This episode we are joined by "The Roger Penske of Soapbox Derby Racing" Mr. Jerry Pearson. For those of us that remember having to wait in traffic to get into IMS in May, you may remember passing a downhill derby track by 30th street. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they do in fact still have soapbox derby races at that track, and many others across the country! Jerry is a 40+ year veteran of the sport and is apart of an organization called Indy Derby Racers where they teach derby racing to the inner-city kids of Indianapolis AND take them to participate in races across the country. Jerry is a wonderful guy who's very passionate about derby racing and he has some incredible stories to tell!
Hey, it's an episode posted within a month of the last episode! Cruz Pedregon Racing team manager Caleb Cox joins us again to talk the start of the NHRA season. There's also some good racing content on Netflix right now! We're all excited that F1 and Indycar gets started this weekend!
Season 4 of the North 40 Report has started! Josh had an eventful time catching fire during Daytona testing, then winning the Rolex 24 in his first race with Wayne Taylor Racing. He and Jason also discuss the Indycar open test and how they see the Indycar season playing out. Enjoy!
Finally the guys get to talk about the Indy 500 and the Indycar season. Josh talks about his month of May working on Conor Dalys car and pulling double-duty race day. He also talks about the Indycar season up to now and his thoughts on the Rossi situation. Favorite guest Caleb Cox comes back on the show to give us an update on how the FunnyCar season is coming along. Enjoy!
The one and only Matt Jaskol. Former Red Bull driver search winner, Indy Lights driver, current reality TV star, sky diver, SuperNats kart-er, philosophiser, and spotter for Marco Andretti at this years Indy 500. It's a long one, but a good one!
Brandon is back to talk about his Nascar adventures. Josh talks about his first few races with Andretti Autosport (including a visit to Victory Lane at Long Beach). Then Jason rambles on about the Grand Prix and the guys make predictions about qualifying and the upcoming Indy500.
We start season 3 joined by Tony LaPorta, track announcer for IMSA, former host of the Road to Indy show on youtube nobody ever watched, and gentle giant with a heart of gold.
We are back to 3 hosts! Brandon is finally back home to talk about his year working the Nascar circuit.
In this episode I get to talk with Indycar/IndyLights mechanic Nelson Cabrera. Nelson and I talk about our shared time at Juncos Racing and Andretti Autosport. Nelson now works at the IMS museum helping to restore all the classic cars that go on display. This is a great episode for anyone who is thinking of starting a career in motorsports, as we both discuss how we got started and 'pull back the curtain' so to speak, on the glamorous life of a rookie mechanic....enjoy!