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  • Electrifying World Rallycross

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    This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit. The people who run World Rallycross, IMG, are bending to pressure from global car makers. They’re demanding a showcase electric and hybrid machinery, the kinds of vehicles manufacturers want to sell in showrooms. This week IMG announced Projekt E, an initiative for electric car competition. It will be part of the World RX weekend by 2021 at the latest. IMG says this is an acknowledgement of “a future that embraces sustainability, responsibility and advanced technologies.” That sentence, however, ignores threats from manufacturers to withdraw from racing series unless something is done to create new technologies they can embrace. Rallycross might be the perfect vehicle for electrification. The races are short and demand quick power and torque, all benefits of a battery powered machine. Let’s hope it flies. Peace.

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  • Alexander Rossi on Long Beach, Winning & Cleaning

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    IndyCar Long Beach Winner Alexander Rossi came into The Freak Nation shortly after his second straight win at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Rossi won the Pole and dominated the race Sunday afternoon. He got the win driving a Honda powered car in front of the President and CEO of American Honda. An important win for Andretti Autosport to be sure! Listen...

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  • Robert Hight on Missing Classes & Racing Cross Pollination

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    NHRA Houston Funny Car Winner Robert Hight won his first ract in Houston 48 wins ago. He came into the Freak Nation then and he came back Sunday night. In between there were many visits but this time he talked about the missing Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes that weren't at the Houston Springnationals. Hight also talked about how other racing series can take advantage of the technology in drag racing to get better at THEIR racing disciplines. Listen...

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