Statement from Neil Micklewright, VP of Operations for Forsythe Championship Racing Ltd., LLC:
“Forsythe Championship Racing is announcing today the cessation of its racing operations. After 13 years of competition in CART and the Champ Car World Series, the team has been unable to secure the necessary sponsorship to be able to compete in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series in 2008. Forsythe Racing Inc., the parent company of FCR, will participate in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Champ Car finale, with drivers to be announced.”
I’m seriously at a loss for words at this moment. I knew it was coming. The puzzle pieces weren’t fitting together as neatly as they should. But dayum.
Drivers to be announced?? What the fuck does that mean?
My spidey sense is screaming that unka jerry is going to keep PT locked into his contract to keep him from participating in the unified series, thus stealing their thunder and their “name” for their marketing going forward. I would hope that isn’t the case, or if it is that he at least lets the man drive somewhere else.
Seems like a mighty unfair end for Paul after all he sacrificed and championed for CC.
oh crap… who knows… today’s headache just went from a 3 to an 11…