This is the Stattmann Baby!!  Time to Scatt a little bit.

I had a long conversation this week with the promoter at one of the most successful race venues in the world.

We compared notes on all the rumors of double secret talks between Champ Car’s Kevin Kalkhoven and Tony George from the Indy Car Series.

We didn’t break any new ground.  We did, however, talk at length about the male egos exposed in whatever conversation that’s going on.  Resolving this is at the crux of anything that will be advanced.

It’ll be important that no one lose and no one win in any settlement.  Or, at least, winning and losing must be equalized for all concerned.

It’s cliché to say that we all lose if this doesn’t get settled.  We’ve heard that for ten years and nothing.  Some would even argue that the racing’s better on both sides, especially after the improvement of the last two seasons.

Don’t expect any conclusions here.  Kalkhoven and George are spending millions to keep their ships afloat and rest assured that even their fat bank accounts will go flat eventually if they continue to bankroll their dreams.

A deal needs to happen because without one… mediocrity wins.  Again.