The Autosportradio.com 2019 Show presented by Honda and HPD, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series and the SVRA will stream live on Tuesday August 13th live from McGilvery’s Speedway 3009 No. High School Road beginning at 7PM EST.
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Dr. Pat Sullivan
A Tribute to Dick Jordan who spend 50 years as the Vice President of Communications for the USAC…
Pat spent many years traveling across the country traveling with Dick most all trips. Racing is what Pat has spent a good portion of his life at race tracks with Dick.
Besides his work in education IUPUI and all the awards and honors he has received, include the Tony Hulman Award from the National Association of Auto Racing Fan Clubs (2000), the USAC Special Recognition Award (2003), the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Media Award (1998), the Gene Powlen Fan Appreciation Award (1998) and the PA Announcer of the Year Award (2007). Sullivan also received the Media Member of the Year award from the National Sprint Car Poll in 2002, 2005 and 2006 Pat is truly a sports junkie. Pat is on the PA at race tracks around the country for with he was elected to the Knoxville Nations Sprint Car Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. In addition Pat is a writer, and a huge sports fan. Luckily his wife is also as big a sports fan as Pat is.
When Pat got the Hall of Fame call in 2017, he cried. He isn’t afraid to admit it. It was one of those, “You’ve got to be kidding me” moments. He’s the kind of person who to this day stops himself and freaks out that he’s interviewing Johnny Rutherford. Few things still blow his mind more than an 800 horsepower machine weighing 1,250 pounds moving so fast on a half-mile track. It meant something to him, and it meant something to his family. Badale has been so supportive as he chased his passions, this victory was for her, as well.
“You know, we all want to make a little bit of a footprint,” Sullivan said. “I mean, we do. Maybe that’s a little hubris to say that, but the fact of the matter is, I remember when that happened, I thought, ‘As long as anyone gives a darn about sprint car racing, I’m in that group.”
He cares so much about history. He does so much research and pulls out each and every great historical anecdote about somebody’s career.
“I don’t want some people to be forgotten,” he said. Pat‘s life as an announcer and racing writer has been spent shaping memories for others and recording those moments in time so that nobody is forgotten. Now, he’s in the Hall of Fame. Now, he won’t be forgotten.
Swanson made his Silver Crown Series debut in August 2008. His first series podium came in July 2009 with a third-place finish at Iowa Speedway
, driving the #19 for Team Six-R. In his sophomore season, he finished 5th in the series standings and was named Rookie of the Year.
His first win came in the Ted Horn 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack in September 2010. It was his only win that season, however he claimed four podiums and six Top Fives over nine races.
In 2018, Swanson joined Al Unser, Sr. as one of the only two drivers in history to win four consecutive Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown Series races at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Swanson has competed in the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway four times since 2015. In that time, he has recorded three wins. Those wins coming in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
For many Verizon IndyCar Series fans, the August 25 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline at Gateway Motorsports Park will be their first look at the redesigned cars – considerably different from what they saw at the inaugural in 2017.
And for many of these fans, this race weekend may also be their first glimpse of the sport’s long and colorful history. Thanks to the efforts of the Vintage Indy Registry, 30 Indy cars – ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s – will be on display at the Open Wheel Icons pavilion.
Every car has been lovingly and meticulously restored. Many times, these cars were your classic “barn finds,” mere dusty shells of their former selves, missing lots of pieces and parts. It takes lots of time, money, skill, research and patience to properly put an Indy car back together but it’s worth the effort. Of course, each one comes with a briefcase full of interesting facts and anecdotes.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…