6 U.S. cities in Champ Car World Series

There are 32 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 5, 2007, titled 6 U.S. cities in Champ Car World Series. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Champ Car World Series on Monday announced a 14-race schedule for 2008 that includes a new event in Jerez, Spain.

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Racefan

Fishers, IN

#1 Nov 5, 2007
tricked me again Indystar, I thought this was going to be about racing. Real race cars race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Steve

Holden, MO

#2 Nov 5, 2007
Racefan wrote:
tricked me again Indystar, I thought this was going to be about racing. Real race cars race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In May.
tbsb

AOL

#3 Nov 5, 2007
I did not know they were still around!
Scott

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 5, 2007
Racefan wrote:
tricked me again Indystar, I thought this was going to be about racing. Real race cars race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Yeah, I could see how you'd be misled with a title that contains the words "Champ Car World Series".
If you don't like Champ Car, don't read about it. Personally, I'm just an open wheel racing fan. I'll watch both...in fact, anything but NASCAR.
By the way, tell me honestly that you think the IRL cars are better looking/sounding/handling than the Champ Car DP01. Nothing better than a turbo...and don't talk to me about the so-called "parades", there were more passes in Champ Car this year than in IRL street/road courses.
w0rd of advice

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 5, 2007
Don't buy advance tickets to these events. There's a tendency to cancel races throughout the year.
joebob

Louisville, KY

#7 Nov 5, 2007
Yea, that 30 seconds of "push-to-pass" really legitimizes the entire Champ Car series. What a joke!!
DeepStar

New Palestine, IN

#8 Nov 5, 2007
There were more passes in Champ Car this year than in the IRL oval parades that the IRL fan complained about.
Arin

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Nov 5, 2007
There is no continuity to the series or the schedule. The driver line-up changes year to year and now even new races from last year are off the schedule.

This might be a good time to pull the plug on the series. It's obvious that the IRL has won the fight between the 2 open wheel series.
Ex-Co

United States

#10 Nov 5, 2007
Well looks like another year wasted. Can't see ANY champ car team qualifing for the 500 on the first weekend and the powers that be are again having a champ car race on the third weekend in May. ALL of these TOOLS (champ car and IRL) need to sit down and do whats right for the sport and merge. Untill then open wheel will be nothing but a side show to NASCAB.
Larry

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Nov 5, 2007
I just wish IRL and Champ would merge back together. Then it would be a real sport that could compete with Nastycar and Formula Ugh for sponsership.
AJ F

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Nov 5, 2007
Is this somethin' new?
Boycott Clear Channel

Palatine, IL

#14 Nov 5, 2007
How many first lap crashes were there in chump car, every race. How many times would cars be pulled off the track at the beginning of the race, everytime I watched. Chump crap just go away. No one cares about you anyway.
Skip-SC

Columbia, SC

#15 Nov 5, 2007
Scott wrote:
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Yeah, I could see how you'd be misled with a title that contains the words "Champ Car World Series".
If you don't like Champ Car, don't read about it. Personally, I'm just an open wheel racing fan. I'll watch both...in fact, anything but NASCAR.
By the way, tell me honestly that you think the IRL cars are better looking/sounding/handling than the Champ Car DP01. Nothing better than a turbo...and don't talk to me about the so-called "parades", there were more passes in Champ Car this year than in IRL street/road courses.
Scott:

I am an open wheel racing fan who has been around long enough to remember more "good old days" than most. Yes, I would love to see turbos again. But I would also like to see them run places like Indy, Michigan, California, Texas, and Pocono. Just for the sake of being different, I'd also like to see them run Talladega.

CCWS lost my interest when they went solely to road/street racing and shied away from ovals where the vast majority of open wheel fans of my ilk first came to love them.

Until whatever series comes out of the ruins of American open-wheel racing gets that message, I'll keep waiting.
Hahahaha

Freetown, IN

#16 Nov 5, 2007
Open wheel racing in America is in the toilet. Both CC & the IRL are laughable...but all things being equal I'd rather spend a long race weekend at Road America with CC & ALMS than watch those god awful trash heaps putter around IMS.
The Who

Ostrander, OH

#17 Nov 5, 2007
Thanks to Tony George---I now watch more two wheel action than open wheel.
David

Reno, NV

#18 Nov 5, 2007
What a bizarre schedule:

Aug. 10th: Wisconsin
September 14th: Holland
October 26th: Australia
Nov. 9th: Mexico

Only 4 races from August to November? Constantly moving back and forth between continents?

Who in the world thought that was a good idea?
Richard Cranium

United States

#21 Nov 5, 2007
David wrote:
What a bizarre schedule:
Aug. 10th: Wisconsin
September 14th: Holland
October 26th: Australia
Nov. 9th: Mexico
Only 4 races from August to November? Constantly moving back and forth between continents?
Who in the world thought that was a good idea?
Well, given that football season kicks off in early September, it makes sense to have the races be overseas, the NFL is the big gorilla when it comes to that time of year. That's the excuse the EARL used for shortening their schedule this year.
Mike Wolf

AOL

#22 Nov 5, 2007
Easy to sum up CCWAS---------Who really cares?
OlHoosierFan

AOL

#23 Nov 5, 2007
Well now that KK has the sked out of the way he can go back to the South Pole and do a little fishing.It's bound to be more exciting than watching all those follow the leader street festivals CCWS has lined up.
Gino

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#24 Nov 5, 2007
I'm surprised they're going to Europe on two separate occasions, once in June and then again in September. The travel/lodging costs alone must be murder on the smaller teams.

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