Episode 292 UMMM-Cast – OpenPaddock.net

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEverything is UMMM this go round! Formula One goes full stupid with the new qualifying format and suddenly recants.  ABC had the most woeful coverage of Verizon IndyCar Series at St. Petersburg, while Fox butchered IMSA’s 12 Hours of Sebring. John & Mike lament the US viewing offerings as we compare what our friend Tom has to offer across the pond and alcohol-fueled jealousy ensues.

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Episode 223 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike, Doug, and Mike take over the show as Fearless Leader Shaun is pulled away on other business. We review the IndyCar testing results, consider the implications of Verizon signing a long-term deal as entitlement sponsor, and review the news from the Mazda Road to Indy. Mr. Shaw shares news of Foust and Block competing in World RallyCross, and he previews the WRC Rally Portugal. Whitesell leads us through a review of the Formula One season opener at Melbourne, and we…

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IMSA: 62ND ANNUAL MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING TWITTER GUIDE

62ND ANNUAL MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING TWITTER GUIDE Presented By:@IMSAChicks Table of Contents Race Information–Broadcast Schedule–The Classes–Leader Light System PROTOTYPE Prototype Class Info–P Entry List & Twitter Links PROTOTYPE CHALLENGE Prototype Challenge Info–PC Entry List & Twitter Links GT LE MANS GT Le Mans Class Info–GTLM Entry List & Twitter Links GT DAYTONA GT Daytona Class Info–GTD Entry List & Twitter Links RACE INFORMATION Race Start: Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:15 AM ET Race Duration: 12 hours Track Length: 3.74 miles Hashtags: #Sebring12, #IMSA Official Accounts: @UnitedSportsCar, @IMSA,…

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IMSA – Old Tech Versus New, Who Has the Edge at Sebring?

As with the elimination of the split in North American open wheel racing, the joining of Grand-Am and ALMS is anything but a smooth merger. The open-wheel racing scene didn’t have the equivalency issues that the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is facing as the Panoz DP-01 that the Champ Car World Series was using never saw use in the Indy Racing League, now known as the IndyCar Series. Both CCWS and IRL teams were mandated to use the same Dallara chassis, and still are. By contrast TUSCC teams may use…

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Episode 180 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike 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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USF2000 – Season Opener at Sebring Recap

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The regular season for the Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda has begun! The first rung of the Mazda Road to Indy held it’s first two races of the championship season last Thursday and Friday at Sebring International Raceway. The grid size was huge for the opener with 31 cars entered for competition. The odd thing that stood out to me is that only three of those entries were in the SCCA Enterprises National Class, the rest were in the Championship Class. I’m not sure whether this is…

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USF2000 – Winterfest Sebring Wrap-up

The racing season is upon us! The Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda ran the first three races of it’s six-race Winterfest series at Sebring International Raceway this past Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, twenty-two new and returning drivers to USF2000 took to the famously bumpy Sebring circuit for a morning practice, an early afternoon qualifying, and a late afternoon race. Races 2 and 3 were held on Wednesday following an early morning warm-up session USF2000 Winterfest – Tuesday Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing looked strong right…

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USF2000 – 2013 Winterfest Dates Announced

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda announced the dates for it’s preseason Winterfest. Winterfest is a six-race series that allows teams to evaluate prospective drivers during competitive racing situations. It’s also a time for drivers to get back into form and knock off the rust from the off-season. As they did last year, the six races will be split between Sebring International Raceway and Palm Beach International Raceway with each venue holding three races each. I always look forward to Winterfest. For me, it marks the beginning of…

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ALMSChicks – Sebring: Race Day Wrap-Up

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There is just something about watching the sun come up over the track race day at Sebring International Raceway. You have the best technology that Audi, Corvette, Porsche, and Lotus can offer, practicing at speed with bright sun breaking the horizon. It’s breathtaking! We were able to watch the morning warm-up from the Gurney Terrace Pit Box Seats right behind Dyson Racing. If you are planning on attending the morning warm-up, remember to arrive very early. It took us almost 45 minutes to find a parking spot in the infield.…

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