Well, more silliness on the Champ Car front here in the Valley of the Sun. I know as IRL fans you may not particularly care, but this is pretty amusing stuff.
As you may or may not know, Maricopa County - which includes all of Phoenix and it's suburbs - is home to the self-proclaimed "world's toughest sheriff", Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is the guy known for putting county prisoners in tents, providing them pink underwear, and feeding them green baloney. Effective or not, the guy likes publicity.
Well, Arpaio is apparently no fan of the proposed Champ Car race since the proposed downtown course will go right by the county emergency call center. The Arizona Republic reports.
Race promoters have to work with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas to ease their concerns about the noise, traffic and public safety impact of the race.Tank on the course? Sweet.
Mary Millard, with the Communications Division of the county Sheriff's Office, said that the sheriff would "post a tank and a swat team to stop the race" if it disrupted the emergency call center.
Seriously, I had no idea the sheriff had a tank.