I thought the race was good. But I am more of a dirt cirle lover rather than pavement. I have never raced a car but i have got to ride in 2 seet truck at Gateway in St. Louis and it was a blast.
I live 50 miles from Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland and they advertise it as the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. It is a state of the art racing facility. I went to the Show Me 100 this weekend and the racing was great. It will be on Mav TV at a later day so if you have MAV check it out.
Last night I went to XX Speedway for the Jesse Hocket Memorial race and it was great too. Imagine 20 Sprint cars on a tight quarter mile track. Another great show...
The greatest thing was I got my Chili Bowl tickets in the mail Saturday. Now that is a must see race in January.
I finally got a chance to sit and relax and watch the Indy 500 yesterday. Great race, many lead changes, and an exciting finish.
Congrats to the Ameircan rookie Alexander Rossi, who emerged as the race winner at the very end.
I gotta admit I was pulling for Helio Castroneves to join the 4-time winner club, but unfortunately, JR Hildebrandt clipped his left read wheel guard with less than 40 laps remaining, and that was that.
Kinda just serves to underscore how difficult it is to repeat as the Indy winner.
Very sad. Two drivers from high level series have died in the past month. Jules Bianchi, from injuries he received in Japan F1 last fall and now Justin. Drivers know their number could come up at any time. At least this did not happen due to irresponsible car set ups, like Dan Whelden died from. It's a miracle no one was hurt at Fontana earlier this year. Pocono is just fast.
RIP to both.
Back to open-wheel Indy-style racing, I've always thought it was way cool, but never came to embrace or follow it closely. In fact, once again this year, my wife and I got involved with some other stuff on Race day and I never even turned on the TV to see any of it. My bad, as I'm endlessly intrigued by the technology that goes into producing an Indy car, as well as the team coordination it takes to come out a winner. Some of these races end up being so close after 500 miles that every split second counts. Unbelievable!
As far as you posting race info her regularly, I say, have at it! Despite the fact that I can't lay claim to being an Indy car die-hard, I wouldn't mind reading about what's going on form time-to-time.
Who knows, with a bit more of a nudge, I may end up taking the full-bore plunge into being a bonafide Indy car guy!
I'm not sure why the pics are upside down. I tried flipping them and reloading but they are still upside down. Gonna try a few more.
Edit: fixed all the pictures. Just had to crop photos taken vertically. One is me and Helio Castroneves, met him dozens of times and he's always very friendly. Even asked if our photo turned out before walking away! Other photos are Montoyas car going out for practice Friday and me getting Marios autograph after the ride.