Two stories about the 2-seater

Posted by Iannucci | 7/07/2009 | 3 comments »
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Since I mentioned pressdog in the last post (heck, I mention him in nearly every post just in case Paul Tracy reads this site) I wanted to point out what was and will be his best post of the year before it gets lost in the shuffle. It's about his ride in the IndyCar two-seater around his local venue, the Iowa Speedway.

About half way through lap two while sitting in the back of the Indy Racing Experience two-seat Dallara, an unexpected thought crossed my mind: "faster."

I certainly didn't expect to become Mr. Need-for-Speed going into my June 19 (the Friday before the Iowa Race) track debut as "just a passenger" in the Indy Racing Experience two-seater at Iowa Speedway.

I expected to crawl from the car, apologizing for both hurling AND crapping my pants.

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Do yourself a favor and take a read the whole thing. You might be ready to sign up for the few minutes to Indy Racing Experience yourself.

Bill's story reminded me of a story about the two-seater that I forgot to post almost a month ago. It seems Davey Hamilton was at the helm and was giving rides to members of the Toronto media as a promotion for the race coming up this weekend. Mike Strobel of the Toronto Sun described who was checking out the modified IndyCar during his trip around the block with Davey.

You got your wannabe paparazzi sticking their phone cameras out their minivan windows.

You got your crackheads, pill-poppers, dopers and boozehounds, wondering if that last dose spawned the monster that just sped past them.

You got your suits, pretending not to notice.

You got your daycare kids pointing and squealing.

You got your cops?
Yup, Ontario's Finest pulled them over. Read all about it in the Toronto Sun, and after you do be sure to check your mud flaps.


  1. Anonymous // July 07, 2009 5:41 AM  

    Isn't there a weight limit in those two-seaters?

  2. pressdog // July 07, 2009 8:21 AM  

    Thanks for the plug, Homes. It was a fab ride.

  3. Simon // July 08, 2009 10:40 AM  

    Yet another 2-seater story: As part of a National Guard co-promotion, Dan Wheldon gets to drive Dale Jr. around Indy tomorrow.