With COVID-19 interrupting all kinds of motorsports from Formula 1 to the World of Outlaws and scores of weekly race tracks, fans of automotive competition are going to varying lengths to remedy this yawning chasm in their lives. NASCAR has been making a very big thing about its e-racing initiative, including last weekend’s “victory” by Denny Hamlin over Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a virtual race from Homestead, Florida. That’s nice, but not close enough to the real thing for some of us. That’s why it felt good to hear from the United States Auto Club, and learn that a video channel will offer wall-to-wall action involving USAC’s open-wheel divisions for the duration of the microbe march.
The image, by Hall of Fame shooter John Mahoney of Indianapolis, shows seven-time USAC National Sprint Car champion Levi Jones turning clods into shrapnel at Gas City I-69 Speedway in northeastern Indiana. A lot of us absolutely live for this kind of knife-fight action. The new channel at the online FloRacing 24/7 website will feature non-stop USAC action like this from all its national series, around the clock, including vintage action via the USAC Thunder Relived service. Other channels offer historic action from central Pennsylvania and the dirt Late Model wars. Click on the link to learn more; monthly subscriptions start at $12.50.