so moisture had no influence on the Itaipava Sao Paulo 300 presented by Nestle. That was pretty much the only thing that changed. The results were the same as they have been for the past three years; Will Power dominates and takes home the trophy. Three weeks, three wins. Is there anything else you can say about this season for Will Power? With the exception of being caught out…

Read More

BREAKING – Team Barracuda-Bryan Herta Autosport Out of Brazil

Breaking News from Kevin Neeley Team Barracuda-BHA has elected to sit out next weekend’s Round Four of the IZOD Indycar Series due to falling out of the Top 22 in points. After poor showings at both Barber and Long Beach, BHA has decided to focus its efforts (and money) instead on the upcoming Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The official statement from Team Barracuda-Bryan Herta Autosport….. “BREAKING: After not finishing the last two races & falling out of the top 22 in points, Team Barracuda-BHA has elected not to send our…

Read More

Indy Humpday Report: Que up some Adoniran Barbosa*

Short column this week since I am about to start finals week, and the overwhelming subject still dominating discussions is Helio. (Will he punt someone yet again?) I would just like to point out that Helio has plenty of eyes on him this week. Not only are the fans in America and the Series officials watching Helio closely—the fans in Brazil are really watching. Should Helio do anything to Tony Kanaan, be ready for a borderline riot in the streets of Brazil. Also should Will Power be “shafted” due to…

Read More

Indy Hump Day report, on the bubble: FESTIVUS

A New day for TK As a long time fan of racing, I love guys who give their all and leave nothing on the table. The IZOD INDYCAR Series has a few, Helio, Will Power, Paul Tracy, and Tony Kanaan. Just look at the start of the 2010 Indy 500 and that amazing opening run TK had. That is what I love in a racer, charge like Elwood Blues being chased by the police. (Let’s just hope TK does not fly into a mall toy store.) While TK and de…

Read More

Rally – Sunday Service Park 12/18/2010

Well here is this weeks Sunday Service Park all be it a day late. Some good news circulating around the various series with the IRC really gearing up for Monte Carlo which is now a few weeks away. So lets take a look at what happened in rally this week. Ken Block up for WRC award That’s right! America’s very own Ken Block is up for the Personality of the Year award. You can vote today and today only on WRC.comfor the Rally America/Gymkhana star. There is no doubt in…

Read More

Episode 63 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSJoin Mike, Shaun, and Doug as they look at the world of motorsport. We cover the race in Brazil as well as look forward to a 4 way battle for the F1 WDC. We look at the latest from both Le Mans as well as Rally. We also put our opinion together about GM and Fiat rumors that are running everywhere! Sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!

Read More

IndyCar – São Paulo Preview

Introduction: This year, the IZOD IndyCar Series does something that many fans thought was a no-brainer for several seasons. They’re going to Brazil! This year, more than ever, it makes total sense for IndyCar to venture down to South America. There are a number of drivers from South America and especially Brazil, and a major sponsor and partner of the league APEX Brazil, so there will is strong support for the series which will hopefully translate to a strong attendance. The race will be held in the streets of Sao…

Read More

Rally – Skoda Sending Cars to South America

The factory Skoda team has decided to send two cars to South America for the next events on the IRC calendar. This shows an increase in Skoda’s rally program for 2010 and its intentions to push for the manufacturers title. The Czech team currently has the lead by four points over the M-Sport Fiesta team and more importantly a seven point advantage over Peugeot. Both Juho Hänninen and Jan Kopecký will contest both South American gravel events in an attempt to increase the lead. Also running a Fabia S2000 will…

Read More

IndyCar – Olá!, Brasil!

Well, its finally official. The IZOD IndyCar Series will in fact open the 2010 season in Brazil, but not in Rio as many originally thought, but in São Paulo. Here’s what Terry Angstadt had to say in an article posted at IndyCar.com: “While our primary focus continues to be building the IZOD IndyCar Series domestically, the race in Brazil affords us a unique opportunity to visit a country that has a huge passion for open-wheel racing. With strong support from our major partner Apex-Brasil, a significant television package from TV…

Read More

F1 – Stewards Guilty of 151c

The action on the track at Interlagos was fierce and exciting for most of the race on Sunday, which made for one of the better races of the season. The stewards were kept busy all day though, due to the early safety car period, a hot headed Jarno Trulli, a grand battle of Japanese drivers, and a fireball on pitlane. Unfortunatley though, it became clear as the race played out that the Stewards were once again incapable of rendering decisions on incidents. The Incidents On the first lap there were…

Read More