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  • Footage emerges of Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix crash that left Formula One star requiring

    10/06/2014 1:19:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2014 | Staff
    Footage has emerged of Jules Bianchi's crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that left the Formula One star with a severe head injury and in a 'critical but stable condition'. Bianchi required surgery after his car spun off and hit a recovery vehicle towing away Adrian Sutil's stricken Sauber, and FIA spokesman Bonciani Matteo told media on Monday the situation was 'very serious but stable' before adding that it was 'more serious than stable'. Marussia issued a statement thanking fans for their support and asked for 'patience and understanding' after Bianchi's accident on Sunday.
  • Saturday Night In Canandaigua

    08/11/2014 6:27:28 AM PDT · by shortstop · 71 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/11/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    When you mix anger, hotheads and high-octane fuel, you sometimes get trouble. In Canandaigua on Saturday night, you also got tragedy. A 20-year-old phenom, pushed up against the wall by one of the biggest men in NASCAR, wrestled himself out of his bunged up car and stormed down the track to confront the man he felt had done him wrong. It was high-bank dirt and small-town dreams and a kid with a helmet and some coveralls and cars coming by under a yellow flag. He walked into the traffic lane and one came past and then it was the big...
  • IndyCar: Ganassi locks out front row in Iowa

    07/12/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 10 replies
    racer.com ^ | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Marshall Pruett
    The bullring Iowa short oval is the perfect track for Target Chip Ganassi Racing to get its season in order, and after a day filled with rain delays, defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led an all-Target front row for Saturday night's 300-lap race. The Kiwi's record-breaking 186.256mph average was set after his No. 9 Dallara-Chevrolet engineers used information from earlier qualifying runs made by Ganassi teammates to make a few quick tweaks before heading out, and it made all the difference. Tony Kanaan will start second in the sister car (185.891). "We missed a bit on balance in...
  • Could Nascar's Danica Patrick become America's first EVER female Formula 1 driver

    06/09/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jennifer Newton
    NASCAR racer Danica Patrick could be set to become America's first female Formula One driver after her boss hinted she would be a 'great candidate' for his F1 team. The 32-year-old is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing and has competed in NASCAR since 2012, finishing inside the top ten twice. Motorsport mogul Gene Haas, for whom Miss Patrick races for in NASCAR is preparing to launch a brand new Formula One team in time for the 2016 season.
  • California Steals Kentucky's Spotlight

    06/03/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 6-3-14 | Pia Catton
    California is hardly known as an epicenter of thoroughbred breeding. But on Saturday, the Belmont Stakes will include the first California-bred Triple Crown contender, leaving the actual industry leader, Kentucky, to pour another bourbon and dream of next year. Kentucky produces about one-third of all the registered thoroughbred foals in the U.S. according to the Jockey Club, the breed's registry. California accounts for about 8% of the foal crop and has struggled to stabilize its breeding industry since the 2008 recession. It makes California Chrome truly an odds-beater. "The story behind this horse is great for racing," said Clifford Barry,...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay hangs on for Indianapolis 500 victory

    05/25/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05-25-2014 | Tony DiZinno
    Ryan Hunter-Reay has captured the 98th Indianapolis 500 in a dramatic finish, holding off a final charge from Helio Castroneves after making a gutsy, outside pass into Turn 1 on the final lap for the lead. Hunter-Reay held off Castroneves by just 0.0600 of a second, the second-closest finish in ’500 history (1992). The win is the first for Andretti Autosport since 2007 (Dario Franchitti) and the team’s third overall.
  • Schumacher's condition improves

    12/31/2013 5:47:47 AM PST · by mykroar · 6 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 12/31/13 | BBC News
    Former motor racing champion Michael Schumacher's condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain, his doctors have said. A new scan taken overnight showed signs that he was "better than yesterday", but he was still "not out of danger", doctors said. The seven-time Formula 1 champion suffered head injuries on Sunday in a skiing accident in the French Alps. He was put in a medically-induced coma. An initial scan on Monday night showed "an improved situation" and indicated a window of opportunity for a second operation, doctors said. The family took the "difficult decision" to...
  • Granatelli, Indy 500-winning car owner, dies at 90

    12/29/2013 7:21:23 PM PST · by Chode · 44 replies
    AP - Sports ^ | 12/29/2013 | AP - Sports
    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90. Granatelli's son, Vince, said his father died Sunday of congestive heart failure at a Santa Barbara hospital.
  • Rally Race Rabbit

    12/19/2013 6:19:01 PM PST · by albasun · 7 replies
    A wild hare takes part in a rally race somewhere in Spain.
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix long a Southern California tradition

    11/28/2013 11:43:37 AM PST · by Gettin Betta · 5 replies
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 11/28/13 | N/A
    Thursday is Thanksgiving, so it’s time for a Southern California tradition: Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway. It’s the 73rd edition of the classic that has been run at various tracks in the area. The first 16 years starting in 1934, the event first promoted by J.C. Agajanian and his family following his death in 1984, was run at Gilmore Stadium, now home to CBS Television City. The event was also held at Gardena Stadium for four years before a lengthy 28-year run at Ascot Park, interrupted in 1975 by moving to 605 Speedway in Irwindale
  • Texas Motor Speedway unveils bacon and beer milkshake

    10/16/2013 3:56:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | October 16, 2013 | ANTHONY ANDRO
    The same racetrack that's provides its fans bacon flavored cotton candy, bacon martinis and a brisket and doughnut sandwich is now trying to convince people that beer, bacon and a milkshake make for a good treat. Texas Motor Speedway will be selling the Shake 'n Bacon beer milkshake for the November Sprint Cup race weekend. The main ingredients in the shake are Rahr Ugly Pug beer, Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and of course bacon
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Le Mans"(1971)

    08/11/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Lee H. Katzin
  • Schrader sets new record in Eldora qualifying

    07/24/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT · by Gettin Betta · 11 replies
    nascar.com ^ | July 24 2013 | Staff report
    Ken Schrader was fastest in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying for the CarCash Mudsummer Classic presented by CNBC Prime’s The Profit, notching a best speed of 91.329 mph in 19.709 seconds around the half-mile oval at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday to claim the Keystone Light Pole Award.
  • It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over (2013 Brooklyn Handicap Horserace)

    07/22/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 22, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    And for proof, you have to check out this video of a muddy horserace in New York City last month. Just watch what happens. ”I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” — Acts 20: 24 2013 Brooklyn Handicap - Calidoscopio + Post Race
  • Rare white Thoroughbred wins at Mountaineer

    07/04/2013 7:48:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | July 2, 2013
    Chief White Fox, one of only a small handful of Thoroughbreds to be registered as “white” by The Jockey Club, broke his maiden on July 1 at Mountaineer Park in his ninth career start. The 3-year-old son of The White Fox bested the runner-up by 5 Ľ lengths in the one-mile race under jockey Marco Ccamaque. He covered the distance in 1:42.92 over a track rated fast as the favorite. With the victory, Chief White Fox increased his earnings to $16,091 from nine career starts in Kentucky and West Virginia. This marked the first time that he finished in the...
  • Sausage heist spoils fun for everyone

    06/09/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-7-13 | Jim Stingl
    Fallout from the recent abduction of a racing sausage has landed right on the Locust Street Festival. Organizers of the party this Sunday have been told by Klement's that they won't be able to use the Famous Racing Sausages costumes as they have in past years. And they're not the only ones getting stiffed on the costumes. The pranksters who stole the bigger-than-life Italian sausage in February during a festival in Cedarburg have, as our mothers would say, ruined it for the rest of us. "Our policies at Klement's have indeed changed due to the theft of the Klement's Famous...
  • Belmont Stakes warmup sees stunning come-from-behind finish (video) AMAZING!!

    06/07/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT · by rawhide · 31 replies
    Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes might not live up to the finish on Friday afternoon in the Brooklyn Handicap, one of several high-profile races run at Belmont Park the day before the last leg of the Triple Crown. Before a national television audience on the NBC Sports Network, the $700,000 Grade II Brooklyn Handicap saw 7-1 Calidoscopio pull off not just an upset but perhaps one of the greatest closes in racing history. Down 22 lengths at the midway point of the 1 ˝ mile Brooklyn Handicap, jockey Aaron Gryder was out of the picture for much of the...
  • Bus drivers fired for illegal street racing with students on board

    03/05/2013 4:43:18 PM PST · by nascarnation · 12 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 3/5/2013 | J. Korzeniewski
    Sadly, at least two bus drivers in Iowa had to learn the hard way that street racing school buses with elementary school children on board "is never a good idea," losing their jobs in the process. According to reports, one driver decided to pass the one in front on a snowy day in February while schlepping the kids back from a Valentine's Day activity. The kids cheered, for a little while at least, until they realized that the other driver wasn't slowing down to let their bus overtake. According to school officials, the bus driver who attempted the errant pass...
  • Stock Car Racing's Short Term Memory Problem

    02/26/2013 6:46:03 PM PST · by Sax · 31 replies
    Anon ^ | 2/26/13 | Anon
    Big difference between the care and respect on Saturday, vs. Sunday.
  • Jeff Gordon Regrets Firing of Pit Crew

    02/02/2013 3:18:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Raleigh NC:  Jeff Gordon announced a couple weeks back that he was firing his entire pit crew. The big surprise came in the wake of President Obama's general NASCAR outreach, in particular a federal scheme to employ disadvantaged inner-city youth. What sealed the deal was a recent study that showed how unemployed youths from Harlem were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds -and without proper equipment- whereas Gordon's existing crew could only do it in 8 seconds, and this with thousands of dollars’ worth of the latest high-tech power tools.  Initially thought to be...
  • GCC Camel Race Opens in Kuwait

    11/29/2012 3:16:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Second GCC Camel Race Championship kicked off here yesterday evening under the sponsorship of His Highness Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Jahra Governor Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the representative of the championship sponsor, said a large number of camel owners from the six GCC member states are taking part in the race. He hoped that Gulf fans would be able to enjoy the camel-racing sports, which used to be practiced by Gulf forefathers. For his part, the head of the organizing committee and chairman of the Public Authority for Youth...
  • Danica Patrick getting divorced

    11/20/2012 5:42:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | 20 Nov 2012 | AP Story
    Danica Patrick and her husband are divorcing after seven years of marriage. Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page Tuesday. "I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided amicably end our marriage," she said. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward." Hospenthal is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury. The two were married in 2005,...
  • RED BULL soap box race Dallas this weekend

    09/13/2012 3:48:39 PM PDT · by jyro · 5 replies
    voting has started, My son has a entry, "Short Bus Racing" voting is by texting on a cell phone, each cell phone gets 15 votes, text ( car8 to 72855 ) to vote for my son and his team Thanks A picture of the bus http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/560426_4617099545794_503467495_n.jpg
  • I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes.

    06/08/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes.
  • I'll Have Another Scratched from Belmont

    06/08/2012 8:43:00 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2012 | CNN
    CNN is reporting that I'll Have Another is scratched from racing in Belmont. No Triple Crown this year.
  • Black Caviar win # 21 The Goodwood [Horse Racing]

    05/12/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 3 replies
    This is an unbelievable race! Black Caviar is an Australian sprinter going for her 21st consectutive victory. Especially watch her jockey through the stretch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJn2VWMtEio Apparently the plan for her is to be sent to race at Ascot in England. ML/NJ
  • MSNBC Anchor Thinks NASCAR Cars Go 500 MPH

    04/20/2012 5:40:06 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 43 replies
    SBNation ^ | 4/19/12 | Jeff Gluck
    NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France was a guest on MSNBC on Thursday to talk about the sport's green initiatives in advance of Earth Day. France was asked several questions about NASCAR's environmental push by anchor Thomas Roberts, who apparently thinks race cars are actually fighter jets. "The obvious draw for NASCAR is the speed," Roberts said to France. "Cars going up to about 500 mph, right?"
  • Clashes hit Bahrain Formula One exhibit

    04/19/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 18, 2012
    Security forces fired stun grenades Wednesday at anti-government protesters who swarmed into a cultural exhibition for Bahrain's Formula One race, setting off street battles and sending visitors fleeing for cover
  • Sarah Palin Race 4: Win $7.50, Place $2.50, Exacta $116.20, Tri $675, Quad $1187.30

    03/24/2012 7:23:56 AM PDT · by ak267 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Tab, YouTube ^ | 3-24-2012 | ak267
    Hey Sarah fans....she did run (well, trot) after all :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ouf3eW3dmZg Race 4 http://www.tab.com.au/Racing/Information/Results/DisplayDetailedView.aspx?State=2&MeetingCode=T&RacingCode=H&FromDate=2012-03-09T00%3a00%3a00&RaceNumber=04
  • Elena Myers Wins Daytona Supersport

    03/18/2012 10:41:33 AM PDT · by gunsmithkat · 8 replies
    Cycle News ^ | March 17,2012 | Paul Carruthers
    SuzukiScoop.com's Elena Myers won a thrilling Supersport final this morning at Daytona International Speedway, the 19-year-old Californian beating National Guard Suzuki's Corey Alexander by .239 of a second and showing that you can lead out of the chicane on the final lap at Daytona and still win. Myers also became the first woman to ever win a professional race at Daytona.
  • Zenyatta has foaled [Diary Post #454]

    03/08/2012 11:35:05 PM PST · by Nepeta · 15 replies
    Zenyatta.com ^ | March 8, 2012
    Zenyatta foaled a Bernardini colt Thursday evening about 10.10! Mother and son are doing fine. Photos at the link above.
  • Suffolk OTB bailout in the works [Government Ineptitude]

    01/23/2012 5:57:23 AM PST · by ml/nj · 5 replies
    Schenectady Gazatte ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2012 | David Lombardo
    Legislation has been introduced that would pave the way for Suffolk County Regional Off-Track Betting to declare bankruptcy and potentially avoid bailing on its debts, which might include money for the New York Racing Association. In December, a federal judge ruled Suffolk OTB could not declare bankruptcy without approval from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Suffolk OTB had filed for bankruptcy last spring and faced opposition from Churchill Downs, the Kentucky race course that is one of its largest creditors, even though the bankruptcy plan included a framework to pay all debts in full. Last spring, NYRA President...
  • Breaking: Dan Wheldon has died.....

    10/16/2011 3:11:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 76 replies · 1+ views
    October 15th, 2011
    Breaking on CNN
  • R.I.P Dan Wheldon

    10/16/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 14 replies
    1978 - 2011 Killed in Indy Car race at Las Vegas
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Sports.com) – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Dan Wheldon (Reigning Indy 500 Champ) Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas

    10/16/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3 minutes ago | By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen. He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. "Our...
  • Al Unser Jr. arrested for DWI (ABQ NM)

    09/29/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | September 29, 2011 | David Romero
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - According to a police booking report, Al Unser Jr, a retired American race car driver and two time Indianapolis 500 winner, was arrested early Thursday morning. Around 3 a.m. , officials say Unser, 49, was in his white 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and racing another car going westbound on Paseo del Norte in Albuquerque. Deputies say they clocked both vehicles on radar going over 100 miles per hour. The posted speed limit in that particular stretch is around 60 mph. The report states the vehicles were traveling so fast and weaved at the last minute across lanes near...
  • One-time fastest woman on Earth - who flew planes upside down - dies aged 85

    09/14/2011 6:51:50 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/14/11 | Staff
    Betty Skelton Erde, an aviator and auto racing pioneer who became the fastest woman on Earth in 1965, has died. She was 85. Erde set female speed records at Daytona Beach and Utah's Bonneville salt flats more than half a century ago. In 2008, she was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in suburban Detroit. Dozens of firsts are attached to her name: the auto industry's first female test driver in 1954; the first to set a female world land speed record in 1956 (145 mph at Daytona Beach); and the world land speed record for women...
  • Boris Said, Greg Biffle tangle after race

    08/15/2011 7:38:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 15, 2011 | David Newton
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- NASCAR officials will review an incident in which Greg Biffle took a swing at Boris Said in the garage following Monday's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International. According to witnesses, Biffle approached Said's car after a wild green-white-checkered finish in which Said got into the back of David Ragan, Biffle's Roush Fenway Racing teammate.
  • Obama Administration Racing Towards Rio + 20

    08/14/2011 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/14/11 | Laura Rambeau Lee
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held on August 2 – 6, 2010 in Bonn, Germany. It was the third round of U. N. climate change negotiations with representatives from 178 governments present. The meeting was designed to set the agenda for what they hoped to accomplish at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico in November and December of last year. The information in their press release conveyed the urgency of the U. N. to get this moving forward with solid agreements reached by the November/December conference. The text in this press release...
  • Trump Decides Not To Drive Pace Car (Indy 500)

    05/09/2011 10:39:13 PM PDT · by moehoward · 7 replies
    www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com news/blogs ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2011 | Unknown
    Donald J. Trump today informed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he may be announcing shortly his intention to run for the office of President of the United States, and therefore he thought it would be inappropriate to drive the Pace Car for the 100th anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29. “I very much appreciate the honor, but time and business constraints make my appearance there, especially with the necessary practice sessions, impossible to fulfill,” Trump said. “I look forward to watching the race from New York.” Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive...
  • Complaints end goldfish racing at Washington state bar

    04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/11 | AP
    TACOMA, Wash. -- The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
  • Killer Shell Commercial... Starring Ferrari

    02/17/2011 3:48:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 17, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    What's better than morning coffee...? Try an adrenaline rush... now available online lol- Here's a cool Shell commercial produced for the European market: ostensibly the Ferrari F1 racing team sponsor is selling gasoline here, but the historic Ferrari racing cars steal the show... Scuderia Ferrari actually pulled several near-priceless Formula One veterans out of storage and flew them around the world to film them running hard through the streets of Rome , Rio , New York , Hong Kong and Monaco.  And there are no special effects or dubbed sound here, just original 14,000+rpm cars tearing up the streets... as the genuine...
  • State Fair Commission Takes Turkey Off Menu (NM-Richardson's last hurrah denied)

    12/29/2010 11:15:24 AM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 29, 2010 | Thomas J. Cole
    The State Fair Commission, whose members are appointed by the governor, had been scheduled to consider an eleventh-hour, back-room deal enabling the Downs at Albuquerque to build a new slots casino. Craig Swagerty, general manager of Expo New Mexico, the agency that runs the fair, said the meeting was canceled because he didn't expect a quorum of commissioners to attend. Maybe commissioners realized the deal just didn't look good with Richardson leaving office Friday. The Downs and its officers — including Richardson good buddy Paul Blanchard — contributed more than $300,000 to Richardson's two campaigns for governor. Blanchard also was...
  • Russia's Putin races Formula One car in new stunt

    11/07/2010 7:08:07 PM PST · by jerry557 · 20 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 11/07/10 | Stuart Williams
    MOSCOW (AFP) – In a helmet emblazoned with the emblem of Russia and reaching a speed of 240 kilometres (150 miles) an hour, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Sunday burned rubber on a racing circuit in a Formula One car. The high-speed session -- unthinkable for almost any other world leader -- was the latest in a series of widely publicised hardman outings for Putin as he seeks to cement his image as the Russian strongman ahead of 2012 elections. It was also aimed at raising the profile of the sport in Russia as the country prepares to host its first...
  • Home Is Where the Ballots Are (NM Dems)

    10/02/2010 6:23:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 2, 2010 | Thomas J. Cole
    There is a lot of Hobbs in Marty and Johnny Cope. The wealthy couple own several businesses and a large home there. They are active in civic and political affairs. A terminal building at the airport is named after Johnny Cope. Marty Cope is the founder of an annual Christmastime fundraiser for foster children. Reared in Hobbs, Johnny Cope first registered to vote in Lea County in 1972; Marty Cope, a native, started voting there in 1998. Yet, on June 23, the Copes transferred their voter registrations to Lincoln County, allowing them to vote in a special election on a...
  • 8 killed, others injured in SB racing accident ( CA )

    08/14/2010 11:08:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | August 14, 2010
    At least eight people were killed and others were injured in a desert off-road race in rural San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County fire sent seven ambulances and 10 air ships to the scene of the accident at the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley.
  • 8 dead, dozen hurt as off-road race car plows into crowd

    08/15/2010 4:39:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    NBC News and MSNBC.com ^ | August 14, 2010
    An off-road truck plowed into a crowd and scattered "bodies everywhere" moments after sailing off a jump at a California race Saturday, killing eight people and leaving 12 injured, authorities and witnesses said. The crash came shortly after the start of the California 200 race, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. PDT, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Bachman said eight people died and 12 were injured, several of them seriously. Seven ambulances and 10 emergency aircraft responded to the scene. Most of the injured were airlifted from the area to Loma Linda University Medical Center...
  • Accident claims life of (NHRA) Alcohol Funny Car competitor in Englishtown

    06/11/2010 7:02:44 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 3,685+ views
    NHRA, et. al. ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Staff
    Official Statement: Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Neal Parker, 58, from Millville, N.J., crashed Friday at a high rate of speed in the shutdown area during qualifying for the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and was pronounced dead. NHRA officials and New Jersey state police are investigating the accident. On behalf of everyone at NHRA and Raceway Park, we are deeply saddened and want to pass along our sincere condolences to the entire Parker family. - - - - - 12:35 PM, EST. - A high-speed crash during the first session of Top Alcohol Funny Car qualifying...
  • Derby contenders

    04/30/2010 11:11:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies · 547+ views
    So who's going to win?