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Chris JacobsBarrett Jackson Host Chris Jacobs is part of the rarest fraternity on earth: The SpeedFreaks Alumni Association. He was with The Freaks several years ago but now he’s hosting several shows in the Discovery Channel universe plus the NFl Network. But his visit Sunday night was about the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale this past weekend. The stories ranged from Don The Snake Prudhomme to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. And they’re all wonderful. Listen…

Orlando JonesActor/Comedian Orlando Jones was in The Freak Nation this week to promote his new film The Book of Love. It was in theatres Friday. Jones, though, had fun talking about a number of other issues from sneaker collections, to Alabama vs. Clemson to the Alabama/Auburn Rivalry. Jones is one of the funniest actors in Hollywood. That’s why he’s perfect for The Freak Nation. Listen…

SC_FreaksEvery year The Freaks take time to issue their Freakie Awards honoring the year’s best Race, Racer, Storyline, Freak of the Year and more. This year these awards stretch from January’s Dakar Rally to November’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Finale. We have drivers from all over the globe in series from all over the globe. It’s a Freakfest called The Freakies. Listen…

Jeff EmigFOX Sports Supercross Analyst Jeff Emig, himself a four-time motocross champion, came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to bring The Freaks up to date on the 2017 AMA Supercross championship that starts early in January. Mid year 2016 it was announced that Jeff will become Husqvarna ambassador and spokesman. His success as a rider came on Yamaha and Kawasaki bikes. Emig, though, has grown beyond a racer. He’s now an excellent analyst for one of the most popular sports in America. Listen…

NASCAR Social Media Analyst Nascarcasm was in The Freak Nation Sunday night shedding some light on the NASCAR Awards Ceremony and the cool reception to some of the humor from comedian and ceremony host Jay Mohr. NASCARcasm is a specialist in social media who specializes in NASCAR humor. He was part of the ceremony preparations and was at the banquet to see how the jokes went over. Some of the reaction was split around the banquet room. Listen…

CJ WilsonLos Angeles Pitcher C.J. Wilson is a long-time Friend of The Freaks. His appearance in The Freak Nation Sunday night shed some light on his actual driving experiences in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill motor race. The race didn’t end well for the team he was driving for. And all of that confusion comes when Wilson is looking to negotiate a new contract to pitch for the Angels or, perhaps, for the Florida Marlins. Listen…

Jack RoushNASCAR Team Owner Jack Roush, owner at Roush-Fenway Racing, is another long-time Friend of the Freaks.  Jack has been in the Freak Nation after wins and after championships but Sunday night, the visit was to explain some hard times for Jack Roush.  The team isn’t winning like it used to but Jack is confident that will change next year. He said the team is on the verge of changing it all around. Listen…

This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

There are millions of Americans tonight who feel the events of the week forced the country to take a step back in time.

Well it took some digging but there’s a case where we didn’t. In the 50 Anniversary season of the Trans Am Road Racing Championship, a woman won the title in heads up competition with a man.

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In fact, defending champion Amy Ruman, from the swing state of Ohio, repeated her championship won last year. As a Ruman fan, it brings a smile in a week of disappointment.

Ruman started the race in Daytona beside her chief competitor and points leader Paul Fix in a similar Corvette. And Fix took the early lead before having tire troubles on lap ten that led to his retirement three laps later.

Ruman went on to win to seal her second championship. Fix closed the season second in points.

That’s what a woman was supposed to do this week. Maybe we could get Amy Ruman to run for President one day.

Peace.

Reggie JacksonMajor League Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is a world famous car collector. IN fact, his passion for the endeavor has introduced him to the biggest names in motor racing. That includes Don Garlits, Vic Edelbrock and Carrol Shelby. Jackson said he counts these personalities as friends. But Jackson has more to talk about in baseball but what would you expect from a Hall of Fame legend who is considered Mr. October. Listen…

SC_FreaksFormula One’s annual visit to America at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas ended Sunday with a reported successful promotion. There were reports Sunday that some 250,000 people attended the race weekend including 80,000 at a Taylor Swift concert Saturday night. These numbers are critical. Attendance fell last year for several reasons including rainy weather. That dip in revenues threatened this year’s race. But it appears some of those concerns have been met. Listen…