It’s become somewhat of a tradition for journalists to use this time of year to reflect upon the year gone by and maybe even make a few predictions. I might be the furthest thing from a traditional journo and I’ve never had much inclination to reflect on the past year and I don’t think I’ve ever made a prediction that’s stuck. Blogging guru Darren Rowse is hosting yet another group writing project and it’s gotten the creative juices flowing. So here, for the first time are some tongue in cheek motorsports predictions from The Garage for 2007.
Oh, this is a tough one. Tony Stewart will win another Chase and along the way he will manage to stuff JP Montoya into the wall on a bullring somewhere. He may even manage to barrel roll a sprint car along the way, while wiping the McDonald’s special sauce from his chin.
While we are on the topic of furriners in NASCAR, what about Jacques Villeneuve? I think he’ll crash out Robbie Gordon in his first race. Later, Robbie will run him over in the paddock in his H3.
Marco Andretti will stuff Papa Mikey into the wall at Indy and in doing so will break the family curse on his way to winning his first 500. Michael will respond by having an affair with Danica.
Michael Schumacher will get bored of watching and come out of retirement halfway through the season. He will win his first race. He will whine about something and be granted points for races he wasn’t in. He will win the World Championship.
Paul Tracy will beat the crap out of some little French Canadian and then break his shoulder in a golf cart incident. Oh wait…that was this year.
Katherine Legge will finally win a race. Does anyone else worth talking about race in this series?
Colin McRae, frustrated at the lack of a full time ride, will resurrect his old Escort and win the Rally GB with Nicky Grist at his side in a 40 year old rear wheel drive car. He still will not have a full time ride.
John Force and Gene Simmons will team up to reinvent drag racing. Gene will convince Ashley Force to race topless while a bunch of snot nosed British kids sing to the redneck crowd.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jackie Stewart will show the world what a Scotsman really wears under his kilt.
This has been so much fun that there may be more thoughts to come over the next few days.