Ballet on dirt

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Motocross wrap up

The dust has settled. Ryan Villopoto has taken the AMA Monster Energy Motocross title, the Motocross Des Nations title and just won the Las Vegas open back in October. Not bad for a red-headed kid from Washington State. It was a hard-fought season for all the contenders. Chad Reed was strong in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oh to drive a race car!

One hundred forty two miles per hour, that is how fast the Corvette carrying my brother-in-law went around Putnam Park road course near Greencastle Indiana. He had a you-know-what eating grin still plastered on his face after he got out and posed by the car with his driver. What I wouldn’t give to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Of death and racers

Dan Wheldon, two-time Indy 500 winner was killed in a horrific crash at Las Vegas as mostly everyone on the planet knows by now. As recently as this summer, at the Supercross track in Spokane, Washington a young man died as a result of a racing accident. He is the second person to perish at that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vettel takes championship, Button takes race.

Kamui Kobayashi didn’t fare well at all in his home grand prix. A bad start found him struggling in the back of the pack all race. At the start of the race, Vettel veered wide to block Jensen Button, allowing Lewis Hamilton to push into second place. Hamilton was matching Vettel’s pace then suffered... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grand Prix of Japan

The Formula One circus is in Japan this weekend and it looks to be a great race. Qualifying saw Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull car on the pole. Lewis Hamilton had held pole for most of the session, then his team didn’t get him back out on the track in time to try to best the German, a miscue that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Racing rationale

All racing shares a common element. A starting line and a finish line. In Finland, of course the starting line is a Finnish line and…well I digress. The object is to get from the start to the finish and be the first one. Whether it is a foot race, sailboat race or a Formula One race, that goal is... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The return of NaPalm racing

It has been over three years since we last visited the local motocross track. My son has become a father and a lot of other changes have come and gone. This weekend we returned to the track for a race weekend I still remember the butterflies I had in my stomach every time he lined up behind those... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TV for the gear head

The mechanically inclined among us have many choices of programs to watch that focus on our beloved cars. But lately, fun shows, that show us how to do more than change fan belts and spend a lot of money for shiny engine bits are coming to the fore. The granddaddy of that genre is of course, Top... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Where the rubber meets the track

Why all the talk about tires? In any form of motor racing, tires are where the horsepower is transferred to the racing surface. Dirt bike racers are free to choose their own tires, provided they are the proper size but the tread design, compound and manufacturer are all a matter of choice. NASCAR... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Why not just watch the race?

Most often, the way qualifying plays out can foretell a lot about the race. Hours are dedicated to baseball and football pre-game shows so why not auto racing? Granted, watching qualifying can be as exciting as watching paint dry, particularly NASCAR qualifying. Formula One, with its knock-out... Sign in to see full entry.

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