Ballet on dirt

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A few words about Formula One

The self-proclaimed “pinnacle of motorsports” saw a new season start in Australia this weekend. These are arguably the most technologically advanced race vehicles in the world with their hybrid / turbocharged V6 engine power train and steering wheels so complex they would give Albert Einstein a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Is the Formula finally right?

A lot has been made of the Formula One qualifying rules in 2016 mostly that the drivers and teams don’t like it. It severely limits the chances to qualify and limits the amount of time for teams to get better. Why am I so keen on qualifying rules? Because when we go to an RC race, we have to qualify... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Formula one down under

It seems the “new” qualifying procedure was a definite flop. So much so the old rules will be re-instated for the rest of the season. Despite qualifying in the first row, the Mercedes silver arrows found the red Ferrari of Sebastian Vettle threading the needle between them as they bogged off the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Welcome to the circus Formula One fans!

The 2016 season is underway in Australia and changes are afoot. First, the appearance of the first American team in quite a while with Gene Haas footing the bill and an international host of players on the team is an amalgam which really, is the heartbeat of America. The chassis is made by Dallara... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Formula One in the U.S.A.

Austin Texas is the venue for this week’s round in the F1 championship series. Austin, mostly known for hot days has turned wet this weekend with a weather system and Hurricane approaching. Friday practice was wet, indeed the second session was too wet to turn the cars loose. Word was it may be too... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The ballet comes full circle.

This series of posts started life as a chronicle of my son’s experiences at becoming a motocross racer. From his first rides out in the woods on off road vehicle trails everyone could see he was a good rider. He was also fast, so much so I worried quite a bit about coming around a corner and finding... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Return to trackside

Time grinds on and things change. My son hadn’t been on a motocross track for two years and the last time he rode his dirt bike was in the woods on Memorial weekend. Then, three weeks ago he decided to go racing one more time. So we stuffed his bike into his little Harbor Freight trailer, hooked it... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Danica doesn’t win but does make history

Jimmy Johnson “cruised” to victory in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Other big names didn’t have such a good time. Three Joe Gibbs Toyotas succumbed to engine failure, something I’m sure they will sort out in the next few weeks. Johnson was followed by perennial crowd favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. then Mark... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Racing fans and danger

Twenty eight fans were injured in a parts scattering last lap crash at Daytona Speedway Saturday. Fourteen were treated at the track and fourteen transported to area hospitals for treatment according to msnbcnews.com. The mood at the end of the race was somber indeed as drivers, crews and NASCAR... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

NASCAR History is made

Danica Patrick has captured the pole position for the Daytona 500. One would image her Go-Daddy stock just took an incredible jump. The event caused Jeff Gordon to quip, “I was the fastest guy today.” When she first joined the stock-car ranks a few years ago, she was the big news story in every... Sign in to see full entry.

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