I know I'm looking for trouble with this being a Nascar nation site(DJ) but does anyone have any thoughts on the open wheel merge? Any thoughts on what direction it should go? Turbochargers? Engines? Manufacturers? What mix of road/street/ovals?
Should be 4-5 road/street runs this year. They have recently stated a probable equal mix of road/street/ovals within a 20 race schedule. It will take a couple of years to get there. Without turbochargers, better chassis and multiple engine manufacturers, it will never get back to where it was. But listening to the conversations thus far, seems like they know this.If it's just an oval circuit it's in trouble. Open wheel cars need to run on road courses.
Cross our fingers. Maybe by 2010, they'll be back there!You're right monster, it was Cart then Champ. Last year they combined Champ with American LeMans- it was great, Saturday and Sunday night prime races. 10 of us spend Wed thru Sun up there every year. We bring the scooters up so we can take advantage of the many nice viewing areas. Turn 14 at the bottom of the long hill up to the start/finish and turns 6&7 before the hurry downs are couple of my favorites. And I also like the 190mph through the woods coming downhill to 90degree left turn#5. Ah, the smell of brake dust.