Where is the off season buzz? the motivation, the anticipation, the growth?!?
The transition year is over. That was supposed to be the hard part…
(Ok, I think I’ve typed enough to now safely swear on my own page and not the sidebar of yours…)
so WHAT THE FUCK?!?
Current economic situation aside… Unification was supposed to fix this bullshit, yet here we are, same shit different season. Politics and scheming, sponsors bailing, good drivers without rides, races disappearing…
I’m so fucking sick of the doom and gloom. I’m sick of building it up and supporting it unconditionally only to have it blow up in my face. I’m sick of having to watch 27 different series via my computer just to watch the drivers I champion, as they are spread out over hells half acres because they can’t get a decent ride in their own backyard in the genre of the sport they should be driving in.
This is supposed to be fun. This is supposed to be my escape. Instead, while my own life collapses around me, I spend my spare time (of which I have waaay to fucking much of right now) writing about the shitstorm that is American open wheel.
Seems like every fucking week another driver’s mugshot is being circulated. Whispers of teams dissolving (Coyne), and drivers unsigned (everyone that doesn’t drive for Penske or Ganassi) permeate behind the scenes.
While we watch what’s left of a once great sport circle the drain, the lunatic fringe are chanting “die, die, die” while hoisting their “we will rise up again bigger and better and newer and truer”.
Get your heads out of your asses! Starting another series is not the answer, it’s not going to fix this. (and good luck with that by the way…cuz apparently Uncle Kev and Uncle “principled” Jerry are not playing nice in the sale of the cossies) That GreenPrix series just got a fuck of a lot more green as right now they are empty chassis’ with zero emissions. So much for that “demonstration lap” in Savannah next weekend eh? (wonder if any of the pie in the skyers noticed that the 3-day event quietly became a 2 day event and all mentions of the demo laps have disappeared…)
I’m tired and I’m grumpy and I’m stressed so I’m venting.
I want some driver announcements.
I want some promotion.
I want some good spin.
I want to see a big roll out from Versus.
I want to know that I will still have a viable open wheel series to follow and enjoy for years to come.
I want… I want this horrible fucking year to be done with.
off to study the in’s and out’s of sports cars as it looks like that’s where all of the my favorite drivers are headed.
wake me up in January…