“Never can say goodbye” but each season must end and we say good bye to the IndyCar 2017 season be recapping Sonoma and the Championship. We also discuss our Top 5 Moments of 2017 (and would love to hear your Top 5 too – let us know through social media!). We also get feisty again…which you should have expected. Finally, we look ahead to what we’ll be doing in the off-season: SCCA, Air Race, #LiquorandLights and some 24 Hour races…stay tuned it only gets better.
Anyone else feeling sad about the last race of the season coming up? We are, so we run down our dream team. Sonoma is previewed, and there is totally going to be a Team Penske fight! Then we attempt to make call who we think will be in the Top 5 in the Championship, and it’s really too darn close this year. Also we just don’t know how to feel about all the driver movements (real and hypothetical)…thankfully the Silly Season will help us make it through off season.
(also the Mac does not like iPhone calls apparently, we’ll work on the weird audio feedback for next time)
Molly can’t stop cheering for Rossi. Abby’s heartbroken for Newgarden. We both shed a tear for Hinch. Watkins Glen was great, even without the promised rain. We talk about some Push2Pass research, what you get for winning, and of course the silly season. Listen closely – there’s homework! Send us your answers via social media (Twitter: @FastCarsin317 or Facebook facebook.com/fastcarsfastgirls)
Gateway, way to kill it on your first race back! The Bommarito 500 was a good race (after the first ten laps...poor Ed Carpenter Racing...) and we talk about the race (how amazing was Conor!), the track, and a good weekend. Molly saw the infamous "rookie stripe" and then interviewed our own Rookie about her experiances at Gateway. Sadly, no more ovals for the rest of the season so we chat about about Watkins Glen and make our picks (come on Conor!). Also - can Andretti Autosport just officially announce their decision? Some of us may need to buy new merchandise Michael!
The excitement of an oval speed show (thanks ABC Supply 500!) lingers through this whole podcast. We recap one of the most insane races we’ve ever seen. How wide were they at the start? Are there any rules in that pit area? Is Hinchcliffe the greatest there ever was (quite possibly)? Is Will Power using witchcraft? Also – yep Conor’s car is haunted. We talk about some female hotrod racers, how the “don’t send angry messages to Race Control” was a rule written for people like us…and Abby reads the card she got Molly for her birthday. Hold on – Bommarito is going to be just as crazy (we have some fun with double entendres) and Molly’s heading to St. Louis to watch the race and celebrate her birthday! Enjoy!
We preview the “Tricky Triangle” (really the jokes are too easy) and cover a ton of topics including the discussion around Push to Pass, more Silly Season Updates (aka Molly’s dream team), how we get Pippa Mann a full time ride, and our top drivers. Started a new section, giving some updates on Female Racers. We also divulge the real reason we could never, ever, be drivers. Thanks for listening to us if you're not following us on social media (Facebook: Fast Cars Fast Girls , Twitter @FastCarsin317 , and Instagram FastCarsFastgirls) you should bonus material abounds!!
We had the great opportunity to sit with Doug Thornton (@Douguto on Twitter) one of the Indy Camping (@IndyCamping) guys, in his garage a stone’s throw from IMS, and ask him about his experiences. We also picked his brain over the Silly Season rumors. Great stories abound! Great insights abound! Great Marco shade happens! Thanks again to Doug for sitting down with us and letting us ask you all sorts of questions. We both walked away with a lot more knowledge and a lot more tracks on our list to visit (Sorry the audio went squirrely and we lost the last five minutes…we blame Marco). Please give Doug and the IndyCamping guys a follow, they're awesome!
Not only did we experience our first Indy Car race on the Road – we pretty much killed it! We recap the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio including great times with other fans and chance encounters with drivers (#WhoIsWatchingNorman). Just know, you never bet against two women from Speedway as our picks for this race were amazing, and #ConorCarWatch earns another donation to the JDRF. We also continue to throw shade at Marco, theorize about what Ed Carpenter told Spencer Pigot, and decide we’d be great in Race Control. There’s a shout out to #BadassWilson, and hey in a month we’re in St. Louis!
Not to bury the lead, but as we said "Roger Penske thinks it, we know it, you heard it here first, NASCAR sucks". Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the longer track for slower cars, maybe it's the new stage thing; but we don't think this race is a good idea any longer. There's a bold prediction about it's future made. We discuss how the IMS is probably the #GreatestConcertVenueinRacing and the 400 Fest. Thankfully, back to IndyCar action next week at Mid-Ohio (we'll be there - will you?) and the standings are T-I-G-H-T! Take a minute to rate this podcast, and hopefully we'll see some of you in Ohio!
Last vacation podcast from us. We talk all things Toronto, including Josef Newgarden straight luck with that pit opportunity, Will Power's sad end, and the possibility of James Hinchcliffe's hometown advantage. We also ramble on about the possibility of drivers moving around. We rant, a bit, about "races are won or lost in the pits" always being said. Discuss Indy Car fights on YouTube, and someone makes a passionate plea to be a lawyer for one of the teams. . . oh and we mention NASCAR briefly because the Brickyard 400 is upcoming, and it's at the IMS, so naturally.