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by Gordon Kirby

2007 Index

#107   The Way It Is/ Exploring how Metalore manufactures its fine racing products/ Part Two    (12/17/07)

#106   The Way It Is/ Kenny Hill & his company Metalore make superb racing products    (12/10/07)

#105   The Way It Is/ Both Lola and Cosworth celebrate fiftieth anniversaries in 2008    (12/3/07)

#104   The Way It Is/ Recreating the ideal alternate formula to F1    (11/26/07)

#103   The Way It Is/ Jimmie Johnson states his case as America's next great driver    (11/19/07)

#102   The Way It Is/ Honda's Robert Clarke analyzes the challenges facing the Indy Racing League    (11/15/07)

#101   The Way It Is/ Robert Clarke has prepared Honda Performance Development for his retirement    (11/12/07)

#100   The Way It Is/ Some NASCAR lessons for and from the wider world    (11/5/07)

#99   The Way It Is/ Do aesthetics matter in racing today?    (10/29/07)

#98   The Way It Is/ Sebastien Bourdais achieved many things in his five years with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing    (10/25/07)

#97   The Way It Is/ Raikkonen snares his first world championship. Or does he?    (10/22/07)

#96   The Way It Is/ Jeff Gordon is the only great driver racing in America today    (10/15/07)

#95   The Way It Is/ Former open-wheel racer Andrew Ranger is NASCAR's inaugural Canadian Tire Series champion    (10/8/07)

#94   The Way It Is/ John Force's crew chief Austin Coil on the lessons learned from the NHRA legend's accident    (10/1/07)

#93   The Way It Is/ John Zimmermann tells the tale of Dan Gurney's magnificent line of Eagle racing cars    (9/24/07)

#92   The Way It Is/ The F1 disease, or is it cultivating a brand?    (9/20/07)

#91   The Way It Is/ Why NASCAR sets the standard for how to run the sport    (9/17/07)

#90   The Way It Is/ Rick Mears showed us how to play the game    (9/13/07)

#89   The Way It Is/ Bill France had it figured out ten years ago    (9/10/07)

#88   That Way It Is/ Chip Ganassi's IRL and Grand-Am team boss Mike Hull on Scott Dixon's championship run    (9/6/07)

#87   The Way It Is/ Taking a close look at Dario Franchitti and Andretti-Green's IRL championship-chasing season    (9/3/07)

#86   They Way It Is/ Assessing Acura's rookie season in the American Le Mans Series    (8/30/07)

#85   The Way It Is/ Looking for the right technical philosophies and solutions    (8/27/07)

#84   The Way It Is/ Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty have emerged this year as American sports car maestros    (8/23/07)

#83   The Way It Is/ New Atlantic champion Raphael Matos plans to race all winter in preparation for his rookie Champ Car season    (8/20/07)

#82   The Way It Is/ Can Penske's ALMS Porsche Spyders make it seven in a row at Mosport next weekend?    (8/16/07)

#81   The Way It Is/ The sad results of a rare nexus of hubris, provincial thinking and amateurism    (8/13/07)

#80   The Way It Is/ There's much more to Carl Haas Auto than meets the eye    (8/9/07)

#79   The Way It Is/ The end of forty years of Indy car racing on Michigan's high banks & NASCAR's successful debut in Montreal    (8/6/07)

#78   The Way It Is/ Tracks like Mt. Tremblant and Elkhart Lake keep the challenge and the spectacle alive    (8/2/07)

#77   The Way It Is/ Celebrating Moss and Gurney at the inaugural William K. Vanderbilt concours d'elegance    (7/30/07)

#76   The Way It Is/ It's refreshing to see Derrick Walker's Team Australia racing to win this year    (7/26/07)

#75   The Way It Is/ John Barnard has some useful thoughts and opinions for racing's rulemakers    (7/23/07)

#74   The Way It Is/ Assessing Graham Rahal at mid-season    (7/19/07)

#73   The Way It Is/ Death by a thousand cuts    (7/16/07)

#72   The Way It Is/ American open-wheel racing desperately needs inspired leadership    (7/9/07)

#71   The Way It Is/ Enjoying the rebirth of one of North America's greatest road courses    (7/2/07)

#70   The Way It Is/ Mario Illien on the right formula for the future    (6/28/07)

#69   The Way It Is/ A brave new racing world beckons, we hope    (6/25/07)

#68   The Way It Is/ Lewis Hamilton arrives in America as Audi continues to dominate Le Mans    (6/18/07)

#67   The Way It Is/ Can anyone catch McLaren? And discussing F1's technical future    (6/14/07)

#66   The Way It Is/ Lewis Hamilton may become the first F1 rookie to win the World Championship    (6/11/07)

#65   The Way It Is/ Some lateral and other critical thinking about the IRL's Car of 2011 and the right way forward for the sport PLUS Appreciating Bill France Jr.    (6/7/07)

#64   The Way It Is/ Tony Kanaan is Andretti-Green's spark plug    (6/4/07)

#63   The Way It Is/ The IRL has a chance to recreate itself with plans for a new Indy Car of Tomorrow in 2011    (5/31/07)

#62   The Way It Is/ Dario Franchitti is a fine fellow, a great racer and now, like his hero Jim Clark, an Indy 500 winner    (5/28/07)

#61   The Way It Is/ The view from Cosworth about innovation and alternative or green fuels in racing    (5/24/07)

#60   The Way It Is/ Jerry Forsythe is a big advocate of Champ Car switching to ethanol E85 in 2008    (5/21/07)

#59   The Way It Is/ Despite the Indy 500's problems, the challenge remains the same    (5/14/07)

#58   The Way It Is/ Who has the courage and strength to take racing into the future? Part Two    (5/10/07)

#57   The Way It Is/ Which sanctioning body has the courage and strength to write the correct formula for the future?    (5/7/07)

#56   The Way It Is/ Searching for the secrets to Bridgestone Firestone's immaculately successful Champ Car and IRL tire programs    (4/30/07)

#55   The Way It Is/ Waiting for the big show to return to American open-wheel racing    (4/23/07)

#54   The Way It Is/ Plenty of challenges remain for Champ Car    (4/16/07)

#53   The Way It Is/ Champ Car in the streets of Las Vegas    (4/9/07)

#52   The Way It Is/ Champ Car's new era arrives next weekend in downtown Las Vegas    (4/2/07)

#51   The Way It Is/ Looking at the real challenge for the ALMS & the successful debut of NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow    (3/26/07)

#50   The Way It Is/ Audi points to the way forward for the sport    (3/19/07)

#49   The Way It Is/ Penske's Porsche Spyder LMP2 cars are ready for Sebring and the new ALMS season    (3/12/07)

#48   The Way It Is/ Will Detroit be able to respond to Toyota's challenge?    (3/5/07)

#47   The Way It Is/ Everyone in NASCAR Nextel Cup racing is flat-out preparing for the arrival of the Car of Tomorrow    (2/26/07)

#46   The Way It Is/ Kevin Harvick's surprise win in a very messy Daytona 500    (2/19/07)

#45   The Way It Is/ Taking a close look at this yeaR's new Acura ALMS program    (2/12/07)

#44   The Way It Is/ A technical preview of America's duelling open-wheel series    (2/5/07)

#43   The Way It Is/ Juan Montoya and Jeff Gordon brought star power to last weekend's Rolex 24-hour race.    (1/29/07)

#42   The Way It Is/ The story of David Loring America's greatest Formula Ford racer    (1/22/07)

#41   The Way It Is/ America's all-time top ten race drivers    (1/15/07)

#40   The Way It Is/ Listening to some prominent voices for a positive approach to American open-wheel racing    (1/08/07)

#39   The Way It Is/ Sharing some memories of Mt. Tremblant, a great Canadian road course, with Mario Andretti    (1/03/07)


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