Sometimes my job doesn’t feel like work… After all, who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to jump on a race track with a professional Indy car driver?
Alex Tagliani won the pole at last year’s Indianapolis 500 so when I was told by my colleague in the CBC Montreal Sports Unit, Andie Bennett, that Tagliani wanted to race against us (in Go-Karts)… I nearly sprung out of my shoes in excitement.
Alex Tagliani (middle) shows Andie & I the art of strutting while holding a racing helmet
This aired on May 10, 2012
Tagliani has a new engine heading into this year’s Indianapolis 500, he told us about the unique challenge of switching engines mid-season and his team’s falling out with his former engine sponsor, Lotus.
And while I may have thought I’d able to keep with Tagliani (or that he would take it easy) I was wrong. He completed 30 laps in the same amount of time it took us to compete 26.
To see Andie’s TV story click here or on any of the photos.