When quitters quit quitting

Posted by Iannucci | 3/11/2008 | 3 comments »
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It would seem Gerry Forsythe isn't taking ALL of his toys and going home.

The continuing saga of Forsythe Racing took another unexpected turn Tuesday with the announcement that the team, which announced last month it would not make the transition from Champ Car to the unified IndyCar Series, entered into a “technical partnership” with another former Champ Car operation which is making that transition. Eric Bachelart’s Conquest Racing announced the association with with Forsythe Performance Research, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forsythe Racing Inc., which Conquest says will provide its team with technical and engineering resources for the 2008 season.

Unfortunately this article does not address the obvious: does this mean Paul Tracy - who TSO says is still under contract with Forsythe - will be driving for Conquest? Captain Crunch isn't exactly what one would consider a "technical and engineering resource", but if you're paying a guy to drive you'd likely want to get him in a car.

That is, presuming he would be willing to drive for Conquest. OH, the drama!


  1. Zappatista // March 11, 2008 9:47 PM  

    On 3-9-08 I did pen..

    "Well.....I spoke to my "source" who was once with one team, and now another...BUT it will be confirmed that KV racing now has the Aussie $$ and Mr. Power in their stable. You would think that RP would be willing to help Mr. Walker out a little. You know find a sponsor, or something!

    At any rate, the team that has chosen to not "support" the league is probably going to be a contracted gun, to help other teams, maybe like PDM is doing in the IPS.

    I will keep my ear down..."

    oh how ripple's become waves!

  2. Anonymous // March 12, 2008 5:47 AM  

    Captain Crunch isn't exactly what one would consider a "technical and engineering resource"

    Jeff, I beg to differ! I mean, who besides Tomas Scheckter has done as much structural integrity testing as a human crash test dummy than The Thrill from West Hill? When you hire Paul Tracy, you get real world examples of the tensile strength of carbon fiber, magnesium, aluminum, fiberglass and steel. Unfortunately, much of this testing is totally unplanned, but the data returned is invaluable.

    In all seriousness, it's well past time for Mr. Forsythe to "fish or cut bait" on Mr. Tracy for this season.

  3. Fred Hurley // March 12, 2008 6:49 AM  

    It looks like Minardi is out for this year, too. Doh. Doornbos would have been a nice addition to the series. Hopefully they can mount a program for next year.

    Of course, who know how serious any of these teams are when discussing this season. They're out for now, but if they can get the money together, will they be at Indy?