by Justin Sutton on March 31st, 2014
There is only one Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. Few tracks boast the kind of history of Spa; even fewer can match the exhilaration of a fast lap through the Ardennes. When the four dozen competitors from the UK&I Skip Barber league lined-up for the run down to La Source the excitement was palpable. Blake Townend kicked-off his weekend just the way he wanted grabbing pole with a 2:46.389 from Jonathan Maycock, Sebastian Job, and Wojciech Swirydowicz. Marc Mercer could only manage P6, sandwiched behind Simon Povey and ahead of George Streetley, meaning before the lights went out Mercer’s 44 point gap was already in jeopardy. The start was clean as the 48 (!) cars filed through Turn One without incident and Townend actually managed to maintain his lead down the [...]
by Jeff Jacobs on July 4th, 2013
Week 9 of the iRacing Mustang Cup was the first time the series has ever run the short configuration at Okayama International Circuit, providing a 24-lap challenge in tight quarters. The short laps required even the fastest of the series leaders to properly manage traffic and execute well-timed passes several times each race. For the week, 199 sim-racers tried their hand hustling the Mustang FR500S around the track in 27 official races producing 20 different winners. Participation in multiple races rewarded Danton Dressler (9 races) and Ty McWhirter (8 races) with the most wins at 3 each. The top points earner for the week was Patrick Bieri with a generous 149 points, followed by Teemu Lappalainen with 148. More of the top drivers will be needing high-scoring wins [...]
April 7th, 2013
Jimmie Johnson kept his nose clean in a fractious race to claim his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville. Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsport team-mates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne spent the whole race battling with the Joe Gibbs cars of Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, but in the end it was Johnson who took the chequer for the 62nd time in his career. Clint Bowyer brought his battle-scarred Toyota home second after a strong finish, just ahead of Gordon.
March 21st, 2013
HRT Formula 1 refugee Narain Karthikeyan is set to continue his career in single-seater racing after securing a late deal to contest the Auto GP series opener with Austrian team Zele Racing. AUTOSPORT understands the former Jordan and HRT grand prix driver could expand his deal and race in the full eight rounds of this year’s series.
March 11th, 2013
The coupe version of the experimental DeltaWing prototype will be unveiled on the eve of the Sebring 12 Hours this week. The DeltaWing Racing Cars squad will on Friday take the wraps off a mock-up of the car that is due to race later in the season, possibly as early as round three of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca in May. The show car is built around the moulds of a new monocoque that will replace the Aston Martin AMR-One tub of the DeltaWing DW LM12, which made its debut at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours
March 9th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes allows him to focus on his driving more than his previous Formula 1 team McLaren. The 2008 world champion spent his whole career at McLaren, which nurtured him through junior racing, before switching to Mercedes this season. Asked how his past and present employers differed, Hamilton said he preferred Mercedes’ approach to its drivers so far
February 24th, 2013
Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood says the venue is confident that it has done everything it can to ensure crowd safety for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup opener following the fan injuries in Saturday’s Nationwide event. A last-lap crash in the Nationwide round resulted in Kyle Larson’s car flying into the safety fence.
November 3rd, 2012
Mark Webber has declared that he will push to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for himself and is not thinking about stepping aside for title-chasing Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Webber outqualified Vettel to take third on the Yas Marina grid . The Australian’s title hopes are extremely remote now that he trails leader Vettel by 73 points with only 75 still available, whereas Vettel is 13 points ahead of rival Fernando Alonso at the head of the standings
October 25th, 2012
Regan Smith will drive a full season for JR Motorsports in the 2013 Nationwide Series, the team announced Wednesday. Smith will drive the #5 Chevrolet next year for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s outfit hoping to contend for the title in the second-tier series and will race for the team for the first time in this year’s season-finale at Homestead.
October 19th, 2012
Richard Petty Motorsports will continue its relationship with Ford in 2013, the NASCAR outfit announced on Friday.
August 27th, 2012
The FIA has agreed to licence out the commercial rights of the Formula E electric championship it aims to launch in 2014. A consortium of international investors, among them Addax team owner Alejandro Agag and Drayson Racing managing partner Lord Drayson, will take charge of the series’ commercial rights after reaching an agreement with the FIA. The series will feature cars powered exclusively by electric energy, and will have an almost open rulebook – the main stipulation being a maximum battery weight of 300kg.
by Allen Krier on April 25th, 2012
The final week of the season saw the iRacing.com Class B Series travel to Richmond International Raceway, to run the final races of the season under the lights. Phil Juhring (New Jersey) came into Richmond as the point’s leader and planned to leave as the champion. The final week of the season saw 566 drivers attempt at least one race while 191 drivers attempted one lap in qualifying. The last SoF race of the season took place at the usual time and had an SoF of 4374. The race had 25 drivers and paid 279 points to win. Jason Karlavige (Pennsylvania) once again dominated the race. Karlavige started on pole and lead 106 laps on his way to a 1 second victory over Brad Mahar (New England). “The last two [...]
January 30th, 2011
Ferrari fans, shown here at the Japanese Grand Prix, hope the Ferrari F150 will be stronger than its Formula One predecessor. VALENCIA, Spain — Ferrari’s new F150 doesn’t look radically different from its 2010 F10 model but it is a very different animal.
January 28th, 2011
The Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 shared Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi. (Grand Am photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla
January 25th, 2011
Michael Waltrip during practice for last year's Daytona 500. (Getty Images photo)
January 24th, 2011
Simona de Silvestro will begin her sophomore year in the IZOD IndyCar Series with sponsorship from Entergy Nuclear. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) BALTIMORE — HVM Racing has partnered with Entergy Nuclear to sponsor driver Simona de Silvestro in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the next three years. “This is great news for HVM and for Simona,” said Keith Wiggins, owner of HVM Racing.
January 22nd, 2011
CHICAGO — Fall-Line Motorsports and the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation have teamed up to field a BMW M3 in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Grand Sport division this year.
January 22nd, 2011
HAMPSTEAD, N.H. — Andy Seuss will be the new driver of the No. 44 Fishel Racing modified on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour this season Seuss joins the team after spending the last few seasons at Riggs Racing, where he contended for the series championship.
January 21st, 2011
Jamie McMurray (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jamie McMurray confirmed Friday that he has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. A native of Missouri, McMurray had a breakout season last year driving the No