I think that everyone from the old days was very happy to see this race on the calendar. It looks like it will be there for a couple more years. The last race there was in 2006 and no one could figure out why they stopped. I am banging my head to remember if it is everybody's favorite what the hell happened, I do know that I always loved going to this track, camping at the track, drinking and party-like-there-is-no-tomorrow. In those days all the tracks allowed camping on their property....not so much any more. To be honest, I had three favorites. Road America, Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio. So for this very popular race to be taken off for so long doesn't make sense. In current Google pop-ups it doesn't show. I must not be asking the question correctly. So, it could have been that the track needed a safety update, I think it may have been sold around that time which could be other problem, lack of money at the time.....somebody help me. You will never hear anything bad said about Road America.
Will Power was the winner and one of my favorites, Tony Kanaan, came in second. Graham Rahal came in third. Sato, who was so excited to here, came in 17th, Montoya 7th. Ed Carpenter Racing finished 8th and 9th.
Beautifully restored Austin Healey, New interior, rally lights. Convertible top and boot are original. Engine 948cc. Car was originally from California, no rust. Car was entered into several local car shows receiving three first-place trophies. Very fun car drive!
People had mixed emotions about this new venue. Personally, I loved it. Like the old days, through the center of town, and what a beautiful town....Baku City. Nico Rosberg was well in the lead through out the race keeping him in the lead for the championship. Sebastian Vettel pulled off a second place and is becoming a regular on the podium. The star of the day goes to Sergio Perez who came in third for the second time this season. I am very happy for him.
Hulkenberg came in 9th and Massa 10th. The Haas team finished 13th and 16th.
Well, they tried to do it. A little bit into the race there was a terrific crash between Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden. Newgarden was injured. During the Yellow Flag for that accident it started to rain. Race is postponed until August 27th.
For a Canadian race this race was pretty ho-hum. The biggest excitement was at the beginning when Vettel jumped out in front of the pack. He kept it for a while, but lost it during a pit stop. He only made two stops, but Hamilton and Bottas did it in just one stop. Hard to do. Hamilton got the lead and kept it for the win. Vettel followed in second and Bottas third. Bottas did a fine job.
Hulkenberg came in 8th and Massa did not finish. The American team, Haas, finished in 13th and 14th. Gutierrez then Grosjean.
Bring back the good old days! This car stood out in 1950, just as it does today. 1 of only 8703 V8 Crestliners built in 1950, this 2 tone black and sportsman green paint with black vinyl roof is really eye catching. The interior is new and correct. Other features include - Flat head V8 w/overdrive - 5 new www tires with 3 ribbed skirts - new clutch - working radio - excellent chrome and stainless - straight body, no rust! - curb feelers - California car, TMU - starts right up, runs great
Just as bumpy as it was yesterday we have a new set of winners. Will Power was the winner with his teammate, Simon Pagenaud, coming in second. They both work for Roger Penske who is from Detroit and the main force behind this track. Third went to Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Tony Kanaan came in 7th. Takumo Sato in 10th, Alexander Rossi in 12th and Juan Pablo Montoya crashed out in lap 33 leaving him in 20th
Always good to watch my home town at the races. It looks like it is a little more fan friendly than in the past, but it is still not driver friendly. Small, too tight and as rough as any Michigan road. Sebastien Bourdais was the winner and I was very happy with that. Over the years he has been a very good driver, just not having much luck. He did win one of the races in Detroit last year so it must be his track. Conor Daly came in second with Juan Pablo Montoya third.
TonyKanaan was 9th, last week's 500 winner Alexander Rossi was 10th and Takumo Sato 11th.
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