I follow F1, Nascar, MotoGP, Indycar, American Flat Track, Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, and many more forms of racing and motor sports.
I know there are a few other fans here too so I thought I would start a thread so you can share what you like and whats going on.
Tonight is a really cool event for Nascar’s as the resurrected North Wilksboro Speedway hosts the Nascar All Star race. One of Dale Sr.'s favorite tracks and a place where Nascar’s roots run deep as its one of those tracks Moonshiners built and went from running 'shine to racing.
Next week is “Racing’s Longest Day” starting with F1 at Monoco, the Indy 500, and The Coca-Cola 600.
The All Star race Sunday was a bit - not exciting. Would have been far better had teams been able to test at North Wilsboro more.
Anyone else watching RevTV? Tons of racing. They broadcast a ton of Canadian events. Tonight they have late model racing from Innisfil Ontario. There is also the Courdery Endouro on late nigh early morning and Dirt racing from Saskatoon and Super Formula, the fastest open wheel racing next to F1. Then there’s tractor pulling, World Superbike, Formula E, it just doesn’t end.
FS1 has changed a bunch as well. They have been airing a documentary called Dirt:The last great American Sport, American Flat track motorcycle, American Superbike racing, NHRA and more. They still broadcast a lot of junk but theres more racing on than there used to be.
Yeah…Kyle Larson basically stomped the field at Wilkesboro. I heard that they actually detuned the engines for that track?? If so, it assisted in making it dull…
Lately I’ve been tuning into GForce TV on Youtube. Lot’s of regional pavement late model and dirt modified and sprint car stuff from Southern Ontario. Last Fridays season opener at Ohsweken already has over 20,000 views…
Last nights episode of Dirt! was a doc about Larson at the Chili Bowl. Really good.
I would love to see them revive the “swapping paint” series - it was really cool to see guys in cars from other series in different cars. I think the last one I saw was Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart. Stewart was the amazing guy there, beat Hamilton’s time setting up his F1 car by a couple 10ths at Watkins Glen. Even Hamilton was quite impressed.
It was more exciting than most Monacco races for sure. Lots of drivers pissed off at their teams for not putting on some kind of rain tires and one really really pissed at having to make a second stop to put them on. Cant remember who but he stopped two laps in a row and was furious…
Nascar race at St.Louis was a bit different. Lots of exploding brake rotors and single car accidents. Shrub (Kyle Busch, nickname by Dale jr) won for the third time in 2023.
Tourist Trophy racing starts soon. I love the total insanity of this race. Today they were previewing the Sidecar racing. The “monkey” is probably the least fun ride in the whole race - crouched down below the fairing on the straits , and the most adrenaline fuelled when they are busy - hanging onto a bar while most of them is outside the rig going 120 mph plus.
The Isle did a ton of road work smoothing the course out and cleaning up trees for better sight lines. Because of the length of the course they use lots of helicopters and drones to follow the race.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the most insane motor vehicle races still around. I really like the sidecar division. I can’t imagine how punishing it is for the driver. He’s literally kneeling and holding onto a sled with straight shocks!!! Let alone the monkey in the sidecar with his chin on the ground and his head inches from various stone walls…
As far as the Le Mans stuff goes, I’m keenly interested in the Garage 56 entry…