Saturday, May 28, 2016
It is Indy weekend. The Indianapolis 500 was one of the first races that captured my imagination. I like open wheel racing, Indy car, F-1, and others. I love bicycle racing - some day I am going to watch a stage of the Tour de France thunder by (I am missing the finish of the Giro d'Italia by a few days this year.) I enjoy horse racing. All of these have something in common, they are pure, honest, built from the ground up to be fast, the audience is intelligent - maybe even cultured.
I loath NASCAR - the fakery of calling the cars a Chevy or Toyota or Ford drives me nuts, the current cars have nothing to do with production cars other than a general silhouette. Silly redneck racing.
I have been to Indy twice for qualifying and practice sessions. There is something magic about a car zooming by at 200+ miles per hour. Go for it!