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Austin ProckNHRA Seattle Top Fuel Winner Austin Prock made a splashing debut into The Freak Nation Sunday night. But when he made Don The Snake Produhomme the Coolest drag racer of them all, that wrecked the phlace. Prock races for John Force, considered maybe the best drag racer of all time. Prock got his first win the same say Force got his 150th. So there’s a little difference between the two but Prock is in his own category. Listen…

Harry TincknellIMSA Road America Winner Harry Tincknell is leading the Team Joest Mazda Prototypes on a massive comeback in sports car racing. The Mazdas have won three races in a row and Tincknell and his co-driver Jonathan Bomarito have two of those three. Tincknell led today’s victory with a triple-stint time in the car that he described as a fourth or fifth place machine. Listen…

Scott DixonIndyCar Mid-Ohio Winner Scott Dixon returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after his thrilling win at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. With points Leader Josef Newgarden going out in the last lap Dixon’s win tightened the points even more with four event sleft in the season and double points available on the last event at Laguna Seca. Dixon is always fun when he visits The Freak Nation especially after a wheel-to-wheel win. Listen…

Robert HIghtNHRA Sonoma Funny Car Winner Robert Hight won his 50th event Sunday and came into The Freak Nation for some fun. Hight recalled his first call to The Freaks after is first win years ago. He explains why he wins so often at Sonoma. Maybe it’s because his crew-chief Jimmy Prock lets him have input in his set-up. Oddly enough, not every driver has that voice in major league drag racing. Listen…

JosefNewgardenIndyCar Iowa Winner Josef Newgarden, the points leader in the season championship, was in The Freak Nation Sunday night to talk about his rain delayed victory in Iowa. The delay found the race not ending until early Sunday morning but Newgarden was happy anyway as he expanded his points lead for the championship. But Newgarden has lots on his plate including how he gets home from the race and how he’ll gt married later this year. Listen…

Greg AndersonNHRA Denver Pro Stock Winner Greg Anderson broke his year-long winless streak Sunday at the Mile High Nationals. The idea of Anderson going winless is pretty rare considering he’s won four championships (2003-05, 2010) and was the 2004 Speed Channel Driver of the Year, one of only three drag racers to earn the honor. Anderson is one of the best but his 80+ wins are coming tougher lately as the competition catches up with him. Listen…

Chandler SmithARCA Elko Speedway Winner Chandler Smith returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night after his third win of the ARCA season on General Tires. Smith has had enormous success with Venturini Motorsports in ARCA and with Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR truck series. But he’s still auditioning weekly to get a ride in the Xfinity or Cup series. But in between those paths, Smith vividly remembers some parts of racing in the American Midwest. Listen…

Alexander RossiIndyCar Road America Winner Alexander Rossi was in The Freak Nation Sunday night. His win Sunday afternoon was dominating leading 54 of 55 laps, an IndyCar record. Rossi passed pole sitter Colton Herta on the first turn and never looked back. He was more than ready for the win after a series of second place finishes. Listen…

Andrew HinesNHRA Norwalk Pro Stick Motorcycle Winner Andrew Hines has turned around a disappointing season in 2018 to a near perfect season in 2019. He told The Freak Nation that the mental changes he needed for wins in 2019 were substantial. In fact, the changes were coupled with renewed commitments to physical training at the gym. The combination worked wonders. Listen…

Robbie BuhlIndyCar Team Owner & Race Winner Robbie Buhl is a Detroit businessman now who is expanding his race interests to the emerging sport of rallycross. He visited with The Freaks at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during an Americas Rallycross weekend. His driver Alex Keyes won the Lites category adding to Buhl’s resume as the 2000 IRL winner at Disney World Speedway, a team owner in the Indy 500 and more. Buhl’s interests include electrification. Listen…