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Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – test day notes, times and news

Good day/evening (depending on your time-zone) from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where I (Steve) am on site to provide you with coverage of the Mazda Road To Indy finale.  Each of the three series had fifty minutes of testing time available today.  Check below for those reports. Normally you’d have seen series-by-series previews from us […]

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Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale open and test day notes

Good day/evening (depending on your time-zone) from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where I (Steve) am on site to provide you with coverage of the Mazda Road To Indy finale.  Each of the three series had fifty minutes of testing time available today.  Check below for those reports. Normally you’d have seen series-by-series previews from us...

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Verizon IndyCar Series test will take place at Road America on September 22nd.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Sept. 10, 2015 – Race fans and the media are invited to a preview of the highly anticipated return of Indy car racing at Road America on Tuesday, September 22, as several teams from the Verizon IndyCar Series will take part in a test session. The test session is being held in advance of the series’...

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A brief history of the American Open Wheel ladder at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Founded in 1957 to provide a permanent home to the popular Pebble Beach Road Races, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be hosting the full Mazda Road To Indy finale for the first time this week. The 542 acre world-class racing facility is located just north of the Monterey-Salina Highway and was carved out of the southeast portion […]

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Representing the Stars and Stripes – a look at the Team U.S.A. scholarship process – step 2

For a quarter of a century, the Team U.S.A. Scholarship has been providing unparalleled opportunities in AND out of the race car for young American born drivers.  Founded in 1990 by Jeremy Shaw, the program includes funded rides, guidance, and insight from those that have “been there, and done that.” In August, a dozen young...

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TSO movie reviews – A must watch new documentary and a racing flick looking for funding.

It appears that after being absent from the film landscape for a number of years, motorsports based movies are starting to make a comeback.  Paving the way was the excellent Formula 1 documentary Senna (2010), which was followed by Ron Howard’s hit biographical Formula 1 drama Rush (2013) and the Snake and Mongoose (2013), the story of...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Monday – 3:30pm – looking at double points

A hot topic in the 24 hours since the Verizon IndyCar Series title was decided at Sonoma Raceway has been double points. “It sucks,” said championship runner-up Juan Montoya, “but when you make double points the last race in a road course and you change the tire and you do everything you did for this...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sunday – 7:47pm – semi-close

By Steve Wittich and Patrick Stephan Patrick sent me this fantastic note this morning and I (Steve) meant to get it into one of the pre-race updates, but managed to space it.  It echoes exactly what I felt this weekend from an emotional standpoint that I wanted to include it now.   Note from Patrick:...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sunday – Race Notes.

Of the 20 cars starting the race on red Firestone Racing tires, the No. 15 of Graham Rahal, No. 10 of Tony Kanaan and the No. 41 of Jack Hawksworth started the race on scuffs.  The right rear on Rahal was a sticker red, which TSO confirmed with Ricardo Nault was a replacement tire. The...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sunday – 1pm – Championship Scenarios and What to Watch For

Championship Scenarios Trying to simplify the championship chase with six drivers in contention isn’t the easiest task, but TSO will try and break it down for you below. Simple Montoya wins the championship if he finishes on the podium. Rahal needs to finish eighth or better to have any chance. Dixon needs to finish sixth...

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