Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday Conversation II: Roger Hayden

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Jeff Gordon Breaks 66-Race Winless Streak at Phoenix

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Jeff Gordon fought back from a late slip to pass Kyle Busch with eight laps to go to win the Subway 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and end a victory lane drought that lasted almost two years.

Gordon dominated the last half of the race and led 138 of the 312 laps-- the most of anyone -- but a slow exit on the final pit stop cost him the lead to Busch. But Gordon had the faster car, and he relentlessly tracked down Busch, taking the lead coming out of the fourth turn and down the frontstretch with just a few miles to go.

It was Gordon's first victory in 66 races -- almost two years -- and it breaks the longest streak of futility in a storied career that features four Sprint Cup championships. . And it came in only his second race with a new crew chief, Alan Gustafson, after team owner Rick Hendrick decided to shake up the driver-crew chief combinations during the off-season.

With a yelp of delight we haven't heard in months, Gordon gave a ya-hoo and shouted, "You guys are awesome!" as he took the checkered flag.

"Welcome back, welcome back," said Gustafson. "Awesome job."

Moments later, Hendrick got on the radio with his own congratulations.

"Thanks so much, boss," Gordon replied. "Thank you sooo much for this opportunity. I'm loving these guys."

The race was slowed by eight yellow flags, especially toward the beginning of the race, including one for a multi-car crash that took out pole winner Carl Edwards and a number of other good cars.

 

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

motogp phillip island 2011 Live Streaming

Super bike World Championships Phillip Island
The SBK World Championships – Season 2008!
GP Philip Island, Australia
Superpole :: SBK 2011
Phillip Island, Australia

Event Introduction
Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with seven manufacturers set to battle it out for the 2011 world championship – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW and Aprilia.

WATCH NOW

Much more than prototype-based grand prix racing, superbikes have a greater connection to the general public, because people can see the bikes they own being punted around on some of the finest race tracks in the world, including Australia’s very own Phillip Island.

The spectacular Phillip Island has one of the highest average speeds of any circuit in the world, and in the 2010 round Italian Max Biaggi (the eventual world champion) reached 319.8km/h down the main straight on his Aprilia V-four. That’s seriously potent performance.

WATCH NOW

The championship regulations allow four-cylinder bikes of up to 1000cc, or twins up to 1200cc. At the moment, Ducati is the only marque which is using a twin-cylinder configuration.

In 2011, the minimum weight for both twin-cylinder and four-cylinder bikes will be 165kg.

A superbike must remain in many aspects the same as the bike that can be bought in any dealership, including the body design. To be allowed to enter the world superbike title every manufacturer must produce a minimum quantity of a bike that must also be commercially available to the general public.

The championship also has a control slick race tyre, produced by Pirelli, giving all teams access to the same specification rubber to create closer and more exciting racing than ever before.

WATCH NOW

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Goodbye Lamar Fike


It has now been over a week since the passing of one of Elvis? oldest friends.  Lamar Fike died from complications of lymphoma on January 21.  Sorry it took so long to post a fitting tribute to him. 

Lamar Fike was an intriguing member of Elvis? Memphis Mafia, and he is notable for several reasons.  At 270 pounds, he was certainly the heaviest member of Elvis? entourage.

There is some confusion about how Elvis and Lamar had their first contact.  According to one report, Lamar first met Elvis by just hanging around the front of his house at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis until he was finally invited in.  Elvis lived there from May 1956 to March 1957.  However, it is likely that Elvis and Lamar first met in 1954 at Sun Studios.  Nineteen-year-old Fike was learning how to be a disc-jockey under the tutelage of George Klein, a classmate of Elvis? and one of his friends.  Klein and Sam Phillips introduced Lamar to Elvis
  
With the exception of Klein and Red West, another of Elvis? friends from high school, Lamar Fike knew Elvis the longest. Klein never lived at Graceland or worked for Elvis, but he remained a lifetime friend.  West was a year behind Elvis in high school, stayed friends with him after that, and become part of the earliest Memphis Mafia in 1960, as did Lamar Fike.

Jamming at Graceland, August 1957.  Fike on left.  Back of Anita Hill?s head at bottom.

 

In 1958, during the filming of Jailhouse Rock, Elvis was hospitalized for swallowing a cap for his tooth.  When Lamar learned about it, he got in touch with Elvis, who immediately told him to fly out to Hollywood and join him.

 

Lamar Fike and Elvis at RCA studio in Los Angeles during soundtrack recording.


After the movie wrapped, Elvis brought Lamar to Graceland, and he was the first friend to be given a room in Graceland.  So, Elvis had his pal around full time.

When Elvis was drafted, Lamar tried to enlist so he could be with Elvis, but he was turned down because of his weight.  However, Elvis took care of that problem.

Elvis was transferred to an Army post in Germany later in 1958, and he asked Lamar  to come over on the plane with Elvis' father and grandmother Minnie Mae.   Fike stayed and became part of Elvis? extended family.  While in Germany, Lamar endured many jokes about his big size and served as the court jester for Elvis and other friends.   Elvis could kid him without Lamar ever getting upset.  He was happy to be close to his idol, and Elvis genuinely liked to have him around.  The German press called him the ?Wrestler,? but Elvis liked to call him ?Buddha.?


                   

Elvis and Lamar Fike while on furlough in Paris, June 1959

 

After Elvis was discharged in 1960, Lamar returned with him to Graceland.  A group of Elvis buddies - Red West, Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, and Lamar Fike - morphed into what became known as the Memphis Mafia.  Other members came and went over the years.
  

Col. Parker, Elvis, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito, and Charlie Hodge, June 1968.


Lamar?s responsibilities for the next year or so, while Elvis? was off making movies, are not well documented.  It?s seemed like he just stayed at Graceland, keeping an eye on the place until Elvis returned during breaks from movie filming.   His job responsibility seems to have been simply to be Elvis? buddy.

In 1962, Lamar left Graceland to become road manager for singer Brenda Lee.  The following year, he moved to Nashville to run the Hill and Range Publishing office.  This housed Elvis' publishing companies, so the connection with Elvis continued.


 

Lamar Fike at International Hotel, Las Vegas, 1969

 


Photos from 1969-70 period.

                  

Lamar Fike was definitely a big guy.


In the 70s, when Elvis was once again performing live, Lamar came back into the fold and was given the job as Elvis? lighting director at the concerts.  He got to travel to Las Vegas and every other place Elvis performed.  On tour with the King.  Great job.  Occasionally, he also took care of transportation in Las Vegas and Memphis.

 

Elvis, Jerry Schilling, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito

 

Lamar Fike Gives Elvis a Ride on Stage


Lamar eventually married, and moved out of Graceland, but continued in Elvis? entourage until 1977.

 

Lamar Fike is on Far Left

The photo above is a promo still from the 2005 CBS miniseries Elvis, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Elvis.  The actor on the far left is portraying Lamar Fike.  The other guys, left to right, are Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Red West, and Charlie Hodge.  Elvis had his Memphis Mafia boys dressing sharp when they were with him.

 


So, now we say goodbye to Lamar Fike.    ElvisWorld seems smaller as we lose another of his buddies.  But, I?ll bet Elvis was really happy to see Lamar show up in Heaven.

 

�  2010    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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Watch Phillip Island Superbike World Championship 2011 live online

Super bike World Championships Phillip Island
The SBK World Championships – Season 2008!
GP Philip Island, Australia
Superpole :: SBK 2011
Phillip Island, Australia

Event Introduction
Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with seven manufacturers set to battle it out for the 2011 world championship – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW and Aprilia.

WATCH NOW

Much more than prototype-based grand prix racing, superbikes have a greater connection to the general public, because people can see the bikes they own being punted around on some of the finest race tracks in the world, including Australia’s very own Phillip Island.

The spectacular Phillip Island has one of the highest average speeds of any circuit in the world, and in the 2010 round Italian Max Biaggi (the eventual world champion) reached 319.8km/h down the main straight on his Aprilia V-four. That’s seriously potent performance.

WATCH NOW

The championship regulations allow four-cylinder bikes of up to 1000cc, or twins up to 1200cc. At the moment, Ducati is the only marque which is using a twin-cylinder configuration.

In 2011, the minimum weight for both twin-cylinder and four-cylinder bikes will be 165kg.

A superbike must remain in many aspects the same as the bike that can be bought in any dealership, including the body design. To be allowed to enter the world superbike title every manufacturer must produce a minimum quantity of a bike that must also be commercially available to the general public.

The championship also has a control slick race tyre, produced by Pirelli, giving all teams access to the same specification rubber to create closer and more exciting racing than ever before.

WATCH NOW

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Superbike World Championship 2011 - Phillip Island Victoria

Super bike World Championships Phillip Island
The SBK World Championships – Season 2008!
GP Philip Island, Australia
Superpole :: SBK 2011
Phillip Island, Australia

Event Introduction
Superbike racing is all about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with seven manufacturers set to battle it out for the 2011 world championship – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW and Aprilia.

WATCH NOW

Much more than prototype-based grand prix racing, superbikes have a greater connection to the general public, because people can see the bikes they own being punted around on some of the finest race tracks in the world, including Australia’s very own Phillip Island.

The spectacular Phillip Island has one of the highest average speeds of any circuit in the world, and in the 2010 round Italian Max Biaggi (the eventual world champion) reached 319.8km/h down the main straight on his Aprilia V-four. That’s seriously potent performance.

WATCH NOW

The championship regulations allow four-cylinder bikes of up to 1000cc, or twins up to 1200cc. At the moment, Ducati is the only marque which is using a twin-cylinder configuration.

In 2011, the minimum weight for both twin-cylinder and four-cylinder bikes will be 165kg.

A superbike must remain in many aspects the same as the bike that can be bought in any dealership, including the body design. To be allowed to enter the world superbike title every manufacturer must produce a minimum quantity of a bike that must also be commercially available to the general public.

The championship also has a control slick race tyre, produced by Pirelli, giving all teams access to the same specification rubber to create closer and more exciting racing than ever before.

WATCH NOW

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2011 WSBK Phillip Island Qualifying Press Release Roundup

Below are the press releases received after qualifying at Phillip Island:


Phillip Island – Qualifying Practice 2 & Superpole.

After a tough start to the first race weekend of the 2011 season, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport is happy with today's Superpole Qualifying result. Both riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), made it into the third and final qualifying session, with Leon starting tomorrow's races from fourth and Troy seventh.

Year: 
2011

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Goodbye Lamar Fike


It has now been over a week since the passing of one of Elvis? oldest friends.  Lamar Fike died from complications of lymphoma on January 21.  Sorry it took so long to post a fitting tribute to him. 

Lamar Fike was an intriguing member of Elvis? Memphis Mafia, and he is notable for several reasons.  At 270 pounds, he was certainly the heaviest member of Elvis? entourage.

There is some confusion about how Elvis and Lamar had their first contact.  According to one report, Lamar first met Elvis by just hanging around the front of his house at 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis until he was finally invited in.  Elvis lived there from May 1956 to March 1957.  However, it is likely that Elvis and Lamar first met in 1954 at Sun Studios.  Nineteen-year-old Fike was learning how to be a disc-jockey under the tutelage of George Klein, a classmate of Elvis? and one of his friends.  Klein and Sam Phillips introduced Lamar to Elvis
  
With the exception of Klein and Red West, another of Elvis? friends from high school, Lamar Fike knew Elvis the longest. Klein never lived at Graceland or worked for Elvis, but he remained a lifetime friend.  West was a year behind Elvis in high school, stayed friends with him after that, and become part of the earliest Memphis Mafia in 1960, as did Lamar Fike.

Jamming at Graceland, August 1957.  Fike on left.  Back of Anita Hill?s head at bottom.

 

In 1958, during the filming of Jailhouse Rock, Elvis was hospitalized for swallowing a cap for his tooth.  When Lamar learned about it, he got in touch with Elvis, who immediately told him to fly out to Hollywood and join him.

 

Lamar Fike and Elvis at RCA studio in Los Angeles during soundtrack recording.


After the movie wrapped, Elvis brought Lamar to Graceland, and he was the first friend to be given a room in Graceland.  So, Elvis had his pal around full time.

When Elvis was drafted, Lamar tried to enlist so he could be with Elvis, but he was turned down because of his weight.  However, Elvis took care of that problem.

Elvis was transferred to an Army post in Germany later in 1958, and he asked Lamar  to come over on the plane with Elvis' father and grandmother Minnie Mae.   Fike stayed and became part of Elvis? extended family.  While in Germany, Lamar endured many jokes about his big size and served as the court jester for Elvis and other friends.   Elvis could kid him without Lamar ever getting upset.  He was happy to be close to his idol, and Elvis genuinely liked to have him around.  The German press called him the ?Wrestler,? but Elvis liked to call him ?Buddha.?


                   

Elvis and Lamar Fike while on furlough in Paris, June 1959

 

After Elvis was discharged in 1960, Lamar returned with him to Graceland.  A group of Elvis buddies - Red West, Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, and Lamar Fike - morphed into what became known as the Memphis Mafia.  Other members came and went over the years.
  

Col. Parker, Elvis, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito, and Charlie Hodge, June 1968.


Lamar?s responsibilities for the next year or so, while Elvis? was off making movies, are not well documented.  It?s seemed like he just stayed at Graceland, keeping an eye on the place until Elvis returned during breaks from movie filming.   His job responsibility seems to have been simply to be Elvis? buddy.

In 1962, Lamar left Graceland to become road manager for singer Brenda Lee.  The following year, he moved to Nashville to run the Hill and Range Publishing office.  This housed Elvis' publishing companies, so the connection with Elvis continued.


 

Lamar Fike at International Hotel, Las Vegas, 1969

 


Photos from 1969-70 period.

                  

Lamar Fike was definitely a big guy.


In the 70s, when Elvis was once again performing live, Lamar came back into the fold and was given the job as Elvis? lighting director at the concerts.  He got to travel to Las Vegas and every other place Elvis performed.  On tour with the King.  Great job.  Occasionally, he also took care of transportation in Las Vegas and Memphis.

 

Elvis, Jerry Schilling, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito

 

Lamar Fike Gives Elvis a Ride on Stage


Lamar eventually married, and moved out of Graceland, but continued in Elvis? entourage until 1977.

 

Lamar Fike is on Far Left

The photo above is a promo still from the 2005 CBS miniseries Elvis, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Elvis.  The actor on the far left is portraying Lamar Fike.  The other guys, left to right, are Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Red West, and Charlie Hodge.  Elvis had his Memphis Mafia boys dressing sharp when they were with him.

 


So, now we say goodbye to Lamar Fike.    ElvisWorld seems smaller as we lose another of his buddies.  But, I?ll bet Elvis was really happy to see Lamar show up in Heaven.

 

�  2010    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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