Thursday, November 29, 2007

Scott Sharp and Patron Tequila sued Rahal Letterman Racing because of the team's poor performance(he finished 8th in points). RLR counter-sued for breach of contract. He and Patron both had contracts with RLR for 2008. A few months ago it was rumored that he wanted to start his own team in ALMS. It is also possible that he is starting/buying into an IRL team(possible part of Sarah Fisher's new team or Panther or Foyt). It all looks bad for Rahal. I think they should all get sued because their cars are so ugly.

Champ Car is trying to add Donington (England) to the 2008 schedule for the fall. Rocketsports and Dale Coyne have both been in action this week, each testing a Brazilian. That's right, Dale Coyne actually doing preseason testing.

Kevin Kalhoven (CC series owner won a civil case against him for securities fraud, he sold $500 million dollars of JDS Uniphase stock while CEO before he resigned.) A year after he resigned the stock tanked. Had he lost that case, it could have had ill effects on Champ Car's existence beyond 2008.

Murphy the Bear is trying a second attempt at an open wheel merger rumor.

Getty not open yet.

I'm pretty sure Paul Tracy won Dancing with the Stars.

Discovery Asia was at work Monday-Wednesday this week. I spent a couple hours being filmed for some non speaking parts today. It was pretty funny. The crew was English, not Asian. Cyndy was mad that I didn't tell her ahead of time because she would've rather been the one to dress me.

I told Joel, when this whole Alonso meltdown happened around the end of August that he would either be at Mclaren or nowhere next season. I still stand by that. Ferrari has no room, Red Bull and Renault wanted 3 and 5 year deals respectively and Alonso wanted 1 year. Telefonica was to help fund the Renault deal and they have pulled it so far off the table that they said, they won't be back in F1 anytime soon. So, it's either Force India, or Aguri. Newman Haas has been very quite about their empty seat this year...

Champ Car is having a race in Spain.

Good weekend at camp. I have no pictures but my computer told me that Emily does.


Noah said...

Cyndy is right. Paul is starting to dress like an engineer. She should step in.

Emily said...

How do engineers dress?