Road America Race Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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The 2017 edition of the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America is now in the books. My disclaimer is this – if you watched the race on television, you know an awful lot more than I do. Susan and I were literally all over the track. We started out on the grid just before the command to start engines. From there, we headed to Turn One to watch the start of the race. After about three laps, we went to Turn Three and watched a couple of laps there.

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It’s Race Day At Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 25, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Good morning form a cool, but not so windy Road America. The temperature was a brisk 51-degrees when we woke up this morning. In the car, the readout said it was fifty-eight. Although yesterday’s wind made it downright cold, this feels good and I’ll take it any day to the weather back home in Nashville.

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Road America Saturday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 24, 2017 by Oilpressure

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It looks like Roger Penske came to Road America with one goal – winning! After a forgettable Indianapolis 500 and an embarrassing showing in the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle, Team Penske got back on the winning track at Texas, when Will Power led 180 of 248 laps on his way to victory. It looks like Team Penske is not letting up. They have dominated practices and now qualifying.

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Welcome To Day Two At Road America

Posted in IndyCar on June 24, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to Day Two at Road America. Yesterday afternoon, the wind picked up considerably to the point that the large flag stands that teams have at their respective garages in the paddock were blowing over. I also saw a sign in a concession area go airborne and strike a fan in her side. Fortunately, she appeared to be uninjured.

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Road America Friday Wrap-Up

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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I’m not sure I’ve ever spent a bad day at a race track, but throw Road America into the mix and a good day seems almost guaranteed. Counting last year’s weekend we spent here, this is the fourth day we’ve spent at this track. I’ve never seen days go by as quickly as they do at Road America. We got here around 10:00 this morning. As I type it is almost 6:00. Those eight hours absolutely flew by. It seems like we just got here and it’s already time to go. We’ll have to get here earlier tomorrow to maximize our time.

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Welcome To Road America!

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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Welcome to beautiful Road America, near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Overnight thunderstorms have made for wet grounds and a green race track. But the good thing about a summer storm going through overnight is that the next day usually produces crisp blue skies. That’s the case here today.

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Road America Preview

Posted in IndyCar on June 23, 2017 by Oilpressure

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By the time you read this, Susan and I should be headed to Road America from our accommodations in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We drove up yesterday and will stay through Sunday night and leave for an extended vacation on the shore of Lake Michigan (on the Michigan side).

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