This Sunday, several friends and I are running the Second Empire 5k in downtown Raleigh. Its a fun race that I ran last year and it finishes next door to the Flying Saucer- my favorite Raleigh bar. Come on out and check it out.
Next weekend, we're headed to Atlanta GA for the AMLS 10th anniversary Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. I can't wait to see the sweet LMP1 and LMP2 prototypes dueling for the championship and race win in this 10 hour endurance classic.
Okay, I know I said I was done with the blog for a while but as you can tell from my recent posts, I changed my mind. It was a great Spring with all the races I attended at VIR, Lowes Motor Speedway and Richmond International. We canceled plans for the Cleveland GP but only because it was a bad time to make the trip - not because we didn't want to go to the race. I think we'll still make it to Cleveland one summer for a visit but not for the GP.
You see, after many years of supporting Champ Car and being an avid fan - I'm done. Champ Car continues to disappoint me and all its fans and I have had enough. So after 15 years of loyalty to the Champ Car World Series formerly known as Bridgestone presents the Champ Car World Series powered by Ford, CART and the PPG Indycar World Series - I've decided to move on.
My reasons are numerous but considering how few fans that CCWS has left and how lousy the series has become to watch or follow, I don't think many race fans would disagree with my choice. Its sad but its time to move on.
I wrote a brief email to the front office at CCWS headquarters via their website to state my decision and clear my mind. Of course, in CCWS style - I received two immediate auto responses. The first was an out of office auto reply and the second was also an auto reply stating that they appreciate my feedback and my email would make it to the appropriate party. Yeah right! It will be interesting to see THAT response in my Inbox from Kevin Kalkhoven.
Otherwise, life is good. We're headed to Road Atlanta next weekend for the American Lemans Series 10th anniversary Petit Lemans. It should be a blast!
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World motorsports lost another hero this weekend when Colin McRae and 3 passengers including his young son were killed in a helicopter crash near Colin's estate in Scotland. Colin was the 1995 World Rally Champion and made me a fan when I discovered WRC in 2002. That was the year that Colin set a record (since broken) for the most wins in a single season. It wasn't Colin's career stats that made me and thousands more a fan of him - it was his thrilling, balls out, driving style that captured my attention and made me cheer him on as I watched the WRC recaps on Thursday nights that were broadcast on the old Speedvision. I was looking forward to Colin's return to WRC in 2008 as a full time driver. Colin will be missed.
Posted by beerandracing (Jon) at Monday, September 17, 2007