Archive for the IndyCar Category
Last weekend, Susan and I were treated to another visit by our good friend Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing. Last year, Paul came down about this same time and stayed with us. This year, he brought his (much) better-half – his girlfriend Kelli. Suffice it to say that Kelli’s presence made Paul’s visit much more enjoyable for us this year.
It has now been a couple of days since it was announced that Bryan Clauson succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a crash last Saturday night. Since Doug Boles and Kevin Miller announced his passing early Monday morning, tributes and accolades have been pouring in from all corners of the racing world.
While it has not been officially announced, all signs are now pointing towards Gateway Motorsports Park joining the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. It had been rumored for a few months, but Robin Miller felt good enough about it to write an article saying it was all but a done deal.
If there is one constant in the world of racing, it is change. For someone like me that lives by the credo of “Change is Bad”, that can be a tough pill to swallow at times. But change is inevitable, especially when you are talking about sponsorship.
Over the years of watching CART and the Verizon IndyCar Series contest the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio; I’ve seen a lot of snoozers with some good races sprinkled in. Last year’s race was one of the more exciting I’ve seen at Mid-Ohio. While yesterday’s Honda Indy 200 wasn’t as exciting as last year’s, it ended up being one of the more memorable open-wheel races at Mid-Ohio that I’ve watched over the past few decades.
This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series visits another natural terrain road course that is on my short list to visit. While the pull to visit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has never been quite as strong as it was to visit Road America; it is on my list nonetheless. I am assuming that the hotel situation is pretty much the same as it is for Road America. I hope so, because I would like to think that my camping days are way behind me.