I'm sorry, but I can't believe that Tony George thinks that fans don't know what went on during the Freedom 100.
I would like to ask TG and Foyt's team how Carpenter's lap times were faster during the race on a full tank of fuel than they were on his qualifying run (which is not on a full tank)?
On the website, Ed said that they used the tall gears....well, so did half of the other drivers...plus in order to run those big gears, you need to have the horsepower. If this is a spec series, where did that horsepower come from? Heaven?
And...how can Ed go that fast by himself, while the rest of the cars couldn't do those speeds in the draft?
My opinion is that the real winner of the race is Cory Witherill and 2nd place belongs to Mark Taylor. That was real racing. Not Ed Carpenter operating what might as well be called the pace car.
Don't get me wrong, I happen to like Ed Carpenter. Unfortunately, I think he is with the notoriously "shady" team who appears to be pulling the same tricks as last year. I'm sorry, I just thought playing by the rules makes for a more interesting race.