posted on August 15, 2012 23:00
Tech House and Speed by Bill Wood: Episode 130
Guests: Justin Bell (00:00), Tommy Milner & Robin Liddell (14:28), Greg Pickett (27:36), Sam Hubinette & Tanner Foust (37:50)
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Another massive Tech House & Speed webcast this week that looks at continuing Mustangs vs. World Challenge headlines from Mid-Ohio last weekend, we talk with two of the fastest GT drivers in North America, a team owner who's won five straight ALMS races overall and two drifting OGs who are preparing to bring that same success to Global Rallycross. Winners. Champions. Legends. Every week.
In Segment One we talk with Justin Bell, a two-time winner in a Ford Mustang this season, but now he's fighting World Challenge officials for better treatment of the entire Mustang stable in the series. Seven cars pulled off the track in protest last weekend at Mid-Ohio. They want changes before the season finale in Sonoma at the end of the month. We get the latest from a former FIA GT champion who proved the Ford Mustang can be competitive if given the chance.
In Segment Two we talk with Tommy Milner of Corvette Racing who won the ALMS GT race at Mid-Ohio last weekend with teammate Oliver Gavin. Milner talks about how the car will be ready when the team gets to Road America in 10 days. We also talk with Robin Liddell of Stevenson Motorsports who won the Rolex GT race in The Glen Six Hour with teammate John Edwards. He talks about his Olympic experiences last week in London and what he'll expect at The Glen this weekend.
In Segment Three we talk with Muscle Milk team owner Greg Pickett who's won five straight ALMS races with his drivers Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf. Pickett talks about how he put together such a powerful squad and what it'll take to keep going. Will he return to the driver's seat at some point in the future? Greg Pickett has been a motor racing winner in the ALMS and Trans Am for five decades and he's not about to stop now.
Finally in Segment Four we talk with two Formula Drift OGs, Sam Hubinette and Tanner Foust. They're the only drivers to win two championships in Formula D. Now they're competitors in the Global Rallycross Championship. Foust leads the points and Hubinette is second. Can they bring the same success to the GRC? And, for Foust, what about his championship efforts in the European Rallycross where he's won twice and is second in points? He's back in Holland where he battled all the way to the FIA to get points last year. 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: 54:44