Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 29, 2012-Two legends of the Speedway

This picture was taken during my radio show just before the Brickyard 400 in 2005. I’m live on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN. I’m very fortunate to say I know both Donald Davidson and the late Tom Carnegie. BTW: Tom is wearing a “Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Club”  hat. As a media member you can […]

September 28, 2012-Rodger Ward’s winners rings

One day in the media center I was talking with Rodger Ward Jr and somehow the subject of his Dad’s 2 Indy 500 winners rings came up. He was kind enough to show them to me. Rodger Ward was my favorite driver growing up because he was a winner but also because he would attend […]

September 27, 2012-Visitors in the IMS Radio Network Booth part 2

How about 2005 when we were visited by Gen Colin Powell!

September 26, 2012-Mark and Donna Dismore’s New Castle Motorsports Park

Mark Dismore won in every type of racing vehicle he ever sat in. His remarkable career started, as was many drivers, at his Father’s business Comet Kart Sales in Greenfield, IN. Mark and his saintly wife Donna, now run New Castle Motorsports Park just east of Indy off I-70. This world class venue has hosted […]

September 25, 2012-Visitors in the Radio Network Booth

Here are some photos from the Radio Network Booth in Chicago from 2008. We were visited by Olympic medalist Bridget Sloan from Pittsboro, IN. and actor/race car driver Frankie Muniz. I think Bridget brought her Silver medal to show us:)      

September 24, 2012-My Hero, My Friend, Jimmy Bryan on Facebook

If you’re not a Facebook user, here’s the excuse you’ve been looking for to sign up. Love the book, love the photos! Great job. http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Hero-My-Friend-Jimmy-Bryan/140289286018358

September 23, 2012-The view, from Turn 2

In 2008 I got to call turn 2 for the Freedom 100 on the IMS Radio network. The hard wired position Jake Query uses for the 500 wasn’t operable that day so I was using a standard wireless headset and mic up in the South East Vista. Great view so I thought I’d share some […]

September 22, 2012-Rookie Stripes

I made my first trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in March 1963, but it wasn’t until May of 2003 I got to remove my rookie stripes. This photo taken on the 9th floor of the Pagoda in the IMS Radio Network Booth right before the race. (see the 3 pieces of tape on the […]

September 21, 2012-Arie Luyendyk Happy Birthday!

Born on this date in 1953 Arie is remembered for being a 2 time 500 winner (1990 and 1997) but also two speed records which have stood for years. In his first victory, 1990, his average speed for  500 miles was 185.981 On the second day of qualifying in 1996 he set a new 1 […]

September 20, 2012-John Paul Jr. wins in Texas for Jonathan Byrd

On this date in 1998 John Paul Jr won the “Lone Star 500” at Texas Motor Speedway. The car owner was Jonathan Byrd, a Greenwood, IN. business man whose passion for serving up great food was surpassed only by his love of God and the Indianapolis 500. Those of you new to IndyCar racing will […]