Two for the Road is a hangout for mystery writers Tammy Kaehler and Simon Wood to chat, reminisce, gossip, speculate and argue about all things motorsport.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Can You Hear Them?

by Tammy

Can you? If you listen closely, I bet you can. They've been starting up around the country, in ones and twos in shops. Then we heard them by the dozen in the last few weeks, at test dates.

Yes, you're starting to hear the sound of racing engines again. And this coming weekend, they'll start up in anger for the first time in 2012 at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Qualifying on Friday, race starting Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.

You all know where I'll be. How many of you will be watching SPEED with me all weekend? (I'll be on Twitter: @tkaehler.)

But maybe you're more excited about the Daytona 500, on February 26? Or the 12 Hours of Sebring, finally coming along three weeks later still, on March 17? F1 in Australia the next day, March 18? (I know I'll be glued to the television that weekend.) IndyCar a week later, March 25?

I'm most excited about the endurance races: the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring ... though I admit to a great interest in how my friend Beaux Barfield is going to handle being the new Race Director of IndyCar (and by hiring him, they probably guaranteed I'll watch every race this year).

But I want to know what you're all most looking forward to this year? What series? Which races? What rivalries? Tell me!


  1. It's looking like a great year to be a fan. In no particular order: Kimi back in F1, Audi R8 in Grand-Am, wealth of driver talent in Rolex 24 (including father-son Andretti team), new cars and multiple engines in Indycar (will Lotus be the little engine that could?), F1 in Austin, ALMS racing close to me at VIR, and all that is just off the top of my head. I'm giddy.

  2. Giddy is the right word! I too have high hopes for the season. I'm ready for some good racing....

  3. I saw Kimi talking his Lotus drive on the telly the other day...he could have cracked a smile. :-)

    1. Does Kimi ever crack a smile? Unless he has a drink in hand?