Andretti v. Unser v. USAC

For a little tongue-in-cheek fun after looking back at the 1981 Indianapolis 500 and the legal kerflulffule I thought I’d do a blog entry in the format of a law school brief. This is the way all law students are trained to write and review cases. We do this to review facts, relevant law, and … Continue reading Andretti v. Unser v. USAC

Gotta Spend Money to Make Money (helping ROI)

Money is the root cause of all evil. But try as we might there’s no denying that it makes everything in the world happen, especially in INDYCAR. Everything is based on sponsorship. Teams need sponsorship. Drivers need sponsors to get the ride (and as we discussed Drivers do all the heavy lifting) or they pay … Continue reading Gotta Spend Money to Make Money (helping ROI)

PRI: Women in Motorsports (Advice)

It is a statement you have heard on the podcast or read in many blog entries that women in motorsports still face quite an uphill battle. Many people have put forth many different suggested solutions to the problem including the controversial women-only racing league. While not touted as a solution, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has put forth a panel “Opportunities for Women in Motorsports” for three years now.

1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)

The 1970s was the height of Second-wave feminism. Women, obtained the right to vote. They now focused on equality in the workplace and all that came with it (including things like child care and reproductive rights). It’s only right that during the 1970s two women stepped forward in motorsports to shatter barriers long standing: Lella … Continue reading 1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)

Let The Sunshine In

Full disclosure: I love learning about new technology. I’m also a child of a hippie. This is the only earth we have so let’s try and do our best to be good stewards of it. Solar energy fascinates me!In Indiana we have a handful of unique solar farms. The largest solar farm in Indiana is … Continue reading Let The Sunshine In

Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone

During qualifications for the 1972 Indianapolis 500, driver Jim Hurtubise did what all fans do during the weekend – enjoyed themselves. Hurtubise had qualified a car and towards the end of the session had another car wheeled into line. It wasn’t uncommon to qualify multiple cares in that era. This was right before 6pm, and … Continue reading Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone

Sabre Cook: She Is Awesome

Race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even the support races for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, are a mixture of excitement, controlled chaos, an ungodly amount of people (some who know where they are going and some who do not), and race cars and race car drivers. This past INDYCAR Grand Prix I found myself … Continue reading Sabre Cook: She Is Awesome