The IndyCar community was upset when the news came through that Bridgestone Firestone were not going to renew their contract once the contract ended in 2011. IndyCar has been supplied with tires from Firestone since 1996. Negotiations to reach an agreement that both parties were satisfied with took place over a period of a week and a new contract has been finalized that will see Firestone continue to be the tire supplier for IndyCar until 2013.
The motor sport of ice racing has been around for many years and actually has a large following of fans. It is also a sport that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors and in various categories. Ice racing is not limited to only automobiles and motorcycles, but there are quad races, All-Terrain vehicle racing and snowmobile racing. It is still racing, but is much cheaper than the normal form of auto racing and motorcycle racing that we are accustomed to. It is just as much fun and exciting.