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Group DescriptionOpen wheel ladder series didn't have a home on flickr. This group is also about CART, indycar, and all open-wheel racing in North America past or present except for the SCCA Can Am series of the late 1970s and 1980s. This group is about the rise, downfall, struggle, and the rebuilding of open wheel racing in North America and of indycars competing outside of North America (Brazil, Japan, Europe).
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Dallara's U.S. tech home will be inviting
Xtrac to continue
IICS strategy pictures
New "Driven To Race" movie on young drivers
The future of the IZOD IndyCar Series
Why not allow anyone to build a new indycar for 2012?
History of PPG CART:
CART/IRL split archive
The 1,024 hp Mercedes-Benz V8 from the 1994 Indy 500 was one of the reasons the CART / IRL split took place.
Please add a picture that captures a special moment in the group
Future of indycar racing:
Thank you IZOD
Thoughts from HVM Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing on IZOD
Apex-Brasil and the IZOD IndyCar Series
A place that should be visited: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
A good interview
IndyCar executive interview
What were the best stories from 2009? Justin Wilson giving Dale Coyne Racing their first win after 558 attempts?
Open wheel development series in order of the ideal progression:
Skip Barber, Star Mazda, F2000, Indy Lights, IZOD IndyCar Series
Indy Racing League Launches 'Road to Indy' Development System
A developmental ladder system that includes Firestone Indy Lights, The Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and the Cooper Tires Presents the new USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda.
IMSA sanctions both Star Mazda and Atlantics so some of those top drivers may either continue in road racing (sports cars) or continue in open wheel racing.
I hope Mazda will compete in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
(road racing article)
Greg Moore remembered 10 years later
National Speed Sport News
How about a full-season ride for Paul Tracy?
Hot Wheels® IZOD IndyCar® Series vehicles (a new partnership)
Which team will finally get their first IZOD IndyCar Series win in 2010? Dale Coyne Racing got their first win in July at Watkins-Glen in New York with Justin Wilson. It was the team's 558th start in professional North American open wheel racing.
"That combination of American and international talent brought the sport to its greatest racing and acclaim. IndyCar can get there again. But it can't do it without Americans."
says Sports Illustrated's Tim Tuttle
Could an oval version of the Panoz DP01 Cosworth save teams money compared to the current Dallara Honda? Honda is committed through the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, but what about after that?
Should the great speedways of Michigan, Phoenix, Pocono, and California (Auto Club Speedway) return for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series?
Please contact the ISC and tell them you want to see indycars back on ISC tracks.
SPEEDtv.com chats from May, 2010:
Robin Miller: "Portland is a long shot [to return] and, sadly, so is Cleveland but I think it could make a comeback with the right promotion."
about Forsythe/Pettit Racing:
"His [Gerald Forsythe] shop is still open and I know two guys on the payroll who are preparing a Panoz for an exhibition but does that mean he's coming back? Who knows with Gerry, can't predict him."
about Ed's ESPN.com articles from May, 2010
[Comment From Brad: "What are your thoughts on the Ed Hinton ESPN article this week? I don't buy his argument that the sport was doomed when CART was formed and they started adding road courses and foreign drivers...the sport was never stronger than the early to mid 1990s when there were more road courses than ovals."
Marshall Pruett: "Brad -- I didn't read it, but that's way off. CART was doomed when it let the engine manufacturers rule the roost. they poured in more and more money, and when the bean counters had enough, they dropped off."
Robin Miller: "I like Ed, I respect him and he's an excellent writer. But his recollections of the past 20 years aren't exactly what I remember and you are correct, Bernie and Bill France were worried about CART in 1993-95. [John] Cooper was a NASCAR employee who became the president of IMS in the late 70s and made a half-assed try to put USAC and CART together in 1981 with the CRL. Do I think he was the sole reason that TG started the IRL? Hell no, it was John Cooper, John Capels, Bill France Jr., Dick King and AJ."
Should there be three Canadian indycar races in 2011? Mont-Tremblant?
New criteria and designs for 2012
Bruce Ashmore, Alan Mertens and Tim Wardrop with new BAT indycar
Lotus confirms indycar plans
Robin Miller on Lotus
Radical DeltaWing indycar concept shown at 2010 Chicago auto show
Swift Engineering, from San Clemente, California, has shown their indycar concepts for 2012.
Lola's indycar concepts for 2012
Q & A with Lola's Peter McCool
Dallara's indycar concepts
How fast is too fast?
Innovation Marks Much of Indy's History
Big, professional automotive racing with spec machines or de facto spec machines is boring.
Debating the great spec car plague
May 15, 2006
Carl Haas from Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing is shown
Fighting the great spec car plague
December 1, 2008
Yutian Li-designed indycar for the future
A front-engined design for the future
How about electric superchargers for 2012?
Dan Gurney's thoughts
Inside HVM's indycar
TV ratings for 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs on VERSUS, Comcast, NBC, TSN, and more:
United Football League Games To Be Televised Live on VERSUS
VERSUS and ABC in 2010
SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships move from SPEED to VERSUS
(No longer the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championship)
Sarah Fisher Racing will expand for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series with Jay Howard competing in select races.
Sarah Fisher Visits IUPUI Campus To Attend Annual Motorsports Day
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
FOR LEASE: American Race Driver
Firestone Indy Lights
Will the front-runners of the Firestone Indy Lights series compete in the IndyCar Series?
J.R. Hildebrand is ready for the big-time according to both Gordon Kirby and John Oreovicz.
Junior Strous now with HVM Racing
Carmen Jorda from Spain to race with Andersen Racing. She raced an Italian Le Mans Prototype in part of the 2009 Le Mans Series and has raced in the non-spec Formula 3 series.
A team to watch in 2010:
James Hinchcliffe joins Team Moore Racing
Dallara builds the Firestone Indy Lights machine in Parma, Italy.
BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda
A new partner with Bryan Herta Autosport
The Skip Barber Formula 2000 machine has a Ricardo gearbox.
F2000 Championship Series
Joe Stimola remembered
Jesse Yorio to race new Piper DF5C chassis in 2010.
Jonathan Scarallo article
Fourth of July weekend, 2009 - first ever pairing of F2000 and Indy Car
Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear
Top driver Conor Daly with Juncos Racing for 2010
JDC Motorsports, a top team
$1,500,000 awarded in 2009
AutoWeek article about the drivers:
www.starmazda.com/news/series/2009/Autoweek Next Generation Article.pdf
New Formula 1000 Championship Series Presented by George Dean Racing Engines and Taylor Race Engineering with non-spec machines
Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda
No more racing for 2010
John Edwards article
Fifteen-year-old Zach Veach was set to race for Jensen MotorSport
(Cooper Tires also sponsors the non-spec Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series)
Is this true?
(update: 2010 Prize Fund for Drivers announced in February, 2010)
BRM Joins Atlantic Championship as Official Timekeeper
Bernard Richards Manufacture, a French watchmaker, joins to raise U.S. profile.
Big Green Egg, the World’s Best Smoker and Grill, has joined forces with the Atlantic Championship as the Official Tailgating Barbecue.
Where will Matt Lee now race?
Team Stargate Worlds is run by the US RaceTronics team.
What is next for Michael Lewis who competed in the 2009 Formula BMW Americas?
Team Autotecnica to continue in Formula BMW racing, but what will the other teams do?
Euro Junior Team
Team KMA Racing
Group founded on May 29, 2009. That date in 1994 had a gorgeous Penske PC-23 Mercedes-Benz winning the Indianapolis 500.
Chapparrels Custom Diecasts has some very nice diecast models of race cars.
Should Ferrari return to indycar racing?
Art and photography
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