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Brian LohnesNHRA Broadcast Announcer Brian Lohnes shared some drag racing trade secrets with The Freaks Sunday night. Maybe the biggest insight was how the NHRA will try to bring younger audiences into drag racing’s big tent. What role will Courtney Force play in drag racing going forward? Where’s 2018 Pro Stock champion Tanner Grey going? Lohnes will become the new NHRA broadcast announcer in a couple weeks when he joins analyst Tony Pedregon in a couple weeks at Pomona. Listen…

Mark MIlesIndyCar CEO Mark Miles was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to give The Freaks a State of IndyCar conversation. That includes the latest on IndyCar’s new series partner, NTT Data. that sponsorship will open in 2019 and was put together all within three months of talks. Miles also gave The Freaks some background on a special woman, Betty Rutherford who died Sunday. She was the wife of Indy 500 champoin Johnny Rutherford and a pioneer for women in the sport. Listen.

Adam FerraraActor Comedian Adam Ferrara who had a successful run on the TV show Top Gear was in The Freak Nation this week after learning that his latest comedy album, Unconditional, was named comedy album of the year. Ferrare had a hilarious visit talking about helping his Dad work on the family car, his friendship with fellow Top Gear hosts Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood, and the road trip he took with Tanner that ended with things flying out of the van. Adam was fun with a capitol F. Listen…

Pauly ShoreComedian and Actor Paul Montgomery Shore — just a couple weeks from his Feb 1st birthday – came into The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his diverse career that went from MTV to a chain of big screen feature films.  Shore is best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s, including Encino Man (1992), Son in Law (1993), and Bio-Dome (1996). He’d love to see his standup experiences take him to a one-man show on Broadcast and/or Las Vegas.  This is a great conversation with a headliner.  Listen…

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…