Oh… My… God… Could the IRL and CART finally be merged into one organization?!

Autoweek is reporting a possible merger between the IRL and CART racing series. This could really help open wheel racing in North America.

Points of agreement include 50/50 ownership of the merged series, which will be independent of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with George and Kalkhoven acting as co-chairmen.

Based on the current state of affairs, several other things are apparent. The more traditional 2.65-liter turbo V8 currently used in Champ Car seems the more likely choice, as opposed to the IRL’s normally aspirated 3.5. Champ Car…

Help us Obi Won Kinobi, it’s our only hope — to have a serious race series that’s not NASCAR!