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  • 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...
  • Do You Have a Breeder's Guide?

    05/06/2017 2:43:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | The Marx Brothers
    Can't figure out today's Kentucky Derby? This might help. (Sorry about the quality.)
  • Earnhardrt Jr. to retire at season's end

    04/25/2017 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 73 replies
    Racer Magazine ^ | 4/25/2017 | By Kelly Crandal
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of the season, Hendrick Motorsports has announced. Voted the sport's most popular driver for the last 14 seasons, Earnhardt began his career with a start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 1999. He has since accumulated 26 career wins, including two in the Daytona 500. He also captured a win in the All-Star Race as a rookie.
  • John Surtees: Former F1 world champion dies at 83

    03/10/2017 7:19:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/10/17 | BBC staff
    Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83. Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four. He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - and the F1 crown with Ferrari in 1964. Surtees died at St George's Hospital, London, on Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a family statement said. "We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving man as well as celebrate his amazing life," the...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • Report: Monster paying $20 million a year to sponsor Cup Series ( NASCAR )

    12/13/2016 5:05:28 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies
    Yahoo.com news ^ | December 12, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    Monster Energy is reportedly getting the sponsorship rights to NASCAR’s No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Monster’s agreement to sponsor NASCAR’s Cup Series is a two-year agreement with an option for two more years. The energy drink company is reportedly paying $20 million per season, though NASCAR CEO Brian France said the numbers reported weren’t “accurate.”
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Looted during Charlotte Protests

    09/22/2016 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    racingnews.co ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame has been looted overnight in Charlotte, NC. Windows shattered, signs hanging through glass on $195 million dollar museum. A state of emergency declared on the city, the home of NASCAR. no lie pic.twitter.com/GWeZqlDsPU — Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016 Keith Lamont Scott, father of 7, was killed Tuesday, at the hands of police. Another black man killed by police had the Black Lives Matter community taking to the streets demanding justice or proof of justified action. Police claim Scott was reaching through the window of his vehicle for a gun. However, photos of the...
  • Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race

    09/16/2016 3:07:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Joliet Patch ^ | Sep 16, 2016 | Joseph Hosey
    Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race New Black Panther Party “troops” will have a presence at the protest, the organizer said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) - September 16, 2016 4:32 pm ET JOLIET, IL — A civil rights group plans to protest Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Terrance Alton Cox III, of Minority Youth Matters Movement, said his group will protest the lack of black NASCAR drivers, as well as police brutality and unjust incarceration. Cox said “blacks spend $1.3 trillion and there’s only half of a black driver...
  • Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker debuts

    05/30/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    The Villiage SunTimes ^ | 5-31-2016 | Hubert Green
    What many may not realise is Harley-Davidson, the purveyor of chrome-laden, laid-back cruisers, also has a very serious racing heritage. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. The XG750R debuted at the AMA Pro flat track racing Springfield Mile in IL in the United States of America, on May 29, 2016, Harley Davidson's Screamin' Eagle Factory Team was behind building this stunner. Vance & Hines also is the partner for the factory...
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • Drone racing competitions to air for first time on ESPN3

    04/24/2016 5:50:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samantha Masunaga
    The fledgling sport of drone racing is about to fly onto more screens. The International Drone Racing Assn. has signed a multiyear international distribution deal with sports media giant ESPN, marking the first time the sport will be on major network television. In drone racing, competitors maneuver small flying drones around a course and wear goggles that show the drone's perspective of the track. At home, viewers will see a version of that perspective. The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships, held in New York City in August, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, set for Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, in...
  • Proposed EPA car-engine rule upsets NASCAR-country congressmen

    03/09/2016 2:56:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/09/16 | Anna Douglas
    **SNIP** The Specialty Equipment Market Association says the companies it represents support a $1.4 billion industry, selling car racing products and aftermarket vehicle parts. The business association contends that the EPA rule under consideration would make it illegal for businesses to sell car parts intended to convert traditional production engines to engines that don’t meet emissions standards. The EPA intends to finalize its proposed regulations this summer and it has reopened public comment on the issue. Three other congressmen have signed McHenry's bill: U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...
  • Just for fun. Take a ride around the Nurburgring with Sabine Schmitz

    02/14/2016 4:38:44 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 22 replies
    Topgear.com ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | topgear.com
    I can't separate the video from the site but its worth a watch if you like speed.
  • Is the EPA coming to a racetrack near you?

    02/14/2016 3:09:08 PM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Cycle News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rennie Scaysbrook
    Could MotoAmerica be forced to run standard exhaust systems? If the EPA has its way, then yes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at making the practice of modifying a racing vehicle’s emission equipment illegal in the U.S. It is already illegal practice in the U.S. to tamper with or modify any part of a road-registered vehicle that could have an effect on the emissions it produces, now it appears the EPA is looking at applying that rule to competition vehicles as well. According to autoblog.com, the EPA’s proposal titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium-...
  • NASCAR SPEEDWEEKS 2016 STARTS HERE !!!

    02/12/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 68 replies
    NASCAR,JAYSKI,LOCAL INSIDE INFO ^ | 02/12/2016 | Various,Assorted,Self
    Hello Racing Fans!!!Well We made it past the Stupid Bowl and now it's time to GO RACING again!!!Got a Truckload of new Rules,Regulations and other assorted stupidity of the hour to sort out.We have four NASCAR Races and 1 ARCA Race with Practice and Qualifying for all of the Events.We have new TV Hosts to break in and train.Geeze, My head hurts already. <- Click for Driver/Car Listing for All 3 Series.
  • Daytona 24 Hour Sports Car Race Open Thread

    01/30/2016 7:52:39 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The race starts today 1-30-16 at 4 pm EST and ends tomorrow at the same time. Coverage at the web site or Fox Sports 1 Starting at 2 pm EST and switching to Fox Sports 2 at 4 pm EST. A very interesting race this year with the first race for the new Ford GT with two cars entered by Ford/Chip Gnassi Racing in the GTLM (GT Le Mans) class. In the Prototype class Scott Pruett is trying to break his tie with Hurley Haywood for most Daytona 24 overall wins where they each have 5 wins. A mix of...
  • Roar Before the 24: DeltaWing shocks field with fast time for IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona

    01/10/2016 9:15:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    Autoweek ^ | 9 Jan, 2016 | Autoweek
    DeltaWing Prototype is second-quickest at Daytona on Saturday Saturday was a day for emerging storylines at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test sessions at Daytona International Speedway, starting with the surprising sprint to the top of speed charts by the revolutionary DeltaWing Prototype, driven by former IndyCar Series regular Katherine Legge. The exotic-looking DeltaWing has been in competition since 2012, with limited success. But Saturday was a day for optimism after Legge led the first of three Rolex 24 at Daytona practice sessions on the 3.56-mile road course with a fast lap of 1 minute, 40.137 seconds (127.985 mph)...
  • Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race

    10/22/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/22/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Horsing Around at the World’s Richest Race Oct 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, LIFE, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern The Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe, held every fall at the Longchamp course in Paris, is one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious horse races and is rivaled only by Royal Ascot in terms of glamour, though it doesn’t get as much publicity. First run in 1920, it has long been known as the world’s richest race, and nowadays carries a purse of €5 million. Of course its Parisian setting means the event has always had...
  • 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    10/08/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Chode · 39 replies
    10/08/2015 | Chode
    Sochi Autodrom First Grand Prix 2014 Number of Laps 53 Circuit Length 5.848KM Race Distance 309.745KM Lap Record 1:40.896 by Valtteri Bottas (2014)
  • Justin Wilson in coma, critical condition after IndyCar crash at Pocono

    08/23/2015 6:19:41 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 57 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 8/23/2015
    Justin Wilson was airlifted to a nearby hospital for a head injury after a crash in the closing laps of Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. He suffered a severe head injury and is in a coma and critical condition. The crash occurred with 21 laps to go when race leader Sage Karam spun in turn 1 and debris from his car hit Justin Wilson. Wilson then, seemingly unconscious, veered off and had a head-on collision with the inside wall, which was protected by a SAFER barrier.