Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Hunter-Reay Named 2nd-Quarter DOTY Winner
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2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay collected another award on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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Ryan Hunter-Reay was named winner of the Driver of the Year Award for the second quarter of the 2014 racing season on Wednesday.

The 2012 Verizon IndyCar series champion and this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, won the award by way of a vote conducted among an elite panel of American broadcasters and journalists

Hunter-Reay, 33, won the 500 in his seventh attempt. The Florida resident also won the Honda Indy Grand Prix in Alabama and was runner-up in the inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix in the second quarter which ended at the at Pocono IndyCar 500 on July 6th.

“Seems like the good news keeps rolling in after winning the Indy 500,” Hunter-Reay said. “It is a tremendous honor to be named the second-quarter Driver Of The Year.  I want to thank the panel members made up of the top journalists in motorsports who voted for me.  I believe this is a testament to IndyCar’s continued growth and momentum.  This also speaks volumes as to what a phenomenal race this year’s Indy 500 really was.  It is being called one of the best finishes in history, and from the driver’s seat, I couldn’t agree more.”

Barry Schmoyer, president of the Driver of the Year Foundation, said, “Ryan’s story of a driver who never gives up is a the prototypical American success story. Watching his career and his triumphs makes him a great role model.”

In the voting, Hunter-Reay, who drives the No. 28 DHL Dallara-Honda for Andretti Autosport, had eight first- Read the full story »

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:02 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Named 2nd-Quarter DOTY Winner
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was named winner of the Driver of the Year Award for the second quarter of the 2014 racing season on Wednesday.
The 2012 Verizon IndyCar series champion and this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, won the award by way of a vote conducted among an elite panel of American broadcasters and journalists
Hunter-Reay, 33, won the [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:02 | No Comment
Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:42 | No Comment
Stewart Talks Dirty At Start Of His Big Week
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This is a big week for Tony Stewart.
On Wednesday night, his dirt short track, Eldora Speedway, will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for the second straight year. Over the weekend, Stewart will be competing as a driver/owner at his other most-favorite race track, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Stewart, who also got back in a [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:40 | No Comment
Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado
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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

Mon, 07/21/14 – 4:47 | No Comment
Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events
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Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens will skip the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle her team announced on Sunday.
According to her Elite Motorsports team owner, Richard Freeman, the decision to sit out the remaining two races of the Western Swing is based on making improvements on the team.
“This has been the game [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 17:39 | No Comment
Bourdais, Conway Nab Victories In Toronto
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Mike Conway easily held off Tony Kanaan over the final four minutes to win Race 2 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series double-header in Toronto.
Conway took the lead in the race – a large chunk of which was run in the rain – just before red flags waved because of a multi-car wreck with 4 minutes and [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 13:58 | No Comment
Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season
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Chase Elliott posted his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season when he won the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
Elliott looked nothing like a rookie as he led 85 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in suburban Joliet.
“This is an unbelievable night,” Elliott said. “We were fortunate enough to be [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 6:56 | No Comment
Schumacher Pole Drought Ends In Colorado
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Tony Schumacher raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the year and the first of his career at Bandimere Speedway during qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories when eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 6:38 | No Comment
Rain In Toronto Postpones Race: Sets Up Single-Day Double-Header
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The first race of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header has been moved from Saturday to Sunday because of a rain.
That means the Sunday will see to IndyCar Series races at the 1.755-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit.
The decision to postpone Saturday’s race was made by series officials after a 2-hour, 30-minute delay from the scheduled start.
The [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 18:01 | No Comment
Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars
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There is a sign at the entrance of the visitors’ locker room at Denver’s Mile High Stadium which reads: “ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” It was put there as a psychological weapon.
Competing in athletic events in Colorado has been a challenge forever. Doesn’t matter which sport you’re talking about. The thin air at altitudes [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 7:19 | No Comment