audi’s r18 e-trons and ultras take a bow
after the manufacturer’s latest technical
tour de force at the 24 hours of Le mans.
this year’s 24 hours of le mans
should be required viewing for all
those resistant to seeing alternative
fuel technology in racing. Not only
did the addition of hybrid tech and
a fascinating new wrinkle to the
obvious audi-vs.-toyota storyline,
but it gave both companies – and
the race itself – a legitimate reason
to attract media attention beyond
the usual auto racing publications.
more importantly, audi and toyota
both showed that this technology
can be applied to competition in an
exciting way. they weren’t just
tootling around making economy
numbers – they were racing, and if it
hadn’t been for the wrecks, it might
well have a been a fight to the finish.
can’t wait for next year – and to see
these cars Stateside as well.
Colin Holder Corvallis, Ore.
STar Le T Ter
No replacemeNt for chiNa
Bring the triple Crown back. this
would give a challenge to all the
drivers. Bring back Mis and Road
America. it’s an awesome road
course. it’s great racing. in the future,
indyCar can create a West Coast
swing to end the season: Laguna
seca, PiR, and the finale a 500-mile
shootout at Fontana
heard on racer.com
Hey, TV networks!
i’m tired of getting involved with
watching a race and then it getting
switched to a channel i don’t have.
Duane Eitel via e-mail
Your frustration is understandable but,
in the past, when scheduled air times
ran out, coverage for all viewers ended.
NASCAR rarely has this problem, but
then it gets higher ratings, too -Ed.
conversation. Graham is entertaining as
well as a great up-and-coming driver.
David Hyson Phoenix, Ariz.
i get many car and bike mags every
month, but i want you to know that
what you all have done with RACER is
awesome! i look forward to every new
issue! Keep it up!
Art Smith Brooklet, Ga.
the larger issue to me is that they are
over their recent fear of ovals and
can balance the schedule. Please
work in that direction and let’s get in
bed with another series like ALMs on
the road circuits, instead of NAsCAR
trucks on ovals.
Feat of tweet
i liked the “twitterview” (our interview
with Graham rahal via twitter on
racer.com June 19, which featured
questions from the editor as well as
from online readers –Ed.). i don’t use
twitter, but i feel that communication of
this nature is as close as you can get to
having an open and honest
the last two issues of RACER have
been stunning. the paper, graphics and
print quality are just wonderful. as a
person involved in publishing for over
40 years, i’m blown away.
Pete Van der Goore via e-mail
i really wanted to see a race at either
Michigan or Road America but i can
see the reasoning that trying to do
one on short notice might just come
off badly and poison the well for
future races. Hopefully both can get
back on the schedule next year.
The Editors are not
bound to agree with
your letters, if sent via
U.S. Mail or e-mailed
Or, log onto RACER.com
and click on the link
provided on the
...and deserved jeers
i would like to point out to you that in
your June 2012 issue, in the “We
remember” section, that you missed
my hero, Bruce mclaren – June 2,
1970. this was an issue about heroes!
Lenny Mishik via e-mail
We somehow transposed Bruce McLaren’s
passing with that of Lucien Bianchi, who
actually passed away on March 30, 1969.
We apologize for both these errors. -Ed.