God help them if I hear one more person say they are “turning it around”.
2018’s racing season started at the top of the Daytona International Speedway. Where we watched the start of the Rolex 24 Hours down on the course below us. It’s a magical spot, and a great kick off to the season.
What if I were to tell you that before the INDYCAR races, the next generation of race car drivers are out their competing for spots in INDYCAR’s future? The drivers competing in the Road to Indy (or as it was prior to this upcoming season – the Mazda Road to Indy) may be unknown names to you, but you know many of the series graduates.
Nowadays it seems like it’s been Honda and Chevrolet engines. That’s all we talk about, because those are the two engines that are currently in the series. But we’re out of seats and a lot of good racers don’t have seats is a bad thing. The solution? We need another engine manufacture, which is easy to say, but not easy to do.
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
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)
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.
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)
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
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