American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?

We lost count of casualties after all the bashing, crashing, and ugly straightaway endos. … More American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?

Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

A perfect November Sunday: motorcycles, a Southern California mountain road, and a great group of people. It started with a 6.30 a.m. rendezvous at the Motorcycle Industry Council’s office in Irvine. MIC communications director Andria Yu had arranged for “key influencer” Katherine Helmetag (it’s her magnetic personality) and me to ride Kawasaki motorcycles. Katherine loves … More Perfect recipe for a Sunday ride on the Ortega Highway and through the Temecula Valley

Howdy Holmes: Q&A with Chelsea, Michigan’s greatest contribution to the Indy 500

Howard S. “Howdy” Holmes III, president and CEO of Chelsea Milling Company, is the eighth-generation Holmes in the business of flour milling, the fourth generation in Chelsea, Michigan, and the third generation to market the company’s Jiffy mixes, the first of which was created by his grandmother in 1930. … More Howdy Holmes: Q&A with Chelsea, Michigan’s greatest contribution to the Indy 500

X Prize leads Zap Alias driver Al Unser Jr. to say his best days as a driver are ahead

As a way of wrapping up my preparation to report on the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, which is now in its Knockout Round (media days tomorrow and the next day at Michigan International Speedway), I spoke on June 18 with Al Unser Jr. and Gary Starr. Unser is driving the Zap Alias in the competition’s Alternative Side-by-Side class. Starr is founder and development director of Zap Motors, of Santa Rosa California. … More X Prize leads Zap Alias driver Al Unser Jr. to say his best days as a driver are ahead

Bob Perona Q&A

I spoke to Bob Perona on July 6, while he and Parker Kligerman were driving from Indianapolis to Kentucky Speedway for a Cunning Motorsports team test. Bob has been Parker’s coach since Parker was fourteen or fifteen. I met Bob last month after Parker won the ARCA race at Mansfield, Ohio. Parker led the last 103 laps of that 200-lap race. Bob told me then, “I think he’s Tiger Woods.” I was interested in learning about the 2007 and 2008 seasons when they ran a USAC midget. … More Bob Perona Q&A