Episode 233 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Better late than never? :\ It’s been a chaotic month, but here’s our ramblings and robust debate from the Month of May.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode #233 for Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

On Tap

  • Tonight on the show, we talk about the greatest weekend in motorsport
  • Ryan Hunter Reay dominated the Indy 500
  • Gabby Chavez intimidated the Freedom 100
  • Jimmie Johnson humiliated the Flavored Corn Syrup 600
  • Nico Rossburg urinated on the Monaco GP (and got a little on Lewis as well)
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Thank you to all veterans, active duty, and most importantly to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and their families
  • Beverage Roll call:
    • Mike Whitesell – your humble host
    • Doug Patterson – suffering from internet blues, will join by phone
    • Mike Shaw – has received a field promotion… do not fail me
    • John Olsakovsky – joins us again after completing more miles today than Kurt Busch did Sunday

Indy 500

  • How creepy was the gimp in the bathtub of milk intro
  • Kimball put it in the wall so I could get up and stretch (151)
  • Montoya and his most excellent fuel mileage.
  • Dixon had a wicked break in turn 4 (168)
  • Plowey completed his May duofecta by plowing over Newgarden
  • Bell, Carpenter, Hinch – 3 Wide Throw Down (176)
  • “good thing he had a concussion”
  • Bell loses it in T2 after debris caution thrown for Saavedra (191)
  • Red flag – right or wrong call?
  • Race recap
  • Results – Standings
  • TV ratings for Indy – Up 0.2 points to a 4.0. Good enough?
  • ROTY & Goat of the Race
  • Next up – Double header in Detroit on ABC this weekend

Freedom 100
Gabby Chaves wins
USF2000, Pro Mazda at IRP
New Indy Lights chassis

Monaco GP

  • Quali results
  • Nico keeps pole after stewards investigation
  • Nico wins Monaco from pole
  • Kimi’s race
  • Vettel’s race
  • Lewis was unhappy with the strategy call… and his cheating teammate.
  • Results – Driver Standings – Team Standings
  • Tony Fernandez puts Catrerham and team up for sale
  • Next up – Canada in 2 weeks on NBC

Flavored Corn Syrup 600

  • Jimmie Johnson wins, Kurt Busch a few miles short of 1100


  • Big Rally Weekend! – STPR, Olympus, and tune in your TV on June 1st at 6PM to watch Oregon Trail Rally coverage on NBC Sports
  • WRC – FIA meets to lay foundation for next gen rally cars
  • WRC – David Richards thinks that WRC should focus on internet over TV
  • WRC – VW’s Jost Capito says team orders are a betrayal of fans and he won’t be using them this season
  • Rally America – Many Big names missing from STPR this weekend
  • No Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Antoine L’Estage, David Sterckx, Lauchlin O’Sullivan, or surprisingly Matthew Johnson (Scion)
  • Rally America – on the plus side, good battle in SP with Roberts new car vs. Van Way vs. Cline vs. Fong. Brakim’s M3 will make 2wd sound good.
  • Red Bull GRC on TV quick review
  • WRX Rallycross – USA’s Mitchell Dejong dominates RX Lites at Lyden Hill (sign of things to come in GRC Lites), while Piquet Jr. falters in the final. In Supercars Tanner Foust finishes 5th.
  • WRC – Next Up – Rally Italia Sardegna next weekend 5/6

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