Requiem for a fallen site

Posted by Iannucci | 9/21/2008 | 0 comments »
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Unless you are one of the tens of fans who actually follow the Indy Lights series, you were probably never aware of the fine work of My friends, it is with a heavy heart that I must relay to you the news that he has "ceased publication" after three years of unparalleled coverage of the junior series of the Indy Racing League.

He was different from the rest of us, this IndyProRacer. Born with an affliction called "Indy Pro" - an ailment that separated him from the other members of the media - he couldn't go out and play with the likes of Helio and Danica. No pit crews, no records speeds, no interviews with Jack Arute. One day he asked a fellow blog "Why can't I play like Curt Cavin?" And his fellow blog said "Because these cars go slower you just have to take life slower than the others. You get to appreciate the good things in life - fields full of rookies, teams with shoestring budgets, Leilani Münter, and a handful of fans who just want to see racing without fuel conservation. Try it and you'll see." And he looked up and said, "You'd better tell Curt Cavin to slow down and appreciate the good things in life too."

Cavin never noticed them, but IndyProRacer forged ahead with news, interviews, and even blog entries from the personalities in the Indy Pro/Indy Lights series - right up until his untimely demise. And while valiant sites such as TrackSide Online and Junior Open Wheel Talent will forward future news of the Indy Lights series, the void left from IndyProRacer will remain. Rest in peace, dear site.