Episode 243 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

OpenPaddock.net Episode #243 for Tuesday, August 5, 2014



  • Ummmm – Bernie gets out of trouble the only way he knows how, Conway in WEC at COTA, Milka in Nationwide because they need airbags
  • IndyCar – Dixon teabags the field at Mid Ohio, 3 races left, and schedule talk for 2015
  • Rally – WRC Finalnd review and premium content on the web….  get a clue F1.  And some other news for GRC and WRX

Ummmmmmmm – Unintelligible ‘malgamum of maniacal mixed motorsports musing

  • F1 – Bernie pays a bribe to end his bribery trial…. ???
    • When the judge, asked if Ecclestone could make the $100 million payment within a week, the lawyer leading his defense team replied, “That’s doable.”
  • F1 – Ferrari engine boss leaves team and heads to Renault
  • WEC – Mike Conway confirmed for Toyota P1 at Austin
  • Nationwide – The Venezualen superstar, Milka to get some nationwide starts!


  • Mid Ohio
    • Quals
    • Race review
    • Throttle sensor issue kept Helio from taking the start, but still finished only 1 lap down
    • TK gets turned on the start and Marco has nowhere to go
    • Was wunderkind Joseph Newgarden to blame?
    • Newgarden should have won this race, but his pit crew lost it for him… (foreshadowed by conversation after quals)
    • Hinch finished a fantastic 3rd from 17th… “I don’t know why we bother to race here. They should just give the trophy to Scott on Thursday. I thought I did a good job until I saw Numbnuts standing in Victory Lane. I passed 10 cars on the first lap and thought that was pretty damn good. But he started last and won!”
    • RHR looked like he had pace, but was caught speeding in pit lane and later spun bringing out the 2nd yellow…. He got a lucky dog!…. Booooo!
    • Power had a bit of a lackluster day, but still managed to climb to 6th, after falling back to 12th trying to avoid the lap 1 TK melee.
    • results – standings
  • The countdown is on 3. Milwaukee 2. Sonoma 1. Fontana…. KICKOFF!
  • Simon Pagenaud linked with a Honda/McLaren F1 test… by himself
  • JPM considering the double for 2015
  • Big Sonoma test in preparation for final stint
  • WFNI sucks. Trackside not only unavailable on iTunes and RSS, but the show is chopped up into segments. (back to 1 segment)
  • 2015 schedule talk
  • dubai street race in early february?
  • autodromo internacional nelson piquet in Brasilia march 7-8?
  • Potential for NOLA?
  • Toronto, Texas & Houston in flux?
  • Road America, Phoenix, Laguna Seca, Portland…. keep on dreaming


  • New Lights car performs first full day of testing, beats pace of current car
  • RLL considering getting back in Lights
  • USF2000 Tripleheader Results:
  • Race 1 – Enerson, Latorre, Portante
  • Race 2 – Edison, Telitz, Furuseth
  • Race 3 – Latorre Portante, Enerson
  • Pro Mazda Race 1 – Nicolas Costa wins for Pelfry
  • Pro Mazda Race 2 – Garret Grist wins for Andretti
  • Indy Lights Race 1 & 2 – Jack Harvey wins both


  • Rally Finland The Yump Review
    • Drama on Saturday leads to Latvala winning by just 3.6 secs over Ogier
    • Results – Standings – Manuf. Standings
  • WRC+ Premium Content Review
  • A GT86 rally car, another GT86 rally car, and yet another GT86 rally car
    • Toyoda-san wants Toyota back in WRC
    • CONFIRMED! – Nameless GT86 to return to LSPR
  • FIA WRX – World Rallycross Championship – Comes to Canada this weekend
    • Red Bull GRC drivers Tanner Foust and Sverre Isachsen
  • Red Bull GRC – Mid Season Review on NBC Sat. night 10:30PM Pacific

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2 Thoughts to “Episode 243 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

  1. I think you guys are utterly nuts if having to do about 4-5 extra mouse clicks and take an extra 2-3 minutes to download and sync your MP3 players or iPods every week equals you not listening to “Trackside with Cavin and Kevin” anymore. No, it’s not as simple as the old iTunes or RSS way of “set it and forget it”, and it’s a little annoying to not be able to listen to it at 1.5x speed anymore (so now it takes me about 40 extra minutes to get through a show), but it remains the best weekly source of news and discussion of all things IndyCar. It’s not like they’re making us pay for the show, or making us sit in front of a radio to hear it, it just takes marginally more effort than it used to. We do have our choices to make as far as what we do with our time, but I think that dropping that show because it’s not as instantaneous to access is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. YMMV, though, I suppose.

  2. I will fully agree that Trackside is the best IndyCar-centric show on the planet, however, I do disapprove of their move to SoundCloud. I continue to listen, although it does require me to remember to manually fetch the show, which doesn’t always happen. It is not a move that encourages new consumers. As for paying for the show, I’d be happy to do that for a small subscription fee, but I know not everyone would. There’s enough listenership that one could sell ads or presenting sponsorship spots. I’ve never understood why ads were cut out of the podcast. Let people give you money! Most listeners will often be busy enough while listening to the show that they won’t skip over the spots. I don’t think this was a wise change.

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