This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

Like many things in life the concept of “class” is pretty difficult to define but you know it when you see it.

Scott Speed2The Red Bull Global Rallycross Series made its first visit to the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis this weekend. Scott Speed won with his Andretti Volkswagen teammate Tanner Foust tannerfoustfinishing second. Tanner leads Speed in the season points.

Only ten drivers were in Indy. We’ve already talked about the problems in the GRC. Manufacturer support is down. Sponsor support is down. Driver entries are down.

Exorbitant fees charged car makers is one reason. The costs approach a half million dollars. Ford left the series last year and, now, the Ford name isn’t even listed among the drivers who run Ford Fiestas in the series.

Volkswagen, Subaru and Honda are all mentioned. But no Ford in the results. M-Sport, a Ford performance house in the UK, is on the website but not the results.

I guess those three drivers in Fiestas were on bicycles. Like I said, you know class when you see it. Or don’t.