Home :: News

Winner of the Week

Colton HertaIndyCar Mid-Ohio2 Winner Colton Herta found time for The Freak Nation while driving back to Indianapolis after his win Sunday in Central Ohio. Herta dominated the win and it seems the only times he gets on the IndyCar podium is when he wins. Sunday was his third in IndyCar and it came after the fourth Pole of his young career. Herta was the youngest race winner in IndyCar history when he won at Circuit of The Americas at 18 years, 359 days old. He has a brilliant career ahead but Formula One? Listen…

Ty GibbsARCA St. Louis Winner Ty Gibbs brought his 17-year-old self into The Freak Nation Sunday night and had more composure and fun than some of the Freak visitors twice his age. Gibbs is Coach Joe Gibbs grandson and Coy Gibb’s son. So Ty has been around success all his life and he expect it from his racing. Listen…

Takuma SatoIndyCar Indy 500 Winner Takuma Sato came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after a brilliant victory. Sato told The Freaks “I must be one of the luckiest men on Earth” after his second Indy 500 win. Sato was still in a daze about his party plans to celebrate. But he sounded like he was ready for a big party tomorrow at the Indy 500 banquet. Listen…

Sam MayerARCA Dover General Tire 125 Winner Sam Mayer was in The Freak Nation Sunday night. And Mayer’s so young he wasn’t born when The Freak Nation was created. Mayer is only 17 but he runs like a seasoned veteran in the ARCA series. We were especially interested in what he had to say about the return of exiled NASCAR driver Kyle Larson. Listen…

Michael SelfARCA Daytona Winner Michael Self returned to The Freak Nation Sunday night. Self is a road racing coach who won the ARCA race Friday and leads the ARCA points on the season. He brought some clarity to what goes through a driver’s mind when there’s a weather delay. He also talked at length about the art of racing in the rain. Michael Self is becoming a Friend of the Freaks. Listen…

Angelle SampeyNHRA Indy3 Pro Stock Motorcycle Winner Angelle Sampey took time from a victory party to talk with The Freaks Sunday night. Angelle broke through with her first win on a Harley on her birthday weekend. The winningest woman in racing got her first win in four years and she was pretty happy about it. She explained how and why she needed to learn all over again being on a Harley. She called Sunday her day. Listen…

Brett HolmesARCA Series Kentucky Winner Brett Holmes made a debut in The Freak Nation Sunday night. And he did it with some fun. Holmes explained how he was so frustrated he took a year off with his team to figure out what was wrong. That was last season. Now he’s second in the points with the win in Kentucky. Holmes says the changes the team made were important to the success they’re having now. Listen..

Chris FergusonLucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Diamond National Winner Chris Ferguson made a step up in class last weekend when he won the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Missouri. Ferguson comes from a racing family where his aunts, uncles and Dad all have trips into victory circle on their resume. But Ferguson is most proud of winning with his Grandmother watching on television. Listen…

Austin DillonNASCAR Texas Cup Winner Austin Dillon came into The Freak Nation Sunday night after ending his 88 race losing streak Sunday afternoon. Dillon had to survive not only the race and its competitors but he also fought 140 degree temperatures inside the racecar. Austin needed first aid when the race was over but he was anxious to get back home to his newborn son to enjoy the spoils of victory. Listen…

Pipo DeraniIMSA Sebring Winners Pipo Derani & Felipe Nasr called into The Freak Nation Sunday night while they were on their way to a celebratory dinner. Their Saturday win was a special IMSA make good race. Instead of the Sebring 12 Hour this was less than three hours or Sebring Lite. Still, it amounted to Derani’s fourth win at the legendary track and, for Nasr, it amounted to a win after Nasr survived the Covid-19 disease. Listen…