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  • Insane Motor Race - Isle of Man TT

    The Isle of Man TT was for many years the most prestigious motor-cycle race in the world. Between 1907 and 2009 there have been 237 deaths during official practices or races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. Snaefell Mountain Course or Mountain Course is a road-racing circuit used for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races held in the Isle of Man from 1911 and 1923 respectively.
  • Pennsylvania sprint car racer Greg Hodnett killed in crash

    09/21/2018 3:26:37 PM PDT · by ropin71 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/18 | Gary Gastelu
    Veteran sprint car driver Greg Hodnett was killed in a racing accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn., on Thursday night. The 49-year-old Pennsylvanian reportedly lost control and rolled his car into the Turn One wall of the short dirt track, dying on impact.
  • NASCAR Driver Loses Sponsorship Over Father’s Racial Slur … 35 Years Ago

    08/26/2018 8:12:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 8/25/18 | Molly Prince
    A sponsor announced on Friday that it has ended its partnership with NASCAR driver Conor Daly after it was reported that his father used racially insensitive language during an interview in the early 1980s. Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship from Conor’s No. 6 car in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity race, citing his father’s alleged use of the N-word 35 years ago, reported Fox News. Derek Daly, a retired Indy 500 and Formula One driver, was fired days earlier from his role as WISH-TV’s Racing Analyst due to the controversy. In a statement, the elder Daly admitted to using the word, but...
  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • BHA Adds Result Verification Procedure (UK Photo Finish Result Overturned)

    07/09/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 8 replies
    The British Horseracing Authority has instituted an additional results verification procedure after a wrong result was posted at Kempton in March. In that instance, an official result was later reversed after a photo finish was more closely examined and the result found to be incorrect. The process, which has been trialled extensively since March, means that an additional line of verification is now in place before the ‘weighed in’ signal is given, whereby the stipendiary stewards on duty are required to verify the finishing order of the winning and placed horses. Should there be a query, a signal is given...
  • *LIVE THREAD* 102nd Indianapolis 500- The Greatest Race in the World!!

    05/27/2018 8:19:49 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 91 replies
    The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500- the greatest race in the world!!! Hometown and VP Pence family favorite Ed Carpenter sits on pole, the only driver to turn a lap in excess of 230MPH during qualifying. Marco Andretti has been strong the entire month of May but slipped in qualifying. Final race in the career of Danica Patrick, which will be covered annoyingly today. Gentlemen- Start Your Engines!!
  • Cyclist recovering from crash with drunk driver injured again in hit-and-run

    04/13/2018 9:05:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Alyssa Goard
    When JoJo McKibben was the victim of a hit-and-run on April 3 as she biked to work, she wasn't all that surprised. She was hit while biking by a drunk driver last summer and has come to expect that cars won't realize she's riding on two wheels. McKibben's boyfriend Brendan Sharpe said he has also been seriously injured by cars while he's biked in Austin, once in 2009 and again in 2015... Katie Delleoz, the executive director of Bike Austin, said she personally has nearly been struck at the same intersection McKibben was hit at last week
  • 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix: Vettel holds Bottas back for victory in 200th race

    04/08/2018 10:42:09 AM PDT · by daltec · 8 replies ^ | Keith Collantine
    I did not see results in the live thread, so they are at the bottom of this post. Here is a summary. Sebastian Vettel won the 200th race of his Formula One career after soaking up pressure from Valtteri Bottas in the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver came under strong pressure after the team scrapped plans for a second pit stop and left him out until the end of the race on what they described as “Plan D” on the radio. He crossed the finishing line less than seven tenths of a second ahead of Bottas, who made an...
  • Vettel snatches Melbourne win as VSC wipes smile off Hamilton’s face

    03/25/2018 7:35:13 AM PDT · by daltec · 8 replies ^ | March 25, 2018 | Keith Collantine
    Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to victory in the Australian Grand Prix in a race which swung on a mid-race Virtual Safety Car period. Vettel took the lead when Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen pitted early on. However the VSC was deployed after Romain Grosjean’s Haas stopped on-track, which allowed Vettel to make his pit stop and come out still ahead of Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Albert Park, 2018 2018 Australian Grand Prix in pictures The reigning world champion, who told Vettel 24 hours earlier he wanted to "wipe the smile off your face" after beating him to pole position,...
  • F1 testing ends with Ferrari setting the pace: New season is go in two weeks

    03/09/2018 5:57:04 PM PST · by daltec · 26 replies
    James Allen on F1 ^ | March 09, 2018 | James Allen
    Ferrari set the fastest time on the final day of F1 testing; but do they have the fastest car? Few think so, as Mercedes has certainly not gone all out to set eye catching lap times. Ferrari has been the pace setter the past few winters, including last year when it was clear that the car was really fast and stable. This year the car looks drivable, but so does the Red Bull. Following the pattern of previous seasons, the Silver Arrows have spent their time pounding around on harder tyre compounds, higher fuel loads and very much focussing on...
  • Iditarod Live Sream

    03/05/2018 12:05:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    iditarod live ^ | march 5, 2018 | Iditarod live
    Iditrod Live stream
  • Formula 1 promo girls say they've 'lost important income because feminists think they know best'

    02/01/2018 7:01:35 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 1, 2018 | Alan Dawson
    Formula 1 has banned Grid Girls from the sport. The women, now unemployed, are taking one final stand on social media. A five-time F1 grid girl says the ban is, "political correctness gone mad"...
  • Formula 1 ends tradition of grid girls, saying practice is no longer 'appropriate'

    01/31/2018 7:17:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Formula 1 will no longer have women on the grid holding signs in front of where cars are parked on the track before races. The longstanding tradition was derided as sexist by many, especially in auto racing, the only major type of sport where women compete directly with men.
  • Racing great Dan Gurney was the 'epitome of class'

    01/14/2018 6:50:21 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 24 replies
    Autoweek ^ | January 14, 2018 | Bruce Martin
    The news that the legendary Dan Gurney died on Sunday night after a long battle with pneumonia was something racing legends Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser had difficulty accepting. Although they knew Gurney was in failing health, the fact that he was a “Mount Rushmore of Auto Racing” figure made him bigger-than-life to drivers who have been described in the same vein. “It’s one freaking sad day,” an emotional Unser told Autoweek in a phone interview Sunday night. Andretti echoed those sentiments from his home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening.
  • Elite Race Horses Killed as Wildfire Expands to Training Center

    12/07/2017 11:54:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 8, 2017
    Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California’s major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not all made it. There was no official count of how many animals were killed in the hazy confusion as both horses and humans evacuated, but trainers at San Luis Rey Downs estimated that at least a dozen had died, possibly far more.
  • Lewis Hamilton May Kneel For The Anthem At Formula One's Only U.S. Race

    10/02/2017 8:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | October 2, 2017 | Alanis King
    Last week, three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked people to “try to educate” themselves on why athletes are kneeling for the American national anthem in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. Not long after, he said he may join them at the U.S. Grand Prix this month. The act of kneeling for the anthem started with NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016, and has since spread. Even in sports that have yet to see kneeling in their arenas, such as NASCAR, everybody has an opinion: Team owners Richard Petty and Richard Childress said they’d fire...
  • Vanity - God Bless NASCAR & Motor Sports racing & patriotism.

    09/25/2017 4:24:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 5 replies
    Not many Americans know this fact...but, Motorsports is the most watched sporting event in the USA. NASCAR, NHRA drag racing, Indy Motorsports, Motorcycles, Midget racers, Go Cart racing, Sport car racing, Grand Prix racing, Monster trucks, etc., goes on, unabated all over the USA on Friday/Saturday nights and Sunday mornings and afternoons. Millions of auto and motorcycle racing fans turnout in massive numbers to view and enjoy these events...that are as American as apple pie is. The NFL and NBA are dwarfed by these attendee numbers of loyal, patriotic Americans of all stripes. The only sport that comes close to...
  • Penny Chenery, Owner of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dies at 95

    09/19/2017 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/17/17 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    Penny Chenery, who took over her father’s thoroughbred farm with little knowledge of horse racing and became one of the few prominent women in the sport as the owner and breeder of Secretariat, perhaps the fastest horse who ever raced, died on Saturday at her home in Boulder, Colo. She was 95. Her death was announced by her family. When Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1973, capturing the Belmont by an astounding 31 lengths, he was a national celebrity. He appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated and attracted thousands...
  • Horse Finishes Ahead of His Mirror Image (VANITY)

    09/14/2017 2:28:53 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 31 replies
    Sept 14, 2017
    I don't think I've ever seen something like this ML/NJ
  • Jim Hall and the Chaparral 2J (for Old Racing Fans)

    05/10/2017 4:31:45 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 41 replies
    Road & Track ^ | Blake Z. Rong
    On July 12, 1970, a white Chevrolet pickup truck towing a trailer pulled into the paddock at Watkins Glen International Raceway for the third Can-Am race of the season. A small crowd gathered to watch the team unload. The small white race car atop the trailer looked like nothing else: no wing, no velocity stacks, no scoops or side pods or wild cutaways or NACA ducts, hardly a curve of any kind. The rear wheels were encased in bodywork as flat and unadorned as a diner kitchen. "Like the box it came in," the crowd observed. They moved to the...