IndyCar’s Adrenaline-Inducing Entertainment Factor

Not really sure how I feel. I’m torn. Do I want the entertainment… the moments or even in this case, the entirety of the race that makes me sit on the edge of my seat, jump out of my skin, verbalize gibberish and yell out loud? Uhm… yes. I love adrenaline, I want excitement. Races like the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA yesterday are the ones we thirst for, as Verizon IndyCar Series fans. While the drivers are in the safest Indy car’s that have ever existed, the risks that they have to take in situations … Continue reading IndyCar’s Adrenaline-Inducing Entertainment Factor

IndyCar 2015: Ready, Set, Race – Part II of II

Life happens, folks. I tried my best to get this second portion of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season breakdown to you earlier this week but sometimes despite our best efforts, things get delayed or pushed back beyond our control. Regardless, here is a look at the last 8 race weekends for next year – a little history, a little hope and a lot of excitement is present in this second half to the 2-part article. You can catch up on Part I right here, which went live this past Sunday. Let’s pick up with the first race in June, … Continue reading IndyCar 2015: Ready, Set, Race – Part II of II

Penske Powerhouse… and a Power Outage

Sweltering heat, shaky hands, nerves of steel and courage on pit lane to get the perfect… tweet. Ah, the life I am blessed enough to call my own is a good one. Great, I might venture to say… and I am appreciative for every solitary second. It’s hard for me to believe that a year ago I was in Baltimore for the Grand Prix, gathering information for my first article on IndyCar. I’d been a fan all my life, but that was the first race where I was More Than a Fan. Hard to believe in just a year I’ve … Continue reading Penske Powerhouse… and a Power Outage

IndyCar Championship Heats Up Southern California

Greetings from sunny California! It’s been hot as well with temps hitting 100 on the daily. The Verizon IndyCar Series however, is hitting 200+ at Auto Club Speedway! The open test on Wednesday night went relatively smoothly, with cars pack racing in groups of 3 or 4, and sometimes even grouping up to 5 in close proximity – a great preview of the kind of action we could be in for tomorrow evening in Fontana, during the MAV TV 500. Scott Dixon ran the fastest overall, in the #9 for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. The most-recent race winner had a … Continue reading IndyCar Championship Heats Up Southern California

IndyCar 2014 – Schedule Preview

In this section of MTAF Wheels IndyCar 2014  preview, I will be taking a look at this season’s schedule. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule consists of eighteen races at fourteen different venues. The venues include five street circuits, four road courses, three superspeedway ovals which are part of the Fuzzy’s Triple Crown Challenge, one intermediate oval, and two short ovals. The Fuzzy’s Triple Crown Challenge features the three 500 mile races on the schedule (Indianapolis, Pocono, and Fontana). A $1 million dollar bonus is awarded if a driver can win all three events during the season and $250,000 if … Continue reading IndyCar 2014 – Schedule Preview

Fontana Finale

This weekend is all about the numbers. 25 – the number of points that separate Scott Dixon & Helio Castroneves as they battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship. It is also the number of cars entered into the Finale at Fontana. 11 – the number of different IndyCar winners we would have this season, should a first-time winner take the checkered in Fontana. This would tie the current record. If one of them were to make it to Victory Lane for the MAVTV 500, they would be the 11th different driver to win a race this season, tying the … Continue reading Fontana Finale