Leading into each weekend of racing, I will have some brief thoughts about recent news in the world of motorsports:
1. Very happy to hear that the Sprint Cup Series will be utilizing a new aero package at Kentucky in a few weeks. Passing has become an increasingly rare commodity at the intermediate tracks, so hopefully this will help. Also wondering who will be able to adapt to the new rules the best. Among the drivers to keep an eye are Kurt and Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.
2. Word got out the the Imola circuit, which hosted the San Marino GP from 1981-2006 and the Italian GP in 1980, may be looking to cut a deal to host, or at least co-host the Italian GP with Monza. Monza, which is contracted through next year, has some financial issues preventing its long-term sustainability. Nothing against Imola, but I think keeping the Italian race at its original circuit is imperative, especially after this year’s fiasco between Hockenheim and Nürburgring left the calendar without a German Grand Prix.
3. In IndyCar scheduling news, reports showed that reviving open-wheel racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin may be a possibility for next. Sanctioning fees and a conflict with the race at the Milwaukee Mile have often been pointed to as hold-ups in the track reappearing on the schedule. Although it may be too early to tell if another race at the road course will come to fruition, the series returning to one of its most famous venues would undoubtedly be one of the most popular stops on the schedule.
Happy Fathers Day