Call me a jinx if you like. No sooner did I put the finishing touches on last month’s column about history repeating itself with schisms and rebellion in Formula One than the news broke that Steve Earle and his General Racing, Ltd. would no longer be organizing the famed Monterey Historics.
As we highlighted in our brief news piece at the time of going to press, talks between Earle and SCRAMP (the nonprofit entity that oversees the Laguna Seca racecourse) had finally broken down after several years of disagreement over the direction and control of the event. While details of the dispute are not entirely clear, the results are—in fact, they may very well affect the future of the sport.
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