Inside Open Wheel

Inside Open Wheel

From IndyCar to FR Americas, we look at all that American Open Wheel has to offer. The official podcast for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Kokomo Indy Elite Series.


July 11, 2021 40 mins

The next driver on the co-host rostrum is none other than 2-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. We get his insight on the Honda Indy 200, Road To Indy, and the F4 and FR Americas series, where he coaches two drivers; Chloe Chambers and Ernie Francis Jr. This is an episode you don't want to miss. 

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As we get into the heat of the summer, Inside Open Wheel returns.

-Christian Weir is the name you need to know now. He's 14, fast and just signed a contract with Turn 3 Motorsport to finish out the 2021 USF 2000 Championship. He also is a race winner in pretty much everything he's raced in, including the FRP Eastern Pro 4 Challenge and the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America Championship. He talks about this new opportunity and w...

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Two of the most prestigious tracks in the United States hold 2/3 of the sanctioning bodies we cover this week.

-Jordan Missig sits second in points going to his home track at Road America this weekend in FR Americas, and he's looking to do what he did when he raced in the Radical Cup. Win for the first time. He joins us for a preview at Road America and an interesting track lap talk with Charlie

-Parker Thompson also stops by to ch...

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After leading in the final couple of laps of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, Stefan Wilson makes a return to the team that helped get him to the lead, but how will the team look after being away for three years? We talk to him in his prospects in this year's race.

Also, American Cameron Das set the Euroformula Open field on notice this past weekend at Portimao, after sweeping the first three races of the championship, in front of the Fo...

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Formula Race Promotions' second race of the season is a HUGE one, with over 100 cars entered among the series. So, as the show that talks about the series, what do we do? Welcome Mike Maurini in to talk about Carolina Motorsports Park and preview the weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Of course, one of the drivers who is competing this weekend is none other than defending F1600 Champion Simon Sikes. He also had a chance to b...

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It's a winners special on this week's edition.

-Yuven Sundaramoorthy is entering his third full-time season with Pabst Racing in USF2000, and what better way than to take the first win of the season in the first race? We talk with the Wisconsin driver as he preps, not only for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but spring finals at University of Wisconsin Madison.

-Alex Palou always wanted to end up in the NTT IndyCar Series, and ac...

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The newest host of Road To Indy TV takes off his rookie stripes and joins us for his first ever segment.

Parker Thompson joins Jeremy and Rob Howden to break down the start of the 2021 season of the Road To Indy Ladder system.

Then Charlie and Jeremy preview the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Kokomo Indy Elite Series 6th Annual Indy 500 presented by Catalyst317.

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After winning the FR Americas races over the weekend, Kyffin Simpson stops by to talk about working with the Tim Neff-led TJ Speed Motorsport crew, and how this season could compare to past seasons.

Also, Tony Parella joins to talk about his first weekend as promoter of F4 and FR Americas.

And Tim Crawford, father of Jak Crawford, talks about F1 teams with academies and how racing in Europe differs from the States

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A recap of the F4 and FR Americas races from Road Atlanta on Sunday

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A recap into the day's events at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for F4 and FR Americas

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It's our first season preview of 2021 with F4 and FR Americas starting their seasons at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

-Spencer Bucknum is a third-generation racer, making his move from the F4 West Championship, coming of a title-winning season, to running the full F4 Championship. We talk to him about racing as a Bucknum and driving tracks he's never seen in real life.

-A new broadcast partner teams up with F4 and FR Americas, brin...

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It's the final pre-season show of 2021, so we have time to look into a couple of hot stories going into the season.

- After a shootout for the #99 car, Myles Rowe came out in front and took the seat to run with Force Indy in USF2000. Myles talks about how he got his start in racing and balancing school with motorsports.

- John Oreovicz is one of the top writers in IndyCar today and he has a new book to go along with his P...

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Bit of an international flavor to this week's episode, with a Guatemalan driver and two Americans looking to make a name for themselves overseas

-Ian Rodriguez enters this season as a rookie for Newman Wachs Racing in FR Americas, but he's no stranger to the United States racing scene. The young Guatemalan talks to us about what he can take from that experience in USF2000 and the tracks he's raced at.

-Max Esterson was one of the f...

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Slightly less length than last week, but still the same amount of action:

-Phil Krauss dominated at virtual Pocono Raceway with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Kokomo Indy Elite Series, but he took some time to talk to us following the win

-Scott Blend's racing career started out at the Gateway Kartplex inside World Wide Technology Raceway and now has taken him to ownership in the USF2000 Championship with Ignite Autospo...

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It's a packed show and the description alone may fill the page. So, here's a brief synopsis on our guests:

-Josh Green joins Turn 3 Motorsport for their inaugural and his sophomore campaigns in USF2000

-Brian Bielanski recaps the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour stop at Buttonwillow Raceway

-George Steinbrenner IV and Darren Jamison talk the renewal of partnership between Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport and Capstone Turbine

-James Hinc...

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February 20, 2021 51 mins

Rob Radmann is set to run some races in the 2021 Atlantic Championship, but not in an Atlantic. We sit down to talk to him and find out what he's running and why it works so well for the Atlantic format.

Plus, it's a whole bunch of Charlie and Jeremy with their musings.

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Three drivers, two new driver announcements, one virtual winner. It can only make up this week's edition of Inside Open Wheel

-Nikita Lastoschkin was supposed to run in Indy Lights last year. Then he was supposed to move up with the team he competed with in Indy Pro 2000 this year. Now, he's signed for HMD Motorsports. We chat with him on the new team and his fast teammates.

-Will Holtz makes the interesting move from F4 to F1600, ...

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One is a rising star in the Road To Indy, another brings an extensive racing and automotive resume to this week's show

-Rob Howden previewed it in last week's show, and the huge announcement that followed was the signing of Toby Sowery to Juncos Racing in the 2021 Indy Lights season. We talk with him and what he's been doing while on lockdown in the United Kingdom.

-Beth Paretta has been with two: Aston Martin and Fiat-Chrysler. Bu...

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It's time!

Ryon Beachner is the new distributor for Freem Racing USA and it was an interesting way to get to where he was. He chats with Charlie and Jeremy about how he got there, and what products he can offer you the racer

Tim Neff was a partner to Arrow McLaren SP when they ran in the Indy Lights championship, winning races and titles. Now, the engineer takes on a new challenge, as team owner in FR Americas under TJ Speed Motors...

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