At last weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Indycar team owner and long time racing fan, David Letterman turned Intern Todd from the Late Show loose in the paddock with a camera on his tail. Hilarity ensues.
Popular Denver, Colorado racer Robb Holland finished off the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge season with a third place in the championship, but that didn’t mean he had a ride for 2012. The problem was that the Volvo C30 program being run by K-Pax racing came to an end at the close of the season.
Earlier this week, Karl Thomson of Compass360 Racing announced that Holland would be returning to the Toronto based team to drive the #70 Civic at the season opening race in Florida. The St. Petersburg race is a support event for the Indycar season opener. While the deal is currently just for the one race, it sounds like there is a possibility that there might be more news soon.
Check out a gallery of Holland in action at the 2011 Mosport round of WC, along with the team press release after the jump.
Racer Mike Skeen became a friend of The Garage a couple of years ago, largely because he’s one hell of a personal marketer who uses new media better than most other racers. Sure, the big teams have hired staff loading content into Facebook and launching the occasional tweet, but Skeen does it all himself and does a great job.
Since Mike began sending us content, we’ve ridden shotgun with him as he has raced Trans Am and even a few lapping days. Today’s video is by far the most awesome flick he has sent our way!
This 25 minute video is condensed from Sunday’s full race in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship race in St Petersburg, where Skeen battled hard to a 3rd place finish in the Cragar Wheels/CRP Racing Corvette. Skeen’s pace during this race is astounding, and had his luck been better during the race he might have even taken the top spot. Do not be tempted to turn the video off partway through, as the most exciting bits are in the last 10 minutes!
Turn the speakers up really loud, select full screen on the highest resolution your monitor will handle and sit back and enjoy the race!
Opening photo by Mike Lee at 26 Inch Productions.