You are right on with the alternative fuels. If I ran the things I would try to negotiate some deals with engine manufactures as well as special racing divisions. Here is the plan. Make the 100th anniversary a $10 million dollar event with $5 mil to the winner. Here’s the catch: NO fossil fuels can be used at all. All engines must fit within the chassis rules that encompass saftety. Then let them go!!
This would be like the space challenge of the last few years. I think the market it finally right for the alternative fuel crowd to prove that they can make power, real power.
Until then, I will enjoy the racing and not let the politics spoil what is a great series of competitive oval races. There is blame for everyone in this mess.