Daily Archives: April 26, 2009

Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 *Live* race blog

“I’ll get you my pretty…and your little dog too!”

We’re live from from Kansas. (well, I’m not, but the series is)

I’m tuned into a horrible stream of the Versus broadcast. (better than nothing) as the race airs here in Canada at the following timeslots:
3am & 6am Monday.

Yup, you read that right. Fuck TSN. Moving on…

Penske spinning the Power situation. Love how he brought Rick Mears in as a prop. LOL…

So… here’s what we know…
Two of the big three guys got sent to the back… Helio was dead last in Chicago and won the race… don’t count FROchitti or Twinkletoes out just yet.

Most are calling for Dixon to win and Doornbos for the first timer. (with a nod to Wheldon and Carpenter)

Ok…. gotta get everything running… brb…

Drivers start your engines!

Strategy with Arute:
Get to the half way mark (150 miles)
Fuel strategy (blech)
plan for cautions
Watch the radar

Here we go kids! Green green green

Rahal shot out of a canon!
Bobby D dropping like a stone
Dixon by Bobby D for 2nd

The AGR cars not playing nice… Patrick throwing block parties all over the place.

EJ. carving his wa throught the field with the more experienced Helio and Dashley. All three are up several positions.

Dixon inhales Rahal.
“Thanks for warming up the track little buddy! See ya!”

Bobby D holding strong in 3rd

Vitor and Helio get into each other. Vitor lifts BIGTIME and Helio slams into the back of him. Major damage to Twinkletoes schnozzola. E.J caught up too. Front wing damage.

Festival of pitting! Entire field to the pits.
Bobby D out first!
The entire Netherlands breaks out into spontaneous happy dancing!
He may have hit something coming out of the pits however (rahals tire I believe) (hard to tell, I’m watching a grainy 4×4 inch box)

OH, Iron Hand of Justice! Doornbos sent to the back. The dancing comes to an abrubt end.

Restart lap ? (can’t read it)

Poor E.J. he’s a lap down now after making up all that ground. Stoopid Meira.

back from commercial, E.J in the pits again. fucking stream froze. No idea why EJ was in pits again.

feed back…

Vitor crying big crocodile tears. What a fucking baby. Suck it up man, christ. Is it EVER your fault?


I’m actually surprised (pleasantly) that Rahal is holding his own out there.
(she types as he gets inhaled by Tony Kanaan… LOL) (I’ll shut up now as Bricoe creeps up on the son of the stache)

Apparenly E.J. had gear box issues?

Bobby D now being lapped. Welcome to the roundy rounds Bob. Sucks doesn’t it?
and now about to be lapped by his teammate. Play nice boys.

Pitstops happening druing the commercial break…
Dixon (leader) in now. Made great fuel.
Castroneves in now.

Jack Arute: Weatherman! …

hmmm… ovals…
not really anything to talk about I’ve realized. LOL!

Apparently there was a 2nd “big one” in the Talledaga race which is also running right now. That got the chat beside the video box all fired up.
and … commercial. oooh, not even a side by side.

and we’re back. (really wish I could read what lap we are on) If I boot up the t&s I’m convinced it will crash my browser.

Briscoe and Kanaan battling it out for 2nd spot. Briscoe FTW!

Matos kisses the wall, brings out the caution. Bitten by the Turn 4 wall that snapped up all those kids in the lights race.
“wiggle wiggle chase it up the track”
Thanks for repeating that twice Robbie… LOL

Festival of pitting!
Briscoe wins the race off pit lane! Briscoe, Kanaan, Rahal.
What the fuck happened to Dixon?

commercial… *yawn*
Apparently there was another crash at Dega. Pretty scary.

and we’re back. And still driving around under yellow for no apparent reason.

Green green green
Dixon up to second. Everyone getting racy and three wide. Trying to get up into that lead pack before the rains come.

Getting dicy between Helio, Rahal, Patrick

Arute using props to describe the “egg under your foot” theory…. as P-Dog would say, my viewing is enhanced. (not really, but we’ll go with that)

Commercial Lap 115/200! I can actually read the numbers!

back from commercial… I actually just zoned out for a minute. No idea what they were talking about, but they gave kudos to the spotter.

TG gets air.

BWAHAHAHA… Marco and Mario “battling” for 10th. The rear view from Moraes car, you can barely see Marco! hardly a battle.

more driving in circles…. and commercials…

we’re back. Recapping all of the “action” in this race. Beekus doing a great job of forcing the enthusiasm. I’m almost convinced it’s been exciting to watch….

LOL… we are talking about how great Ana Beatriz is in the chat room. Talking about another series driver during a live race is never a good sign.

Sarah Fisher finally gets air! (with 54 laps to go) Shout out to the sponsor!

Jack “weatherman” Arute, updates us on the impending rain and then we go to a plethora of Danican’t commercials.

Briscoe coming into the pits just as FROchitti slams hard into the wall. Shit luck for Briscoe who was pitting from the lead. He drives thru, to cycle back in with the field. (power karma tickles Penskes ass…)

Replay shows Rahal and Franchitti coming into the pits, Dashley’s car will NOT stop, locks it up, barely misses slamming into the back of Rahal. Holy crap! Evasive maneuvers STAT!! slides up the track into the wall. Out and ok. That could have been nasty.

commercial for clean up….

We’re back with 157/200 complete. A little IZOD Indy 500 package while we clean….

back to green with 41 to go!
Full rich, balls to the wall, petal to the metal! Go go go!

nothing much happening… so we’ll go to commercial again. No side by side. Apparently we don’t deserve these last laps… :shrug:

we’re back and everyone is actually racing now.

We are giving a shout out to Hideki Mutoh. I don’t know why, but there ya go.

Wind speed has died down, making it a little easier for the drivers in the waning laps.

woah! Graham and Hideki split high/low around Roth 2.0. For the first time this entire race, I got excited and made an audible “woah” sound.


back… Lot’s of chit chat in the booth…. it just feels like we are waiting it out.

ooh… the brats could make this interesting… battling for 5th. Marco got squirrelly, lost air, couldn’t make the move on the Princess.

Final lap…. Looks like Dixon has finally shaken the bad mojo monkey off his back.

LOL at Emma! “he’s been grumpy for 3 weeks”

Commercials… (just how many commercials is the Princess in? geesh)

Interview with Dixon, who is now up to 4th in the standings as he goes into Indy to defend. “of course I was grumpy, I wasn’t winning!”


Twinkletoes came across in second. See… never count him out even starting from the back. Wow… replay on the Meira incident. Nice control from Helio keeping it off the wall.

Kanaan across in third. Now the points leader by one over Briscoe.


wow… I just realized there was not one comment today. Maybe it is time to hang it up… 😦

Interview with the Princess (finished 5th) Guess 4th place doesn’t count…

Rahal gets some air. Talks about the sandwich maneuver. The Versus interview is barely over and Bruce sweeps in with this digi recorder! LOL! That man is everywhere!


recap of the race…
There we go, Briscoe finally gets some air.
Ed Carpenter gets air! nice!

and that’s it… we’re done.
Thanks for playing… or not as the case was.

ciao for now…