Episode 189 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPThe whole gang preview the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race as Doug gets sauced on Fuzzy’s Vodka, Mr. Shaw goes on a rant about the epic failure of Global Rallycross to deal with a bit of rain, Mr. Patterson finally has Mazda Road to Indy news as we look forward to the Firestone Freedom 100 and the Night Before the 500, and Mr. Whitesell and Mr. Neely preview the Monaco Grand Prix.

Show Notes for Episode 189 – May 20th, 2013


  • Indy qualifying, 500 preview
  • GRC proves that the rain in spain falls mainly on Mike Shaw, but does not cool him off
  • Honda returning to F1 & McLaren

Other Fiddly Bits

  • V8 at COTA
  • RIP Dick Trickle


  • Boost levels to remain unchanged for Indianapolis 500
  • Will Power heads Chevrolet domination of early qualifying
  • Ed Carpenter Scores Shock Indy 500 Pole At 228.782 MPH
  • Ed Carpenter family celebrates scoring Indy 500 pole publicly, privately
  • Newgarden Fastest Sunday Indy 500 Qualifier, Legge Completes Field
  • Rice Declines Late Opportunity With Schmidt
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway reduces capacity by an estimated 10 percent
  • MILLER: Indy Needs To Become The Week Of May
  • Brown Withdraws From IndyCar CEO Search
  • 500 preview and picks


  • Global Rallycross Championship Round 2 – Epic Fail! – Open Paddock
  • Rally Tour de Corse (rally of 10,000 corners) – results
    • Breen awarded Colin McRae trophy after early lead then faltered
    • Kubica retires with fuel pump issues, but showed great pace. Having a JML season.


  • Testing
  • Firestone Freedom 100
  • Night Before the 500

Formula 1

  • Official: Honda to partner McLaren from 2015
  • BMW rubbishes Formula 1 return talk
  • FIA rules that tyre changes can only be for safety reasons.
  • Charges are in process for Ecclestone, could be arrested any day
  • Ecclestone ready to buy New Jersey race promoter to get race off the ground

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