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June 2 - Callum Ilott suffered a broken right wrist when he crashed in the Indy 500. Filling in
for him at Detroit in the Juncos Hollinger No.77 Chevy, will be
Santino Ferrucci. Ferrucci
filled in at Texas for RLL's injured driver
Jack Harvey, where he finished 9th.  Ferrucci also
raced in the Indy 500 for Dreyer & Reinbold, where he finished 10th.
Newgarden Wins $1 Million

June 13 - The main sponsor for Christian Lundgaard's
No. 30 RLL Honda is PeopleReady, a staffing company.

PeopleReady also sponsor a $10,000 prize to the winner
of every IndyCar driver, whom divides the prize among
his team and their selected charity.

In addition, they offered a similar $1,000,000 prize to
the first IndyCar driver who could win on a oval track,
road course and street course.

Josef Newgarden accomplished this with his 3rd win
of the season at Road America.  He had previously
won on the Texas oval and at the Long Beach Grand
Prix street circuit.
Newgarden's charities who will receive the half
million dollars are
Wags and Walks of Nashville
(a dog foster and adoption agency) and the
SeriousFun Children’s Network.

SeriousFun Children's Network is a global community
of 30 camps and programs for seriously ill children.  
All camps and programs offer free recreational
experiences to children with serious illnesses and
their family members.  The first SeriousFun camp
was launched in 1988 by founder
Paul Newman, the
famous actor who was also a race car driver and a
race team owner.
Safari Rally Kenya

June 27 - The Safari Rally Kenya has been held
annually since 1953.  The first two races were won
by a VW Beetle!

The 2022 race was won yesterday in a Toyota GR
Yaris by
Kalle Rovanpera, a 21 y/o Finn who leads
the WRC championship.  His co-driver is

The race used to be over 5000 km.  It became
notorious as the toughest round of the WRC.  Arduous
conditions and constantly changing weather  made
simply finishing an achievement.

The event adopted a special stage format in 1996.  It
featured over 1000km of timed tests.  The race
dropped off the WRC calendar in 2003, but returned
to it last year.

The spectator rules are somewhat relaxed compared
to the Indy 500.  I looked up spectator safety for the
event and they were interesting -

2. Stay off the road during the stage,
3. Don't stand between immovable objects (trees &
houses) and the race course (so if you get hit, you
won't get squished!)
4. Don't watch from an area below the road.
5. Help route officials with rowdy fans who won't
obey safety instructions.

Another difference with rally races for spectators -
you only get to see the cars go by one time, instead of
200 times.
Spectators in 1985
Switzerland Lifts 67-Year Ban on Racing

June 13 - Switzerland has finally voted to lift the ban on racing which began in 1955
after the terrible Le Mans disaster.

The country generally frowns on automobiles apparently, as their speed limits are low
and the penalties harsh.  There are places you cannot take a car, and they seem to prefer
rail systems over highways.

I think that is rather surprising seeing as they are sandwiched between Germany, Italy
and France.  Also surprising is that the Sauber F1 team hails from Switzerland, as do
drivers Sébastien Buemi and Simona de Silvestro.

While the accident occurred in France, the Swiss lawmakers felt auto racing was just
too dangerous.  After 67 years, they have concluded that both race cars and tracks have
become safe enough.