At 7am, the sun peeks over the top of the final turn, starting to case light over the track and illuminate the cars that had been driving for seventeen straight hours. Last year, the sun had been hidden behind clouds for hours and rain had been playing havoc with the race. We stood on the … Continue reading Roar Before the Rolex 24: 2020 Primer
I’m weirdly nostalgic when it comes to the end of the year. I think I weight the new year more heavily than I do a birthday. Perhaps something about the planet as a whole doing a full revolution together, or my birthday was always right at the start of school and so it wasn’t fun. … Continue reading 2019 – What a Year
It’s the summer of construction here in Indiana. We’ve had three different stretches of three different main highways closed this summer. Another long stretch is closed up through the end of August. It’s at times an annoyance or interference. If three lanes are turned into two lanes it’s an annoyance; if the whole road is … Continue reading Did it Interfere? Or Are They Annoyed?
In Speedway Indiana, you either grow up loving car races or you hate it. There is no in between. I spent some formative years of my childhood in the city of speed. I have strong memories of watching balloons float into the sky from the front yard. I recall sitting on metal benches and eating … Continue reading This Girl’s Guide to the Indy 500 – 2019
#ThisIsMay a month of excitement. A month of speed. A month to be remembered.
There you are, on a flyer of a lap. Round 2 of qualifying is in your grasp. You know the car. You know the times. You’ve got your team in your ear. Then a red flag comes out. You’re done. The lap you're on doesn’t count.
At the end of the day – the weekend belongs to young Colton Herta. The rookie took the race. He made a climb through the field, battling with the more senior drivers.