Back To The Track

Okay, so I’ve been MIA for a while… Sorry. I’ve been having a whole lot of grief on my own site that I was only able to post 6 times last week but I do believe that’s all behind us now. So let’s get back to racing.

On the docket, IRL.

No usually I don’t pay any attention to this crap because it’s basically NASCRAP without fenders but since they have merged with the Champ Car series, I’ll give em a little ink, but just a little until they get to a road course.

Here’s the top ten from Saturday’s opening weekend at Homestead Florida. 4 of the 8 Champ Teams finished with 3 out due mechanicals and 1 to an incident.

1 Scott Dixon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
9 D/H/F 1 213.341 200 3 67 Running 50
3 Dan Wheldon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10 D/H/F 22 0.000 200 3 9 Running 35
5 Ed Carpenter
Menards/ Vision Racing
20 D/H/F 24 0.000 199 0 0 Running 30
7 Ryan Hunter-Reay
Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol
17 D/H/F 9 210.744 199 0 0 Running 26
9 A.J. Foyt IV
Vision Racing
2 D/H/F 25 0.000 198 0 0 Running 22

The best part about IRL Racing is still………

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Danica Patrick

On the motorcycle front, MotoGP was going strong in Jerez Spain with Honda’s Dani Pedrosa taking an early lead and pulling away to stomp on Italy’s favorite son, Valentino Rossi. Nick Hayden was the first American to cross the line in 4th. My guy, Casey Stoner on the Ducati, went soil sampling twice and finished a disappointing 11th. Bummer.

The results:

1 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda  
2 Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha  
3 Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha  
4 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Team Honda  
5 Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki  
6 James Toseland Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha  
7 John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki  
8 Andrea Dovizioso JiR Scot Team Honda  
9 Shinya Nakano San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda  
10 Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki  
11 Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati  
12 Marco Melandri Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati  
13 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki  
14 Alex De Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda  
15 Toni Elias Alice Team Ducati  
16 Sylvain Guintoli Alice Team Ducati

I don’t normally watch the 250cc class because I just don’t have that kind of time (the wife won’t let me) but I managed to see the final laps of yesterday’s race in Jerez which saw the 2 riders fighting for the lead crash out on the last lap handing the lead and the win to the guy who was to finish third. It was quite the exciting finish.

Until next week…….

UPDATE: The results table for the IRL isn’t looking so hot….Danica finished 6th.

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  1. […] Updates By silent e This weeks action at Ick’s Corner This entry is filed under Racing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 […]

  2. I was thinking you might still be in mourning over the Favre retirement.. Glad to see you back sir 🙂

  3. Cheese and rice!!! Ask Ol’Broad about the problems we’ve had…. We now have a new web host and everything seems OK for now.

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