First Trip to Indy: Seven Months Later

Sunday, May 30, 2021 — “It’s race day at Indianapolis.” A very special race day for me because it was my first-ever Indianapolis 500 I’ve had the honor covering and the first one I’ve seen in person. It was long time coming, but my genuine dream came true. The site of being at IMS on …

From the Lens: Best of 2021

If there’s one thing about 2021, I’m genuinely proud of my photos I took. After a miserable 2020, it was great being back on the road on a regular basis. Not only I’ve had the chance to cover events I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I actually adapted new techniques into my photography. …

Finding Joy, Not Bitterness: Looking Back at Being 26

It’s October 1st, you know what that means? My annual blog where I look back at the past year before turning a new age number the next day! The last time I wrote a blog was days before the lowest point of my life was about to begin. Rather than earning a true living in …

The Grandest Grind Is Over, What’s Next?

It’s been over four months since I’ve last written a blog on this website. As I’m writing this, I’ve recently renewed it for a third year. Hopefully, I can add more of my media works here which I’m here to discuss about. So Luis, how’s life after traveling to seven states in a span of …

All Aboard the Patreon Train

EVERETT, Wash. (January 7, 2021) – Entering my fourth season as an auto racing media writer and photographer, providing content for both Motorsports Tribune and The Podium Finish, I’m self-aware that at least the first half of 2021 will have greater challenges as a media journeyman due to the ongoing pandemic. I’ve thought real hard …

Housing Puts Driving in the Rear View Mirror

Summertime is here and it’s typically my strongest period of the year. It’s where I strive to get stuff done like I know best – simply owning the competition and doing it with flair. Reunited with a waitress near Napa Valley a year after having our great encounter. I even explored new things that I wouldn’t …

Fighting for Acceptance: What Being 23 Taught Me

Age 23 has a moniker, “nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Finding acceptance is like jumping through a fire, not knowing the implications it’ll produce. Nobody likes you when you’re 23. Not “Year Jordan,” but that phrase has a stigma. I don’t get why this came to be, nor would I care to know because …

Damage Control in Motorsports TV: ESPN replaces NBC as Formula 1’s flagship network in the United States next year

If history proves anything, Formula 1 on ESPN will be anything but glamorous and will take a backseat to the network’s agenda that has driven its viewers away. ESPN has been a political agenda for the last several years and it has negatively impacted how sports coverage is done on a network. If it’s not …

Future of America: Why Josef Newgarden is the guy who will represent IndyCar long-term

Josef Newgarden validated his case as the future of American open wheel racing after winning his first IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway Sunday. Open wheel racing has had its share of American heroes ruling the sport. From the likes of Ted Horn and Wilbur Shaw to Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt whom flourished the …

Motorsports Sunday: September 17, 2017

Opening round of the NASCAR playoffs featured similar results, drama at Singapore changed the championship battle and car owner Roger Penske ends season with a 1-2-3 finish and his 15th championship in IndyCar. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Tales of the Turtles 400 JOLIET, ILLINOIS – Playoffs kicked high in gear at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, …