FBC indi Episode #9c — Silly season is here!

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We tried to provide you a show from the SCCA Solo Nationals and a preview of Verizon IndyCar Series finale at Sonoma Raceway, but difficult logistics and technical snafus thwarted our attempts at Episodes 9a and 9b. Third time’s the charm, and we have a lot to discuss tonight. The IndyCar and Mazda Road to Indy seasons are over and we have four new champions. With the seasons complete, Silly Season is in full swing, and Josef Newgarden is the keystone.

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Coji

I’m a bit irritated that Newgarden went to Penske, for I selfishly wanted ECR to be a competitive team next year. If they get in a Kannan or JPM, then they still can be. I’ve never seen a driver remove a helmet during a race. It was quite intense and I also thought that during live track conditions, helmets were always needed when over the wall. The sign of a talented driver is the ability to adapt to different strategies, particularly extending the effectiveness of the gap to the people behind. Unfortunately that’s not always appreciated by people and also… Read more »

xorpheous

The problem with a rotating finale venue is the value promoters and track owners place on date equity. From a fan standpoint, I think it would be fun to have a small subset of the tracks on the schedule rotate through hosting the finale, but I don’t think the tracks would view it as a positive for them.

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