Episode 265 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week is our IndyCar season kick-off with honored guest & former host Mike Whitesell!  In rally, we discuss WRC safety and some big news out of Red Bull GRC.  In our miscellaneous motorsports mayhem we’ll talk a little bit about the Grand Prix of Australia and other F1 news, along with a bit about Conor Daly’s impressive run at the Sebring 12 hour endurance race.  And we finish with the IndyCar and Mazda Road to Indy preview for St. Petersburg.  It’s been too long…

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Episode 253 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week is an extended edition, because yours truly failed to edit last week’s podcast in a timely manner.  So sit back and enjoy as Mike and Jace review the Mt. Hood Rally, LSPR, and Rally Spain.  Then John joins in for some ranting of F1 (as usual) and finally finish with some good news coming to Indy Lights.

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Episode 237 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Mikes and John discuss the news and rumors surrounding the 2015 IndyCar schedule, Doug joins late for the Houston GP preview and to preview the Pro Mazda race at Houston. Mr. Shaw takes us through a LOT of rally news, a review of GRC in DC, and previews of the Pikes Peak and Mt. Washington hill climbs, and WRC’s Rally Portugal. Mr. Whitesell wraps up the show with a review of the Austrian GP and the new circus-style rumors for the 2015 F1…

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FAIL – Charlotte Gets That Sinking Feeling

Apparently the Charlotte Motor Speedway was built in part on top of a landfill! A LANDFILL!! Now, I’m no civil engineer but it seems to me that fill would not make for a suitable base for a permanent structure, and even less suitable for a roadbed that will have a varied and intensive dynamic load placed upon it. …well, it isn’t suitable. You can see more pictures from WSOC TV’s article, Sinkhole Forms at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Wow. How does this happen? Now, even if the speedway does fix this…

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