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September 28, 2010

IZOD Indy Car Story Worthy of Inspiring Good Feelings

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:31 pm

Perhaps the brightest spot of the entire 2010 IZOD Indy Car season is the emergence of Simona de Silvestro driving for Keith Wiggins and the HVM group. Simona and her team did more with less than any team in recent memory. She is in the hunt for Rookie of the Year, although the odds are a bit long with one race to go. The important thing is the final race.  It appears HVM will make it after an episode with a chagrined landlord this past week.

The idiot haters wasted little time propagating the racing portions of the internet with lurid snapshots of the seizure notice. That was predictable.

I appreciate the effort of the team a lot more. They have an innate ability to overcome obstacles, whether it was the main car allowed to burn to a crisp to a primary sponsor who flaked out early on. This weekend they may have to dodge a hurricane. These folks deserve the opportunity to continue and here is hoping they do. That group is a GREAT reason alone to follow the sport.

Too many people look for bad news then exploit it. It is simply great to find this type of story. Fascinating.

We can only hope that both HVM AND Simona are both back next season. There has been talk Bernie Ecclestone wants to get Simona involved in Formula One despite her female gender and the propensity of the vacuous white midget in charge to think of those particular people as appliances best suited to the kitchen. Indy Car could use a new female star, particularly if Danica follows the advice of her handlers and bolts for the NASCAR bucks. Simona is far more accessible, easy on the eyes and most importantly fierce and fearless behind the wheel.

The HVM story is a highlight of the season. This fan thanks all of them for their efforts.


  1. Well said. It’s been great watching Simona compete this year. I know her equipment is in rough shape and she doesn’t have the best odds going into Homestead, but you never know!

    Comment by Zachary — September 28, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  2. Good stuff, Defender. I too appreciate what the Little Team That Could has done this year.

    I became aware of Simona when she raced in the now-defunct Formula BMW junior series several years ago. Based on what I heard about her then, I felt she had a great future in OWR and I still do. I also hope HVM and Simona are back next year, hopefully Simona with a better team and HVM with a better financial underpinning because Keith Wiggins has shown if he has the proper foundation, he can produce successful racing teams.

    Comment by Thesmartestguyintheroom — September 29, 2010 @ 2:25 am | Reply

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