Friday Afternoon Barber Wrap-Up
What a great day at the track! I thought last year’s practice day at Barber was fun, but this year topped it. The rain lasted about thirty minutes. When the sun came out, it made everything nice and steamy.
This morning, I ran into Monica Hilton, formerly of The Race gIRL. She has moved up the food chain and is now the PR person for HVM Racing and Simona de Silvestro. I was glad to see that Monica hasn’t forgotten her blogger roots and would still talk to one of us. She is a little more corporate now, but who can blame her. She is doing a great job and I think that team is going places.
The second practice session was fun to watch. we went over to the other side of the track and watched them snake through the turns on the backstretch. Helio ran off once. So did Kanaan. Several drivers looked squirrely trying to navigate the turns. The biggest hit of the day happened with about ten minutes to go in the session. E.J. Viso ran his string of crashes in this early season to four. Sato has kept his nose clean so far, but Viso continues to make for late nights for KV Racing Technology – Lotus. I hope the check from PDVSA is big enough to cover his damage.
I won’t be here tomorrow. We’re driving back tonight. Qualifying in the morning is about the only IZOD IndyCar action going on here on Saturday. But I’ll be back on Sunday for the race and my 11:00 Sunday morning meeting with Randy Bernard. There have been some great questions sent in. Please continue to send them. I’ll cut them down and prioritize them, but I’ll try to get through as many as I can before he throws me out.
I’ll try to throw some pictures up here tomorrow. Thanks for reading.