This is sad news to me... As I can still recall being overly excited ‘bout the little team that could way back in 2007 – when I even inquired ‘bout trying to obtain a yellow Luczo Dragon Racing hat when some upstart named Ryan Briscoe finished ahead of some Pipsqueak named Princess... Who the following May showed off her famous perma-POUT dance moves to the newly anointed Penske Racing driver whilst having a tizzy ‘N stompin’ down Pitlane before somebody named Major Burns, a.k.a. Charles Burns politely refrained DannaWho?
And perhaps Y’all know I’m a big fan of Gil de Ferran – even having managed to obtain his autograph courtesy of Don Kay when he was still running his American Le Mans Series Sports Car team... Thus it was disappointing to read this morning that De Ferran Dragon Racing has shuttered its IndyCar operation, on the heels of Tony Kanaan’s revelations that he lacked the necessary funding to race fulltime this season.
NO word on what will ultimately happen to Mr. De Ferran, the DDR crew of 15-employees or the related single seater equipment – which frankly – SUCKS!
Pit Pass: De Ferran Dragon Racing closes for lack of sponsorship
Guess Steven Luczo is too busy focusing upon his newest business venture – the Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Vancouver Whitecaps he co-owns with somebody named Steve Nash, whilst perhaps Jay Penske’s gone back to selling rare books instead?