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Shape up soon

My racing interest is dominated by four types.  F1, Indycar, MotoGP, and sprint cars on dirt.   Believe me that’s enough, any more and my tv would catch fire.   Well Indycar has its problems, no one would argue that.  I still love it.  But there are undoubtedly problems in leadership.  A televised sport is a consumable product, and during a couple decades of Indycar in-fighting nascar went and marketed itself loads better to become the dominant motorsport in America.  Along with marketing, their management and organization is simply more professional.   With the latest gaffe by Indycar leadership, memorialized by Will Power’s hilarious double bird to the officials, there has been an outcry among fans for the removal of Brian Barnhart from his various positions of authority.   This song is my contribution to that outcry:

To the tune of Casey Jones…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQF8CILMt8c

SHAPE UP INDYCAR


This open wheeler
makes it on time
putting on races
since 1909
Went back to New Hampshire
not too long ago
that’s the final straw
Brian, you’ve got to go

CHORUS
Driving that train
with half a brain
Indycar you better
shape up soon
Cars going fast
put the bad in the past
Leadership must act to make
the league grow and last

Hard job and decisions
running the competition
Take my advice
give the fans what they are wishing
These cars are the best
In the U.S. of A.
Randy take us back on top
like back in the day

CHORUS
Driving that train
with half a brain
Indycar you better
shape up soon
Cars going fast
put the bad in the past
Leadership must act to make
the league grow and last

Trouble with you is
the trouble with me
we’re stuck under the rule
of TGBB
With all that wreckage
you know he’s got to go
Like Willy’s birds say “Yo
This guy can’t run the show”

CHORUS
Driving that train
with half a brain
Indycar you better
shape up soon
Cars going fast
put the bad in the past
Leadership must act to make
the league grow and last

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F1 Hungary GP 2011

Hungary review and more at 2011 season review page.

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F1 German GP 2011

GP of Germany now at fascinating F1 2011 season review page.

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European GP

All race reviews from 2011 now at:

http://www.allenbooth.com/2011_f1_season_review_a/258.htm

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The race seems disjointed from the start, with a wet track, Pedrosa out with injury, and Rossi starting on the back row.

Stoner pushes through on Dovisioso early, just like he was ready to take it so he took it.  Simoncelli exciting again but has a thrilling mistake that puts him behind Lorenzo – the two of them then stuck behind Dovisioso while Stoner pulled away.

Lorenzo and Spies crash on the same lap – Team Yamaha with a painful few moments.  That’s 25 races they say since Lorenzo last had a DNF.     Then Simoncelli!  Also in turn 1 – a momentary lapse of concentration and we see just how easy it is to go down in the wet.

Stoner takes the Championship lead, go Casey!

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P1 for Will

Loved :

  • Wheldon as a commentator (though would rather see him racing).
  • “Through the field” summaries of top 12 or so how they got to where they were, especially with so much green flag racing.
  • The draw for race 2 starting positions.  Fun.
C’mon Power get that first oval win!  Crazy last stops with 7 laps left.
Oh but Franchitti whines about the draw after finishing 7th.  Before you were annoying, now I’m actively rooting against you Dario.

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Canadian GP 2011

Canadian GP in Montreal notes now at 2011 F1 season review page.

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