Need a second car? Forget the used car lot, buy a ‘street legal’ Indy car for $90K

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If I had a dollar for every race fan that has ever told me how much he or she would love to own an actual Indy car, I could retire to Hawaii tomorrow.

But now it’s true: if you have a cool $89,995, you indeed can now own your own built-from-scratch Indy car – with only 2,300 original miles on it – and drive it on the street as a regular commuter ride!

Imagine pulling up to the office every day and the heads that will turn and the tongues that will wag.

I was tipped off to an ad on the Craigslist Las Vegas site and did some checking. Sure enough, the story is legit.

A gentleman in Wisconsin (I’ve reached out to him and am awaiting a response) has a one-of-a-kind unique Indy car for sale.

“Street legal Indycar! 1 off CUSTOM, beautiful & FAST! Amazing and useable — $89995 (Milwaukee)” is how the headline for the ad reads.

Now, you’re probably wondering why a car in the Milwaukee area is being advertised in Las Vegas.

Actually, it’s a pretty simple and logical explanation: the car will be titled and registered in Nevada, which apparently has less restrictions on what can and can’t be driven on a street or highway than in other states.

For example, if the car were to be street legal in, say, Illinois, it would have to have full fender flares covering all four tires.

But if you think plunking down nearly $90 grand will allow you to rub tires at Indy or Sonoma or Long Beach with the likes of defending IndyCar champ Josef Newgarden or 2016 champ Simon Pagenaud, forget it. The car won’t pass that kind of tech.

Still, having a one-of-a-kind unique ride cruising down Las Vegas Boulevard or across the Hoover Dam would make it – and you, the driver – a definite sight to see.

Oh, one more thing: while the car will be titled and registered in Nevada, the ad says the current owner will be willing to ship it to you (within reason, likely) – for FREE!

Now, if you live in, say, Dubai, there’ll likely be some extra shipping charges tacked on. (But if you live in Dubai, you probably can afford to buy a real deal Indy car for probably a cool half-milion bucks, anyway.)

Click on the link here to check out the entire ad.

And if we do get a response from the owner, we’ll give you a bit more insight into the car, how it was built, its history and more.

Jo Shimoda joins Seth Hammaker, Austin Forkner on injured list; Musquin remains out

Shimoda injured
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Bad news continues to come out of the Monster Energy / Pro Circuit Kawasaki team as they announced Jo Shimoda injured his shoulder in a practice session and will not mount up when the Monster Energy Supercross 250 East division opens in Houston, Texas on February 4. A timetable has not been given for Shimoda’s return, but a press release from the team references multiple weeks.

“I’m doing my best to focus forward on my return to racing,” said Shimoda in the release. “Our goal was to compete for the 250 Supercross Eastern Regional Championship and I know we had been doing the right work to make that happen. Unfortunately, this crash will cause me to miss the start of the season, but I still aim to be back on the track racing for wins before the end of Supercross.”

Shimoda is joined on the sidelines by teammates Seth Hammaker and Austin Forkner, who also suffered injuries in recent weeks.

The news of Hammaker’s sidelining came just two days ago. His wrist injury is sufficient to require surgery, so he too will miss multiple weeks. Hammaker was scheduled to compete in the 250 East division alongside Shimoda.

Forkner was involved in a Lap 1 crash in the 250 West season opener at Anaheim. Multiple injuries, including an ACL tear, will sideline him for the remainder of the season. He described the injury and its aftermath on Instagram.

Forkner will be relieved by Carson Mumford, but not before that rider’s wrist has healed sufficiently. He is scheduled to debut with Kawasaki in Oakland for the rescheduled Round 2 Supercross race on February 18.

Shimoda finished fourth in the 2022 Supercross 250 West division and was second in 2021 points in 250 East. In 2021, Shimoda won his first Supercross race at Salt Lake City. Last year, he scored one podium and six top-fives in nine starts.

Shimoda finished second in last year’s outdoor Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, where he added two more SuperMotocross wins including the Unadilla Nationals that kicked off a four-race streak of first- or second-place results.

Kawasaki is not the only team facing injury. Red Bull KTM initially reported Marvin Musquin would be out for the San Diego round with a wrist injury and “maybe more”. This week it was announced he will miss this week’s Triple Crown race in Anaheim and “at least the next several rounds.”