Indy Racing League CEO Tony George is conducting informal discussions with New York City officials about the possibility of running a race within the five boroughs.OK, so it might be NYC, it might be New Jersey, and “the probability is not great”. It’s an interesting story and I’m glad this is relegated to “spare time” but it would make more sense to devote spare time towards a race (or races) in the Southwest. Watkins Glen seems to adequately service what racing fans there are in New England.
George said the probability of a New York street race is not great and would not divulge details of his talks. But one concept discussed would have IndyCars racing on Governors Island, a 172-acre parcel south of lower Manhattan in the East River, accessible only by ferry and run by the National Park Service and a preservation and educational program.
"Everybody's trying to crack the New York market, so that's kind of an ambition of ours, a project that we work on in our spare time," he said.
Besides, this can’t be too serious an idea if the course is “only accessible by ferry”. Yikes!