IRL and Champ Cars are one again. Well not quite yet but it's essentially a done deal. A bunch of races from the Champ car series get dropped and IRL goes from a paltry 16 car field to something like 40 something. Like CART used to be. Only problem is that it's still predominately oval tracks.
Oh and Panoz, yeah, sorry dudes and dudettes but you're open wheel racer is history. Tony George is "issuing" the Champ Car guys their own cars so you gotta stop developing and building yours. I mean after all, nobody can have a mechanical advantage over someone else. All the cars have to match so it's "about the driver winning the race, not the car". It makes "competition fair" dontcha know? In reality it doesn't though. It just means that different teams band together to create the mechanical advantage on the track by manipulating the aerodynamics of the car. Kinda like NASCAR, thee 200 MPH parade of billboards!
Yeah, sad day. Oh and with the death of the Champ Car, no longer do we get to see the race cars with so much downforce they can drive upside down.