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living the dream…

So I haven’t had a chance to watch the IndyCar race yet, thus no *live* blog this week. (I was working) I’m sure it will be the usual TSN butcher job, and I won’t be happy about what I’m seeing, but I’ll find that out later tonight… In the meantime, a little personal bloggy blog…

Slowly but surely I’m racking up experience, making connections and testing the waters…

This weekend it was PR/photographer/driver wrangler at Mosport with the AIM Autosports Star Mazda team, as their main PR dude *cough* future boss *cough* was living the high life at Infineon with the AIM Grand AM team (woohoo! A podium finish!)

It was neat as this is a teeny tiny squad (3 crew,1 driver) so I didn’t feel out of place or over my head. It was also interesting to spend the entire day with the team (save for an hour or so when I visited with friends in the ALMS paddock)
I’m so used to being pulled in a dozen directions at the track and looking for the story, it was kinda neat having a singular focus and living the story as it unfolded.

I do rather enjoy the team side of things, (I knew I would) and even though I was PR by proxy only for one day, I felt immediately possessive and protective of “my” team and driver!

I love the secret language of racing.
I love being around racing people.
I love the sights and sounds of the track no matter the hour.

The minute I drive away from one track I’m already working out in my head when and where the next one is. There isn’t an aspect of it that doesn’t appeal to me. Being tired at the end if a long day only means I fall asleep quicker. The travel isn’t an issue at all. I love traveling. I’ve always been a bit of a nomad so laying down roots is not really my style. I already keep in touch with most of my friends (who pretty much all live far away) via the internet, so it’s not like it would be a big adjustment to suddenly be on the road a lot.

I guess the most important thing I learn each time I do one of these “tests” is that this is what I want to be doing.
This is what I need to be doing.
This is what I’m going to be doing in 09 dammit.

Good thing he’s washed up…

Paul takes a little hobby moment to entertain himself during the seven month break between races, and it’s big news! Yup, this “nobody” should just hang up his helmet and leave Champ Car to make room for all the “stars” waiting in the wings. (ya, I’m biased, whatever… sue me)




Admittedly, I’d prefer that he go sailing rather than take one of these monsters out for a spin, but he has a month to recover from whatever bumps and bruises he acquires, so fuck it. Go enjoy yourself Paul!

oh, and here is how you do an interview:

You’ll notice he is personable, honest, and mentions his sponsors and the series that pays his rent several times. Kudos.

Elsewhere in racing this weekend… James Hinchcliffe makes his 2007 A1GP debut at Zandervoort, and the series with a bigger black eye than Champ Car at the moment races in Japan (1am EST Sunday morning)

And with that, I’m outta here for the weekend.

cheers kids!