All News: Open Wheel

Williams-Toyota FW31

November 19th, 2012 by

Williams is among the most successful Formula One teams in history. Since Sir Frank Williams founded Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977, the team has won FIA Formula One World Driving Championships with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, together with nine Constructors Championships in partnership … Read the Rest »

Dallara IndyCar – Circa 2011

November 19th, 2012 by

Founded by designer Gian Paolo Dallara in 1972, Automobili Dallara became one of the world’s leading manufacturers of open wheel race cars and consulted on the design, research and production of racing projects for the likes of Audi, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Honda and Toyota. In 1997, Dallara entered the Indy car market with its IR7 … Read the Rest »

Lotus 79

November 19th, 2012 by

“If it looks fast, chances are it is fast.” In the case of the Lotus 79, truer words were never spoken. Among the most graceful race cars ever built, the Lotus 79 also ranks among the most successful, carrying Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson to six wins en route to both the 1978 Constructors Championship … Read the Rest »

Pro Mazda

November 19th, 2012 by

The second-generation Pro Mazda, with its carbon-fiber tub, fully adjustable suspension and aerodynamic package, six-speed sequential gearbox and dead-reliable 240-horsepower Mazda Renesis rotary engine, is the perfect entry-level formula race car. So it should be no surprise that the Pro Mazda Series has produced a host of young star racers, from Indy car racers Marco … Read the Rest »

C&R Racing Silver Crown Car

November 19th, 2012 by

The C&R Racing Silver Crown car traces its lineage back to the very first open-wheel cars that raced on county-fair horse tracks a century ago. In the 1960s, Indy car design went to low-slung, mid-engine cars derived from Formula One technology of that time, so in 1971 USAC designated a separate championship (dubbed Silver Crown today) … Read the Rest »

Sprint Car

November 19th, 2012 by

Nothing better epitomizes American grassroots racing than the sprint car. Its iconic roller skate shape hearkens back to a time when the likes of Bill Vukovich, Jimmy Bryan and Parnelli Jones scratched and clawed their ways from the short tracks of America to a front-row seat in the Indianapolis 500. A sprint car feature win … Read the Rest »

Skip Barber Formula 2000

October 25th, 2012 by

As the open-wheel formula car used in all of the various Skip Barber Race Series Championships, the Skip Barber Formula 2000 has played a vital role in launching the careers of drivers including A.J. Allmendinger, Marco Andretti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Todd Bodine and Kasey Kahne. Weighing just 1,250 lbs., the tubular space-frame Skip … Read the Rest »