INDIANAPOLIS—Last week, the team announced it would be shutting down amid controversy surrounding its well known owner, Tony George, the former IMS and IRL Chief.
"When the team made the announcement to suspend operations it was a big blow to us," said Vision staffer Pat Caporali.
Caporali, who had made special inroads for years reaching out to Vision fans via Facebook and Twitter, saw an opportunity as fans wrote in saying they wanted to help.
"Their letters just kept coming in, people wanted to get involved," said Caporali.
Caporali along with other members of Vision, including driver Ed Carpenter, have been corresponding with fans. They've been sending letters of recommendation they hope to use to find a new sponsor.
"They're coming from fans and sponsors of other cars, it's rare to get a letter of reference from a competitor," said Carpenter.
Carpenter is Tony George's step-son. When asked about the recent developments involving his step-father, Carpenter did give a few comments:
"As close as I am to him, we're all trying to figure this out together," said Carpenter.
"We are a racing family and that's not going to change. I'm not walking away, I can't speak for Tony but I don't think he's walking away either. Tony is a man of few words and I think people can take that however they want. There are probably some things I'd like to say but I'll let Tony speak when he wants to speak," said Carpenter.