Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The 2 in TO

The 2 in TO (Toronto) was awesome!!
 
Race 1 got postponed from Saturday to Sunday because of rain,
so it made for a real double header on Sunday.





Race 1's were dominated by the French Drivers.

Sebastien Bourdais won the Indycar Race.
Alex Baron won the Indy Lights race
and the USF2000 race was won by Jake Eidson

Race 2 was run a few hours later in the afternoon
and after some sun and some rain and some more sun,
 Mike Conway won for his second time this year.




 
Race 1 - The Top Ten
  
1st. Sebastien Bourdais - 33 career win. First since 2008.
 
2nd. Helio Castroneves - Still championship points leader (6th podium in 2014)
 
3rd. Tony Kanaan - 9th Top Ten this year
 
4th. Simon Pagenaud - Led 6 laps after being involved in 1st lap incident

5th. Scott Dixon 
 
6th. Graham Rahal
 
7th. Charlie Kimball
 
8th. James Hinchcliffe
 
9th. Will Power - moved up 14 positions after starting in back after damaging his car in the rain Saturday before the race started.
 
10th. Justin Wilson

* No Rain
* 3 lead changes
* 3 different leaders
* 60 laps under green
*5 laps under yellow

*6 Chevys
*4 Hondas



Race 2 - The Top Ten:

1st. Mike Conway  - Second win of the year
                                  - 3rd win for Ed Carpenter Racing this season

2nd. Tony Kanaan - 2nd double header weekend this year that he had 2 podiums

3rd. Will Power - Gained points on his teammate Helio in the Indycar standings

4th. Charlie Kimball - Finished in the top ten both races

5th. Takuma Sato - moved up 17 places after starting 22nd

6th. Jack Hawksworth - 3rd in Rookie points standings

7th. Scott Dixon - 8th top ten this year but still no win

8th. Marco Andretti - finished where he started

9th. Sebastien Bourdais

10th. Justin Wilson

* 6 lead changes
* 5 different leaders
* 36 green laps
* 20 yellow laps

*6 Chevys
*4 Hondas




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flashback Friday

Driver Card from the 1976 Schaefer 500 at Pocono.
 
A.J Foyt
 
 

John Hubbard



 Mario Andretti



Bobby Unser
 
 
 Steve Krisiloff


 Lloyd Ruby


Mike Mosley
 
 
 Tom Bigelow



Jim McElreath
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RHR Wins the Iowa Corn Indy 300!

 


"That Was Like a Video Game at the End!"
 


Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden both said that the end of the race was like a video game.   That's how easy it was for them to move to the front of the pack after taking tires during a late caution.   Juan Montoya crashed with less than 20 laps to go, which allowed Hunter-Reay and Newgarden and a few others to come in for new tires when everyone else stayed out on their worn out tires.    When the race restarted with 8 laps to go, Ryan and Josef were the fastest cars on the track and they quickly moved to the front.   With 2 laps to go, Hunter-Reay and Newgarden passed Kanaan.   Josef didn't have enough laps to get to the lead, but he finished a career high 2nd place (Our little sister Alexandra was really excited that Josef did so well!).

Iowa podium CC


That's the good news.

The bad news....We felt bad for Tony Kanaan since he dominated the race but had to settle for third.   But at least he led 247 laps!

Also, Aleshin and Sato got together for the second race in a row!    Oh No!!   A.J. Foyt was very unhappy again when they interviewed him.

The double header Honda Indy Toronto is this weekend, and we can't wait!     Hopefully the whole race will be like a video game!

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tricky at Pocono Raceway

 
 
Tricky is Pocono Raceway's mascot
  
Tricky lives at the track and goes around in Trickys Kit Kamp, the Kids Zone, Victory Lane and basically all over.
  
We see him a lot, and trust us, he loves hugs!
(and kids and having fun)
 
 
 
So when you're at Pocono Raceway, look for Tricky,
although most likely Tricky will find you first!
 
 This is the stuffed Tricky kids will get when they join the Kids Club
 
 
Trickys Kit Kamp has play tents, campfires, and animals.
(including a fox, you can't forget the fox) 



 

 
We Love Tricky!!!
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Indy Lights at Pocono

At Pocono Raceway on Saturday you could find the future Indycar stars racing in the Indy Lights series.

Zach Veach sat on the pole
but
after 40 laps (100 miles),
it was Gabby Chaves who took the win.
 
 
The Top Three in the Race
(and in the Championship)
 
 
Zach Veach accepting his Pole Winning trophy
from Brandon Igdalsky, President of Pocono Raceway

 
Zach being interviewed after his pole winning run by 2012 Indy Lights Champion Tristan Vautier



 
 
Catch there next race on Sunday July 20th in the streets of Toronto.