Not surprisingly, the recent announcement that VICS placed Brian Barnhart back into the position of Race Director has drawn a large volume of very loud criticism from the die-hard fanbase, myself included. It is no secret that Barnhart has been inconsistent on his best of days and risked the lives of drivers on his worst. In an interview with Fox Sports, President of Competition and Operations Derrick Walker may be aware of Barnhart’s standing among the fans, but he really misses the point, much in the same way a car…Read More
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IndyCar – Back to the Dark Ages!
As it came to pass during the excessively long off-season, the Verizon IndyCar Series was awash in malaise. The long five months of nothingness wore the denizens of 16th & Georgetown to weak-willed and impressionable puddles, allowing that most foul of demons, Brian Barnhart to work his most dark magick and infiltrate their realm once again. And lo, in the year two thousand and fifteen, dark times have returned to the series of the wheels that are open. Yes, that’s right. IndyCar announced that Brian Barnhart is returning as Race…Read More
IndyCar – On the 2012 Chassis Decision…. What About the Engine?
Three significant things came up this week on the 2012 chassis decision for the IRL. An article came out in USA Today with comments from Brian Barnhart, a chassis design criteria was released by the IndyCar Series and pictures of three chassis concepts started circulating from Dallara. The Leagues Design Criteria Safe: The new chassis must adhere to the league’s already high safety standards while exploring new technology to improve safety in all aspects of the car. Raceable: The new chassis must continue to produce the exciting racing that has…Read More