Ballet on dirt

Sunday, July 24, 2011

How tough do you have to be?

Chad Reed supplied the highlight reel footage of the year at the Millville Minnesota round of the AMA Outdoor motocross series with a crash that was as horrifying as it was spectacular as it was miraculous. Charging around on a 230 pound motorcycle with upwards of 40 horsepower demands excellent... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Motocross returns to its origins.

The outdoor series is well under way and the difference between Motocross and its brother Supercross is pretty amazing. Supercross is run on smaller, narrower tracks that fit into the confines of a sports arena or stadium such as a football filed or a baseball park. Lap times are usually in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Big Left Turn

NASCAR is most often derided as being only about turning left. To be sure, the preponderance of it’s races are held on oval tracks which by their nature are essentially left turns separated by various lengths of straights. Formula One venues are never ovals, they always feature both left and right... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial weekend and the icons of racing

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Grand Prix of Monaco are two venues that bring to mind nothing so much as motor racing at the highest levels. The Indy 500 and Monaco will both see races this weekend, both open wheel cars, both with their own challenges. Monaco is run on the streets of the tiny... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Las Vegas Supercross, Lady Luck and Mr. Skill have to team up

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross season championship came down to the last race with four riders sharing the points lead. Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed and James Stewart were the only four teams with a chance to win. While luck, mostly the bad variety, has played a big hand this season,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Seattle Supercross Groovy!

Riders fought ruts that just wouldn’t go away as the soil in Seattle’s Quest Field proved to be the toughest adversary of the day. While Ryan Villopoto was at his “home” track and still in the points lead, the skill of those behind him adds up to a formidable foe. Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and James... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Made in China, Excellent Quality

Vettel Shanghaied despite pole start. Sebastian Vettel looked like a shoe-in as the grid formed up for the start of the Grand Prix of China in Shanghai. He had his third pole in as many races in the young season. At the start of the race, the drama was building as Lewis Hamilton was still in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vettel pursues another win

Sebastian Vettel seems to have mastered the art of driving a Formula One car faster than anyone else. Where he made a lot of questionable moves last year, this year he just gets out front and drives off into the sunset. Last year’s champion frustrates his competition. As I watch the 2 nd round... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The real wheel.

Recently I said that a Formula One steering wheel cost $10,000 but boy was I ever wrong. Here is a link to a story that shows the steering wheel and its plethora of controls. High tech steering wheel. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vettel comes up with the right Formula

Sebastian Vettel opened the Formula One season the way he ended the last season with a win. All the questions surrounding the new tires, movable wing sections, KERS and the 107% rule were answered at the opening round in Melbourne, Australia. The tires lived up to expectations, the FIA wanted tires... Sign in to see full entry.

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