Episode 289 UMMMMCast – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSContinuing with our segregated shows this week is Episode 289 of UMMMCast focusing on what we like to call the Unexplainable Mixed Malgamation of Motorsports Mayhem.  John takes the helm as we review the 24hrs of Daytona which saw close battles in damn near every class. In F1 news there’s a thankful driver change at Renault and finally engines get the development time they need.  We wrap it up with IndyCar news where they had a media day that apparently barely made the media.

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IndyLights – Goncalvez and Yacaman On The Podium at Daytona

Last weekend, Firestone Indy Lights journeyman Gustavo Yacaman and rookie Jorge Goncalvez teamed up with stock car veteran Michael McDowell and British Formula Three Champion Felipe Nasr in the #6 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype. McDowell qualified the car in 8th, but the squad quickly advanced and kept the car in the top-5 for much of the 24-hour race. One would expect with racers unaccustomed to multi-class endurance racing, that there would have been a mistake or three that would jeopardize the teams success. As it turned out, the…

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GrandAm – Anders Krohn Lands Rolex24 Ride with Yellow Dragon Motorsports

After spending several seasons in the Mazda open-wheel development system culminating with his 2011 Firestone Indy Lights season with Belardi Auto Racing, Anders Krohn transitions to world of sports car racing. He was picked to drive Yellow Dragon Motorsports’ #36 Mazda RX-8 GT-class entry along with John and Jarett Andretti and fellow Mazda driver Taylor Hacquard. While we are a bit biased and would love to have seen Anders in an open-wheel ride this year, we’re happy to see him land any kind of driving gig. Its a task that’s…

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StarMazda – Alums Score Big at the 24 Hours of Daytona

Many of you probably watched the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this past weekend, or as much of it as SpeedTV was able to broadcast. What you may not know is how well the Star Mazda alums did in the endurance race. As we mentioned earlier in the week, there were twenty four alumni of the Star Mazda Championship competing in both DP and the GT classes at the epic 24 hour race. As it turns out, two of the four drivers in the race-winning #01 Telmex Chip Ganassi With…

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Grand-Am – Rolex 24 at Daytona Preview

Take a good look, because this will likely be the singular time that we cover the Grand-Am series. The general consensus amongst the three of us here at Openpaddock is that the Grand-Am series is junk, a glorified version of NASCAR. Furthermore, its our humble opinion (ok, perhaps not so humble) that the Daytona roval is also junk. Having said all that, however, the Daytona 24 is the first major motorsports even of the year in the US, and even if its not the best form of racing, we at…

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