ESPN 09-22-12 Alexis DeJoria

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ESPN Show 09-22-12

Today’s show
- Details on the events at COTA from Paul Thornton, President of TAG Events
- Jonathan Green reports from Portugal
- Clip from Jonathan’s interview with MotoGP commentator Dennis Noyes
- Formula 1 in Singapore
- F1 driver education series this week is Jenson Button
- Interview with Brett Mccormick  Canadian World Superbike rider
- Major news in V8 Supercars that will affect Austin
- NASCAR Chase is on
- Indycar season wrap
- Interview with NHRA funny car racer Alexis DeJoria.

Austin/COTA News

Paul Thornton with TAG Events  in Studio

Kickoff event with Ron Howard
Fanfest officially announced for race week.  LINK
Fanfest has some construction challenges. LINK
COTAs official after party.  Tickets on sale now.

The formal inspection by FIA Formula One Race Director Charlie Whiting is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Formula 1

F1 Driver education series.  This week – Jenson Button WIKIPEDIA LINK
Highlights:
- Born in England and currently signed to McLaren.
- 2009 Formula One World Champion, driving for Brawn GP
- Currently 6th with 102 points FULL STANDINGS
- In 2012 won 2 races, Australian &Belgian GP’s and podium twice more with a 2nd’s in Germany & China

McLaren-Mercedes 3 wins in a row. F1 STANDINGS
This Sunday from the streets of Singapore, this Sunday LIVE at 7am on SpeedTV.

Night race, spectacular setting with the lit up skyline and brightly lit track.  Awesome change of pace for Formula 1.LINK

Possibly one of the toughest circuits drivers will face in F1  LINK

Vettel dominates day one in Singapore – Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets as at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Friday.  LINK

Sauber struggling on Friday, Perez 15, Kobayashi 16.  “Are you sure there is nothing wrong with the car?” – Sergio Perez LINK

V8 Supercars

First Nissan and now Mercedes is coming to V8 Supercars!  In addition to Holden and Ford.   Chrysler is rumoured to join as well.  LINK

MotoGP

Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar confirmed by FIA LINK
Austin in April??

World Superbikes

Portugal LINK   This is the 2nd to the last race wrapping in France next month LINK

Interview with Brett Mccormick  Canadian World Superbike rider

NHRA in Dallas this weekend.

Les went to Dallas yesterday to the NHRA AAA Nationals drag racing.  He was in the pits to check it out and got to interview Alexis Dejoria.

Local car stuff

Texas Warrior Classic Car & Hot Rod Show
Start Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Texas Warrior Classic Car & Hot Rod Show
Benefiting the “WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT  (WWP)
Location: Hooters 425 W, Riverside Austin TX.
Time: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Free to the public  All donations will go to the WWP.
$20 entry fee for each car.
All cars must be 1969 or older.
Contact Eric to enter the show at mr.merc73@yahoo.com
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/346828488697996/

Mercury Charlie’s Hot Rods and Honeys
Start Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Website http://www.mercurycharlie.com
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercury-Charli…

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