It's 2004 all over again. Hopefully without the court proceedings.
Tony George was still optimistic about a plan to unify open wheel racing for 2008 following his trip to Japan to try and reschedule the race at Motegi to accommodate Long Beach.Robin says Kevin Kalkhoven is "adamant" Long Beach be on the schedule if any "merger" is to be arrived at. That's probably because that's the last bargaining chip Kalkhoven has at this point, and with all the collectors mentioned in the article he wants to cash in whatever chip he can find.
But, by the time George returns to Indianapolis, there might only be one series standing anyway.
The word on the street late Monday was that Champ Car plans to file bankruptcy within the next 24-48 hours which, effectively, will end the 12-year war in open wheel.
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"Tony, throw me a freakin' bone here."
Robin also notes that on her first day of work the new Champ Car Media Relations Director was basically sent home. Who do they think they are to dare treat the blogger-friendly PR maven Pat Caporali so cruely!