Predictably, Indy Car took the most gutless, cowardly approach they could on Thursday, buying out of next year’s contract with Las Vegas. The grotesque way the Indy Car Series is being led is insulting. Did they stop racing on Toronto’s streets after Jeff Krosnoff met an almost identical fate? No. Has racing stopped ever stopped at Indy due to the high number of driver and non-driver deaths? No.
I thought the 2012 car was designed to minimize freak accidents. Guess not.
The most insidious aspects of the colossally stupid decisions being made at Indy Car threaten the future viability of this generation of the sport. The last remaining group of fans not already alienated by the self-serving interests of the actual leadership are being dispatched in droves with no regard to consequence.
Meanwhile, the types of venues they work the hardest to invent become bigger embarrassing blights to the sport with each passing day. What was once hailed as a rousing success in Baltimore has become a sea of red ink, hard feelings and unpaid bills. Is that what we really want for Indy Car? Seriously?
And are they really thinking about jettisoning the second largest draw in Indy Car at Texas? If they do they deserve the kind of death they seem to crave. It is time for Randy Bernard to nut up or leave. Those actually running the show have already failed multiple times and are following an almost identical plan.
Enough is enough. Do what it takes to balance the schedule or prepare for another failed version of the sport, guided primarily by abject stupidity and self interest. Do not say you have not been warned.
This is a very sad day for Indy Car. Fans deserve so much better.