Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan
revealed on RACER.com that the
race version of the C7 Stingray (LEFT)
was on the verge of its first test.
This is the golden age
The attitude of too many race
fans, it seems to me, is that things
aren’t as good as they used to be.
Well, I have to disagree. I’ve been
watching auto racing for 30 years
and, honestly, I’ve never seen better
or more consistently competitive
racing in Formula 1 and IndyCar,
or more variety and advanced
technology in sports cars.
Is the Delta Wing or Nissan’s new
electric car what I want to see all
of Le Mans turn into? No, but I love
that they are trying to reinvent the
wheel. This is the golden age, for me.
Floyd Riddle via e-mail.
STar Le T Ter
MORE “INDYCAR TO ROAD
IndyCar needs to be at the great
tracks to grow its credibility and Road
America is one of the most historic
U.S. tracks. But the season needs to
be extended a lot more than just to
Labor Day! IndyCar loses visibility
during the overly long off-season.
heard on racer.com
IndyCar isn’t NASCAR and doesn’t
Sad but glad
need 20-30 races. In football season
they might as well not bother. Look
at what happened to last year’s
great championship showdown that
had all the media impact of a feather
falling on the south pole.
Although I was a bit sad to hear
about Mark Webber’s impending
departure from F1, I was glad to see
he will be going somewhere that can
make the most of his talents.
Mark always struck me as a
straight shooter who got undermined
by the political animals in F1, and at
Red Bull in particular. He is also the
kind of team player who will likely fit
in well with Porsche’s Le Mans team.
I look forward to seeing him hoisting
the winner’s trophy there soon.
Kathy Strickland Omaha, Neb.
If ever there was a racecar and paint
job made for your “In Focus” photo
shoots it has to be the Extreme
Speed team’s Patron HPD, and it was
a perfect choice for your “Speed
Issue” (RACER, July). Those lines flow
like liquid speed! Congrats to RACER,
Rick Graves and his studio crew.
Backward and forward
Just opened the June issue and
became confused as I got to the back
and everything was upside down –
not a nice thing to do to old guys like
me. Was that your passive-aggressive
way of taking a shot at the readers
(like me) who complained about the
last “special” issue? Or did you do
that to just my issue as revenge?
David Fahey via e-mail
W e w antedthe Road Racing Special
se ctio n to fe el a little lik e a sta n d alo n e
m agazine and haveits o w n cover, hence
those 31 pages being upside do w n.-Ed.
I live 92 miles from the fabulous
Laguna Seca. Having said that, Road
America is still the best road course
in the USA. How Indycar missed this
is beyond me. And yes, a race at
Laguna would be fine, too.
The Editors are not
bound to agree with
The paper chase
your letters, if sent via
U.S. Mail or e-mailed
Or, log onto RACER.com
and click on the link
provided on the
I built up some paper racecars out of
the cutouts in your road racing special
section (RACER, June), and they
actually worked pretty well. Of course
it also ruined my copy of the magazine,
which forced me to go and buy
another one. Pretty clever marketing!
Bill Weatherly via e-mail