Marco and Buddy get back to their roots

Posted by Iannucci | 12/08/2007 | 2 comments »
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News travels slow in December, but it does get here. Case in point is Thursday's Snap-On All-Star Karting Classic race in Orlando, Florida. The "Masters" series event featured 22 professional drivers, including IndyCar regulars Buddy Rice and Marco Andretti, who finished third and eighteenth respectively.

Now before you roll your eyes at a post about about a go-kart race, check out this list of competitors in order of finish. If you follow racing even casually you might recognize more than a few names.

1. Michael Valiante
2. Gary Carlton
3. Buddy Rice (IndyCar)
4. AJ Allmendinger (N-Word, Former Champ Car)

5. Tyler Dueck
6. Jamie McMurray (N-Word)
7. Christian Fitipaldi (Former IndyCar and N-Word)

8. Joel Miller
9. Phil Giebler (Indy Pro)
10. Josef Newgarden
11. Bryan Herta (Former IndyCar)
12. Heath Voss
13. Nelson Phillippe (Champ Car)
14. Ron Capps
15. Matt Jaskol (Indy Pro)
16. David Jurca
17. Jan Heylen (Champ Car)
18. Marco Andretti (IndyCar)

19. Eddie Lawson
20. Steve Johnson
21. Scott Speed (N-Word, Former Formula One)
22. Lake Speed (Former IndyCar, Former N-Word)

Yes race fans of old, that Lake Speed! Dude is 60 years old and still racing anything on four wheels. I think I may have a new hero.


  1. John Edward // December 09, 2007 9:06 AM  

    Old guys rule! Marty Roth and Lake Speed are my heroes.

  2. Dale Nixon // December 09, 2007 5:08 PM  

    I'd point out that Valiante was a former Barber Dodge and Atlantic standout that got effed over more than once by the perpetually mismanaged ChampCar WorldSeries of BadDecisions.