During the sparsely attended Michigan NASCAR event, Roger Curtis, the guy who runs the track, was interviewed during the rain delay of the race. Roger indicated the track was spending $50 million for the fans. They want to ‘give the fans what they want.’ Evidently they made some of the seats more comfy, freshened some things up, and are preparing to rehab the infield with some new buildings. They are even lowering ticket prices on every seat. You know, to ‘give the fans what they want.’
Roger, here is what some other fans want: Indy Cars back on the track at MIS. When will that happen, Roger?
I am sick and tired of the game playing ISC tracks play. If they actually cared about fans at places like MIS and RIR, they would not screw fans. I am aware that a certain amount of blame can correctly be laid at the feet of those running the IRL, whose latest crowning achievement is to create a bidding war between gullible towns fighting over economically shady potential street events, which is not Indy Car racing. Blame assessment is easy, but does not solve the problem at the center; i.e., the continued screwing of loyal fans. People like Roger Curtis need to put their money where their mouths are.
Indy Car needs to expand the number of teams that participate, and they need to be 65% oval. This is what we must work toward. Limit road courses to real road courses. ALMS provided a relatively good viewing experience today opposite NASCAR.
Sam Hornish got a top 5 today, and a Toyota won the big Michigan race. That will stick in the craw of the ‘big 3.’
Indy Car needs a 2 mile oval, and Michigan is about the best one. One of these days leadership may come to their senses.