All News: Lotus 79


Otis Dominates at Watkins Glen

February 27th, 2017 by Jason Galvin

Get used to this sight, it’s likely to become a familiar one for fans of the Lionheart Retro Series in 2017. Ryan Otis dominated the Watkins Glen 100 presented by DewarsCandy.com on Thursday. Otis led every lap en route to a 22 second win over Jake Wright, proving his road course prowess will be hard … Read the Rest »

Mikes Scores Retro Series Victory at Michigan

February 13th, 2017 by Patrick Taylor

During the inaugural Lionheart Retro Series race two weeks ago at Homestead, Bob Mikes led 19 laps and seemed well-positioned to contend for the win. However, he didn’t take care of his tires and soon found himself dropping back, eventually finishing eighth. Mikes learned from his mistakes this week and got to the front when … Read the Rest »

Galvin Defies the Odds in Wild Lionheart Retro Series Opener

January 27th, 2017 by Patrick Taylor

The Lionheart Retro Series launched on Thursday night with 43 classic Lotus 79s fighting for position on the challenging Homestead-Miami Speedway oval. If the inaugural race is any indication, it would be wise to expect the unexpected when it comes to Lionheart’s newest series. Trevor Malone snagged the pole position but quickly found himself in … Read the Rest »

Lionheart Retro Series Debuts January 26

January 5th, 2017 by Jason Galvin

The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment today announced the formation of the Lionheart Retro Series, featuring the Lotus 79 in a throwback to the glory days of open wheel racing in America. “We couldn’t be more excited,” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “We’ve always enjoyed a good relationship with the retro racers, … Read the Rest »

Aero Wars: The uphill battle NASCAR has gotten itself into

July 25th, 2015 by

The year is 1968.  The racing series:  Formula 1.  Colin Chapman bolts a small front wing and a rear spoiler onto Graham Hill’s Lotus 49.  The result is tremendous.  All Formula 1 teams follow suit in affixing their cars with some kind of aerofoil-shaped device on their cars.  Dubbed “guillotine” wings because….well never mind, let’s … Read the Rest »

Road Warrior Brazilian Grand Prix

November 26th, 2014 by

The penultimate round of the inaugural iRacing Road Warrior Series was held “between the lakes” aka Interlagos, aka Autódromo José Carlos Pace.   The famed Brazilian Grand Prix Circuit flows up and down the side of a hill the “interlagos” neighborhood of Sao Paulo, so called because it is situated between two large artificial lakes, Guarapiranga … Read the Rest »

Finnish One-Two Finish at Laguna Seca

November 25th, 2014 by

It has been a while since the Classic Lotus Grand Prix visited California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The CTC’s return to the American race track came in the second week of Season Four, and had only resulted in eight official races. The traditional Sunday sof race had one split, with 22 sim racers placing their … Read the Rest »

Anreus Leads New CTC Season

November 12th, 2014 by

After a brief pause between seasons, the Classic Lotus Grand Prix is back in business with a week at Donington Park, using the “National” configuration. The CTC will run popular road tracks in this brief championship in a calendar featuring Donington, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Mount Panorama, Silverstone (Historical) and Road … Read the Rest »

Road Warriors Go Back in Time

November 4th, 2014 by

The Road Warrior series is coming to an end. After a full year of all kinds of road races, only two events left, and the next one is the “Brazilian Historic GP”. Now, this will be a very special race for me, because I’m a regular of the Lotus 79 series and I’m Brazilian. Back … Read the Rest »

Road Warriors Feast at Brands Hatch

October 31st, 2014 by

With the inaugural iRacing Road Warrior Series heading to the checkered flag, competitors assembled at the virtual Brand Hatch for the Formula Festival in honor of the legendary Formula Ford Festival.   iRacing’s Formula Festival had three classes for the 45 minute sim races:  Star Mazda, Skip Barber F2000 or the SCCA Spec Racer Ford. As … Read the Rest »