Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

January and February in northern Indiana is sometimes referred to as “character-building” season. Given the proximity to the Great Lakes, and Lake Michigan in particular, this time of year seems hopelessly lost in a cold, hazy-grey arctic embrace that recalls a seven-year-old’s unwanted holiday hug from an over-perfumed, slightly-frightening aunt that hasn’t seen you since …

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The addition of Portland International Raceway to the 2018 Indycar calendar was one that came as some surprise to me and forces me to connect with the sport’s past in a new way during this off-season. This track originally existed on the Indycar calendar at a time when I was often preoccupied with the matters …

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If you’re currently an Indycar fan or just a fan of the Indy 500, a vast majority of us would recall with great reverence, that first race we attended and became hooked on the entire sensory experience.How many of us recall the second race in a similar manner, however?My second race came in 1980, one …

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In the second book of James Fenimore Cooper’s 5 novels comprising The Leatherstocking Tales, the character of Uncas is known as the last full-blooded member of the Mohican tribe of Native Americans who becomes allied within other tribes through marriage and also becomes a valued ally of the British forces in their skirmishes with the …

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Newton’s First Law of Blogging:  Blogs at rest stay at rest,  Blogs in motion stay in constant motion,   unless either is acted upon by another force. My blogging inertia was acted upon by a recent reminder (active mention on video) of my visit to Nashville which gave me time to hang out with our …

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