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February 15, 2013

Backward Indy Car Steps

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 4:09 pm

Looking Into ItNow that Randy Bernard is safely off to RFD Land and more ‘traditional’ leadership at IMS is now calling the shots for IndyCar, it is not difficult to notice a lethargic regression into old habits. The latest step backward is a delay in a new car for Indy Lights until 2015. That means the existing cars in that series will be ten years old.

Look for aero kits for Indy Cars to be a no go as well. Fans seem nearly unanimous in wanting innovation for the on track product but the actions that speak louder than the words disregard that sentiment.

Most are optimistic about the opportunity for change with Mark Miles given his experience in sports, business and a track record of success. Because he is in charge of everything Hulman & Company there is a lot on his plate. Public statements thus far seem limited to sound bites indicating he is going to take a closer look at this or that.

The time for just looking at issues passed a long time ago. What is needed is actual action to move the series forward. Not lip flapping.



  1. The owners and/or IMS do not have the money to fund new Indy Lights cars. I doubt they can get the state of Indiana to pay for that.
    Editor’s Note: Duh on public financing. IMS shouldn’t have to pay. If owners want a ten year old car that’s cool. But they’ll go the way of Atlantics in fairly short order.

    Comment by TroyM — February 16, 2013 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  2. The old saying “Penny wise and pound foolish” comes to mind these days.

    Comment by Bob F. — February 19, 2013 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

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