Saturday Morning at Long Beach

Posted by Iannucci | 4/18/2009 | 1 comments »
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Welcome back to Long Beach, where word butchers sneak into media centers and pretend to belong. (Shhh!) The Firestone Indy Lights qualifying is going to begin soon, so before I race back out there here are some pics I snapped for your morning enjoyment.

The first bit of news is Helio's arrival, and Mr Fun-tastic was eagerly greeted with big hugs from Jack Arute and others. (Check the twitter feed to note that your humble host also got a hug from Arute, but not for anything related to jury deliberations.)

Team Penske gave Helio a round of applause on his arrival, and he was definitely his bouncy exuberant self in anticipation of getting back into a race car.

Even Rick Mears was looking giddy to see Helio. Love is all around today.

Meanwhile, Will Power's ride was being prepped nearby. I think the car is black but I couldn't tell since the sidepods were being hidden in and undisclosed location.

In other news - Tony Kanaan is powered by the Doctor. Fetching.

Rafa Matos has a cool "Air Force" and "" livery this weekend. He'll try to keep it from going into a port-o-let this weekend.

OK, back to the track. Time for some FIL qualifying. This area is definitely secure.


  1. Mike // April 18, 2009 9:48 PM  

    Nice shout-out from the boys at Trackside Online! You're the man, Mr. Ianucci...