Have You Seen This Shiny Head at a Race?

Carlos Fernandes is one of the guys in the racing paddock that everyone smiles about when hearing his name. In the spring of 2000, I skipped a day of school to watch the Indy Racing League test at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (sorry, Mom!).  At the time, I was 17, and I snuck into…

Post Race Reaction to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Sebastian Bourdais won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 11th, thanks to the two leaders, Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi, tangling at the front with just two laps to go. Rossi would go on to finish third, while Wickens ended up 18th after leading 69 of the race’s 110 laps. Immediately after…

Alexander Rossi’s Race Engineer, Jeremy Milless

Jeremy Milless claims to come from “the streets” of Lithopolis, Ohio.  What’s interesting about this claim is not just the fact that Milless actually lives quite the suburban lifestyle, but more importantly, it would seem as if Lithopolis is so small that it barely has a street, let alone “streets.” Regardless, if you’ve worked with…

Sam Goldsmith Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the 12 Hours of Sebring

If you’ve worked in a motorsports paddock, chances are, you’ve come across Sam Goldsmith.  His personality is infectious, and more importantly for us, he has a lot of experience with a vast variety of race cars.  From off-road races in the deserts of the Southwest to the famed Indianapolis 500, Goldsmith has seen and accomplished…

Fan Travels 3,000 Miles to Take in Verizon IndyCar Series Season Opener

Karen Branicki doesn’t think twice about the fact that she and her boyfriend traveled nearly 3,000 miles from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to attend the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Having become a race fan in just the last few years, she has traveled all this way to see her favorite drivers James Hinchcliffe and…

Borg Warner Trophy Visits Race Fan Working at Pandora Store

Katie Mech, a manager at the Pandora jewelry store at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, Florida, had the Borg-Warner Trophy specially delivered to her on Wednesday, March 7th, in a gesture that was literally a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trophy was initially on display at the Tag Heuer store in the mall as part of a…

2018 INDYCAR: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete – Friday

 The racing season has finally arrived with the start of practice on Friday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg where Ryan Hunter-Reay posted the fastest time around the 1.8-mile downtown street circuit. “Finishing first overall today is not a bad way to start the season,” Hunter-Reay said.  “We’re still in the early…

Fans from Canada and Japan Attend INDYCAR’s “Prix View” in Phoenix

On February 9th and 10th, ISM Raceway in Phoenix hosted the Verizon IndyCar Series for its first official open test of the year, with fans allowed to attend for free on the second day during ISM’s “Prix View” event. As HumansOfRacing.com interacted with the fans in the stands, we came across locals taking advantage of…