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Ed FederkeilComp Eliminator Drag Racer Ed Federkeil is getting ready for the U.S. Nationals next weekend in Indianapolis. The Big Go, as it’s called, is the largest drag racing weekend in the world. And Federkeil has great plans for his comp eliminator drag racer, plans that could help fire fighters around the world, It’s called Hoods for Heroes. Listen…

Tom KeiferCinderella & The Tom Keifer Band Lead Singer Tom Keifer came into The Freak Nation this week.  The former Cinderella lead singer has been on the road six years with his new band The Tom Keifer Band.  Keifer’s new CD “Rise” is due out September 13th.  His experience brings so much more than music to the table.  Listen…

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

We normally think of motor racing as a young man’s game. But that wasn’t the case at last night’s IndyCar race outside St. Louis.

Takuma Sato42-year-old Takuma Sato got the win. And that was good to hear after he was crucified on Social Media for his part in the first lap accident at Pocono Raceway last weekend.

Second last night was 38-year-old Ed Carpenter an oval track specialist. And third was Tony Kanaan, at 44 the oldest on the podium.

That put the average age of the top three finishes at just more than 41 years. Rare in modern racing.

It brought a smile when 21-year-old IndyCar rookie Santino Ferrucci finished fourth at the Checkered Flag.

Josef Newgarden still leads the championship race by 38 over Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud with two races left in the season.

Gotta love the Senior’s Tour, though, right?

Peace.

Will Power200IndyCar Pocono Winner Will Power was rolling down the highway with his family in a minivan when he called The Freak Nation Sunday night. It was only hours after his first win of the season, a 500 mile race cut short by lightning in the Pocono area. The 2014 IndyCar champion had some fun explaining the race, his family and more. Listen…

Michael SelfARCA Springfield Dirt Mile Winner Michael Self won his fourth ace of the year Sunday. His first dirt win in his first dirt start expanded his points lead over teammate Christian Eckes. Self is one of a series of ARCA driver we’ve had who is as comfortable talking with the media as he is winning races behind the wheel. Self explained everything you wanted to know about the rare stock car race on dirt. Listen…

Ricky CarmichaelSunday night The Freaks had a Freakin Flashback with Supercross Legend Ricky Carmichael. He called the show in June of 2007 right after his twins were born and the night of The Freaks Seventh Anniversary. The Hall of Fame rider easily dropped some pearls from his racing resume but he also spent considerable time congratulating The Freaks on our highlights, some of which he was the feature event. Listen…

Tommy DavidsonComedian and Actor Tommy Davidson visited The Freak Nation Sunday night with a complete comfort talking sports as well as his award winning comedy.  Davidson talked about being a Minnesota Vikings fan and why.  He also shared with us what it was like growing up and being chased home and called names in several communities where he lived.  Davidson had as much comfort in the sports world as he has in the acting and comedy worlds. Listen…

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

Really bad news for a Friend of the Freaks.

Scott Speed2American rallycross champion driver Scott Speed is recovering in a Salt Lake City Hospital after a terrible accident Friday at a Nitro Circus Rallycross event at the Utah Motorsports Campus.

Early Saturday Scott told his Social Media community that he broke his back after landing hard in a qualifying heat. He said he destroyed his T6 vertebrae in his upper back and fractured three others in the accident. He said Friday night he was in a pretty dark place.

A race official who was trackside told me Scott overshot the small jump and missed the landing area. I’m told that Speed finished the heat, stopped the car, climbed out, took a step and collapsed on the track in pain.

Scott won three rallycross titles in four years with Andretti Autosport. He was leading this year’s ARX standings by five points over former VW teammate Tanner Foust. It could be months before Speed gets back in a car for competition.

Peace.

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…