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  • 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.
  • VICTORY RACING AT ISLE OF MAN TT ZERO - Victory Motorcycles(electric bike)

    07/28/2015 9:06:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Victory Motorcycles
    Watch #VictoryRacing compete at the infamous Isle of Man TT Zero. Lee Johnston piloted the way to claim the first podium for Victory in 2015.
  • NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump After Remarks

    07/03/2015 8:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami. "We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Trump's spokesman, Hope Hicks, declined to comment to...
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-6-2015 | FoxNews.com
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • Miller Motorsports Park closing

    05/08/2015 2:23:18 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 19 replies
    KUTV.com ^ | Mary Blanchard | Mary Blanchard
    The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies will not renew its lease with Tooele County and Miller Motorsports Park will close. The summer schedule will continue as planned then the park will close at the end of the season on October 31, 2015. “On behalf of my family, I would like to thank all of those who have supported the track over the years, both locally and worldwide, for their enthusiasm and use of the facility,” said Gail Miller, owner of the Larry H. Miller Group. The 511-acre facility opened in April 2006. It hosted seasonal automobile, motorcycle, kart, off-road,...
  • The Far Right or The Truth Or Else

    02/23/2015 8:00:48 AM PST · by SirTaurus · 1 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 2/22/2015 | Kentucky Derby
    Gotta hear this Strech Call the Far right edges out the truth or else @ the wire..... http://www.kentuckyderby.com/prep_races/2014/southwest-0 The Truth or Else and Mr. Z, who had been battling before Far Right swept past them both, were separated by a nose at the wire. Runner-up The Truth or Else banked five Derby points and now has a total of six, while Mr. Z's third-place effort (two points) gave him 14 all told.
  • Grover Norquist Stars in Daytona 500 Ad Promoting More Immigration (George Soros funded)

    02/21/2015 6:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Grover Norquist stars in a pro-immigration ad that a George Soros-funded pro-amnesty group is running this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Daytona 500. The National Immigration Forum ad promotes increased immigration. “Immigration is part of the secret sauce that makes America work,” Norquist says in the ad. “More people are a resource, they’re an asset; they’re not a liability.” Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, said that, “at the end of the day, immigration is about people, not politics. “We need to welcome immigrants and afford them the opportunity, skills and status they need...
  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship ( Nationwide changes also )

    12/16/2014 10:22:18 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | ESPN.com news services
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sprint has informed NASCAR that it will not extend its title sponsorship of the organization's top-tier racing series beyond the current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. Sprint has been the entitlement sponsor for NASCAR's top series since 2004, when Nextel signed a 10-year agreement for the Nextel Cup Series. The name changed to the Sprint Cup Series in 2008 following the corporate merger between Nextel and Sprint.
  • F1 team plans to spend $16K on groceries for race weekend

    10/30/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Natalie Hee
    Even though the van used to transport the groceries from the store to the race track was jam packed with supplies, the $3,742.10 only covered food for three days. Freeman says that is just a fraction of the total cost the Sahara Force India team will spend throughout their time in Austin. “We normally spend about 10,000 pounds per race– that’s about $16,000,” said Freeman. Over the course of eight days, Chef Freeman and his kitchen crew of six people will prepare three meals-a-day for more than 100 people. That includes mechanical crews, drivers and their guests. “We couldn’t ship...
  • 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.