It always seems like a logical idea that racers find a way to keep racing, no matter what kind of vehicle, and IndyCar drivers especially need to seek out ways to hone their skills since the IRL schedule constitutes less than a third off all weekends. (Which is probably why we spend half the year wondering "Is it may yet?...but that's another post for another site.) To be sure, there are a few testing weekends and a couple more for the Month of May, but over the course of 52 weekends more often than not there is plenty of time to work in time with go karts or stock cars or antique roadsters or sports cars or ten speeds.
Or even souped up, tricked out, off-road golf carts.
Dreyer and Reinbold Racing's driver for the 2009 IndyCar Series season, Tomas Scheckter, and William Yokley, defending National Champion in the UTV Division in the GNCC Series, will team up during the season ending GNCC Race in Crawfordsville, Indiana on October 24, 2009.I had to bust out my Google to find out about this "GNCC UTV". Looks like Tomas better bring a towel.
"I'm really happy to go to Crawfordsville and have a look around. I have an ATV myself, so it's really exciting to be associated with a champion like William Yokley and with MonaVie. I'm looking forward to have the chance to ride on board with him. It will be something very fun and exciting. I hope he is safe and that I'm buckled in tight, and hopefully he can win another one," commented Scheckter.