Ep.52 – Randy Lanier

randylanierRandy Lanier burst on to the motorsport scene in the late 1970’s, eventually forming Blue Thunder Racing with Bill and Don Whittington. The group became a legend of the 1980’s, with Randy winning the 1984 IMSA GTP championship over factory rivals, and then turning to IndyCar where he steadily began to gain results by his second year. What later came to light was the entire operation was funded by a marijuana smuggling ring that Randy orchestrated, eventually getting arrested and serving 27 years in jail, only recently getting out. He tells us EVERYTHING. Yes, EVERYTHING. That’s all we’ll say. Dinner was served courtesy of Cabana El Rey in Delray Beach, Florida, with the music of Jarrod Gorbel closing us out. Thanks to Continental Tire for all of their support, and Honda for providing a great car.

4 thoughts on “Ep.52 – Randy Lanier

  • December 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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    Great and entertaining! enjoyed it from beginning to end! Ahhhh those were the days.

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  • March 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    In the 70s & until the track closed, did the long weekend for the Watkins Glen 6 hour race every summer. Seriously primitive facilities & I can’t believe we brought our son but we had a blast. Catch the show at Road America these days. They should extend the race into the evening. IMSA did that one year & it was quite a sight watching the cars coming thru the trees out of Canada Corner in the twilight with the headlights blazing. Best of luck to Randy. Welcome back.

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  • August 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm
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    Great interview by a funny, charming man. Welcome back
    Loved the 935s at Riverside

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  • September 2, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    Favorite interview of all. Every sentence Randy uttered was astounding. I could have listened for another hour. Want to see the movie now and read the book. Wow- that guest really knew how to tell a story !

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