Here’s some good news for the many fans of PJ Chesson – he’s coming back for a one-race gig next month. The Illustrated Man will be taking the ride that Alex Lloyd turned down, which is essentially to be a teammate for Marty Roth at the season finale at Chicagoland Speedway.
"My phone rang and it was Marty and he said, 'Hey, man, I have an opportunity for you to test a car and race in Chicago. What do you think?' I said, 'Hell, yeah, count me in,' '' said Chesson, who last competed in the IndyCar Series in the 2006 Indianapolis 500. "It's been a long time coming for me; I've been working really hard to get an opportunity and Marty put that one up for me and I took it. I'm really happy that I did.Both Roth Racing cars will be sponsored by Dussault Apparel, designed to market the company’s new “Monster” clothing line. This deal was not only brokered by Gene Simmons, but the URL for his line of “Money Bag” clothing appears on the sidepod of the cars. Hopefully Roth Racing will not go the way of Hemelgarn after the Simmons “Car-melo” sponsorship plan.
"Marty is just so enthusiastic; you can tell how much he loves the sport. He wants to be competitive at the highest level and he's really committed to it. I wouldn't mind racing with him full time. It would almost be the preferred situation for me." (MORE from IndyCar.com)
Oh yes, you gotta see these cars. They’re either really cool or really repulsive, although the Cyclops looking helmets for Roth and Chesson are rather groovy.