The IZOD IndyCar Series unveiled their new champion’s trophy yesterday at a poolside party with Dario Franchitti, Will Power and a host of IZOD ladies. Dario and Will were in attendance due to winning the Oval and Road Course championship trophies respectively.
The IICS had to change their champion’s trophy from the old chrome cup emblazoned with “Indy Racing League” to a more suitable object that didn’t use the now defunct moniker. But I think they may have been better off using an angle grinder on the old trophy to remove the offending phrase.
Behold, Schlongo the Magnificent.
According to the article on the IICS website, this thing was supposed to embody the melding of man and machine in competition, but I fail to see how a well hung Dr. Doom riding a unicycle really gets that across. Seriously, this guy could use a Mexican wrestling mask or some purple spandex. What were they thinking? Maybe they were trying to pay homage to the Delta Wing concept.
Sorry for going so track forum negative on this one, but this is laughable… and inappropriate for children. I would love to hear reactions from venerable guys in the racing industry like Roger Penske, AJ Foyt, Eddie Gossage and Bruton Smith. Those would be great soundbites.