So, the new job is a bit of an adjustment. No longer are my mornings free to write and read about all things racing. So I’m sneaking in a little update on my lunch.
First up, the vile bastard that for all intents and purposes killed NHL mechanic Davey Evans, has been charged with murder:
I hope they lock the fucker up and throw away the key.
Second, it wasn’t until I got home last night that I realized that the Champ Car auction was yesterday. That made me a little sad to be truthful. Makes it all so final. Not that there won’t be constant reminders of what was and what could have been…. Hell, my closet provides that. 80% of my wardrobe is CC or CC team related.
Speaking of what was and what could have been… it’s funny to read around the bloggosphere after each IndyCar event this year. While we of the Champ Car/CART fan ilk are feeling decidedly ripped off (and rightfully so) the IRL fans are beside themselves with joy on how their events have improved. Better fields, better attendance, more “excitement” and enthusiasm being shown by the promoters, venues, teams, drivers, etc… I have to wonder how many of them came to a Champ Car event. My guess would be very few or they would not be quite as pleased with the “success” they are witnessing.
I have to say, I’m not as enthusiastic when it comes to my race weekends. First of all, our site (not this blog but the news site I write for) is being treated like shit on the IndyCar side of the fence. Apparently we aren’t worthy of media credentials. Nice huh? To be fair, it’s the tracks themselves, not IndyCar proper who are shunning us. Way to win over the fans. Perhaps if they took their heads out of their antiquated asses and got up to speed on this thing called the internet (most of these podunk tracks still require you to send in request via snail mail… 🙄 ) they would realize that just because we don’t print a paragraph in the smallville gazette, it doesn’t mean we are a legit and viable news source. Talk about being behind the times.
Whatever… maybe next year we’ll just concentrate on the junior and European series. Fuck IndyCar. Don’t come crying to us next season when the “warm fuzzies” about unification no longer garners the interest of the MSM, and there is tumbleweed blowing through your media rooms.
hmmm… apparently I’m grumpy today…
Happy story… AGR, I’m sure prompted by Tony Kanaan, (who is the only person involved in that team that doesn’t make me want to smack them upside the head) gave Sarah Fisher racing some much needed car parts to assist her in getting back on track this season. In addition to that, some of the sponsors that didn’t screw her prior to Indy, saw a huge jump in their ROI with her, and are also stepping up to help her out. Good for her. It amazes me that more companies don’t get behind other female racers. I’m sure if Sarah or Katherine Legge were given the money, sponsorship and top equipment provided to Danica throughout their careers, they would be getting the results and the headlines. (good headlines… about their racing, not their modeling careers and pitlane temper tantrums…)
damn… still grumpy it seems… LOL… guess that’s my lunch break rant for the day.