Well, we might as well get it started. 2008 is shaping up to be another exciting year in the American Open-Wheel battle between Champ Car and the IRL. Already the off-season has been full of drama with rumors flying about the IRL trying to get Paul Tracy to defect, questions of how will the IRL cope with loosing Hornish and Franchitti (two of their biggest stars) to NASCAR, and can Champ Car make it through a season without a promoter pulling the plug on a race. Winter can be long and dreary but thoughts of the upcoming racing season sure do keep me warm and content. How is everyone else holding up?