This morning’s Morning Dump revealed some information that some of us still aren’t quite sure how to handle. Planning for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics is underway and apparently, among the sports being considered is motorsport. But what the heck does that even mean? What does Olympic motorsport even look like?
I think StillNotATony is onto something here:
Olympic motorsport ideas:
1. The car must be manufactured entirely within the participating country. All components. It can all be custom built, but only one configuration, and it has to be used in this configuration for the entire event.
2. The event is a decathlon. Drag racing. Hill climb. Rallycross. Tractor pull. Fuel economy. Top speed over a measured mile. Mud bog. Road course. Burnouts for distance. Final event: demolition derby. All with the same car. All events are scored equally except fuel economy, which gets triple points, just to mess with the teams that go all out on power.
Edit to add: the entire team must ride in the vehicle from event to event. It can be a single seater, but then the driver is the only person who can touch the car for the entire event. Fuel, change tires, everything. So you can have a whole pit crew, but the vehicle has to have seats for all of them.
This is easily the best racing series I’ve ever heard. Admittedly, I almost never watch racing. I cannot tell you who is the best at NASCAR right now and I couldn’t name even five F1 drivers. But I tell you what, this racing series sounds so fun that I would be glued to the edge of my seat. No, scratch that, I will become a racing driver just to take part in this!
Yet, this wasn’t the only great suggestion. We loved the one from ColoradoFX4:
Ensure a U.S. gold medal and go with a demolition derby. For extra American-ness, require all entrants be USDM models from 1973-1984.
This turned into increasingly silly suggestions, which we definitely co-sign:
Regular open field or figure 8?
Figure 8 WITH boats and trailers in tow!
Maybe we should do this ourselves? I wonder what the insurance on a racing series like this would look like. Have a great evening everyone!
(Top Image: Wisconsin Department of Tourism)