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The Ladder Report: Feb. 22 Edition

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I was planning to write this edition last night, but I couldn't pass up watching the USA vs. Canada Olympic hockey game.  I know that Tony is a huge hockey fan as well, so I'm not too worried about the delay in posting this week's Ladder Report.

Without further ado, here is a quick recap from the junior formula world.

Lola Keeps Indy Lights in Mind: Last Monday, Lola introduced their 2012 IndyCar concept which featured a common chassis for the Indy Lights and IndyCar series.  I'm not necessarily a huge fan of the Lola design but I definitely like the idea of commonality between IndyCar and Indy Lights. I'm hopeful that this ideology--- if accepted--- will help bridge the gap for up-and-coming drivers looking to make the jump from Indy Lights to IndyCar.

Team Moore Releases Junior Strous:  Just over a month ago, Junior Strous signed with Team Moore Racing for the 2010 Indy Lights season.  Then, just last week he was released from his contract by Team Moore Racing.  The details of this event have been kept very quiet.

Team Moore Signs James Hinchcliffe: The same day that Team Moore released Junior Strous, news leaked that the team would be signing James Hinchcliffe for the 2010 Indy Lights season.  The official announcement came the next morning and stated that James would indeed fill the second seat at Team Moore Racing.  His teammate this season will be Adrian Campos Jr.

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If you missed the first edition of The Ladder Report... you can read it here.

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