A couple thoughts on last weekend’s IndyCar doubleheader in Toronto. (Story with results here)
First, the decision to not race on Saturday. At first I thought it was bullshit, or horseshit or some kind of shit. You got rain tires, put them on and drive with your brain engaged. But, then again, I’m no race car driver, and it’s usually folly to try to judge such matters based on TV images.
So here I give credit to IndyCar for hustling out president of competition and operations Derrick Walker to explain what the official thinking was. Walker was on TV twice, as best I can recollect, including a good little Q & A with host Bob Varsha who, rather than lob in the softballs (“IndyCar really does put driver safety first, doesn’t it?”) he asked the simple questions about why they were not racing. Not the leading questions, just the questions viewers were all wondering about.