Milwaukee Mile *live race blog*

Ok… so I’ve got visual. TV at the bar tuned in. Unfortunately the volume is at a whisper, and I’m in the back with two loud gay men who know nothing about racing. (is this Nascar?) who are playing a rather rambunctious game of backgammon. (I kid you not) On top of that of course is the loud pool game and the awful country music. :bangs head on table:

Time to re-up and get cable again me thinks. Or a boyfriend with a big… TV. 😉

hmm… nice looking little crowd.

Princess cookie maker gets her airtime. Actually it’s been all Penske, AGR so far.
Marco showing better judgment in this interview than last weekend.

Brief mention of Vitor, showed the crash,
commercial break

AJ Foyt: re Vitor: “Racing goes on”
re PT: “we kinda screwed him up in qualifying” LOL!

and now the Ganassi interviews. what? no interviews???
Wow… whodda thunk that Foyt racing would ever get airtime before the big three??
(well, come to think of it, it is “his” race)

“Drivers start your engines!” I think…
nice mic not turned on there… geesh.

what is with the 976 babe voice on the radio broadcast? LOL!! That kills me!

and there they go! engines fired, cars on track for installation laps.

are you fucking kidding me? the on boards are on both Vision cars? GMFB!
spread the love!! (I personally think it should be one per team) (or actually, they should all have a damn camera!)

Lets see if we can line up like professionals this week…

Green green green!!!

Graham around for the lead!
Wait! Kanaan threads the needle gets around both Briscoe and Rahal!
Rahal down to third.

Andretti dropping like a stone! something is broken on that car.

Franchitti on the move!
Tracy up to 14th

Nice dicing by Scheckter and the Princess!

side by side commercial break

Helio not carving his way through the field like he usually does.

That Boost commercial is nasty… is there anyway I can un-see that???

we’re back – lap 18

PT is dropping like a stone. Duking it out with Carpenter. They are about to be lapped by the leaders. WTF?!

Tracy DFL. (heart breaks a little)

Leaderboard:
Kanaan, Brisco, Dixon, Rahal, Franchitti, Moraes

Briscoe around Kanaan in lap 26, Dixon takes advantage of the open door and gets around as well.

Rahal all over the back of TK now.

commercial (not side by side) Apparently I don’t need to know what is going on. *switch to radio*

Briscoe & Dixon around Carpenter. Stalking Helio.
Graham reporting problems with oversteer (or understeer?)
PT is reporting the car is loose. (that’s code for it’s a piece of shit!)

We’re back from commerical:
Briscoe coming up behind Helio. hmmm… team orders? yes no?
Fyi… we’re on lap 41

Kanaan down to 9th.
oooh Briscoe throws a block party for Dixon!

Doornbos is the cog in the wheel, holding up Twinkletoes, who is holding up Briscoe.

Woah, Twinkletoes not playing nice with his teammate. Apparently he has a short memory of last week when his teammate helped him win. Selfish fuck.

Commerical (side by side) lap 49. Naked Marco. My eyes have officially melted out of my skull.

PT is a moving chicane out there. (I’m silently weeping)

we’re back at lap 55 Briscoe is still out front, Dixon right on his ass. If he losses the lead, it is ALL on Castroneves.

Conway into the wall in turn 4. :mocks surprise here:

I love how the radio is describing all of this amazing dicing, yet the tv is showing Kanaan doing shit fuck all, while answering viewer email. Fucking horrible coverage.

Festival of pitting,(™ Pressdog)
Briscoe gets out in front, followed by Dixon & Franchitti
ha! Twinkletoes stalls it. Instant karma. my viewing is enhanced. (™ Pressdog)

Viso has gearbox issues, still on pitlane. Poor bastard. That car is a pig. They need some new equipment for that kid. He had a really good run going.

Tracy pitted twice. No idea why… Nothing to lose at this point I guess

back to commercial (not side by side) Ironically the quiet music plays during commercial. But when the race is on, I can’t hear shit.

oh, update, the loud gay couple are playing scrabble. Not backgammon.

Green green green! (the radio feed is so far off the tv feed. gah.

Look at Mutoh up to 5th! wow.
Tracy is 2 laps down.
Kanaan gets around Carpenter. Wheldon follows suit.

Viso back out 12 laps down. 😦

replay of Tracy’s pit: good lord! they cranked on Paul’s front wing like it was a music box. 😦 That car is not right.

commercial at lap 83 (side by side) vile Boost commerical again…

This is not an exciting race. Why can’t these cars pass properly and make it stick?

we’re back: lap 89
Briscoe, Dixon, Franchitti, Rahal, Mutoh, Matoes, Patrick, Moraes

Briscoe about to lap RHR. at least that’s the plan. Atta boy!
Now he will be behind Helio again. Let’s see if he plays nice this time.

Marco and TK battling mid pack. Be smart Marco.

TK slingshots around PT, Helio throwing a block party on Brisco. What a prick.

commerical lap 107 surprise suprise another Danica commercial. Fuck me.

Finally Briscoe gets around Twinkletoes. Gets around Scheckter as well. About to put PT another lap down. *sigh*

120 laps complete:
Briscoe, Dixon, Franchitti, Rahal, Mutoh,
Briscoe has lead 94 laps
11 cars on the lead lap.

Rahal coming up on Doornbos. lets see if these teammates play well together…

Green flag pit stops starting. Wheldon in and out in a heart beat! Nice.

woah, that’s a crazy vibration on Marco’s car.

Kanaan in and out clean.
Marco in and out clean.
Mutoh in and out clean a little slow.
someone raced him off pitlane. Probably PT LOL! (could have been Wheldon… too many red/blue cars)

Briscoe coming in, get’s held up behind Wilson.
Briscoe out, Dixon out.

Kanaan on fire! Oh bless! the poor bastard can’t move very fast to get out. Strong crewman hoists him out. That had to hurt. Will also hurt in the championship. Will finish no better than 14th today.

commercial lap 140. (not side by side) I love that the fucking commercials are twice as loud as the race broadcast. fuck.

Townsend Bell won the Tire-iffic move of the race for Indy. Sweet! Go T-Bell! Too bad you’re not actually racing. :rolleyes, shakes head:

Back from commercial (lap 149) on board with E.J who looks like he’s out there all by himself.

ooh Marco up behind Moraes… this could get interesting… Mario gets the hell out of dodge, gets around Doornbos.

Oh Briscoe gets around Franchitti for the lead!! woot! Dixon and Dario dicing it out side by side! that was close. Briscoe fighting his way through traffic! Good time to go to a taped bumper with the Princess… then commercial of course, it’s not like we have tuned in to watch the racing or anything…

Nice big Geico commercial. Too bad they’re not “racing” this weekend.

I see the yellow flags, but because the whole fucking world is on commercial I have no idea why.

Debris… riiiiiiight….

Festival of pitting…(™ Pressdog)
ooh Briscoe got a little sideways, but holds on to it.
No change at the front.
Twinkletoes stays out.

The giant track zamboni cleaning up the marbles, with the hopes that this will lead to a final full stint of green flag racing.

Lap 172 Green… yellow… nevermind…

173 Green green green!

Hey Paul isn’t DFL anymore! woot! Come on, just for one race, give him the Princess’ car. Just for fun. huh? pretty please??

Briscoe pulling away. Patrick slingshoting around lapped traffic. ABC making a big deal of it. :mocks surprise:

Commercial. lap 179 Boost again. Barf.

We’re back 186, Looks like Briscoe got by Castroneves again while we were on break. Marco and Danica battling it out for 5th. not so much. Marco pulled away big time.

Viso slowing. Might have hit the wall. No yellow. He moves to the bottom of the track and into the pits.

PT is a moving chicane again…Dixon looked to take advantage, but no dice. Briscoe around cleanly.

Commercial lap ? no side by side.

HVM calls it a day. Viso’s day is done.

Sounds like Patrick and Matos got around Marco. Must have hit traffic.

Dixon gets around Briscoe for the lead. ugh.

Back from commercial, We see the replay. Briscoe got caught up with Scheckter, Dixon slingshots around like he’s being propelled by a giant elastic band!

19 laps to go…

Dixon is gone… a totally different timezone…
Briscoe trying to hold on to second. Franchitti is all over him like a fat kid on a smartee.

8 to go…
Dixon is flying. Good lord. I’m amazed he (Briscoe) didn’t get passed earlier.
Franchitti has Briscoe in his sights…
Rahal still holding on in 4th! good job buddy.

white flag…
Dixon’s to lose…
Franchitti all over Brisoe

checkers!
Dixon wins
Briscoe
Franchitti
Rahal
Patrick
Matos
Andretti
Mutoh

Not the most exciting race ever…

ok… gotta write this up properly… back later to discuss.

Edit: so I stayed put after the race as it was just easier to keep the thoughts flowing without packing up, walking home, booting up again, etc…
I need to find an A) cheaper B) more accommodating technically place to watch the races. Although, once we’re back on VERSUS (please God, soon!!) I’ll be back to watching via the super secret underground password protected lair which I cannot reveal.

I had one beer, an iced tea, a coffee and a chicken caesar salad. $30. WTF?!?!

For that price I should be rolling on the floor drunk off my ass and too full to eat until Tuesday.

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44 responses to “Milwaukee Mile *live race blog*

  1. Great, acual passing and we have a Devos Childrens Hospital Telethon. There a great cause, but, com on, would NFL or American Idol get replaced by a telethon?

  2. Meesh, what are the tools that drivers have in their car?

  3. What wrong with Tracy?
    Looks like I’m not missing much of a race, can’t wait for vs.

  4. ESPN better not put Texas on tape deley again.

  5. It seems like Viso has a lot of gearbox issues.

    • I talked to one of my buddy’s who was on the crew in Indy. (he’s not fulltime with the team anymore) The team has NO money. They are getting by on a wing and a prayer. There was zero development over the winter and the car is a pig. They are no further ahead of where they were last year during the transition. Only their equipment is older. My heart breaks for all of them cause the whole organization rocks. From Wiggy on down to E.J. and all the crew in between. Their results this year are not a reflection of their talent or potential.

  6. Can we get some green flag pit stops?

  7. Helio is not making things easy.

  8. Eek, major traffic jam. Great job not getting to it right away.

  9. The race was pretty interesting in the early going. Now they’ve settled. Grr.

  10. Crud, TK with a fire.

  11. There really needs to be some legislation against loud ass commercials.

  12. SHE’S ALL ALONE. WHY ARE YOU SHOWING HER?

  13. And the debris is?*

    *none of our business apparently

  14. Marco in 5th. Did not see that coming.

  15. Great job missing that. X(

  16. Started out pretty interesting, then there were a couple of “oh wow” moments but it was meh.

  17. Wow, sounded like a “great race”.

  18. I thoroughly enjoyed “they cranked on Paul’s front wing like it was a music box. ” Had Scott Goodyear said that it would have been the most memorable moment during the broadcast.

    Then again, maybe he said something similar during one of the many commercial breaks.

    • I just listened to the race again and they mentioned that the reason they came back in and why they were torking on the fucking wing was because they turned it the WRONG WAY the first time. Fuck! No wonder Paul was like “ya… talk to me next week” when asked about doing more races with Foyt.

  19. okay, that was better than watching the race. funny. sorry about tracy–is AJ’s team that bad really? glad to see you’ve recovered from your Naptown nap.

    • LOL! glad to entertain! Ya, I didn’t think AJ’s team was that bad, but apparently… Plus I guess when you’ve got someone with Paul’s experience and style vs who he’s had driving for him before (Manning, Meira) I’m sure the set up’s are a full 360 from where they are used to being. Actually Paul compares KV to Foyt in his latest blog. It’s pretty interesting.

      I did recover. Today was the first day I felt rather “alert” in about a month. I’m staying on house arrest this week to continue to “recover”

  20. Robin Miller said on Speed Report, that Gil Dferran will hire Scott Dixon for the IRL, and TCGR, will hire Justin Wilson.

  21. Tracy sucking in a POS Foyt car (no surprise), boring race with no passing (no surprise), and a BS yellow flag for phantom debris at the end. Glad I spent the time playing backgammon and scrabble instead.

  22. Brassy as usual. Thanks for the (™pressdog) shout outs. Chortle. Pretty sure Tracy now knows why there isn’t a line to drive for AJ.

  23. Meesh,

    Too bad you couldn’t have joined mrs. mmack and I at the Mile Sunday. It was sufficiently cold and windy enough for a Canadian like yourself to roll up her sleeves and say “Well now, this is a pleasant spring day, isn’t it?” And you would have avoided the backgammon players, since everybody knows the state sport of Wisconsin is shotgunning beers.

  24. Meesh, did you know you are running a pornographic website?
    I tried to access this site at school, and it said the site contains porographic words!!!
    I can get to Pressdog, but not to any users of Blogspot

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