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2016 Runoffs Wrap Up -- Video Killed The Writing Star.
by Russell Jaslow, September 26, 2016
The Runoffs returned to Mid-Ohio for the first time in 11 years and now we have tablets, smart phones, live streaming, and social media. Russell took the lazy way out covering this event, by using his iPad for videos.

2013 VIR Diary: Day Three -- Independence Day in October
by Russell Jaslow, October 5, 2013
Independent teams rules the GT class, notes on the 2014 schedule, and the cloning of an icon.

2013 VIR Diary: Day Two -- [In]significant Qualifying
by Russell Jaslow, October 4, 2013
Qualifying for endurance racing is useless, according to Russell. But, at VIR, it may tell us something about the race.

2013 VIR Diary: Day One -- A Track Reborn
by Russell Jaslow, October 3, 2013
Virginia International Raceway did the impossible. It was rebuilt after 26 years of disintegration.

2013 Mosport Diary: Day Three -- The Facility Improvements Keep Coming
by Russell Jaslow, July 21, 2013
Russell continues to be impressed with the continued efforts to upgrade Mosport. He also was impressed with yet another great GT race.

2013 Mosport Diary: Day Two -- Backing Away From The Cliff
by Russell Jaslow, July 20, 2013
When the ALMS buyout was first announced, Russell was ready to give up on racing entirely. However, developments since then has restored his faith in the future of sports car racing.

2013 Mosport Diary: Day One -- Was It Worth It?
by Russell Jaslow, July 19, 2013
With impending thunderstorms, Russell and Angelo debated whether it was worth making the trip to Mosport for Friday's test day.

2013 Lime Rock Diary: Day Two -- As Predicted
by Russell Jaslow, July 6, 2013
Russell expected the competition to be in the LMP2 and GT classes and that's what we got at Lime Rock. Along with another sizzling hot day.

2013 Lime Rock Diary: Day One -- 2014 Schedule Predictions ... Continued
by Russell Jaslow, July 5, 2013
A bit more information about the 2014 schedule is revealed. A new series finally debuts. And, once again, it's blistering hot at Lime Rock.

2013 Lime Rock Diary: Preface -- Predicting The 2014 USCR Schedule
by Russell Jaslow, July 4, 2013
One key question for the new combined sports car series starting in 2014 is the makeup of the schedule. Russell gives you his theories of which tracks may make the cut.

2013 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Come Together.
by Lisa Davidson, April 19, 2013
Lisa and Jeff are covering Long Beach for the 14th consecutive year, their favorite rite of Spring.

2012 Mosport Diary: Day Three -- Sports Car Hall of Fame
by Russell Jaslow, July 22, 2012
Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette. A virtual sports car hall of fame battled for the GT win. Then, the technical inspectors had the final say.

2012 Mosport Diary: Day Two -- Spending The Money
by Russell Jaslow, July 21, 2012
Mosport may have sold its name to a corporation, but they are spending the money with some great improvements to the aging facility.

2012 Mosport Diary: Day One -- What's In A Name?
by Russell Jaslow, July 20, 2012
It's no longer Mosport Park. It's now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Does selling off naming rights to corporations cheapen the experience for fans?

2012 Lime Rock Diary: Day Two, Part Two -- Bizarre Incident
by Russell Jaslow, July 8, 2012
Racing has its share of bizarre incidents. The uphill chicane at Lime Rock provided one of the most bizarre.

2012 Lime Rock Diary: Day Two, Part One -- Blessing and Curse
by Russell Jaslow, July 7, 2012
The tight confines of Lime Rock produces excitement for the fans but also a slew of full course yellow periods.

2012 Lime Rock Diary: Day One -- Where's The Support?
by Russell Jaslow, July 6, 2012
Lack of support is never a good thing. The ALMS race at Lime Rock is the only race taking place with no support races on the schedule.

2012 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Chasing Pavements.
by Lisa Davidson, April 14, 2012
A whole slew of things irked Lisa today at Long Beach. Stand back when you read it, or you might get bowled over...

2012 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Rumor Has It.
by Lisa Davidson, April 13, 2012
With the rarity of rain at Long Beach, it was a slow news day at the Beach.

2011 Baltimore Diary: Day Two -- I'm Blown Away.
by Russell Jaslow, September 3, 2011
The Baltimore GP is becoming a huge success much to the surprise of the most optimistic and the chagrin of some politicians.

2011 Baltimore Diary: Day One -- An Inauspicious Start.
by Russell Jaslow, September 2, 2011
The Baltimore.GP did not get off to what would be termed a good start, but cars eventually hit the track.

2011 Mid-Ohio Diary: Day Two -- Raining Havoc.
by Russell Jaslow, August 6, 2011
Mid-Ohio may be tough in the dry, but in the rain it's downright lunacy. It produced a fun, exciting, and unpredictable finish.

2011 Mid-Ohio Diary: Day One -- Technically Tough.
by Russell Jaslow, August 5, 2011
Russell recalls his days racing at Mid-Ohio, a technically tough track which is difficult to get a handle on.

2011 Mosport Diary: Day Three -- The Luck of Special Days.
by Russell Jaslow, July 24, 2011
It appears you need to celebrate a birthday or anniversary to find success at Mosport and Jaguar shocks the GT field with newfound speed.

2011 Mosport Diary: Day Two -- Making An Impact.
by Russell Jaslow, July 23, 2011
Ron Fellows is turning a successful racing career into his toughest challenge -- owning a race track.

2011 Mosport Diary: Day One -- Saved By The Clouds.
by Russell Jaslow, July 22, 2011
Moving Mosport ALMS to July may have run up against a heat wave, but clouds came to save the day.

2011 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Another One Bites The Dust.
by Lisa Davidson, April 16, 2011
Lisa updates us on a Pro Celebrity defection and some of the top ranked American driver prospects.

2011 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Reunited & It Feels So Good.
by Lisa Davidson, April 15, 2011
Lisa talks about who ends up making up most of the Indy car field and the absurdity of the "Pro" side of the celebrity race.

2011 Long Beach Diary: Preview -- The Real ALMS Season Opener.
by Russell Jaslow, April 14, 2011
After the anomaly of Sebring, the real tale of what to expect in the 2011 American Le Mans Series will be told at Long Beach.

2010 Mosport Diary: Day Three -- Is Mosport Safe for World Class Racing?
by Russell Jaslow, August 29, 2010
Mosport is a great track for both drivers and spectators. However, it's also living in the past with serious safety issues. Will the track make the improvements necessary to bring it up to standards? Or, will the track go by the wayside like other classic, but dangerous, venues?

2010 Mosport Diary: Day Two -- The Prototypes Are "Stealing" the GT Thunder.
by Russell Jaslow, August 28, 2010
It seems odd for the Prototypes not to have the headlines over the slower GT class. But, that's been the case at the start of the 2010 season. No longer is that true as recent races have been prototype headline grabbers.

2010 Mosport Diary: Day One -- Green Racing Driving.
by Russell Jaslow, August 27, 2010
Green racing initiatives are one thing, but what about green driving? And is it possible for some bold thinking with racing helping to solve problems on the highways?

2010 Lime Rock Diary: Day Two -- Relevance.
by Russell Jaslow, July 24, 2010
With Indy car racing becoming less and less relevant, will sports car racing fill the void? Surprises and emotions filled the last day of the Northeast Grand Prix.

2010 Lime Rock Diary: Day One -- Extreme.
by Russell Jaslow, July 23, 2010
Extreme weather (including tornados!) produced extreme qualifying laps and extreme emotional swings on the first day of the Lime Rock round of the American Le Mans Series.

2010 Mazda Raceway Diary: Day Two -- We Will Rock You.
by Lisa Davidson, May 22, 2010
Thinking it would be exhausting, Lisa found covering a six-hour race to be enthralling.

2010 Mazda Raceway Diary: Day One -- Don't Stop Me Now.
by Lisa Davidson, May 21, 2010
Is print media all but dead thanks to the Internet? Lisa explores that possibility.

2010 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Street Fighting Man.
by Lisa Davidson, April 18, 2010
Lisa runs down her most memorable Long Beach moments after 10 years of coverage, and then provides random comments because her mean old editor won't allow her to talk about the IRL race.

2010 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It).
by Lisa Davidson, April 17, 2010
Lisa is amazed -- not in a good way -- just how slow Milka Duna is, and amazed -- in a good way -- over the ALMS finish.

2010 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- You Can't Always Get What You Want.
by Lisa Davidson, April 16, 2010
Lisa Davidson tells us what we wanted and what we ended up with after the two open wheel series went down to one.

2009 Mosport Diary: Day Three -- A GT Battle For The Ages.
by Russell Jaslow, August 30, 2009
Corvette and Ferrari put on a battle that thrilled the fans and reminded some of the Ford vs. Ferrari wars of 40+ years ago..

2009 Mosport Diary: Day Two -- London Fog Invades Canada.
by Russell Jaslow, August 29, 2009
The London Fog invades Mosport wrecking havoc on some sessions and causing trouble in others. By the end of the day, the sun returned along with some great racing.

2009 Mosport Diary: Day One -- August in Canada Means Autumn.
by Russell Jaslow, August 28, 2009
It's August and it's Canada, so don't expect end of summer weather. Russell talks about the cooling temperatures but the red hot Atlantic championship battle.

2009 Lime Rock Diary: Day Two -- Spectacular Racing on a Spectacular Day.
by Russell Jaslow, July 19, 2009
Sandwiched around a night of torrential rain, Lime Rock has near perfect weather culminating with a spectacular day full of great racing action, emerging stars, and an action filled feature event.

2009 Lime Rock Diary: Day One -- A Spectator's Paradise.
by Russell Jaslow, July 17, 2009
Russell explains why you would be hard pressed to find a better spectator experience at a road racing circuit than the one at Lime Rock Park.

Long Beach Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 19, 2009
Julie Andre prowls the Long Beach pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on what the American Indy Lights drivers' goals are and their thoughts on the USF1. Then she asks a couple of ALMS drivers on the differences between road and street circuits and how they cope with multiple classes.

2009 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- May You Live in Interesting Times.
by Lisa Davidson, April 19, 2009
Lisa makes her case for the future direction of Deep Throttle, even if the editor does not agree.

2009 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Back to the Beach.
by Lisa Davidson, April 18, 2009
Lisa finally misses Champ Car when she has to put up with incompetence and lack of communications from the new series at Long Beach.

2009 Long Beach Diary: Day 1.5 -- The Son Also Races*.
by Lisa Davidson, April 17, 2009
Lisa Davidson makes her return to Deep Throttle just like her youngest daughter predicted.

Idle Hands
by Russell Jaslow, July 6, 2008
With nothing to do, Russell did the unthinkable -- attended a day at an IRL event. However, any fears of a capitulation from the founder of Deep Throttle are quickly dispelled.

2008 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Last Tango with Champ Car.
by Lisa Davidson, April 20, 2008
Lisa bids farewell to Champ Car, the people behind the scenes, and her friends and colleagues.

2008 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Here’s to The Champ Car Safety Team, 1984 – 2008.
by Lisa Davidson, April 19, 2008
Lisa pays tribute to the Champ Car Safety Team, perhaps the greatest contribution Champ Car has made to the racing world.

2008 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- The Last Hurrah.
by Lisa Davidson, April 18, 2008
It's that last Champ Car race at The Beach, and Lisa gives us the rundown on the fricking geniuses, those staying alive, and unification roadkill.

Robin Miller Dropped The Ball
by Russell Jaslow, February 26, 2008
Robin Miller was so focused on lobbying for one open wheel racing series that he forgot to ask an even more important question -- will we be better off with Tony George and the IRL as the leaders?

It Has To Excite Me
by Russell Jaslow, February 19, 2008
For Russell, racing is about the speed, the sound, the look, the smell, the competition, and the personalities all in a perfect combination. Without that, it's not where Russell is looking to spend his leisure time.

When Rich People Get Bored
by Russell Jaslow, February 10, 2008
What happens when rich people get bored with their playthings? The fate of Bridgehampton Race Circuit is a classic example which is being repeated by Champ Car.

Champ Car Has Done The Impossible
by Russell Jaslow, January 27, 2008
Champ Car has done the impossible. They have actually outdone the SCCA, which is often referred to as the Secret Car Club of America. They have made Champ Car invisible.

The Flip Side of Speed – Both Hands on the Wheel
by Lisa Davidson, November 15, 2007
Driving a car is the most dangerous thing most people will ever do. Unfortunately, many do not take it seriously enough to pay attention to what they are doing as Lisa found out firsthand.

The Road America Experience: The Racing.
by Russell Jaslow, August 13, 2007
Russell wraps up his first experience at Road America talking about the racing action he saw. And, he gives us his assessment of the possibility of a return visit.

2007 Road America Diary: Day Three -- I’ve Seen the Future and It Is Us
by Lisa Davidson, August 12, 2007
Lisa expounds upon what she wrote in Day One, talking about the future of Champ Car coverage, whether the powers that be in Champ Car want to accept it or not.

2007 Road America Diary: Day Two -- Starry, Starry Night
by Lisa Davidson, August 11, 2007
Lisa stares at the stars and reflects on what is important in life. While pondering proper perspective, she talks about talent and money in racing. Oh, and she provides an update to her wandering luggage.

The Road America Experience: The Track.
by Russell Jaslow, August 11, 2007
This is Russell's first visit to Road America and he talks about the great viewing opportunities at this track. There are a lot of them as it is a long track, but Russell nearly conquered them all.

2007 Road America Diary: Day One -- The Summer of Our Discontent
by Lisa Davidson, August 10, 2007
Lisa had a bad day. And, bad days set Lisa off. In her path is American Airline for losing her luggage and Champ Car for allegedly stifling free press and yanking Robin Miller's hard card.

The Road America Experience: The Drive.
by Russell Jaslow, August 10, 2007
This is Russell's first visit to Road America and he talks about the uniqueness of getting to a road course, including this venerable track in the Wisconsin countryside.

2007 San Jose Diary: Day Three -- God Bless the USA.
by Lisa Davidson, July 29, 2007
Sometimes it takes a "foreigner" to remind Americans how lucky we are to live in the U.S. with the many opportunities that exist here. Lisa explains.

2007 San Jose Diary: Day Two -- What’s Going On?
by Lisa Davidson, July 28, 2007
The Newman/Haas/Lanigan team has been like a reality show this year. But which one? Lisa gives us the choices and her predictions.

2007 San Jose Diary: Day One -- Me and Bobby (Mc) D.
by Lisa Davidson, July 27, 2007
Lisa starts out the weekend on the wrong foot, getting into a major customer relations nightmare with Orbitz.com, who doesn't seem to care about their customer relations. But, that doesn't prevent Lisa from making her usual keen observations.

Deep Throttle's Guide to Canada.
by Russell Jaslow, July 15, 2007
Canada is a mainstay in the Champ Car World Series. Thus, many Americans visit Canada to attend a Champ Car race. We bring you the definitive American's guide to Canada.

2007 Toronto Diary: Day Three -- A Smashing End.
by Russell Jaslow, July 8, 2007
After a lame start to the weekend, the racing on Sunday was the best of the year. Russell recalls how he was entertained from Turn 3 from the action and the fans.

2007 Toronto Diary: Day Two -- 7/7/7.
by Russell Jaslow, July 7, 2007
Today's the day when the lucky numbers come up sevens. So, Russell plays some numerology games for our entertainment.

2007 Toronto Diary: Day One -- An Atypical Friday.
by Russell Jaslow, July 6, 2007
Friday wasn't quite like it usually is at Toronto, but there was still enough action on the track to entertain those who did show up.

2007 Cleveland Diary: Day Three -- A Total Motorsports Weekend.
by Russell Jaslow, June 24, 2007
Cleveland continues to rebound under the guiding hands of Mike Lanigan. Do we dare propose a bold scheduling change?

2007 Cleveland Diary: Day Two -- Saving The Best For First.
by Russell Jaslow, June 23, 2007
Four of the five support series are supported by Mazda as the company supports all levels of racing unlike any other manufacturer.

2007 Cleveland Diary: Day One -- Saving The Best For First.
by Russell Jaslow, June 22, 2007
Usually the best comes last, but on a beautiful lakeside day with changes aimed to improve the spectators' enjoyment and hot action behind the grandstands, the Grand Prix of Cleveland got off to a roaring start by the shore.

2007 Portland Diary: Day Two -- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.
by Lisa Davidson, June 9, 2007
Rain soaked everything and everyone, a helicopter blew the roof off the media center, and the Atlantic race once again was the highlight of the day.

2007 Portland Diary: Day One -- If It’s Tuesday (Make That Friday), This Must Be Portland.
by Lisa Davidson, June 8, 2007
After being accepted by Homeland Security, Lisa makes it to Portland and sees some minor improvements in Champ Car.

A Lost Opportunity.
by Russell Jaslow, June 8, 2007
A great auto racing fan, writer, photographer, and historian is gone, and Russell lost an opportunity to meet him.

Cody Unser: Never Say Never Again.
by Lisa Davidson, May 5, 2007
Lisa tells us about a remarkable young woman from a remarkable racing family. Cody Unser may have thought she would have to give up certain things in her life, but an Unser is an Unser, and driving a racecar is what they do.

We're Doomed: The Excellent Adventures of Deep Throttle.
by Russell Jaslow, April 19, 2007
The entire Deep Throttle gang got together for the first time, and despite the appearance that they were doomed many times, the trip, like Champ Car, was a success.

2007 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- First Timer.
by Russell Jaslow, April 14, 2007
Yesterday, Russell gave the history of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Today, he provides his observations of the event as a first timer.

Long Beach Grand Prix Decoded.
by Lisa Davidson, April 14, 2007
Lisa writes to our newbie audience -- those attending the Long Beach Grand Prix for the first time, providing tips to make you race day a winner.

2007 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Turn, Turn, Turn.
by Lisa Davidson, April 13, 2007
The Long Beach Grand Prix has been around for a longtime, so that allows longtime race goer Lisa to easily see what has and hasn't changed.

33.
by Russell Jaslow, April 13, 2007
Russell is at his first Long Beach Grand Prix as the event runs its 33rd edition, a significant number for the author who gives a brief history of the event.

Las Vegas Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 8, 2007
Julie Andre scours the Las Vegas pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. Then, she had a few of her own to solicit drivers' thoughts on driving the new Panoz DP01 and the inaugural Vegas Grand Prix.

2007 Las Vegas Diary: Day Three -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
by Lisa Davidson and Russell Jaslow, April 8, 2007
The positives and negatives are spelled out in all their glory and goriness.

Best Street Circuit In The World?
by Russell Jaslow, April 7, 2007
The drivers are raving about it. The fans are enjoying it. The configuration is a winner. Las Vegas just may be the best street circuit in the world.

2007 Las Vegas Diary: Day Two -- You’ve Got to Read Between the Lines.
by Lisa Davidson, April 7, 2007
Lisa deciphers the facts from the "truthier" version.

The Vegas Feature Race.
by Russell Jaslow, April 6, 2007
It has the most cars of any race, it's the last race of the weekend, and it has a field of extremely fast, competitive drivers. It has to be the feature race.

2007 Las Vegas Diary: Day One -- Get Your Number.
by Lisa Davidson, April 6, 2007
The numbers game continues as Lisa tries to figure out in the city of lucky and unlucky numbers, which number we are to pick.

2007 Spring Training Diary: Day Two -- Fasten Your Seatbelts…It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride.
by Lisa Davidson, March 10, 2007
Lisa also plays the car count game, a game that we seem to be playing every year even when promises are made that it will not happen again.

2007 Spring Training Diary: Day One -- This Is Why I’m Not Hot.
by Lisa Davidson, March 9, 2007
Lisa gives us the lowdown on what is hot and not hot with Champ Car as they go through Spring Training preparing to embark on a season with the new Panoz DP01.

DVD Review -- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
by Russell Jaslow, October 4, 2006
The third installment of The Fast and the Furious movies has come out on DVD, and Russell gives the Champ Car fan the lowdown on this film about the drifting scene.

2006 Road America Diary: Day Three -- Somebody to Love.
by Lisa Davidson, September 24, 2006
The day at the races is more like a tale of many different races, but that is all overshadowed by the horrific crash of Katherine Legge and miraculously, virtually an injury free result.

2006 Road America Diary: Day Two -- Waiting on the World to Change.
by Lisa Davidson, September 23, 2006
Lisa is enjoying the many changes at Road America from the seasons to driver's conditions to the weather. She also give us her wishes for the 2007 schedule and hopes to see a Great Lake.

2006 Road America Diary: Day One -- Baby It’s Cold Outside.
by Lisa Davidson, September 22, 2006
The prima donna Californian author gets a rude awakening to classic Midwest Fall weather. But, Lisa is in Road America, so that can't dampen the spirits as she talks about the exciting Atlantic happenings.

Denver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, August 13, 2006
Julie Andre scours the Denver pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on the new Panoz DP01, where they would like to race, the Denver circuit, and what they think about no more ovals.

2006 Denver Diary: Day Two -- The Beat Goes On.
by Lisa Davidson, August 12, 2006
Lisa has the antidote to crack of the dawn photo meetings -- four star hotels. Jolted back to reality, Lisa gives us the rundown on the day's activities and the gang's predictions for race day.

2006 Denver Diary: Day One -- Hot Child in the City.
by Lisa Davidson, August 11, 2006
It seems traveling to Denver and Lisa just don't get along. However, she did make it to the Mile High City to tell us the mood concerning Cristiano da Matta's condition and her thoughts on the previous race's much talked about incident.

2006 San Jose Diary: Day Two -- Wonderful World.
by Lisa Davidson, July 29, 2006
A weekend back at the races can make one forget about all the trivial matters that can make life frustrating. That was the case for Lisa as she sees hope not just at the race track, but at the new future for Champ Car.

2006 San Jose Diary: Day One -- Summer In The City.
by Lisa Davidson, July 28, 2006
San Jose is looking a lot better thanks to the huge improvements made since last year's debut. This year's debut was all about the new Panoz DP-01.

Edmonton Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, July 23, 2006
Julie Andre scoured the Edmonton pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on standing starts, the F1 qualifying system, and challenges of the fast track.

2006 Toronto Diary: Day Three -- The Highs and The Lows.
by Russell Jaslow, July 9, 2006
Is Toronto missing some buzz? Maybe yes, maybe no. But, one thing not missing is exciting race, whether it be with the Champ Cars, the Atlantics, or even with another runaway victory by J.R. Hildebrand in Formula Ford 2000.

2006 Toronto Diary: Day Two -- Hildebrand Continues His Amazing Drives.
by Russell Jaslow, July 8, 2006
J.R Hildebrand continues to wow the racing world with a combination of speed, car control, and smarts. I said it at Cleveland, and I’ll say it again, you must keep your eye on this kid. He may be one of those phenoms that rarely come along.

2006 Toronto Diary: Day One -- Vindication Is Sweet.
by Russell Jaslow, July 7, 2006
Proving yourself right is great for an athlete. Doing it while making reporters eat crow, is that much sweeter. Nelson Philippe is showing that his move two years before Toronto is indeed paying dividends. And this reporter is forced to finally admit what was written two years ago isn’t all true.

Jim Griffith: A Study In Adaptation.
by Russell Jaslow, July 2, 2006
Just like in nature, to survive in the racing world, you have to constantly adapt to the environment or perish. Jim Griffith, one of the owners of the Polestar Racing Group, knows all about adapting. From building race cars to engineering race cars to owning race teams, he's been doing it for decades, and he's been very successful at it.

2006 Cleveland Diary: Day Three -- The Street Festival Business Plan Marches On.
by Russell Jaslow, June 25, 2006
The street festival model is all the rage in Champ Car, and Cleveland (finally!) has fully embraced it thanks to a new promoter. The fans enjoyed themselves, they got to see a race that will be talked about for years, and a security guard made the riskiest move of the weekend.

2006 Cleveland Diary: Day Two -- Young, Future Superstars.
by Russell Jaslow, June 24, 2006
The young guns in the support series grabbed the headlines. The standing start returned for the Atlantics where Graham Rahal drove a brilliant race. In the FF2000 race, yet another dominating performance was turned in by an undefeated J.R. Hildebrand. In both races, the fields streamed through Turn 1 on the first lap without a scratch.

2006 Cleveland Diary: Day One -- Leaving Them Breathless.
by Russell Jaslow, June 23, 2006
A shocking proposal stole the storyline on the first day of the Grand Prix of Cleveland where a change was for the benefit of the spectators, and a return was not necessarily for the benefit of the spectators.

2006 Portland Diary: Day Three -- Stupid Is as Stupid Does (Part Two).
by Lisa Davidson, June 18, 2006
Will Toyota follow suit and ultimately be bad for NASCAR? Will a possible merger be bad for Portland? On the other hand, the racing action was all good.

2006 Portland Diary: Day Two -- Stupid Is as Stupid Does (Part One).
by Lisa Davidson, June 17, 2006
The Portland race track is under attack, drivers are under pressure, and stupid money may one day bring the downfall of NASCAR.

2006 Portland Diary: Day One -- Musical Chairs is Not Just for Children Any More.
by Lisa Davidson, June 16, 2006
So far, the racing has been very predictable this season. However, the Silly Week of musical chairs just might inject some unpredictable excitement.

Milwaukee Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 4, 2006
Julie Andre scoured the Milwaukee pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on what the rookies think of their first oval experience, staying in shape, the amount of power to pass, and having only one oval track on the schedule.

Long Beach Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 9, 2006
Julie Andre scoured the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer our readers and her questions. At Long Beach, the hot topics were the effect of the changes in the Atlantic's series, concerns about the old tubs, and changes to the track.

2006 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- A Town Without Pity.
by Lisa Davidson, April 9, 2006
Long Beach can sometimes be unkind. From the drivers eliminated on the first lap to the thin field in Champ Car to Lisa's missing lucky socks.

2006 Long Beach Diary: Days One and Two -- Meet the New Boss…Same as the Old Boss.
by Lisa Davidson, April 8, 2006
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Kevin Kalkoven continued to work his magic during the offseason, and Sebastien Bourdais continues to work his magic in the new season.

With Great Anticipation.
by Russell Jaslow, March 30, 2006
A new season is upon us. One with new up and coming drivers, returning favorites, strong teams, and great personalities. Russell can't wait for the green flag to drop. However, it's not the series you may be expecting.

Las Vegas Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, September 24, 2005
Julie Andre scours the Las Vegas pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. Then, she had a few of her own to solicit drivers' thoughts on their favorite event this year, what there 2006 plans are, and how windy conditions affect the handling on a superspeedway.

2005 Runoffs Wrap Up -- Thanks For The Memories.
by Russell Jaslow, September 26, 2005
I remember when they announced the Runoffs were going to move from Road Atlanta to Mid-Ohio after 24 years at the southern facility. At the same time, selfishly, I was ecstatic by that announcement.

2005 Runoffs Notebook: Day Three -- The Racing Gods Provide Proper Sendoff.
by Russell Jaslow, September 25, 2005
The weather forecast didn't look good for Sunday. All over Ohio, the afternoon was supposed to be filled with showers and scattered thunderstorms with an 80% chance of rain.

2005 Las Vegas Diary -- Lakapromotion Blues.
by Lisa Davidson, September 24, 2005
This is the second year of the Doubledown in the Desert, the Bride of Frankenstein marriage of the Champ Car World Series with NASCAR Craftsman Trucks. One event, two series equals what?

2005 Runoffs Notebook: Day Two -- NASCAR Invades The Runoffs.
by Russell Jaslow, September 24, 2005
Huge fields with fendered cars produced racing more akin to NASCAR than SCCA. Touring 2 and American Sedan at times used bumping and grinding instead of skill and speed to get by cars.

2005 Runoffs Notebook: Day One -- Not Missing The Last Year.
by Russell Jaslow, September 23, 2005
Both participants and spectators don't want to miss the last Runoffs at Mid-Ohio and are showing up in record numbers. On the first day, they were treated to a thrilling G Production race.

2005 Runoffs Preview -- Mid-Ohio Swan Song.
by Russell Jaslow, September 22, 2005
This is the 12th year the SCCA Runoffs are being held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is also the last. The next three-year contract for this event has been awarded to Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas.

Denver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, August 14, 2005
Julie Andre scours the Denver pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on qualifying lap limits, the 2006 schedule, and minimum track lengths.

2005 Denver Diary: Day Two -- We’re Not Running on Empty Anymore.
by Lisa Davidson, August 13, 2005
Gone are the days when decisions are made by team owners and promoters. Champ Car now has a business plan run by series owners, and the timing of the 2006 schedule release is proof of that.

2005 Denver Diary: Day One -- Relying on the Kindness of Denverians.
by Lisa Davidson, August 12, 2005
Lisa did something she's never done before -- missed a flight. And thus, her weekend got off to a bad start, but at least she could rely on the kindness of Denver citizens.

San Jose Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, July 31, 2005
Julie Andre scours the San Jose pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. Then, she had a few of her own to solicit drivers' thoughts on the new track, what setup they start out with, and how long does it take to feel comfortable on the bumpy circuit.

2005 San Jose Diary: Day Three -- Brave New Race.
by Lisa Davidson, July 31, 2005
There's a new business model in racing, and it's called Champ Car. San Jose was a prime example of a Brave New Race in a Brave New World.

2005 San Jose Diary: Day Two -- Some of the Dumbest Things I’ve Heard.
by Lisa Davidson, July 30, 2005
The 2006 Atlantic announcement was the highlight of the day which got Lisa talking about Danica Patrick and Katherine Legge along with a bunch of dumb things she heard.

2005 San Jose Diary: Day One -- No Way Out.
by Lisa Davidson, July 29, 2005
San Jose didn't exactly get off to a grand start as Lisa is the only one willing to call it the way it is. When action did start, Lisa runs it down for us.

2005 Toronto Diary: Day Three -- Energy.
by Russell Jaslow, July 10, 2005
It's all about energy at a race weekend, especially in Toronto. Whether it's the energy of the cars, the energy of the owners, the energy of first time winners, or the energy of sex appeal, it all drives a successful event.

2005 Toronto Diary: Day Two -- It's All In The Numbers.
by Russell Jaslow, July 9, 2005
Whether it's differentiating people by numbers or records by numbers or determining perfection by numbers, racing is full of numbers.

2005 Toronto Diary: Day One -- Return Deposit.
by Russell Jaslow, July 8, 2005
A return with a positive attitude, a return no one wanted, and a welcome debut highlighted the first day of the 20th running of the Molson Indy Toronto.

2005 Cleveland Diary: Day Three -- Heading In The Right Direction.
by Russell Jaslow, June 26, 2005
Something happened on the way to the shore. A crowd showed up. A large one. And they had a lot of fun. The trend is reversing, and Champ Car is now showing definite signs of growing back to prominence.

2005 Cleveland Diary: Day Two -- Beyond The Danica Fog.
by Russell Jaslow, June 25, 2005
Luckily, there are plenty of other talented women drivers who may be good enough to be able to break through the haze of the clueless and make a name for themselves even if they never make it to the "bigs."

2005 Cleveland Diary: Day One -- Dog Day Afternoon.
by Russell Jaslow, June 24, 2005
No matter when the Cleveland Grand Prix is run, it always seems to be hot and humid. One worker said if this race was run in February, it would still be ninety degrees.

2005 Portland Diary: Days One and Two -- Greetings from the Land Of Comfort.
by Lisa Davidson, June 18, 2005
Portland looks to attract the family with a comfortable atmosphere and our West Coast correspondents are still scratching their heads over this drifting thing.

If It Ain't Indy, It Ain't Racing
by Russell Jaslow, June 14, 2005
The old guard at Indy, including Andy Granatelli, had one philosophy and one philosophy alone when it came to the Indianapolis 500. That attitude ultimately meant doom for the race they professed to love.

Milwaukee Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 4, 2005
Julie Andre scoured the Milwaukee pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on the challenges of a two day event and which is better, night or day.

Since When Is A Mistake Filled Race A Brilliant Drive?
by Russell Jaslow, May 30, 2005
Danica Patrick may be a talented driver, but her performance in the Indy 500 was anything but brilliant despite what the media wants you to believe.

There's Hope Yet For Modern Racing
by Russell Jaslow, April 24, 2005
Many people keep talking about how modern high-tech racing has become boring no-pass no-competition affairs. However, action in three events the past three weekends seem to dispel that belief.

2005 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Long Beach Rhapsody
by Lisa Davidson, April 10, 2005
An historic Atlantics race, a thrilling Champ Car race, and a perfect day has Lisa wondering if Dover Downs is listening.

Long Beach Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 10, 2005
Julie Andre scoured the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer our readers and her questions. At Long Beach, the hot topics were the challenges of Champ Car, what they would like to see in 2005, the future race in China, and the elmination of the mandatory pit stops.

2005 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- We Will Rock You!
by Lisa Davidson, April 9, 2005
A marriage announcement, a typical wild Pro-Celebrity race, and more scuttlebutt about Long Beach's future.

2005 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Risky Business: The Entrepreneur Versus The Inheritor.
by Lisa Davidson, April 8, 2005
It's round three between Kevin Kalkhoven and Tony George. This time, the fight is over the Long Beach Grand Prix.

RACER Magazine Stoops To Yellow Journalism
by Russell Jaslow, February 27, 2005
Dan Rather and The New York Times, meet RACER magazine. They are the newest members in the exceedingly not so exclusive club where journalistic integrity, facts, and impartiality are thrown out the window.

Are George Bush and Tony George Twins Separated At Birth?
by Russell Jaslow, October 30, 2004
The similarities between the President of the United States, George Bush, and the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony George, are unnerving. And, we're not just talking about the fact they share the name George.

Las Vegas Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, September 26, 2004
Julie Andre scoured the Las Vegas pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on what venue to return to in Las Vegas, should there be more double billings, and how do the drivers mentally prepare for a superspeedway.

2004 Las Vegas Diary, Part 2 -- The Race, Mr. Wilson, and Me.
by Lisa Davidson, September 26, 2004
The race brings a mixed bag of reaction from the on track excitement to the agonizing yellow flag to a shocking display from an official towards Tagliani.

2004 Las Vegas Diary, Part 1 -- The Race, Mr. Wilson, and Me.
by Lisa Davidson, September 26, 2004
Justin Wilson gives his take on adapting to open wheel racing American style, while the blondes are hard at work interviewing the drivers.

2004 Laguna Seca Diary: Day Three -- Carpentier Drops Some Hints.
by Lisa Davidson, September 12, 2004
Patrick Carpentier not only wins the race, but he also drops some hints about his salary and future.

Laguna Seca Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, September 12, 2004
Julie Andre scoured the Laguna Seca pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on road courses leaving the schedule, optimal number of overseas races, the best specs for the next Champ Car, and a bonus question.

2004 Laguna Seca Diary: Days One and Two -- Send Contract Renewals.
by Lisa Davidson, September 11, 2004
Laguna Seca is on the endangered species list for road races on the Champ Car schedule, but in the meantime, Patrick Carpentier hints of wild things if he wins.

Champ Car Is Not F1 … Nor Should It Be
by Russell Jaslow, August 29, 2004
Champ Car has always been a unique product, so if it wants to succeed in the future, it must not try to emulate F1, but rather continue it's tradition of uniqueness.

Will History Repeat?
by Russell Jaslow, August 15, 2004
With the announcement of an IRL race at famed Watkins Glen, Russell looks back on his personal open wheel racing experience and starts to wonder.

Vancouver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, July 25, 2004
Julie Andre scoured the Vancouver pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions on Vancouver behavior following Toronto, a possible Calgary race, and the different rubber at Las Vegas.

2004 Toronto Diary: Day Three -- Receding Grids.
by Russell Jaslow, July 11, 2004
Support series entry lists get smaller and smaller while Sebastien Bourdais is hooked up not unlike Crisitiano da Matta's championship season.

2004 Toronto Diary: Day Two -- Just A Footnote.
by Russell Jaslow, July 10, 2004
The action returns both on the track and the runway, and the Rocketsports driver saga takes a spoiled turn.

2004 Toronto Diary: Day One -- Under Scrutiny.
by Russell Jaslow, July 9, 2004
Day one in Toronto opened up with a surprising last minute driver change, while other drivers were under the scrutinizing eye of the author, and beauty contestants were judged by all.

Milwaukee Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 5, 2004
Julie Andre scoured the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions at Milwaukee on nighttime qualifying, only one oval on the schedule, and the constantly changing qualifying rules.

2004 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Lisa's Thoughts.
by Lisa Davidson, April 18, 2004
Lisa gives us her thoughts on the weekend, the race, the drivers, and other topics.

Long Beach Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 18, 2004
Julie Andre scoured the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions. At Long Beach, the hot topics were the push to pass button, what opportunities were they looking at during the bankruptcy hearings, qualifying, and their training regimen.

2004 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- It Never Rains in California.
by Lisa Davidson, April 17, 2004
On a rainy day, the Deep Throttle crew takes it easy checking out rumors, "enjoying" the Pro Celebrity Race, and talking to drivers.

2004 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
by Lisa Davidson, April 16, 2004
A neighborhood once tainted by tattoo parlors and prostitutes now celebrates it's 30th year of revitalization as Champ Car begins its own resurrection.

2004 Champ Car World Series “Premiere”: The Good, the Bad & The Ugly.
by Lisa Davidson, March 15, 2004
It was just a press gathering to make some announcements, but nothing is ever simple with Champ Cars. Lisa found a whole lot of good, bad, and ugly leading up to the 2004 season.

I Never Thought Tony George Was Stupid, But I’m Willing to Change My Mind.
by Lisa Davidson, February 2, 2004
Was Tony George stupid, or did his complete hatred of CART cause him not to think straight? Or, not to listen to his expert advice? Or, the expert advice never informed him.

When You're Born Rich.
by Russell Jaslow, January 29, 2004
When you're born rich, you don't do things. You buy things. Tony George has been trying to buy control of open wheel racing from the start.

2003 Fontana Diary: Day None.
by Jeff Davidson, November 2, 2003
Just who did cancel the 500, and would ISC have given NASCAR such a hard time?

Miami Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, September 28, 2003
Julie Andre scours the Miami pit lane and paddock to solicit drivers' thoughts on the pending buyout by OWRS and this year's track conditions.

2003 Valvoline Runoffs Wrap Up -- The President's Cup and Naughty Drivers.
by Russell Jaslow, September 22, 2003
The President's Cup is awarded while some drivers lost their wins to actions by the Stewards. We wrapup all the action by looking at some of the numbers for the weekend.

2003 Valvoline Runoffs Notebook: Day Three -- Clean Starts and Thrilling Battles Entertain Large Crowd.
by Russell Jaslow, September 21, 2003
Surprisingly, on a day when most expected carnage on the opening lap for many of the classes involved, the starts were very clean. That, and the battles for the lead in many of the classes kept the excellent turnout of fans entertained.

2003 Valvoline Runoffs Notebook: Day Two -- John Heinricy Wins Twice In One Day; Mike Pinney Wins Twice In 25 Years.
by Russell Jaslow, September 20, 2003
As promised, it was a perfect weather day, and even more perfect for John Heinricy who won two national championships in one afternoon while Mike Pinney won his second title, 25 years after his first.

2003 Valvoline Runoffs Notebook: Day One -- GT2 Race For The Ages As Isabel Stays Away.
by Russell Jaslow, September 19, 2003
The best race of the day, possibly for the weekend, and maybe in Runoffs history, was the last race of the day in GT2. Meanwhile, the remnants of Hurricane Isabel mostly stayed away producing a near perfect day.

2003 Valvoline Runoffs Preview -- 40/10 And No Chicane.
by Russell Jaslow, September 18, 2003
It's the 40th rendition of the Runoffs and the 10th one at Mid-Ohio, but this time there is no chicane. There is, however, as usual, promise of some great racing.

Denver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, August 31, 2003
Julie Andre scours the Denver pit lane and paddock to solicit drivers' thoughts on their reactions to single car qualifying, this year's track conditions, and what they will do with their time off.

Vancouver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, July 27, 2003
Julie Andre scours the Vancouver pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. Then, she had a few of her own to solicit drivers' thoughts on the push to pass button proposal, the reliability of the Ford engine, and their best racing moment.

Mario Andretti's Reunification Attempts.
by Russell Jaslow, July 15, 2003
Racing legend Mario Andretti sat down with a handful of reporters and talked about his desire to see open wheel racing united into one series again, and he is doing everything in his power to get it done.

2003 Toronto Diary: Day Three -- Major Party.
by Russell Jaslow, July 13, 2003
SARS didn't scare anybody away, so lots of folks got to celebrate their hometown hero's victory. A nice overdose of open wheel racing made for a great weekend.

2003 Toronto Diary: Day Two -- Female Heroes.
by Russell Jaslow, July 12, 2003
There are women in auto racing who have not only poured their heart and soul into their passion, but who sometimes have been perfect role models for not just young girls, but for all of us.

2003 Toronto Diary: Day One -- Slow Start.
by Russell Jaslow, July 11, 2003
The "Long Beach of the East" got off to an unchacteristically slow start thanks to traffic, rain, and a "covered" up crowd.

2003 Cleveland Diary: Night Vision.
by Russell Jaslow, July 7, 2003
The naysayers were all proven wrong as the night time experiment proved to be a grand success with excitement to please everyone.

Laguna Seca Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 15, 2003
Julie Andre scours the Laguna Seca pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. Then, she had a few of her own to solicit drivers' thoughts on the upcoming Cleveland night race, status of Mid-Ohio, the new engine package, and what advice they would give Chris Pook.

What I Hate The Most About Tony George.
by Lisa Davidson, June 9, 2003
Tony George had one job when he took over stewardship of the Indy 500, and he has failed miserably at it.

Thank God The IRL Was Created -- It's The Savior For Penske and Brazilian Drivers.
by Russell Jaslow, May 26, 2003
Without the IRL, Roger Penske would not have an amazing 13 Indy 500 victories. Without the IRL, Brazilian drivers would not have been able to replace the Midwest short track drivers as the stars of the great Memorial Day classic.

2003 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here.
by Lisa Davidson, April 21, 2003
A bet on pole position goes awry, Mario Haberfeld makes a lousy impression, and Paul Gentilozzi should stay away from NASCAR.

Long Beach Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, April 16, 2003
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions. At Long Beach, the hot topics were the competition level, what series CART should be, and which rules are liked and disliked.

Sometimes School is Cool.
by Jeff Davidson, April 14, 2003
Math may be no fun, but when a Formula Atlantic team pays a visit, school is cool.

2003 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- War Is Hell.
by Lisa Davidson, April 11, 2003
With the real war in Iraq going on, the open wheel war continues in America.

Press Releases Dated April 1.
by Russell Jaslow, April 1, 2003
Junqueira loves Haberfeld, Tracy wants to have dinner with Tony George, and Moreno's new sponsor.

2002 Fontana Diary: Day Three -- One Perfect Day, One Perfect Race.
by Lisa Davidson, November 3, 2002
Super interviews, scoops not found anywhere else, and a great race.

Fontana Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, November 3, 2002
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions. At Fontana, the hot topics were the controversial Surfers Paradise race and the proposed V-10 engine spec.

2002 Fontana Diary: Day One -- You Can’t Get Here From There.
by Lisa Davidson, November 2, 2002
Everything seems to be changing directions, whether getting to a restaurant or the future of CART.

2002 Fontana Diary: Day One -- California Dreaming.
by Lisa Davidson, November 1, 2002
A concerned feeling permeates the air while da Matta's deadline continues to be "one week."

Bizarro World.
by Russell Jaslow, September 28, 2002
You are Rip van Winkle and an open wheel racing fan. What you find when you wake up shocks you.

2002 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day Three -- Sibling Rivalry, Oil On The Track, and No Rain Conclude The Weekend.
by Russell Jaslow, September 22, 2002
Formula Continental saw two brothers fight it out while E Production cars were spinning on an oily track.

2002 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day Two -- A Dandy Spec Racer Ford Battle.
by Russell Jaslow, September 21, 2002
The Spec Racer Ford drivers could teach the pro racers a thing or two about fighting hard and clean.

2002 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day One -- Gorgeous Weather and Great Racing.
by Russell Jaslow, September 20, 2002
The weather is perfect, and the racing is even better as the Runoffs® ninth occurance at Mid-Ohio gets underway.

Denver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, September 1, 2002
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. At Denver, she also asked various drivers their thoughts on the recent big events in CART.

Vancouver Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, July 28, 2002
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions. At Vancouver, she asks various drivers their thoughts on the popularity of street circuits, the new Denver race, their plans for next year, and what they need to improve for the remainder of this season.

2002 Vancouver Conversation: Oriol Servia On His New Ride.
by Julie Andre, July 28, 2002
Julie has a brief conversation with Oriol Servia on his new ride with Patrick Racing.

2002 Toronto Diary: Hog Wild in Hogtown.
by Russell Jaslow, July 7, 2002
You would be hard pressed to find a city that loves their open wheel racing as much as Toronto does.

Chicago Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 30, 2002
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer your questions. At Chicago, she also asked various drivers their thoughts on some of the most recent rules on the CART circuit.

Laguna Seca Driver Interviews.
by Julie Andre, June 9, 2002
Julie Andre scours the pit lane and paddock looking for drivers to answer her questions. At Laguna Seca, she asks various drivers their thoughts on some of the most recent developments on the CART circuit.

Now, Helio Winning Is A Good Thing? -- IRL Fans Are A Funny Lot.
by Russell Jaslow, May 29, 2002
I don't get it. Last year, Helio Castroneves winning the Indy 500 was a bad thing. This year, it is a good thing.

2002 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- A Day at Da Races.
by Lisa Davidson, April 14, 2002
An amazing Trans-Am race puts an exclamation point on another grand weekend at Long Beach.

2002 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Three Blondes Have A Field Day.
by Lisa Davidson, April 13, 2002
Get three blonde reporters together, and watch out Long Beach.

2002 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- Atlantics Are Promoted, and Danica Patrick Steals The Limelight.
by Lisa Davidson, April 12, 2002
Lots to get used to this year -- Friday qualifying is back, no Indy Lights, and a future star may be a woman.

The Incredible Shrinking Grid
by Lisa Davidson, February 26, 2002
A multiple choice question to help you figure out how many cars will be on the grid at Monterrey.

2002 Sneak Preview Conversation: Memo Gidley – Have Seat, Will Travel
by Lisa Davidson, February 25, 2002
Lisa sits down with Memo Gidley, and gives an update on the talented super sub.

2002 Sneak Preview Diary: Day Three -- It's A Wrap.
by Lisa Davidson, February 9, 2002
CART may have turned things around and are heading in the right direction, but it still can't organize a group driver shoot.

2002 Sneak Preview Conversation: Scott Dixon on Sponsorship: "It's Coming."
by Lisa Davidson, February 9, 2002
Lisa sits down with Scott Dixon, and then makes a bold prediction.

2002 Sneak Preview Diary: Day Two -- The Tale of Two CARTs.
by Lisa Davidson, February 8, 2002
CART is trying to remake itself and right the wrongs of the past, but the Old CART and the New CART still coexist together.

2002 Sneak Preview Diary: Day One -- The CART Files.
by Lisa Davidson, February 7, 2002
Just where is the truth when it comes to CART trying to find itself after 2001?

Christmas Present For CART -- Their Last Chance.
by Deep Throttle, December 25, 2001
Santa Claus brought CART a very special gift this holiday season. There were also other items on Santa's list for the CART community.

If CART Fails, The Owners' Greed Is To Blame.
by Russell Jaslow, December 24, 2001
Greed helped CART form and develop into a successful organization. But lately, that greed threatens to destroy the very organization that the owners are responsible for.

2001 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day Three -- "...Except For Mr. Luyendyk."
by Russell Jaslow, September 23, 2001
Dave Weitzenhof was not too happy with Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s driving as the final day produced plenty more action and excitement.

2001 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day Two -- Where's Warren?
by Russell Jaslow, September 22, 2001
Mr. Mid-Ohio didn't show up this year, but that didn't keep any of the excitement away as the second day was chock full of action.

2001 Valvoline Runoffs Diary: Day One -- Some Things Never Change.
by Russell Jaslow, September 21, 2001
The snow is gone, but the rain isn't as the first day of action kicks off.

SCCA Losses Two Members on September 11.
September 13, 2001
Deep Throttle pays tribute to two SCCA members, Linda Gronlund and Joe DeLuca, who were on United Airlines Flight 93.

Driving The Cleveland Track ... In A Truck.
by Russell Jaslow, July 4, 2001
Driving one of the SCCA support trucks allowed the author to get a first hand luck at the Cleveland airport circuit and other weekend observations.

Once Again, CART Shows Their Stuff -- And Shows The IRL Is Still A Lie.
by Russell Jaslow, May 28, 2001
First. Second. Third. Fourth. Fifth. Not even the most devout hard nosed CART fan could ever have dreamed up a scenario like that in their wildest imagination.

Deep Throttle's Russell Jaslow Appears In The Wall Street Journal.
Press Release, May 25, 2001


Machine Beauty -- IRL vs. CART Car Aesthetics.
by Tim Layman, May 15, 2001
Twenty years of survival of the fittest has created a lithe, supple, missile of a chassis for the CART FedEx Championship series. What does the IRL have to show for it's first five years? A rules mandated Frankenstein of carbon fiber and Kevlar.

Nazareth Has Only Themselves To Blame.
by Russell Jaslow, May 11, 2001
Nazareth Speedway and the Andretti's complained loudly about CART taking the race away from them. However, until they recognize that they never did all they could have done to keep the event, they are barking up the wrong tree.

2001 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Just Another Day in Paradise.
by Lisa Davidson, April 8, 2001
The weather gods come through again for race day at Long Beach, but the racing did not live up to the weather.

2001 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- Things Are Getting Curiouser and Curiouser Around Here.
by Lisa Davidson, April 7, 2001
Did Lisa suddenly become Alice in Wonderland? It sure seemed that way to her as one strange thing after another occurred all day.

2001 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- The World’s Largest Beach Party Gets Underway ... Sort Of.
by Lisa Davidson, April 6, 2001
Cold weather may have spoiled the true definition of a beach party, but the action on -- and off -- the track is just getting started.

Those Daring Young Men in Their Driving Machines.
by Lisa Davidson, April 4, 2001
The Indy Lights and Toyota Atlantics 2001 preview is a mixture of Starsearch and Heartbreak Hotel. Which translates to exciting, breathtaking action on the track. Fasten your seatbelts!

Safety Emphasis -- Circuits or Cars.
by Lisa Davidson and Russell Jaslow, February 20, 2001
Zanardi says, "Make the tracks safer." But is that really where the safety emphasis should be? Lisa and Russell take up opposing views.

CART's New CEO: Mr. Consensus.
by Lisa Davidson, February 13, 2001
The new CEO has tough challenges ahead as he tries to overcome problems former CEO's couldn't. Perhaps, the only way to do so is to be Mr. Consensus.

2001 Sneak Preview Diary: Day Three -- Deals Are Made As The Week Winds Down.
by Lisa Davidson, January 18, 2001
Deals for races and driver lineups are announced as Sneak Preview comes to an end.

2001 Sneak Preview Diary: Day Two -- Cold Weather and Friendly Drivers.
by Lisa Davidson, January 17, 2001
No driving, but lots of talking and picture taking greet our frozen duo.

2001 Sneak Preview Diary: Day One -- Deep Throttle Goes to CART's Sneak Preview.
by Lisa Davidson, January 16, 2001
The Cosworth tour, the All-Stars gala, and Tracy calling himself a d!@#head with de Ferran agreeing.

The Irony Of It All
by Roy Todd, October 4, 2000
Because of an obsession to destroy CART, Tony George will always be remembered for wrecking the Indy 500 instead of building up IMS and bringing in new events.

US Grand Prix Diary: An Unexpected Pleasure.
by Russell Jaslow, September 28, 2000
A Formula One Grand Prix on the hallow grounds of IMS. What would it be like?

My Head Is Spinning
Or, Who's On First

by Russell Jaslow, August 29, 2000
It's the wackiest silly season ever. And, it's gotten totally out of hand.

2000 Cleveland Diary: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part Three -- The Ugly.

by Russell Jaslow, July 12, 2000
First lap pileup. Guy covered with tattoos. Vinegar on french fries. Lots of ugliness here.
2000 Cleveland Diary: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part Two -- The Bad.

by Russell Jaslow, July 11, 2000
Everything was good about Cleveland, except for a certain Holiday Inn.

2000 Cleveland Diary: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Part One -- The Good.

by Russell Jaslow, July 10, 2000
The author thought Cleveland was nothing more than a bankrupt, burning river city. Oh, how wrong he was.

Open Wheel Racing Needs Indy, And Other Truths You Don't Want To Hear
by Russell Jaslow, June 5, 2000
The events of this past May have brought out truths that neither side wants to hear.

Game, Set, Match: The Emperor Has No Clothes.
by Russell Jaslow, May 28, 2000
Team Ganassi and Juan Montoya show the world that the IRL has been one big lie.

2000 Long Beach Diary: Day Three -- Race Day Finally Arrives.
by Lisa Davidson, April 19, 2000
Race day finally arrives, and race fans approach the day in many different ways.

2000 Long Beach Diary: Day Two -- What Really Powers Auto Racing.
by Lisa Davidson, April 15, 2000
It's really the money, not horsepower, that drives big time auto racing.

2000 Long Beach Diary: Day One -- We're Not In Kansas Anymore.
by Lisa Davidson, April 14, 2000
The fans are starting to take a back seat to the "comps," but the racing action is still the same.

If The PGA Were NASCAR.
by Doug Seim, February 9, 2000
A tongue in cheek look at what would happen to Tiger Woods if the PGA thought the way NASCAR does.

Another Plea To Adopt IRL Rules For Indy Lights.
by Philip Larsen, December 2, 1999
It's been said by a lot of other people, but the idea is good enough to be said again -- CART should adopt a modified version of the IRL chassis/engine rules for their Indy Lights series.

Abandoning The American Driver.
by Roy Todd, November 17, 1999
CART team owners appear to be abandoning the American race car driver. Instead of giving a local driver a chance, they are taking the easy route and playing follow the leader.

CART Should Race At Indy.
by Russell Jaslow, September 3, 1999
The time is right that CART should run the Indianapolis 500. It will actually benefit CART more than the IRL. Even if an IRL driver wins.

A Confession: My First Big Time Oval Race.
by Russell Jaslow, May 5, 1999
Despite all his years of watching and attending races, Russell Jaslow has never been to a big time oval race. He attended his first at Nazareth, and he writes about his impressions.

Sports Car Racing Is (Almost) Back.
by Roy Todd, March 22, 1999
It appeared sports car racing in North America was dead. But a funny thing happened on the way to the funeral. The corpse was still warm. And now it appears to be kicking.

Hawaiian Super Prix or Super Flop?
by Roy Todd, March 16, 1999
Is this special race going to be an event to remember for good reasons or bad reasons?

What Is Deep Throttle?
by Roy Todd, February 26, 1999
Here's the overview and rundown about the Deep Throttle web site.


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