Episode 245 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

OP #245 for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

“Simplify and add lightness”

UMMMMM – Unintelligible ‘Malgamation of Mixed Motorsports Media

  • F1 – Max Vertappen fast tracks into F1 with karting and 1 yr GP3 experience
  • NASCAR – Tony Stewart sits out Michigan, probably more races too


  • Milwaukee
    • Qualifying (Power stomped it)
      • Championship contenders: Power P1, JPM P3, HCN P8, Pagenaud P16, RHR P19
    • Race Review
      • RHR out early w/ suspension damage again.
      • Power walked the dog
      • Will Power gets max points, and a syringe in the ear
      • Syringe in the ear > Bullet in the foot.
      • results – standings
    • Milwaukee back for next year, despite low attendance
    • 18,000 est. despite good promotion
  • SFHR & Ed Carpenter Racing to merge, compete with big teams CFH Racing
  • Andretti confirms contract with RHR for 2015, DHL for 3 more years
  • IndyCar thinking about allowing more opportunities for development of aerokits through season. And look at all the areas that are open to development (blue boxes). Adrian Newey would like IndyCar over F1’s tiny boxes.
  • Sonoma preview


  • Lights – Dixon and Hinch to test new car, Belardi confirms 2 cars for 2015
  • Indy Lights Milwaukee results
  • Pro Mazda Milwaukee Results


  • WRC – Michelin extend their deal
  • WRC – ADAC Rallye Deutschland preview
  • Tuthill Porsche brings some noise with a 997 R-GT
  • Full tilt – all classes present (WRC, WRC2, WRC3, JWRC, DMACK Cup)
  • WRC – One request fulfilled as WRC+ goes mobile
  • GRC – Daytona preview
  • hallmarks of a winning track – 13 turns, 0.924 miles, joker at turn 1
  • Greatness could be destroyed by bad commentating (Toby Moody)
  • Rally America – Ojibwe now second 3 day event on the calendar
  • Rally America – Ojibwe Preview
  • Rally America – Sterckx joins Open Class

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