Racing is deeply imbedded in Danny Thompson's blood on all sides of his family, going back three generations. This Sunday night, Nov. 29 at 8:30pm ET, he talks emotionally to Dave about the Thompson family's decades-long quest to break world land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats and his father, Mickey Thompson's racing legend and horrific murder. It's not an easy task, as Danny idolized his father, who was a larger than life figure, holding more than 300 world land speed records. Mickey brought off-road racing out of the deserts and into the arenas of big cities across America, but wanted a better and safer life for his son.
Show 4 of TITAN American Built highlights an All-American Supercar, built from the ground up at TMI Autotech, Inc. TMI Autotech is a specialty automotive, manufacturing, assembly, and service based company based just outside Virginia International Raceway, VA (VIR). The company produces the no frills, but lightning fast Ariel Atom Supercar with a starting price at under $100,000, much to the delight of motorsports enthusiasts worldwide.
It's almost impossible to explain rationally Juan Pablo Montoya's extraordinary racing career. But this Sunday night at 8:30pm, ET, Dave gives it his best shot on this week's Dave Despain Show. Easily the most entertaining motorsports interview on TV, Montoya lights up the show with pithy and revealing comments on Formula One, its drivers and teams, being fit to race NASCAR and who you can race three wide or not, while attempting to win on the IndyCar circuit.
If you were assembling a list of great all-time off-road short course champion racers, Carl Renezeder's name would probably be on top. For more than 20 years, he has been pounding on the competition while collecting 118 victories and 9 national championships. He is a superbly fit athlete who trains in the off season by competing in endurance running, swimming and mountain biking, so don't ever expect him to tire before the finish line.
Dave's guest on Sunday night at 8:30pm ET is Boris Said, a motor racing rare bird. To date, he is the only American to win at Nürburgring, but these days is a ringer in NASCAR. There is of course a long tradition of fabulously talented American race car drivers from the ranks of NASCAR and Indy who have competed and won on the world stage. Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney easily spring to mind.