One More Car in Japan
Roger Yasukawa has been confirmed to run for D&R in Japan on the Indycar.com site. I guess this bumps up the car count for the Japanese race which is good, for those of us up at midnight to watch the race. I have no issues with Roger and wish him well. This seems to be a yearly thing, putting Roger in a car for atleast Japan, and the I500 too.
I guess he has been working on this for a while now, and says he is still working on Indy.
Well good for Roger and D&R. I wouldn't call them a competitive team, unless your hoping for a top 24 result, but I guess you have to keep the people paying your bills happy. Daddy will be happy to hear the high praise for his one-off son.
Since the results from last year was not what I was hoping for nor doesn't
show my ability as a driver...I really wanted to go back with a competitive team
this year and I am sooOO happy that I am back with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
who I drove for in 05 and 07. The team has strengthen the engineering staff over
the winter and I think they will be pretty strong at Motegi since they have some
good data from last year with the new engineer that is on board. I really want
to thank Dennis Reinbold on being able to give me this opportunity and he is
like my father in Indianapolis. - Roger Yasukawa
Hopefully this estranged father-son combo can re-unite for the I500 before meeting up again in Japan. It would be nice to see Roger run a couple of races in the US on top of the Brickyard and Japan.