HAIL AND FAREWELL,
I was a big fan of Dario’s from way
back. I was greatly impressed by his
knowledge and respect for those
drivers who preceded him. His
reverence for fellow Scot Jim Clark
was shown to the public when he
had a chance to drive Clark’s 1965
winning Lotus 38 at Indy several
years ago. Dario, you’ve given all
race fans some very wonderful
memories. Goodbye, my friend.
When I read this I was shocked! I
never thought I would see the day!
Sad to see Dario end his career like
this but I wish him a speedy recovery
and hope IndyCar has the brains to use
him in a proper form and fashion.
Thank you Dario for all the
excitement and skill you brought to
open-wheel racing in America. So
thankful that you are alive and well
after that horrific accident.
heard on racer.com
Great sendoff to the IndyCar season
at Fontana – I’ll be back next year.
But, I hope I don’t spontaneously
combust – August, really? Then again,
running at Houston in late June
defies logic, too. I guess IndyCar is
going for some kind of endurance
record for its drivers and its fans .
Bob Strow Newport Beach, Calif.
Chill about street bumps
I took my wife to her first IndyCar
race in 2012. It happened to be the
Detroit race, complete with red flag
and bad pavement. Let’s just say that
I’ll be doing Detroit without her from
now on. I was surprised at how she,
and many others blamed everyone
involved for the old pavement
patches being sucked up.
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I just think that we need to be
patient if we are going to turn
downtown streets into racetracks in a
matter of days. I don’t recall much
griping at Baltimore when a good
chunk of the ALMS grid crashed before
the green flag. What’s my point? I
guess people need to chill a little.
Brian Bristo Waterdown, Ontario
The “other” Cup race: pro...
A delightful surprise to see the photo
of Oracle 17 (RACER, Fall). The racing
not only was amazing, but the sports
drama produced on the bay each
race was both edgy and sublime. I
have to admit that all of the motor
racing I watched during the
America’s Cup seemed...not boring,
exactly, but a little tame.
Vanita Miller Eugene, Ore.
Looking at the Fall issue with a break
at work. Please, no more road test or
sailboat stories. Next will we have
skiing or cycling? No thanks. We could
use some more NHRA again. The blend
of all – Formula 1, IndyCar, NHRA and
more is what works best.
Rex Termeer via e-mail
Voting for a tech charge
We keep hearing from the powers-that-be in American racing that no
one cares about technology
anymore in motorsports. Clearly
those in europe disagree, as the
variety of hybrid tech in Le Mans
hybrids and Formula e in your fall
issue shows. And Formula 1 is still
booming for all the complaints about
how much it costs.
Maybe we Americans need to take
a step back and think again about
what makes racing different than
other sports. Yes you need cool
stars, but you also need cool cars!
Chet Garrity via e-mail.
Robin Miller, Marshall Pruett and
David Malsher kept bench-racing fires
burning with a multi-part IndyCar
season review at RACER.com
STar Le TTer