Last week on Trackside, Kevin Lee said something that sort of surprised me. He and Curt Cavin were talking about the offseason and how it affects race fans more than fans of other sports. Kevin stated that most fans of “stick & ball” sports tend to be fans of many sports; but when it comes to motorsports – many racing fans are not fans of any other sports, just racing.
While fans are already upset with the fact that the offseason is upon us, why not pile onto that misery by making another One Take Only video? For those unfamiliar, One Take Only is the unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited videoblog of Oilpressure.com. My good friend, John McLallen, is one of the few IndyCar fans I know in Nashville; so he joins me as we start the camera, then sit and talk racing for a few minutes.
The US government is set up with three basic divisions or branches; the Executive Branch (the President), the Legislative Branch (Congress) and the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court). In simplest terms, it was set up this way to prevent any one person or persons from becoming too powerful and abusing such power.
Late last week, IMS officials confirmed what had been suspected for the past few weeks – MotoGP will not be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016. Not being a fan of motorcycle racing, this didn’t really affect me one way or the other; but I had heard unofficially that the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix was a money losing proposition for IMS.
Honda has made it clear that they would like to be able to make substantial changes to their aero kit before they sign another long-term commitment to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Before I get into my questions, let me get it out that I am a big fan of Honda. I appreciate them sticking with the series as the sole engine provider from 2006 through 2011. Except for a three-year period when I got a deceivingly great deal on a Nissan, I’ve always had at least one Honda in my garage since 1981. I’ve owned my current Honda since 2012.
Lost in all of the tragic circumstances of August 23-24, was that the Verizon IndyCar Series held what appeared to be a successful race. Some may consider successful a poor choice of words given that there was a fatality in the race; but had that not happened, I think there would have been quite the buzz about Pocono.
After Tony Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, the story of that silly season was questioning where he would end up. Kanaan ended up signing with Chip Ganassi, partly so that he could drive alongside his good friend Dario Franchitti. Of course, Franchitti was injured late that season and forced to retire, preventing the two former Andretti teammates from repeating their association at Ganassi.