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  • Tony Schumacher on His Championships & His iPod

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    2014 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel Champion Tony Schumacher won his eighth championship at Pomona over the weekend. His title came before the actual Final Eliminations unwound on Sunday. Schumacher is the most successful Top Fuel racer in NHRA history which makes him an expert on such things as Eminem and the country sound he found in Austin, Texas. Schumacher is a long time Friend of the Freaks.

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  • John & Jarrett Andretti on Dirt Tracks & Youth in Racing

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    John Andretti has raced about everything from a NASCAR Sprint Car to an IndyCar to an NHRA Top Fuel dragster. His son Jarrett is getting a career off the ground racing on dirt with USAC Sprint Cars. Jarrett is learning but he already knows how to answer media inquiries. But both opened The Freaks eyes on young people who are showing up at local dirt tracks across America and why. Listen...

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  • Where's The Wonder Any More?

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    This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It's time to Scatt a Little Bit... It dawned on me this weekend that a problem with marketing certain motorsports is the wonder of it all. It's just gone today. I remember where I was when I heard the results of the first Baja 1000 down the peninsula to Cabo San Lucas. I was in my Triumph sports car on The 10 in Los Angeles when the guy on news radio was talking about this insane event. My mind wandered to dune buggies and Baja Bugs and rocks and cactus and couldn't imagine what it must have been like. This week they ran the 47th Baja 1000 and it was a matter of fact thing won by Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin and Jason Voss in a Ford F-150. There was no drama or wonder just another race won by another vehicle. Now I don't want danger. Danger is different than drama. And if the same guys win any kind of race, where's the wonder? Forty-seven years ago a mainstream news program told me about the progress and results of the race. This year it was a bad press release. Where's the wonder in that? Peace.

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