Long Beach, a street race, I love a street race. At the end of last season the Champ Car World Series had a couple of races get cancelled (China and Phoenix) and it looked pretty bleak for the series to survive. Champ Car took over from the CART series about 12 years ago and I guess it hasn't been easy. Just like it wasn't easy for CART to survive. I thought that it was the perfect opportunity for some BIG MONEY man to take over the series because some of them have been nosing around the last few years. Instead Champ Car merged with IndyCar and some teams and drivers will stay.
They would not have run this race except that IndyCar had a race in Japan and they didn't want to lose this race so it was run with last year's Champ Cars. The race was won by Will Power (I still love that name) and his points will carry over to the IndyCar schedule. So, now it is over, all over, but the tears.