posted on March 31, 2012 13:43
Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 113
Guests: Dion Von Moltke (00:00), Derek Dauncey (14:05), Tom Kimber-Smith (26:43), Leh Keen (39:23)
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Tech House & Speed this week not only reaches into the UK for some exclusive motorsports content, we also go to Georgia and South Florida where we stretch into the worlds of rallying, American Le Mans, European Le Mans, Grand-Am Rolex, and a side trip into something called Super GT. Once again you can't escape the reach of Tech House & Speed, the Internet's only topical, weekly hour looking at sports car racing, rally, drifting and time attack.
In Segment One we talk with Dion Von Moltke who won the GTC category at the Sebring 12 Hour. This weekend he'll be in one of the sexiest GT machines ever looking for another win in a sculpture garden outside Birmingham, Alabama. Some call it Barber Motorsports Park. The museum there is killer. The track is technical. The weekend is Grand-Am's re-ignition of the 2012 season. Points will be at stake and all.
In Segment Two we talk with Monster World Rally Team Manager Derek Dauncey. And, yes, he fits the Winners, Champions and Legends theme of Tech House & Speed. His resume includes world championships in the WRC and world championships for Tommi Makinen. He has other U.S. titles for Travis Pastrana. Now the title is People's Champion for Ken Block. We talk about the relative values in all of it.
|Dion Von Moltke
In Segment Three we talk with 2011 LMS LMP2 champion Tom Kimber-Smith. He's won at Le Mans twice, once in a GT car and once in a prototype. We talk about how he likes a roof when he drifts into Victory Lane. But we also talk about European dance music and why his partner questions his dance moves. He doesn't agree with the assessment.
Finally in Segment Four we talk with 2011 Grand-Am Rolex GT champion Leh Keen who lives in stock car country and wins sports car titles that enhance his championships in the tuner world. So what's he think of Super GT and the competition in Japan? And, for that matter, what's he think of another Rolex GT title? He starts his defense this weekend in Birmingham. If you have missed any part of this episode or guest, you can go to iTunes where this and past shows are available for your convenience. Tech House & Speed archives are also available "On Demand" or via RSS syndication at www.ByBillWood.com, www.TechHouseandSpeed.com or at www.RaceFanRadio.com! Enjoy!! TRT: 54:16