IRL: Scott Goodyear Show Car Stolen

Scott Goodyear's Racing Showcar Stolen Indianapolis, IN-- The Pennzoil Panther Racing Showcar was stolen sometime during the night in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The Showcar had been in Canada to announce the beginning of a promotional...

Scott Goodyear's Racing Showcar Stolen

Indianapolis, IN-- The Pennzoil Panther Racing Showcar was stolen sometime during the night in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The Showcar had been in Canada to announce the beginning of a promotional giveaway to the Indy 500 sponsored by Pennzoil and Sunoco. "This is bizarre. They took the whole thing, the truck and the trailer with the Showcar. I doubt the people knew what they were stealing, but boy are they in for a shock" said Pennzoil Panther Racing Team Owner John Barnes.

The Pennzoil Panther Racing Showcar was brought into Canada on Tuesday evening then used on Wednesday for an appearance with Pep Boys Indy Racing League driver Scott Goodyear for the announcement. The car was then to be displayed at Sunoco gas stations throughout Ontario to promote the Indy 500 ticket giveaway. Goodyear, a Toronto native, just won the Phoenix MCI Worldcom 200 race on Sunday. Goodyear was shocked when he heard the news. "I guess I have more fans in Canada than I thought," Goodyear said tongue in cheek. "I didn't realize that winning the Phoenix MCI Worldcom 200 would create a frenzy big enough to steal the Showcar."

On a more serious note, if anyone sees the truck, the trailer or Showcar, they are urged to contact the local police. Unfortunately the final two appearance dates in Canada have been cancelled. Please see page 2 for a description and photograph of the Pennzoil Panther Showcar.

Pennzoil Panther Racing

Missing: 1998 Pennzoil Panther Racing Showcar

Description: G-Force Chassis, open wheel, open cockpit race car Bright yelllow in color

Weight: 1575 lbs

Length: 195"

Last seen with: 1999 Black Ford Pick-up Truck, and Black United Express Line trailer

Last seen at: Travel Lodge, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Identifying Marks: PENNZOIL decals prominently displayed over entire car

*Note---The Pep Boys and Driver Scott Goodyear are NOT missing,only the car

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Goodyear , John Barnes
Teams Panther Racing