Two great season finales. The off-season (next weekend’s Porsche Rennsport Reunion is the last major event of the season at Laguna Seca) will give me a chance to practice and come up with some new ideas for content. I really hope to up my video game for next season. Let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll do my best.
Spencer Pigot drove a flawless race to secure his Indy Lights championship. Sean Rayhall was never far behind but didn’t have the pace to challenge for the race win today. Congratulations to Spencer and Juncos Racing. The Pirelli World Challenge GT championship ended as expected: dramatic twists and turns, hard racing, and Berretta and O’Connell coming together. I think we all saw it coming. Also as expected, Christina Nielsen got another great finish. What a year she’s having.
What an eventful day. Champions were crowned in two categories (USF2000 and Pro Mazda). Congratulations to Nico Jamin and Santiago Urrutia. Spencer Pigot inherited the Indy Lights lead when Max Chilton made an error entering The Corkscrew. The win puts Pigot in a strong position to claim the championship tomorrow. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
What a race. What a season. Yet again, the championship is decided in the final race. A lot of things went right for IndyCar this season. There were some truly great races and a dramatic championship fight that helped pull TV ratings out of the gutter. After some initial despair, Honda teams were able to get back on relatively even terms with their Chevy counterparts. Even still, a lot of things went wrong this season as well. Inconsistent officiating, excessive caution periods, and the terrible accidents that claimed the life of Justin Wilson and very nearly James Hinchcliffe have cast a shadow on the 2015 season.
The decision by the Holmatro Safety Team to send James Hinchcliffe directly to IU Health Methodist Hospital, bypassing the infield medical center, likely saved his life. As has been demonstrated time and time again, IndyCar’s dedicated safety crew is absolutely first rate.
And so they should be.
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