As I ponder how best to move forward with The Apex in 2021, I have decided that in whatever form it continues, it will be with a sole focus on the NTT IndyCar Series. Now that I’m back on my own — like the old days — it will be too much to focus on and enmesh myself in two vibrant series. Thus, beginning with this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship content will no longer be added to The Apex.
My interest has always been to approach my racing endeavors as a fan would while injecting as much professionalism and care as possible into everything I create. The Race Report as featured on The Apex represents one of those efforts that I enjoy immensely: bringing disparate data together in one place, making it easier to consume and providing a fan with a one-stop shop for everything they need to know before, during and after a race weekend.
Continuing to do this work for the WeatherTech Championship despite it no longer having a home on The Apex will give me a chance to stay connected with sports car racing, provide a tool for myself and others to utilize and allow me to experiment with new concepts prior to IndyCar reports returning to The Apex. Thus, I have elected to move IMSA Race Reports to Luminary Blur and rename them Event Summaries, in honor of the progenitor of this concept: More Front Wing. If you browse that site’s Event Summaries, the lineage will be clear.
I will also be live tweeting WeatherTech Championship races — although not as much or as consistently as I used to — by commandeering the old and unused @ApexSportsCar account and repurposing it as @LBSportsCar. That leaves the door open for using it for purposes beyond race live tweets.
Change is never easy, but these changes were necessary. I can’t do everything myself, but I can ensure that I keep doing the things I love to do. Event Summary-type posts and live tweets are two elements I’ve grown very fond of. I hope you have as well.