TheRaceSite.com is proud to add David Seibert as a regular contributor to this site. Currenty David Seibert writes for Forza, Racer, and Cavallino magazines. His columns have appeared in Racer and Car Collector, and the Speedvision web site. He has written two books on Ferrari history, and is the former editor of Prancing Horse Magazine. His writing has also appeared in Road & Track, Rosso Ferrari, European Car, and Autoweek. For the past 11 years he has worked with a major manufacturer on its customer racing programs.
TWO ROADS - David Seibert
I've been interested in road racing for almost exactly 50 years, since a neighbor raced his Kurtis 500S in the 1953 Carrera Panamericana. I've seen more than a few fights, rifts and changes of direction for road racing in that half-century, but the current ALMS-GrandAm battle could well create a permanent split.
As a journalist I've had the occasion to interview both Don Panoz and Roger Edmondson in depth. Each has a clear vision, and each can explain and justify that vision in a very compelling manner. And those visions for the future of road racing are very, very different.
Panoz likens professional racing to professional golf. At the top levels, you play your best game. If Tiger Woods consistently beats you, improve your game; don't ask the rules-makers to hang lead weights on Tiger's 3 iron.