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Images of Indy 2011

 

   



Notes, Observations and other true stories from Indy 2011.…

The Indianapolis Moto GP 2011 is one for the books. Held at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend, the greatest riders on the planet make their second stop in the US as this race series traverses the globe. The race on Sunday was won by Australia’s Casey Stoner, who set a track record while qualifying on Saturday. At one point during the race, he was clocked at 200 mph down Indy’s front stretch. The weekend also include GP races in 125cc class and Moto2 class (600cc), and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XL1200 series, which showcases Harley’s sported up Sportster.
Though Stoner ran away with the GP race, Texan Ben Spies captured a podium finish, taking 3rd. A good showing for this up and coming racer, though fan favorite and local hero Nicky Hayden of Owensboro, Ky. finished 15th and was hampered tire issues. While Moto GP packs a lot of star power onto the starting grid, to me the best racing comes from the smaller displacement classes where there is more passing, m…

Little more than 12 hours to departure.....

for great times at Indy Motor Speedway and Moto GP racing. Please, enjoy these pictures from last year's race.


MotoGP, Ironworks style.....

Heading off to Indy on Thursday for the Red Bull Moto GP at the storied Indy Motorspeedway. No bikes this year; piling into the van to make getting to Indianapolis that much more bearable. If you've ever riden there on a bike, you know what I am talking about. It's a butt ugly ride from Madison south; it's always hot, and there is only so much corn a guy can appreciate for 600 miles. This year we've got a few GP newbies including Little Timmy (aka Race Bannon); Mohawk Boy and Cole. Sure, we'll miss  the ride around the track on the bikes, but we are going more for convenience.It's a pain to lug Aerostich's, helmets and boots to the check-in when you are parked three miles away down the backstretch. Plus, I gotta put that new cooler  - advertised to hold a whooping 90 cans of beer -that the Fair Marie picked up at Target to good use. Should be a busy weekend chock full o'events and we are looking not only to the races, but scoring as much free swag as po…