Daily Archives: August 17, 2008

Windtunnel: “Back to School” edition…

It’s Miller time!!! “they’re nuts cuz racin’s full of hate, just like me”

Oh Robin… we all know you’re just a big cuddly tough talking teddy bear

On the Favorite racing moment of 2008!:
It’s the same as mine! PT’s return at Edmonton.
See… that’s why I love ya big guy!
(admittedly I’m floored that he chose that over The Princess “winning”)(*)

On the TV deal: makes a great point about lack of exposure for the series without The Speed Report and Windbag. Thinks that while the intentions are good (more shows, coverage, etc…) it’s a bad trade off to lose the viewership and that they need to be really vigilant in making sure that they are promoted on other channels so they don’t drop out of site like CC did.

On Ganassi: Wheldon not out of a ride… yet…

“trucks are for towing racecars…” LOL… classic.

On hall of fame choice: The Lesser. I love that he qualifies it, on DePAIN’s urging, that his vote is based on his actions as a driver on track. Not as a person out of the car, in which case he wouldn’t give him the vote. (a tend to agree)

oooh… a little AGR gossip… trying to buy out Kim Green (interesting), dumping the ALMS program (car would go to DeFerran) (interestinger!) and they would take over the A1GP program for the US, thus giving the brats a place to learn how to drive over the winter! LOL!

I’m thinking AGR promotions is looking to host the first N.American A1GP race. I’m also wondering if they are aware of the financial clusterfuck state that A1GP is in currently.

Ok… Miller is on break, they’re talking about Trucks… Zzzzzzzzzzz. (although I guess I should pay attention to what’s being said as Paul will be racing the last weekend in September in Vegas…)

Enough of that! Back from commercial with Miller!

Gives a little shout out to his bud Steve Shunk. (oh the fun and controversial games that friendship lead to last year…) More Napcar talk… blah blah… come on Dave! you’re wasting our time and Robin’s! Enough about the bumper cars, lets talk open wheel! ugh.. commercial.

On the Open Wheel ladder system: Can’t disagree with him on the state of the ladder system. Although he didn’t really offer up any insight or remedy. Did make an off hand remark about Atlantic’s going away though…

Having spoken to a few on the inside, the signals are mixed about that. I think there is a lot of wishful thinking, hoping it will survive somehow, but again to what end? it is a ladder to no where right now. It’s nice to think that now that it’s under IMSA that it will feed their top tier, but there aren’t a lot of open or rotating seats there. Unlike Open Wheel, where the seats get vacated due to age or seeking greener pastures, ALMS is the greener pasture/retirement home…

Ok… well… guess that’s it. Not the most scintillating Miller moment on Windbag… a few soundbytes, but that’s about it. Just goes to show you how fucking boring the state of open wheel is right now. Even Miller has nothing to lampoon.

Ok… guess I’ll see what’s going on in China…