Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi stands by his car during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Alexander Rossi stands by his car during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

As stated in my The Union newspaper column on Saturday, September 10th (click here to read), recently I had a telephone interview with Alexander Rossi.  It was Wednesday, August 31st, and he was standing in line at airport security, getting ready to board a plane for the Indy car race at Watkins Glen.  At one point we paused our interview so that his phone could go through security.   I recorded it on my computer, but I had a problem.  The last two minutes of the almost 14 minutes are badly distorted.  I have no idea why and have been unable to clean it up.  Ain’t technology grand?  I have included the whole interview in case you would like to endure those last two minutes, but feel free to stop if it becomes too aurally painful.

Here is the interview in its entirety.

Alexander Rossi sits in his car on pit road as his team makes adjustments during an Indycar auto racing practice at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, June 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

Alexander Rossi sits in his car on pit road as his team makes adjustments during an Indycar auto racing practice at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, June 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

Since Alexander grew up in Nevada City, he’s a source of local pride.  He has come to town for this weekend and will be featured at several events.  The editor of the paper, Brian Hamilton, also did an interview and wrote a fine, front-page article that gave a lot of information on Alexander’s racing history and what is happening next for him.  You can read it by doing a search on the paper’s website, http://www.theunion.com/News/  I recommend it.