Open Wheel Fallout
Just one day after IndyCar Series founder and CEO
Forsythe Racing will close its doors after the Champ Car Series finale, the April 20 Long Beach Grand Prix.
"Forsythe Championship Racing is announcing the cessation of its racing operations,"
"Forsythe Racing Inc., the parent company of FCR, will participate in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Champ Car finale, with drivers to be announced."
This announcement came after four representatives of Forsythe's Champ Car team attended a new team orientation in the IndyCar Series offices in Indianapolis on Monday.
So far, Conquest Racing and Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing have announced they will participate in the IndyCar Series. Other teams, such as Walker Racing and Dale Coyne Racing, are expected to announce next week they are joining.
By Forsythe ceasing its racing operation,
The Canadian driver is the most recognizable name of the Champ Car lineup and many drivers in the IndyCar Series were looking forward to racing against him.
"Paul Tracy, obviously, he's a guy that's been a talented driver," Castroneves said. "It would be great to race with him again. Obviously, it's hard for me to say who is going to be here. The guys that I used to race, that's the guys that I can talk about.
"But I know there are new guys, young rookies, new drivers. I'm sure everybody's going to have fun, enjoy it.... Good team, good drivers, they will adapt quick. I'm sure it's going to be a good show."