Canadian Champ Car veteran Paul Tracy is contemplating a switch to sports car racing or Australian V8 touring cars following Gerald Forsythe’s decision to snub the unified Indycar series.
Tracy, 39, remains under contract to former Champ Car co-owner Forsythe, but as Motor Sport closed for press attempts to find him a drive with another IRL team appeared to have run aground.
“I have the most wins of any active driver, I’m arguably one of the biggest names in open-wheel racing and I’m going to be without a drive. Some merger!” said Tracy.
“They’ve said, ‘we can find you a ride if you come up with a budget and drive for nothing’, but I’m not interested. I’m just blown away by it.
“I feel like the guy who got a new suit for the big date, I’m primed and ready for the prom, and she didn’t show up.”
Tracy made his Champ Car debut in 1991, and has scored 31 wins and was series champion in 2003.
“Now I want to select some events to go and do in sports cars and V8s, and have some fun,” he said.