American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MiÑardi » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:33 pm

http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/18265 ... dycar-race

Maybe not 100% official but it sounds like they're happy to raise the money for it.
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MonteCristo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:07 am

New car will be a spec aero kit for the first year.

FFS.

Fugly and spec.

Great. Just. darned. Great.
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby the_full_monty » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:27 am

I hereby retract my positivity from the other thread. Ugly and non-spec I can deal with. Ugly and spec I can't.

I'm not sure how this is a cost issue? Is the Dallara bodykit discounted because it comes with the chassis, or something?
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MonteCristo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:26 pm

Dallara were going to do theirs for around $40k a kit, while the other aero people had a maximum price cap of $75k or something. Nothing to say they couldn't do it for $40k as well though.

Dallara probably threw a fit saying this isn't what they signed up for; they were going to lose money, etc, and Mindy buckled.
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MonteCristo » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:14 am

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cCvom-Q ... r_embedded

So... so ugly...

The sidepods...

The mammoth rear wing...

The Wheldon...

The GODDAMN FCUKING FENDER...

WWWWWHHHYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby the_full_monty » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:40 am

The oval bodykit looks pretty dreadful from that angle too:

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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby Travis Daye » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:25 am

The strange thing is, from 1:15 - 1:19 in that vid, it actually seems like it's a really good-looking car.

But then...

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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MonteCristo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:04 pm

It could have been...

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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MONTOYA RULES » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:48 am

That is just as bad!! Man, that is the worst.
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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MonteCristo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 am

Tony George resigns from board amid IndyCar takeover bid
By Mark Glendenning Saturday, October 20th 2012, 07:50 GMT

Tony George has resigned from his position on the board of directors of Hulman & Company, owner of IndyCar, to avoid a conflict of interest as he progresses with an attempt to regain control of the series.

George created what was then called the Indy Racing League as a rival to the CART Indycar series in 1996, triggering the destructive US single-seater split that lasted until 2008.

He resigned as CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hulman & Company in 2009, but remained a member of the IMS board. He left the Hulman & Company board in early 2010, but rejoined it a year later.

George has been recently linked to plans to buy the IndyCar Series, and confirmed in a statement that it was to this end that he had decided to step down from the board.

"I realise that my recent efforts to explore the possibility of acquiring IndyCar represent the appearance of a conflict, and it is in everyone's best interest that I resign from the Hulman & Company board," George said. "It goes without saying that I want to do what is best for this organisation."

Hulman & Company president and CEO Jeff Belskus insisted that the IndyCar Series is not for sale, but said that he respects George's decision.

"Tony George has made the difficult decision to resign from the board because of his involvement with a group that has recently expressed an interest in purchasing the Hulman & Company-owned IndyCar organisation," Belskus said.

"While the business is not for sale and no offers to sell it have been considered or are being considered, we applaud Tony's efforts to resolve the appearance of a conflict and appreciate the gravity of this decision."

There are no immediate plans to fill George's place.

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Re: American Open Wheel War ends. We all ask ourselves: Why?

Postby MiÑardi » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:08 pm

Randy was one of the best things to happen to the series. Why oh why? Absolute idiots!


The only good news to come out today, is that Simona has been signed by KV Racing.
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