Episode 185 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPIndyCar leaves the Streets of Long
Beach littered with bent metal and shards of carbon fiber from both the big cars and the Lights cars! Kevin and Mike Whitesell review the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Doug goes on his yearly rant about unrestrained aggression and reviews the Indy Lights race, Mike and Mike review the Formula 1 Bahrain GP, and Mr. Shaw wraps up the show with a review of the Global Rallycross event at the Brazil X-Games.

Show notes and outline

OP #185 – Monday, April 22, 2013

Sports Car

  • USCR: Audi Considering Daytona Prototype For 2014
  • Grand-Am at Road America (pimp McKays photos if nothing else)


  • Long Beach
    • Long Beach IndyCar: Tristan Vautier gets 2013’s first engine penalty
    • Long Beach IndyCar: Dario Franchitti snatches pole
    • Green-Savoree, Ecclestone Pursuing Long Beach Rights? – anything new on this?
    • IndyCar: A.J. Foyt back in Victory Lane after Takuma Sato wins Long Beach
    • results – standings
  • Mark Miles pondering late summer IndyCar road course race at IMS
  • Aero Kit Discussions Continue At Long Beach
  • Marketing firm’s founder mulls top IndyCar job, company sale
  • Sponsorships for needed Indy 500 cars are not developing
  • New date for Indy 500 orientation announced
  • Next up – Sao Paulo in 2 weeks (& the mini in Indy)


  • Unfettered Aggression for the Loss – My yearly rant on selective aggression
  • INDY LIGHTS: Munoz Takes Long Beach For Second Straight Win

Formula 1

  • Bahrain
    • Kovalainen says Caterham CT03 “on a knife edge”
    • Tension grows as Formula One circus returns to Bahrain
    • F1 drivers to be left without cockpit warning lights for Bahrain GP
    • Bahrain GP: Nico Rosberg takes surprise pole for Mercedes
    • pitpass – Grid penalty for Hamilton
    • Ferrari says Fernando Alonso could have won without DRS issue
    • A calculated gamble for Massa
    • ‘Dirty’ driver Sergio Perez has to calm down
    • Vettel wins in Bahrain
    • results – standings
  • Bahrain Grand Prix eyeing night race for 2014 Formula 1 date
  • Russian GP circuit work on schedule
  • Porsche denies Mark Webber rumours
  • Next up – Spanish GP in 3 weeks


  • GRC X-Games Brazil review
  • 2 weeks till Argentina – Loeb returns
  • 2 weeks until Oregon Trail Rally – gathering organization info for volunteering

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