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  • Walker a no-go

    Looks like Gore is in fact leaving Walker and Walker couldn't find any money.

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    is it May yet?

  • #2
    I'll wait for an official press release from him...I can't see him sitting out at least Indy this year.
    RIP Dan Wheldon :(

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    • #3
      Classical, here's a guy in the forefront leading the charge for a merger to the media and he isn't even going to field a team with the Tony handouts. What are teams like Cheever, PDM, Beck, Hemelgarn and other former IRL teams thinking.....or laughing.
      We want to relate to Americana. I went to the Indy 500 and that was Americana. I sat in various turns and I didn’t see any champagne drinkers, but I saw a lot of beer drinkers. We appeal to the wine and cheese crowd, but we also appeal to the masses – the beer drinkers.” Randy Bernard

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      • #4
        Wow.

        jono

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        • #5
          Here's the AP story.
          is it May yet?

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          • #6
            Probably see at least a one off for Indy from Walker, if I had to make a guess.
            If you break a vase and then glue it back together and the vase loses it's value, you do not get credit for fixing it. You get the blame for damaging it....

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            • #7
              When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.

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              • #8
                Here's the press release

                For Immediate Release
                WALKER RACING WITHDRAWS INDYCAR PROGRAM
                > Indianapolis, IN (March 9, 2008) - Reluctantly, Walker Racing has been
                > forced to withdraw its attempt to join the IndyCar Series for 2008. The
                > racing partnership of "Team Australia" and the association with Australian
                > businessman Craig Gore, drivers Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, has also
                > come to an end.
                >
                > Notwithstanding a commitment for 2008, it came down to the lack of
                > funding. A lengthy search for new sponsorship partners drew a blank, so
                > Walker Racing had to close the program officially on Friday.
                >
                > “It's a great pity that the team has had to abandon our IndyCar program.
                > So much work by so many has gone into the Team Australia program over the
                > last three and a half years, but now it will remain unfinished business
                > for us. I wish my co-partner well with his new venture and so to Will and
                > Simon and all the employees, associates and fans who have given me the
                > opportunity. Many thanks,” said Walker Racing Owner, Derrick Walker.

                > For further updates on Walker Racing, please visit www.walkerracing.com.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by indyguy2
                  When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.

                  BINGO
                  We want to relate to Americana. I went to the Indy 500 and that was Americana. I sat in various turns and I didn’t see any champagne drinkers, but I saw a lot of beer drinkers. We appeal to the wine and cheese crowd, but we also appeal to the masses – the beer drinkers.” Randy Bernard

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by indyguy2
                    When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.
                    I disagree, and I also suspect brinkmanship on the part of Derrick. We'll see on both counts.
                    It's always been about the Indy 500!
                    I realize I have the right to remain silent, but don't have the ability or enough common sense to do so.:rolleyes:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by indyguy2
                      When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.
                      I agree that there probably won't be a lot of teams switching, but I disagree with your "WHY". You assume they really want to be there; I assume they really wanted to be in Champ Car.

                      The reason there won't be a lot of crossover has to do with the short timeframe. Had this all taken place in Nov-Jan, then we'd likely be seeing a different amount of teams already testing and announced. One month just isn't enough time to get in competition and be at the pointy end of the grid. You think a team is gonna want to be only competitive with Roth and Duno?
                      If you break a vase and then glue it back together and the vase loses it's value, you do not get credit for fixing it. You get the blame for damaging it....

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                      • #12
                        Is it just me or aren't most of the teams we would have wanted anyway in fact coming?
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                        • #13
                          It has to be getting difficult to find sponsors and funds given the rapidly deteriorating economic climate. Sponsors and potential sponsors are finding it difficult to raise funds to grow their own business so I suspect they are reluctant to part with cash for racing.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by indyguy2
                            When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.
                            They weren't in the ICS because they couldn't afford it to begin with. They were getting free rides from champ car. That is exacty why I keep saying that NHL is the only former champ car team that is going to be competitive in the IRL anyway.Teams running on free handouts are not going to beat the Penske's, Ganassi's, Andretti's and so on. Did anyone believe that these teams were going to be anything but field fillers to begin with? Reality is there may be 8-10 more cars ,but 1 or 2 with a chance to actually win races.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by indyguy2
                              When it is all said and done, there may not be very many champ car teams that make the switch.....because if they wanted to be in the ICS, they would have already been there.
                              ding ding ding ding ............winner
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