Dear Indy Car Series: While you are out gallivanting around the globe deluding yourselves into the slaphappy belief that the real growth opportunities are abroad, please allow me remind you that you should probably try to grow your home base first. The Unites States of America is a really nice base, and there are plenty of places you can go. China? Why?
I would also encourage you to can the temporary street courses. Baltimore wants a race? Fine. Have them build a REAL track. Preferably a non-ISC’d oval. Ovals from which to choose are many and varied. The past removal of some of them have constituted unconscionable fan screwing. Here is a list of ovals I like, roughly in the order they should be pursued. There are FIFTEEN of them. Please concentrate on getting dates at a minimum of a fourth of the list.
Are you fraidy scared of ovals like a lot of the holdovers? Fine. Here is a list of seven acceptable unused road courses, and none of them are on city streets. Add five ovals and three of these, and we will have a really nice 25-race schedule that is diverse and challenging.
Salt Lake City
Schedule the 25 races a week apart in season except for May in Indy (which needs to occupy three weeks minimum…PERIOD) while keeping the out of country excursions confined to the front and back, and we will have something. The remaining ISC tracks are fine and I certainly wish Richmond would take their heads out of their asses, but be careful. They have gotten sleazy lately. Bruton’s group, on the other hand, offers a lot of potential, they know how to promote, and are willing to do so.