Ground(ed) Effects

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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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As we draw to a close this latest of Indycar seasons, we also dedicate to posterity what may be labelled as the ‘Aerokit Era’. I see it as the last remnant of the Randy Bernard era or the second half of the DW12 era (2012 through 2014) pushed on by Derrick Walker, and spanning from …

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There is an axiom that floats about the business world, “people will tell you what they want, if you just listen to them”. The most successful salespersons and businesses shut up and listen, examine that information, and then figure out how to best provide it. Today the Formula 1 drivers Association also took their concerns …

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It doesn’t seem so very long ago when we were all left in stunned disbelief following the death of Dan Wheldon, October 16, 2011. Maybe it’s because it hasn’t been that long really.  Now resigned to the terrible result of another all too fateful moment on Sunday, I finally had to take a moment away …

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“There are things known, and things unknown,  and in between  are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley With a relatively late-in-the-day 4-hour drive home from the Milwaukee Mile Sunday night, and my fully-tired 11-year-old son asleep in the co-pilot’s seat, I had some extended solitude with which to consider my very enjoyable weekend in West …

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“Now is the summer of our discontent Made glorious winter by this sun of Anton; And all the clouds that lower’d upon IMS In the deep bosom of racing buried.” In paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Richard III, I am comparing the rise and fall of not only the oft-maligned leadership of Indycar by Anton Hulman George, but …

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February 25, 2017 – Austin, TXGood morning everyone from sunny Austin, Texas and welcome to the first on-track open test of the inaugural season of the 2018 RedBull Hypercar Series.Ever since the purchase of the nearly-defunct Indycar series by RedBull in late 2016 and the subsequent debut of the RedBull X1 chassis as the spec …

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