Archive | October, 2012

Tony George Completes Purchase Of Indy Car: Re-Brands it Deltawing Indy Car Kaleidoscope Series

20 Oct

2012 Petite Le Mons

Date Line Indianapolis
October 31, 2012

Former Hulman family board member Tony George appears to have completed a silent coup of the Hulman palace and wrestled away control of what used to be called the Izod Indy Car Series.

With dwindling television ratings, a one sided, LENGTHY TV contract wedding them to a network that started out as a back to nature, camping outdoors outlet, and with one marque event left on the schedule, the Hulman Companies succumbed to an undisclosed offer of “Silly Money” and sold ownership of the series to Mr. George. This is despite comments by the president of the company stating that the series is not for sale.

Within a few days of word surfacing again that Tony George was behind an offer made to the board of directors to purchase the series, a silly season unlike any in the history of ALL sports was launched. Many called Mr. George to task for an obvious conflict of interest. The final analysis will show that Tony did the right thing by resigning from his membership on the board. Said Mr. George, “I realize that my recent efforts to explore the possibility of acquiring INDYCAR represent the appearance of a conflict”. With those words, he left and put together his consortium that became known as the gang of ‘33 is just a number, yo’.

With only a single event left to promote that would allow the purchasers to grow the series, Mr. George hinted that one could line cockroaches up on the grid in May at Indianapolis and still call it the Indy 500. With just that philosophy, Mr. George appears to be in communication with the recently minted builder of the wining vehicle at the Petite Le Mans which took place back on October 20th at Road Atlanta. Word has leaked out that the conceptual developer for the soon to be re-launched motor sport series is changing the name to better reflect the forward thinking evolution of motorsport which is defined by the Deltawing.  Hence, the series looks like it will dump its current title sponsor, Izod and refer to the new series as D I C K S.

Dario in the 055 NOT DeltaWing

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Critical and MUST READ IndyCar Links week of 10/01/2012

1 Oct

How did 2012 go, Son of Stache? I see…….

On returning to Pocono:

WOW, a double hit of spot on topics in the first paragraph. The passing of the Iconic Chris Econamaki AND the smooth lead in to a perspective on Pocono and IndyCar. A great link to “themorningcall.com” sportstalk section. Randy just bumped his brand here quite nicely…..
http://blogs.mcall.com/sports/2012/10/indy-car-racing-at-pocono-lots-of-fond-memories.html

Subject: Indy Car Schedule 2013
My favorite bench racing, coffee guzzling, IndyCar Nation submitting blogger, Zach Houghton, weighs in on the realities of Sunday night’s Speed TV hosted 2013 IndyCar schedule release. Compact, concise and all 100% unadulterated truth. Hit the link for the posting on Monday, October 1, 2012.
http://www.indycaradvocate.com/2012/10/quick-thoughts-on-2013-indycar-schedule.html

Why the F*#K can’t Indy Car secure season opening stuff, something along the lines of this and also, PLEASE NOTE THE SYNDICATED AUTHOR, Hmmmmmmm:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nascar-mexico-series-race-phoenix-2013#overlay-context=

Finally, Best Pic of the week:

Mario warns Helio that if he makes one single solitary misstep, then he should step aside and let a true course “master” take over…..He even did some practicing at Sonoma last month with Chelse just to warn Helio that he still gots it.

Mario scares Helio should he screw it up; new man in town!

Finally, there will be far better reporting and in a more timely fashion than I will post in this space. For now, here is my take on the recently completed off week I like to call ‘IndyCar fans held hostage’, week number 2 of 24 until St. Pete. The schedule hole in September really concerns me. ABC picking up SIX IN A ROW will certainly put more eyes on the sport and Aero Kits will not make a difference for two more years. Stand to start all you want, but even the first two cars off the line will race into turn one.

I already got cabin fever over missing the sport I love. You must too or why else would you read this space?

Just my two cents worth and we’ll talk to you next time,
GForcePaul