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July 11, 2012

IndyCar: One Thing Most Fans Want…

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:36 am

Curt Cavin of the Indianapolis Star included a blurb in his brief pundit notes that aero kits for the 2012 Indy Cars are likely to not to be included next season, either. That means two seasons without one of the fundamental aspects of the car spec’d by the ICONIC committee. Team owners cite costs as the reason. Randy Bernard appears to be on the verge of bending over again.

In my patterns of thought, how can such a decision be considered anything other than failure?

How about this idea? What is wrong with making aero kits optional for 2013? You can develop and use them if you want, but if you do not want just use the factory installed version. Why is a decision even necessary? I know, Penske and Ganassi will exploit it. What else is new?  They win anyway in 100% spec cars.

So much for what the fans want.



  1. How hard would it be to just put new kits on as the teams replace old or broke parts.Let the teams that want to use kits use them and the teams who can’t or won’t do as they please. Make the kits available and the showroom shoppers will buy them.

    Comment by steve — July 11, 2012 @ 4:14 am | Reply

  2. total b.s. the concept for this car included the idea of aero kits. seems to me the owners never had any intention of using them and Bernard has no leverage against the owners.

    Comment by redcar — July 11, 2012 @ 4:47 am | Reply

  3. I think Randy and the series need to allow the kits. The reasoning for not having them: racing has been good. The bad thing about not having them: once the cars are figured out, Chip and Roger are back at the buffet table for their wins.

    My message to RANDY: ‘OPEN IT UP!!!!’. Let teams decide what they want to do. If you don’t want a kit, don’t buy one. If they’re (teams) so united anyway, they’ll simply go with the stock Dallara, it won’t matter. But at least you can save some face.

    Comment by Mike Miller — July 11, 2012 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

    • 100% correct!

      Comment by Bob F. — July 12, 2012 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  4. What a joke the series has become. Another major tenent of this ICONIC program has failed. Randy is powerless and out of his league. Can open wheel ever recover? Naaah.
    Editor’s Note: THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING! Do you have any idea precisely how stupid the handful of you loudmouthed, obsessed critics appear to actual adults?

    Comment by Goran Liddy — July 12, 2012 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  5. …and here I was thinking that the one thing indycar fans wanted was CART back. Sorry folks, you’ve got the irl so suck it up.
    Editor’s Note: You thought wrong. Again. What a handful of vulgar, flat-earth malcontents want is not reflective of the adult racing fan community at large.

    Comment by J.B. — July 15, 2012 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

    • I beg to differ…look at the crowds at irl events.
      Editor’s Note: I have. In most instances this year they are just fine.

      Comment by J.B. — July 16, 2012 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

    • Ayatollah’s Note: You thought right. Again. What a handful of juvenile, fat-arsed idiots such as myself want is not reflective of the adult racing fan community at large. The above is what Disciple meant to say!
      Editor’s Note: Actually, no it isn’t. I said exactly what I meant.

      Comment by The Ayatollah — July 16, 2012 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  6. As an actual adult, you regularly respond in the most child-like manner. How quaint. I guess kids used to pick on you regularly when you were a child, right? You ignore facts and truth, even if they are agreeable with you, just so you can be the big adult in the room. Grow up young lad, the series is in chaos and you need to accept that.
    Editor’s Note: Wrong again, and on two counts. My childhood is not relevant, and Indy Car has been turning wheels for over 100 years. You folks will be just as wrong in every subsequent year as well. When will you just try to enjoy it?

    Comment by Goran Liddy — July 16, 2012 @ 2:51 pm | Reply

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