Like most American kids that grew up in the 80's I watched the Indy 500 every year and became interested in motorsports thanks to that race, but I didn't really get hooked until I started watching Formula 1 racing in the late 90's. My favorite era were those years with the great Mika Hakkinen/Michael Schumacher battles. (I was a Mika Hakkinen fan) So my fondness for Formula 1 waned once Mika retired and Schumacher started winning everything, even at the expense of his teammate Rubens Barrichello. My interest in F1 has only been lukewarm since.

Then I turned to Champ Car racing here in the US for my motorsports fix. However that was quickly extinguished once Champ Car and Indy Car merged and we were stuck with Tony George and his many foibles. (It was entertaining to watch the Hulman/George drama I'll admit.) My interest has been less than lukewarm with Indy Car lately, even without Tony George at the helm.

Over time however, the excitement I once had for motorsports has slowly gone. Maybe it has to do with my age, I don't know. But I think I will pour my efforts into my Trooper and my interests in the outdoors to add excitement to my life.

Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it. I will still post racing news when I find something interesting or noteworthy.

Monday, June 1, 2015

List of race winners half way thru season

March 29th - St. Petersburg - Juan Pablo Montoya
April 12th - Louisiana - James Hinchcliffe
April 19th - Long Beach - Scott Dixon
April 26th - Alabama - Josef Newgarden
May 9th - Indianapolis - Will Power
May 24th - Indy 500 - Juan Pablo Montoya
May 30th - Detroit 1 - Carlos Munoz
May 31st - Detroit 2 - Sebastien Bourdais
June 6th - Texas -
June 14th - Toronto -
June 27th - Fontana -
July 12th - Milwaukee -
July 18th - Iowa -
August 2nd - Mid-Ohio -
August 23rd - Pocono -
August 30th - Sonoma -

Interesting to note thus far:

3 drivers have finished in second place twice;
Will Power (St. Petersburg, Indy 500)
Helio Castroneves (Louisiana, Long Beach)
Graham Rahal (Alabama, Indianapolis)

4 drivers have finished in third place once;
Tony Kanaan (St. Petersburg)
James Jakes (Louisiana)
Charlie Kimball (Indy 500)
Simon Pagenaud (Detroit 1)

2 drivers have finished in second place once;
Marco Andretti (Detroit 1)
Takuma Sato (Detroit 2)

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