posted on August 04, 2012 03:15
Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 129
Guests: Bryan Sellers (00:00), Andrew Davis (13:33), Vaughn Gittin, Jr. (25:09), Sebastien Bourdais (37:14)
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Tech House & Speed looks at some rough and tumble racing this week. Some might call them street fights actually. We talk with drivers who battled the elements and the other crews to get their wins. From drifting that puts everything up in smoke to sports car racing that's found another way to express itself with a series of chrome horns at Indianapolis. This is an hour of stories about overcoming.
In Segment One we talk with Bryan Sellers who drives the Falken Tire Porsche. He took the car to two wins last year in a driving down pour at Mid-Ohio and the Labor Day celebration in Baltimore. This weekend the team is returning to Mid-Ohio. They aren't expecting another down pour but they are expecting another win. That's what you expect when you're a Buckeye returning home.
In Segment Two we talk with Andrew Davis, a Georgia Bulldog who won the Rolex GT championship last year but this year the Brumos Racing team is finding problems getting back on the Rolex podium. They were there last weekend at Indy but the fight to get there was pretty serious. We talk about that and what it feels like spraying the champagne on hallowed ground.
||Vaughn Gittin, Jr.
In Segment Three we talk with Vaughn Gittin, Jr., the 2010 Formula Drift champion and 2011 World Drift Series champion. Vaughn won the last two rounds of the Formula Drift season to take over the points toward another Formula D title in 2012. Drifting has its own street fight realities. And Vaughn explains how he's turned around his poor start this year to rise to the top of the points ladder. He's in a good place right now.
Finally in Segment Four we talk with Sebastien Bourdais, a four-time Champ Car champion who's having success in sports car racing. He's won races in the European Le Mans Series and last Friday he won the Grand-Am inaugural at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bourdais has a loose relationship with Starworks Motorsports, a relationship that's had enormous success this year in Grand-Am. Will he be in the car again this year? Even he's not sure... 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: 54:02