I can only think of a few things good about growing old. I’m glad I got to see Don Garlits race “Swamp Rat 6B.” I’m happy that I heard Sid Collins and Freddie Agabashian call the Indy 500. And I can remember how things we now take for granted – ESPN, for example – came to be the way they are. Today the “Entertainment and Sports Programming Network” is a multi-platform coverage colossus and Disney cash cow that totally dominates American sports. But I can remember when it was just another odd idea.
There’s a running joke in the television industry: How do you cancel a popular Dave Despain show?
Eliminate the network.
For 10 years, Despain was the host of the popular “Wind Tunnel” show on Speed TV. His run on the show ended when Fox did away with Speed in favor of FoxSports, pushing Despain to the sidelines.
Riverside, California - April 22, 2014 – The month that has gone by since the opening rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has been a fairly quiet time for Stronghold Motorsports. The next five weeks will be the busiest stretch of the year for the team.
It starts this weekend with the second event on the Lucas Oil Off Road schedule, the Southern California Shootout on Friday (April 25) and Saturday (April 26) nights at nearby Lake Elsinore (California) Motorsports Park, where the series' team of the year for the past two seasons will field entries for Brandon Bailey in Pro 4, Larry Job in Pro Buggy and Madix Bailey in Junior 1 Karts.
Corona, California - April 2, 2014 – A legend in motor sports journalism, and former host of the very popular "Wind Tunnel" program on SPEED, Dave Despain has a new home at MAVTV and a new weekly interview series with "The Dave Despain Show" premiering Friday, April 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
To-date, MAVTV has ordered 26-episodes of "The Dave Despain Show." The 30 minute format gives the veteran interviewer the opportunity to sit with racing legends, current superstars, and rising young guns.
Riverside, California - March 26, 20014 – The results were good, but it's what those results indicate is possible this season that has the MAVTV/SolarWorld/Toyo Tires Stronghold Motorsports team most excited after the opening round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series March 22-23.
"We've shown we can play with them a little bit," said Stronghold Pro 4 driver Brandon Bailey, who overcame a variety of problems to finish 9th and 5th in the two rounds of racing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.
Bailey's teammate, Larry Job, was 5th and 11th and felt like a target in a video game at times in the two Pro Buggy contests and said "the car's running good and I can't wait for the next race," at Lake Elsinore, California, April 25-26.