Hacktastic Journalism   Leave a comment

…from the automotive world’s resident journalist hack, who this time decided to take his weekly dose of Metamucil-like verbiage and direct it at the Tudor United Sports Car Championship..quoting the relevant passages from his Fumes section (5 Jan. 2014):

Make no mistake, there are plenty of positive developments about the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with the unified schedule being one of the most visible positives. But let me be very clear here and there’s no need to sugarcoat it: It’s obvious that the “performance balancing” that went down since the merger was announced has been executed with the thought that the Daytona Prototypes will be faster than the former ALMS P2 cars. I would go so far as to say it has been preordained by Jim France, because it was so obvious as to be almost laughable. I mean, we all get it, don’t we? Jim France wrote a $20 million check (or thereabouts) for the ALMS, Road Atlanta, the rights to Sebring (and other prizes), and anyone who thought that the P2 cars would stand a chance after the “balancing” took place was kidding themselves.

If I had just invested serious cash in a P2 team – and believe me at this level it’s all serious cash – I wouldn’t be just pissed-off, however, I would be stark-raving livid. And I would be permanently camped on Jim France’s doorstep demanding substantive and serious action right now. For the sake of the integrity of this new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series – and the integrity of the sport of road racing in this country itself – this situation must be rectified, preferably before the Rolex 24 and definitely before the 12 Hours of Sebring in March, or it will be the biggest travesty in this young new racing year.(Autoextremist)

Why major racing series even allow journalistic hacks such as Peter M. DeLorenzo (and Mark Cipollini from over at AutoRacing1.com as well) to cover them is a mystery to me; FWIW, I really hope both Fate and Karma bite PMD squarely in the ass.

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Posted January 8, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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