Monday, January 21, 2008

More Progress Passses NASCAR By

I've scoffed before at the decision by the NASCAR potentates to label their new chassis the "Car of Tomorrow." Now, as the 2008 racing season is about to get rolling, international sports car racing - where new ideas are actually being tried and refined - moves another step forward. Toyota, which last tacked the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its GT-One in 1999, will return in 2009 with a hybrid-powered prototype. It will take on the next-gen turbo-diesels of Audi and Peugeot. Perhaps even Honda may join in the fun by that point.

1 comment:

Woof said...

Damn skippy. (fwiw, the local paper mentioned that the head of NASCAR was clamoring for "less change", since the ratings and attendance had been down somewhat from the previous couple of years)

Looking forward to the sports car season.