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  • 00:59

    NASCAR: Young Drivers Advantage? F1: Ferrari Late, Honda Engine Battle

    in Automotive

    Podcast 1-14-15: Join Michele Rahal, Bill Marlowe and Gene Boyer for a one hour race around the auto racing issues of the week. Unfiltered, unbiased and completely unafraid to tell it like we think it is.  


    In NASCAR the rules changes may benefit the young drivers such as Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.  Chase Elliott joined JR Motorsports in the Xfinity series in a NAPA powered car. 


    In Formula One Honda may be included in the engine rules "Unfreeze" thus allowing it to develop it's engine throughout the season. Ferrari admits that it's late with it's 2015 car and engine development. 


    In Sports car testing at Daytona one of the Daytona Prototypes got airborne for approximately 100 yards, no one was injured, but does this mean the DP's have a problem that needs to be addressed? All Four Ligier cars ran well.


     


     


     





     

  • 00:16

    Brandon Honda Introduces Grant Hocking - Quality Assurance Manager

    in Automotive

    Brandon Honda is proud to introduce Grant Hocking as our Quality Assurance Manager!


    Owner John Marazzi oversees Brandon Honda and he is at the dealership every day to personally greet you. John is a down-to-earth, hands-on leader who has a passion for building strong relationships and doing business with integrity.


    John has placed Grant Hocking as the Quality Assurance Manager at the dealership to make sure that we exceed your expectations in sales and service. Our selection of the latest Hondas and pre-owned vehicle inventory will make Brandon Honda your first stop when buying an automobile.


    In this podcast Grant will introduce you to our Green Star-certified parts and service operation in our state-of-the-art service facility that is staffed with CSA-certified technicians and features 36 air-conditioned service bays and three express lube racks to get you in and out promptly. Best of all, we’re open seven days a week for your convenience.


    While you are our guest, enjoy our comfortable waiting lounge, stocked with complimentary beverages. Visit our gourmet Watering Hole Cafe that dishes up delectable meals and snacks. Settle in with current newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, and a big-screen TV, as your children enjoy their play area. We also offer a shuttle service and discounted car rental rates to accommodate your busy schedule.


    We’re no ordinary dealership! Come by for a memorable lunch soon—and browse our customer letters of appreciation that keep all of us motivated every day to be the BEST dealership in Florida! You are important to us … we look forward to being your dealer of choice!

  • 01:16

    In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXV

    in Sports

    Joey Barnes and Josh Farmer team up to tackle this special weekend edition of In the Gravel Trap.


    The Verizon IndyCar Series is at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, and we're ready to give you the latest from qualifying as well as picks for Sunday's race. Ryan Hunter-Reay won this event last year and looks for his third win at the track.


    Also, the 99th running of the Indy 500 just got more interesting with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports putting Conor Daly in its third entry for the famed event.


    The Mazda Road to Indy is also in Alabama. With the opening races for each series done, we give you the latest on who won and what to expect for tomorrow.


    Also, Tribute Racing just released their Pound-for-Pound (P4P) World Rankings, the duo debate the list as they give you the latest on who is on April's top 15.


    All this on the weekend special edition of In the Gravel Trap.

  • 00:14

    Lewis Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg Lineup After F1 Qualifying Bahrain

    in News

    It was a fascinating day in Bahrain during Formula One Qualifying. Mercedes champion and current master of the universe in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton did not disappoint as he easily cruised into pole position.  In four races, Hamilton has been on pole four times for a total of 42, which places him 4th on all times list of pole sitters.


    Following Hamilton was Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen, and Valtteri Bottas. Two top drivers will dominate the front row on race day and fans will be in for a blockbuster.  Bottas Williams-Martini teammate Felipe Massa qualified 6th and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo 7th.  Carlos Sainz Jr. with Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean with Lotus were, 9th and 10th respectively.


    As we last reported, the thorn in the side of the powerful Mercedes team will be, and is, the new and improved Ferrari team with former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.


    Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualified 8th and Sergio Perez 11th.  Unfortunately for the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso made a gallant effort but was held at 14th, and Jenson Button’s car appeared to have some electrical issues preventing him from making it into Q3.  Red Bull Daniil Kvyat rolled into a sand trap at P3 and failed to make it past Q1.   


    Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports

  • 00:39

    Y-CLAD CHAT - Episode 2: Revving it up at the New York City Auto Show

    in Lifestyle

    Listen in April 15th at 7 p.m. to hear about Y-CLAD’s adventure to the New York City Auto Show! From hyper hybrids to good old antique racers, the New York Auto Show featured something for every auto enthusiast. 


    We were blown away by the all-new Porsche Boxster Spyder, the BMW i8 and the Camp Jeep off-road course. Co-host Cailin Burke even had a chance to meet Rueben Randle of the New York Giants.


    DESIGNER FEATURE: Live Laugh Scarf - A beautiful blush and cream chiffon scarf with soft tones of pink and cement grey accented with curvaceous calligraphy inscriptions that reads Live and Laugh in Arabic. 100% Silk Chiffon.


    Y-CLAD offers a diverse collection of jewels and fashion accessories. We curate with a keen eye an international, modern mix of unique handmade jewelry and accessories for the sophisticated shopper. We offer collections with price ranges that vary from high-end to economic pieces. Our assortment of accessories and jewels are unique yet functional and are of quality materials.


    Y-CLAD’s Hidden GEM functions as the Y-CLAD storefront, as well as, a unique event venue. Located in Manhattan’s premier Midtown East neighborhood, the Hidden GEM blends contemporary style and elegance to create a sophisticated venue.


    Visit: Y-CLAD.com or Y-CLADSHIDDENGEM.com.


     

  • 01:58

    Bobby Brown Bail and Beyond with Special Guest Rick McCallum

    in Entertainment

    At the age of three, Rick’s mom and dad took him to a John Wayne movie, where the key scene was a stage coach going over a cliff..obviously very impressed by what he saw, Rick drove his little red pedal car as fast as he could past his parents, who watched in horror as he headed toward the flight of stairs directly in front of him.. his dad tried to catch up to him but could only watch as he went airborne, and then he, while still in the pedal car, rolled end over end, crashing into the floor at the bottom of the stairs..Rick received two black eyes for his effort..


    At the age of thirteen, when he lived in the country, a small place called Sam’s Valley in southern Oregon, his dad was having a bunch of people over for an outdoor barbecue..deciding that the party needed a little excitement, Rick rode his Honda 50 motorcycle through the party, all while he was standing on the seat..after the party, he received a sore behind for his effort..Rick entered the stunt business in 1981..who would have guessed?


    Rick’s first movie was Lone Wolf McQuade, a Chuck Norris movie that was filmed in El Paso. While working on the movie he met another stuntman by the name of Kane Hodder, who became one of his best friends, and they have worked in numerous movies and TV shows together..Kane went onto to play the character Jason Voorhees in four Friday the 13th movies, as well as Victor Crowley in the Hatchet trilogy..


    With the help of Kane, Director Richard Friedman, ( Darkwolf, Born, among many others, which Richard had Rick as stunt coordinator) and Director Adam Green of the Hatchet series, who cast Rick as John , the silent hunter in Hatchet 2, and has had Rick on several other projects, including Saber, which won Best Picture and Best Action at Comic Con, Rick has gone on to be in more than 70 movies and TV shows.. Tune in To Find Out more!!

  • 00:44

    F1: Is Honda in trouble? NASCAR: Is the Chase a Gimmick?

    in News

    Here at Motorsports Unplugged we'll be joined this week by Gene Boyer and racing expert Bill Marlowe to challenge the racing world with two big topics. With this past week's debacle for Honda in their Abu Dhabi test, is Honda in for a nightmare 2015 Formula One season with McLaren? Or were they smart to get it out early in testing before the official Jerez tests in February? Does NASCAR really have a great points to Championship format or is too much of a gimmick that will bite them if one or more manufacturers don't get in the playoffs for 2015? 


    Michele Rahal is a former professional racing driver having driven for Tom Gloy Motorsports in Formula Atlantic, for Nissan, Honda and The Championship Group. Gene Biyer is a racing enthisiast since childhood who hangs his hat in IndyCar and Formula One. Bill Marlowe is former NASCAR, IMSA and Formula Atlantic engineer as as a driver in Formula Atlantic. Bill Marlowe has engineered for marquee teams and drivers including: Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, the Woods Brothers, Micael Waltrip Racing and Bill Elliot. He's engineered at Indianapolis in IndyCar for Lyn St. James and Robby Unser and in The NASCAR truck series for Ultra Motorsports.

  • 00:15

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton on Pole at the Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai

    in News

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton is in pole position for the third time, since the start of the season. Racing in the beautiful city of Shanghai, Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, will lead the pack on Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix China.  Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg pushed his way into second, leaving the Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, third and fourth.  Formula One teams, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, and Williams-Martini have started making moves on the track to build Championship Constructors points. Ferrari and Williams are poised to fight it out on the track, against the superiority of Mercedes.  Not to be ignored are the Red Bulls Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciard, or Sauber, whose drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericcson made it into the top ten at qualifying.


    The Sahara Force India team is at the bottom of the heap, and may remain there until their upgraded packages arrive, mid season. Dropping off the pace at qualifying was McLaren.  When Fernando Alonso was asked about the performance of the McLaren Honda, he relied, “I enjoyed the session. All the updates we brought here seem to be working as we’d expected, and they’ve put us closer to the mid-pack. It’s very encouraging to see that we’re moving firmly in the right direction – it’s a question of time as to when we’ll become competitive.  “Obviously, we began the season from a lower starting point than some of the other teams, so it’s been easier for us to make quick improvements, but the team is so focused and determined to improve – that’s very impressive."


    Keep it tuned to Xiro Xone F1 Sports

  • 00:59

    kyle's Conversation

    in Current Events

    This week on the conversation  the Religious Restoration Act of 1993 was introduced by Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It was passed by a unanimous Democrat House of Representatives and a near unanimous Democrat Senate, and none other than Bill Clinton signed it into law -- and that law that is practically identical to the one in Indiana. So why is Mike Pence getting the crap thrown at him and being called a hater who is against same sex couples, I will respond.  Also Juan pablo montoya and Chevrolet grabbed a 128-70 points lead over Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as engine manufacturer competition entered its fourth year. My thoughts on that race and what looks to be an exciting season.  With the premier league off last week my thoughts on the top five teams in the table and where they might all end up by season's end. Finally was Joan Rivers killed over statements that she made saying Obama is gay and Michelle is a tranny. That and much more so join me for the conversation. 

  • 02:23

    In the Gravel Trap Episode XX

    in Sports

    Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com.


    The gang will talk Kevin Harvick's record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. 


    They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar.


    Tune in for all this and more as we take you In the Gravel Trap.

  • 02:01

    In the Gravel Trap: Episode XIX

    in Sports

    Adam Tate (Tribute Racing), Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday) team up to examine the action from this past weekend in Formula One, NASCAR, and Formula E.


    The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg look poised for another strong season in F1, but Sebastien Vettel may have something to say about it after a sensational podium result in his debut race with Ferrari at Albert Park.


    Kevin Harvick has made Phoenix International Raceway a personal playground in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, who can stop the defending series champion?


    The gang also looks into the new IndyCar aero kits as the teams just finished testing at Barber Motorsports Park, along with a brief look at the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring.


    All this and more as we take you "In the Gravel Trap!"