Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado
Mon, 21/07/14 – 4:47 | No Comment
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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 [...]

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Bourdais, Conway Nab Victories In Toronto
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Sebastien Bourdais got the victory in Race 1 in Toronto on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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 33 seconds to go in the timed event.

The victory was the third of the season for the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing car – which is being driven by team owner Ed Carpenter (one win in 2014) on ovals and Conway on road/street circuits.

“Good fun out there,” Conway, who won for the fourth time in his IndyCar career, said. “I enjoyed those last few laps.”

Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet to victory in the rain-postponed Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header on Sunday.

The victory was the 32nd of Bourdais’s career and it came by by 3.3408 seconds over Verizon IndyCar Series championship front-runner Helio Castroneves.

Bourdais broke a tie with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for eighth on the all-time win list.

“It’s really sweet. We had to fight and wait for it for a long time but today was just kind of one of these days when the stars align,” said Bourdais, who earned the Verizon P1 Award on Saturday. “I guess I was not expecting it because here I know how things can go. Last year we were second and third and it’s great to get this win.”

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Sun, 07/20/14 – 13:58 | 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 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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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
Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere
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Funny Car icon John Force rocketed to the quickest run in Bandimere Speedway history Friday to take the provisional qualifying lead at the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 7:12 | No Comment
Pagenaud Tops Practice In Toronto
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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud posted the quickest lap in two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader.
Pagenaud, who has drove the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda to two road victories this season, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 0.0084 seconds on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit on [...]

Fri, 07/18/14 – 17:35 | No Comment
Cup Rookie Larson In No Mood To Take Vacation
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

JOLIET, Ill. – This is a rare off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series. But that didn’t stop Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson, full-time drivers in NASCAR’s top series, from showing up in Chicago on Friday to participate in Saturday night’s Nationwide Series 300.
As they met the media at Chicagoland Speedway early Friday afternoon, Larson [...]

Fri, 07/18/14 – 16:27 | No Comment
OAK The Class Of The Tudor Field In Canada
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OAK Racing became a Tudor United SportsCar Championship winner on Sunday when it captured the overall victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Driving OAK’s winning No. 42 Morgan/Nissan were Gustavo Yacaman and Olivier Pla. They every one of the 133 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance.
Based in Le Mans, [...]

Mon, 07/14/14 – 6:10 | No Comment