Rumors of changes to the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway are resurfacing yet again, as we mentioned on the show a few months ago. Seems as though the name may be changing slightly to remove the references to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy name altogether. Signs and logos have already begun to be removed, and I have been told that even the overhead narration has been modified to remove the Indy name as well.
In the mean time, tests continue on the gas/electric hybrid ride vehicle on the soon-to-be-called Tomorrowland Speedway. Full attraction Staff are reportedly scheduled to be trained on the new ride vehicle in the next few weeks with the first Guest preview of the new vehicle expected to take place prior to late April 2008. There is currently no expectation on when the whole fleet of ride vehicles may be changed over. I’m also hearing rumors that a second, environmentally friendly Ethanol-85 powered car was tested late last year, and may also be implemented as well as the hybrid car.
There is also a VERY unconfirmed rumor that, as has happened with other attractions that have gone through some changes, characters may be added to the attraction and/or scenery within the next few years. No rumors of a full conversion to a "Cars" themed attraction seem to have any merit at this time.