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Airdate: September 29, 2012

Host: Tom Marquis

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports

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Indianapolis, IN 46234

Phone (317) 903-8063

Email tom@indyprosports.com

9:05-9:30: Radio Speed Talk

9:15-9:30: Josh Timmerman – Timmerman Racing

9:30-10:15: Evan Williams – Purdue University

9:30-10:15: Jimmy “The Intern” Cavanaugh – Indiana University

10:00-10:05: Elizabeth the Greek

10:15-10:30: – George Bremer – The Herald Bulletin

10:30-11:00: Indy Pro Sports Fantasy Football Huddle with 2 Dollar Bill Josh, Sparky, and more

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar Championship

Here’s a great article by Cliff Tanner. Cliff is a good friend of The Balance Radio Network. We run Radio Speed Talk every Sunday on The Balance Radio Network. Be sure to catch the latest episode of Radio Speed Talk.

by Cliff Tanner
Owner and Host, Radio Speek Talk

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have to start this blog with a Hee Haw song parody. Keep in mind this is Roger Penske and Will Power singing this.

“Where or where were you tonight?’

‘Why did you leave me here all alone?’

‘I searched the world over and’

‘thought I found an IRL Championship’

‘But I crashed another and thpppppt you was gone’

Sorry was my best raspberry impersonation.

Always a bride’s maid, never a bride.

Alright, alright I’ll stop. I can’t seem to help it. Just a couple of hours ago the Izod Indy Car Championship was decided.

Penske Racing’s Will Power came into the final race with a 17 point over Andretti Motorsports’ Ryan Hunter. Power qualified third. Hunter-Reay 17.Now granted Power was hit with a grid penalty for changing engines. Still he started the race 8 positions in front of Hunter-Reay.

Let us take a step back for some back story here. Now first of all this is the seventh year in a row the Izod Indy Championship was going to be decided the last race. This was also a milestone because we all knew with all his problems this year Dario Franchetti was not going to win his fourth championship in a row. What did that mean you ask? Well it also guaranteed a first time winner in this year’s championship.

The second part of the story is this; This also ensured Will Power his third straight chance for the Champ’s trophy. Two years ago he spins out and crashes to drop out of the championship. Last year he was racing for the championship and with the unfortunate fatal crash of Dan Wheldon he was caught up in the big crash. He ended up with a broken back. It turned out that they didn’t even have to finish the race to finish runner-up.

The old adage of the third times a charm you would think would be in play here. But noooooooo (Steve Martin early days come into play here and voice inflection). The third time is a charm only works in fairy tale land. Seriously.

The only thing the third time did was to make sure Will Power finished second for the third time in a row. We have to go back and say this; this has to be right up there with Mark Martin finishing second many times in NASCAR, the Vikings and Bills in their quest to end the four game winless streak in Super Bowls and last but not least the Cubs not winning the World Series for 102 years.

Another thought has to come to the mind of Power and is this; ‘is this just a fantasy or escape from reality, open your eyes and what did I see? not an IRL Championship (yes a Queen song brought this to mind).

Okay okay. I get it. Stop. Sorry ADD kicking in. Hell it’s 2:00 in the morning. Plus it’s my blog. LOL I can do what I want.

If you haven’t figured it out the first American since 2006 was crowned the champion this day. What are serious? Power won? Come on Power comes from down under. It was Hunter-Reay.
The man who ironically down by 17 points and started the race in 17th place comes out and passes Power to win the championship.

Power spun and crashing his chance to become the Champion and his car. He was back in the garage and finished 25th out of 26 cars. Hey but that’s not all he still had a chance to win the coveted trophy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay had to finish the race in fifth or higher to become the champ. But however this did not come without drama. OOHHH the DRAMA! With nine laps left Tony Kaanan who crashed with nine laps left crashed hard into the wall. This of course brought out the caution as Hunter-Reay moved into fifth place to put him up by one point. A foot note here is that Helio Castroneves came in to pit and put on four fresh tires in hopes of passing Ryan to help Power still win the championship. What you say? Teammates don’t help each other? Better look again Mr. IRL fan.

Well the IZOD and their powers that be decided to red flag the race. Why kill the drama under yellow? Funny thing was watching the words come out of Michael Andretti’s mouth and surprisingly clean. Well at least the part they showed. I know if I was the owner a few expletives would be flying out of my mouth and maybe some other things. Which brings up another point. Does IZOD Indy Car need to go to green-white-checker. Wait, that’s another blog topic.

So as the restart comes Hunter-Reay moves up as high as third. Meanwhile Castro eves is flying through the field hoping to put Ryan back down the sixth. Only problem was is that he drove it to hard and ended up in the wall on the last lap.

‘Win one for the gripper’ is quickly losing patience with Mr. Will Power. Have to feel sorry for the man but you have to win or at least be smart about it. Maybe it is time to call in Dr. Phil. No wait if I was Power and Dr. Phil said, “It’s not about you,” I would probably, no wait I would kill him.

I really don’t even know how the man can be helped. I have said time and time again when you are in a situation like that you have to have a clear mind to get it done. It appears that at times that he is too careful. Doing that can bite you in the butt ask the Cubs they will tell you.

Congrats go out to Ryan Hunter-Reay and Andretti Motorsports. Hey here is a thought. You think Andretti Motorsports is going to invade NASCAR now? Well come on now that was the rumor earlier in the year. Also Hunter-Reay just signed a two year extension. Not bad for a guy who was ride less just two years ago.

The Championship was Ryan’s first but was Andretti Motorsports fourth. Again congrats.
Oh yeah Ed Carpenter made a great pass on the last lap past Franchitti to win. Congrats on the win Eddie. Awesome.

As for Power? Well maybe a visit to the Dr. Phil show will make you win the trophy next year.

I’m outta here

Radio Speed Talk Team Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort Wayne, Indiana (September 14, 2012) LAF-ing CLIFF Media of Fort Wayne, Indiana, parent company of Speed Talk & RadioSpeedTalk.com has announced the departure of co-owner, Speed Talk Co-Host & Executive Producer Pete LaFaucia Friday September 14, 2012.

Speed Talk started in spring 2009 as a local racing show on WNUY-FM eventually becoming self syndicated in August 2010 under the LAF-ing CLIFF Media banner. Cliff Tanner and Pete LaFaucia were its only hosts at that time. Speed Talk is a weekly 1 hour racing show that at its height had 10 radio affiliates nationally. At the time of LaFaucia’s departure Speed Talk has 2 terrestrial affiliates and 2 online affiliate.

The shows creators have decided to split on creative differences. LAF-ing CLIFF Media will dissolve with Cliff Tanner retaining Speed Talk, RadioSpeedTalk.com and its affiliates reforming under the Name Cliff Dawg Media. Pete LaFaucia retains undeveloped FortSports.com and an undisclosed amount of financial compensation. Speed Talk’s last show with LaFaucia airs on affiliates this weekend.

Pete LaFaucia is available for producing of any form of Talk show with experiences in Sports, Political, Business, fitness and Morning Show. He can be reached at 260-615-9530 or Pete@ComedyPete.com

LAF-ing CLIFF Media Logo, Speed Talk Logo and Pete LaFaucia Head shot available upon request

NHRA Lucas Oil Raceway Live Remote

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Courtney Force, many others join The Balance live remote from Lucas Oil Raceway

You never know who will stop by The Balance this Saturday morning

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – This Saturday morning, September 1st, the Balance Radio Show will be broadcasting live from the MAC Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.  The broadcast will be live from 9am to 11am EST on BlogTalkRadio.

Courtney Force (John Force Racing) will be the headliner guest, joining the program during the 10:00 hour.  After qualifying for her debut event at the wheel of the Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car, (Courtney) Force beat Bob Tasca III in round one, becoming just the second John Force Racing driver ever to win his or her first round with the sport’s most successful team.  Force is currently 6th in points standing, entering the season’s final competition this weekend.

Other scheduled guests include Vance & Hines drivers Andrew Hines and Ed Krawic along with Brandon Baker from John Force Racing. With all the activity around Lucas Oil Raceway this weekend, you never know who will stop by to say hello to The Balance.

We’re excited to announce that Cliff Tanner and Pete LaFaucia will be joining The Balance host, Tom Marquis, on this weekend’s show. Join us Saturday morning!

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The Balance 8/25/2012 9:00 EST

 

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This is the ONE place where fanatics can come together and talk about their favorite teams. The Balance brings you an analytical breakdown of sports from a Fans point of view.

We bring breaking news, commentary, scores, stats, standings, audio and highlights!

We will provide great interviews and sound Bytes…..

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On This weeks show

Airdate: August 25 , 2012

Host: Tom Marquis

 

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports

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Phone (317) 903-8063

Email tom@indyprosports.com

 

9:05-9:30: Cliff Tanner– Radio Speed Talk

9:30-10:00: Evan Williams – Purdue University

9:30-10:00: Jimmy Cavanaugh – Indiana University

10:00-10:15: Breakdown of the Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins Game

10:15-10:55: BAMF Fantasy Football Huddle

DONT MISS THE BALANCE ON 8/18/2012

 

 

Welcome to The Balance.

This is the ONE place where fanatics can come together and talk about their favorite teams. The Balance brings you an analytical breakdown of sports from a Fans point of view.

We bring breaking news, commentary, scores, stats, standings, audio and highlights!

We will provide great interviews and sound Bytes…..

You don’t wanna miss the Balance !!!

On This weeks show

Airdate: August 18, 2012

Host: Tom Marquis

 

The Balance and Indy Pro Sports

1209 Country Club Rd

Country Club Industrial Park

Indianapolis, IN 46234

Phone (317) 903-8063

Email tom@indyprosports.com

 

9:05-9:30: Pete – Radio Speed Talk

9:30-9:45: Leslie Harley – Families for HoPE

9:45-10:00: Ed Kratz – Eagles

10:00-10:15: Jeff Curts – BearsClaws

10:15-10:30: Jay Graves – Jay Graves Report

10:30-10:55: BAMF Fantasy Football Huddle

10:55-11:00: Wrap Up

IndyCar goes Hollywood

IndyCar  inked a deal with DreamWorks Animation to make “Turbo to hit theaters in the summer of 2013.

The animated movie features an ordinary garden snail that dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500, and gets a chance to do just that after a freak accident leaves it with extraordinary speed.

The film is scheduled for release July 19, 2013, and is the biggest deal yet for IndyCar’s Entertainment division.

Filmmakers hope the racing snail can become as big a hit as the Cars series that featured a talking, NASCAR-style race car.