Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

January 28, 2009

Playa del Herta

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:17 am

It is always fun to highlight news that is not bad in these tough times, especially within the confines of the Indy Car Series. The best news of recent days involves one of the best representatives of the sport in recent history and a fairly recent Indy Car Series winner, Bryan Herta. Since his departure from AGR and their ALMS team, he has been acting as a road racing coach with Vision Racing.

Now comes word he has purchased the assets of Playa del Racing to form his own Firestone Indy Lights team called Bryan Herta Racing. No word on drivers or sponsors, but what a great story. He has always been a tenacious competitor on the track while measured and classy off it. New owners like Bryan are exactly what has the series continuing to head in the right direction. It will be good to see his efforts come to fruition on the track.








  1. I second your sentiments. I’ve watched Bryan since he was a bespectacled freshman racer in Chip Ganassi’s stable (1995?). I’ve watched him race in CART, ALMS and IRL. I’d like to watch him race in ICS or ALMS and race in 24 Heure du Mans,… But at least he’ll further his career in open-wheel racing in a way, rather than pedal an ugly GrandAm racer or some such. I’d like to see Bryan get $ponsor$hip so that he can give a leg up to other Americans and Canadians coming through carting ranks toward the Indy Car Series or Europe.

    Comment by Brian — January 28, 2009 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  2. I will never forgive Bryan Herta as he was one of the “cars and stars” at the U.S. 500 on May 26th 1996. Every single fan, driver and participant at M.I.S. that day disgraced the sport. It was like they spit on the hallowed bricks at the start/finish line at I.M.S.

    Comment by Billy Joe Hillbilly — January 29, 2009 @ 5:48 am | Reply

  3. Hey Billy Joe Hillbilly, did it ever occur to you that Herta was under contract to drive wherever he was told to? He like many others found out where the bread was buttered. At least he’s still in the sport.

    Comment by Robin Miller — January 30, 2009 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

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