The Autosportradio.com 2016 Show will stream live on Tuesday January 5th live from McGilvery’s Speedway.. 3009 North High School Road, beginning at 7PM ET.
The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com and the program streamed live on YouTube will be on the home page.
When the program concludes you will find the archive available on Don Kay’s YouTube channel.
Scheduled Guests are:
Allison has joined Hulman Motorsports as senior vice president of events. Allison became a household name in Indianapolis in 2012. As the president and chief executive officer of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, Allison and her team of city leaders and volunteers helped put the city on the map.
“I believe hosting the Super Bowl changed the way that people around the world view Indianapolis, and I believe that residents of Central Indiana reconnected with the reasons they love living here: unmatched community spirit, a heart for service, Hoosier hospitality, acts of compassion, and taking care of each other,” she said.
Melangton’s career in sports management is a natural fit.
She is a former Colorado State University gymnast, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in commercial sports administration.
Within 18 months after graduating from college, she had the opportunity to work at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and she said the experience was inspiring. “I knew then that I wanted to pursue a career in managing major sports events and to work as many Olympics as possible, and I am up to nine!” she said.
Melangton was named president of the Indiana Sports Corp. in 2012. Prior to that, she held various other positions with the Sports Corp.
She hasn’t put her planning and organizing shoes away, either. Melangton is a member of the board of directors for the city’s 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee.
Recently, The Star talked with Melangton about what she thinks are the reasons behind her success.
Dr. Jack Miller
Jack Miller, usually known as Dr. Jack Miller, raced in the Indy Racing League from 1997 to 2001 and the Indianapolis 500 from 1997 to 1999. Miller is a practicing dentist and, thus, was known as “the racing dentist.”
Jack’s best IRL finish was a 9th in 1998 at Charlotte. His best finish in the Indianapolis 500 was a 20th his rookie year of 1997. Miller’s final IRL start came at Atlanta in 2001. Miller was involved in a 13-car crash, and suffered injuries that ended his racing career. He was planning on entering the 2001 Indianapolis 500, but withdrew after the crash and retired from driving.
Jack with two partners are starting a race team, Goodyear, Miller, Vinatieri Motorsports LLC, that will compete in the FIA Formula 4 sanctioned SCCA Pro Racing. What is their ultimate goal?
Scott is a Canadian former race car driver. He ran the IRL, IndyCar Series and Champ Car series during his career from 1987, winning the Michigan 500 in 1992 and 1994. He is also notable for almost winning the Indianapolis 500 on three different occasions.
Scott qualified for eleven runnings of the Indy 500 races from 1990 to 2001, missing only the 1996 race as his name wasn’t entered. After starting last (33rd position) in the 1992 race, he finished 2nd to Al Unser, Jr by 0.043 seconds. Goodyear could have won the 1995 race but after leading 42 laps, he mistakenly passed the pace car on a late restart and was penalized to fourteenth place after ignoring the black flags. Goodyear again finished 2nd in the 1997 race after being passed by Arie Luyendyk on the back straightaway at lap 194. He might have won if not for a controversial restart on the last lap, when the green and white flag waved despite the on-track lights still signaling yellow. Goodyear, who had expected the race to finish under caution, was weaving his car to keep his tires warm at the time of the restart. Meanwhile, eventual winner Luyendyk had already begun accelerating away from the field.
Scott drove in a couple of CART races for Walker Racing in 1996 before a practice accident at the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sidelined him for most of the season. In 1997 he moved to the IRL, IndyCar Series with Treadway Racing and the next year, he moved to Panther Racing, where he stayed for 3 seasons just losing out for the series title in 2000 to Buddy Lazier. He retired from his racing career after a crash with Sarah Fisher in the 2001 Indianapolis 500 and then he became a color analyst for ABC and ESPN’s coverage of the IndyCar Series, previously with Paul Page, Jack Arute, Rusty Wallace, Todd Harris, Marty Reid, and currently with Allen Bestwick and Eddie Cheever.
Scott has been doing some driver coaching with young drivers, along with his business of demonstrating new car models to dealers, including mentoring Dr Jack’s son Jack as he works his way up in the WKA karting series. Now he will join Dr Jack and Adam Vinatieri forming a racing team that will begin in 2016.