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SC_FreaksAt the end of every year the SpeedFreaks announce their Freakies, the best in the motor racing year. Who’s the Driver/Rider of the Year? The Race of the Year? The Freak of the Year? And, a special look at the Story of the Year from just one of the Freaks. Listen…

Marlon WayansComedian and Actor Marlon Wayans visited with The Freaks before his weekend of Stand Up Live in Phoenix.  The celebrated comedian had a great conversation with The Freaks about the current state of comedy in America and how culture is changing what’s funny for many people.  Wayans, however, isn’t willing to change his stand up act to meet a changing culture.  Listen…

Jeff GluckNASCAR Insider Jeff Gluck, JeffGluck.com, always brings the heat when he comes into The Freak Nation and Sunday night was no different. We talked about NASCAR future with television ratings falling, any changes in the future to meet the demand for new fans, and whether or not NASCAR might be sold in the near future. Gluck opened our eyes on what’s happening in the NASCAR paddock. Listen…

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

It’s the end the year and most of the country is buttoning down for winter.

So you have to wonder if the NASA 25 Hour is a race at the end of the 2018 season or an event opening the 2019 motor racing year.

First, the 25 Hours at Thunderhill in Northern California is in its 16th year. It started as a sportsman race to celebrate and enjoy some racing fun before packing it away for the Holidays.

But professional racing teams started taking the race seriously to test the car, try out new drivers and crew and get ready for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in less than 60 days.

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The pro team that’s gained the most from the event is Flying Lizard Motorsports. It won its fourth straight Sunday afternoon. And an all-female Flying Lizard team finished first in class and fourth overall.

So the 25 Hour is a sportsman race filled with professional talent. But an hour after the race Sunday afternoon even the event website didn’t have a winner update. In the words of the NFL, C’mon Man! A great event needs greater support.

Peace.

(L-R) Mike Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin at the Teen Choice Awards 2018 held at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA) (Newscom TagID: sipaphotoseight425989.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]
WWE Star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin was in The Freak Nation this week talking about his brilliant and diverse entertainment career. In addition to the WWE where he is a Smackdown star, he also has a new film The Marine 6: Close Quarters. It’s out in digital and Blue Ray. Mizanin first gained fame in reality television on MTV’s The Real World: Back to New York in 2001. He talked about his preparation for his wide ranging career. Listen…

Matt HardyFilmSkeet Ulrich and television actor Skeet Ulrich joined with WWE star Matt Hardy this week as the two prepare for the WWE’s Royal Rumble in Phoenix in January.  Both love wrestling and motorsports.  And each can bring a different perspective to their favorite things.  Ulrich’s latest TV show is Riverdale on the CW.  Hardy’s WWE career is highlighted by his 13-Woirld WWE tag-team championships.  They’re a fun team themselves.  Listen…

Jake OwenCountry Music Star Jake Owen enjoyed his visit to The Freak Nation.  In fact he dropped his headset on the way out of the studio after declaring himself “a Freak!”  In between he found time to talk about his new television show Real Country which debuts Tuesday on the USA Network.  He’ll be on the show with Shania Twain as they look for new voices and great voices singing country music.  Listen…

CArlos SantanaMusic legend Carlos Santana is one of those people who only needs one name: Santana. You know he’s one of the rock guitar icons. So getting him at a race track was an incredible happening for The Freaks. He was doing a promotion with Tony and Cruz Pedregon. But he found some time for The Freaks to talk about his music legends including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Listen…

Rutledge WoodNBC Sportscaster and Continental Tire Teammate Rutledge does NASCAR racing, Kentucky Derby Racing and snowmobile racing with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  It’s the last one that might be a questionable race.  Wood was all out when Dale dropped the hammer and left Rutledge on a frozen lake.  Then there’s the woman at the Derby who got up close and personal with a trashcan after she asked someone to hold her, well…  Listen…

ScorpionsLegendary Musicians Scorpions are the Freakin’ Flashback this week.  Their visit in May of 2010 was legendary for The Freaks.  Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, and Matthias Jabs spent nearly two hours with The Freaks that night talking about their own speed lusts and other kinds of lusts in the rock music world. The visit was supposed to be the start of a goodbye tour but there have been several albums since then.  Listen…