Jerry Forsythe and Dan Pettit will today be announced as partners for the 2008 Champ Car World Series.
The team, which will be known as Forsythe/Pettit Racing, will be run from Forsythe Championship Racing's Indianapolis base.
However, Pettit's partnership with Forsythe is being described as an amalgamation, since Dan Pettit, who has been owner of RuSPORT for the last 12 months, has long since told his team members that their last day at the Loveland, Colorado base is this Friday, November 30.
Forsythe, a co-owner of the Champ Car World Series, said, "I am pleased to announce the combination of Forsythe Championship Racing and RuSPORT Racing. I know that Dan and I share the same goal and that is to compete for a championship.
"This partnership will enable us to do that and I look forward to a successful season for Forsythe/Pettit Racing in 2008 and for many years to come."
Pettit, who also serves as a co-owner of the Champ Car World Series, said, "I am thrilled to be partnering with Jerry Forsythe. The entire Forsythe team has experience competing at the highest levels and winning championships.
"I think combining our efforts will give us a team that can contend for a title immediately."
2003 Champ Car champion Paul Tracy will continue his links with Forsythe, but the identity of his teammate - or if he will in fact have two teammates - is still a matter of speculation.
Pettit in particular was keen to take Justin Wilson to Forsythe, but the Briton, who was championship runner-up with RuSPORT for the last two seasons, is known to be eager to land the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing seat vacated by four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais.
With the loss of the RuSPORT name, autosport.com understands that Wilson's three-year contract (of which he had completed just one year) can no longer be enforced.