Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

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Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
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Pontiac’s iconic “Chief” ornament adorns the hood of Bobby Coln’s 1955 Safari station wagon. And it still lights up. (RacinToday photos by Martha Fairris)

Pontiac’s iconic “Chief” ornament adorns the hood of Bobby Coln’s 1955 Safari station wagon. And it still lights up. (RacinToday photos by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.

“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac bugfeaturefleet is destined to remain a family fixture in Savannah, Tenn.  “It’s not for sale at any price. I’ve been offered crazy money for it, like $125,000. You couldn’t replace it. You can’t hardly find another Safari for sale.

“I saw one in Daytona Beach 25 years ago, and said, ‘I’m going to have me one of them cars one of these days.’ I love the style. I call it my art-deco car; it’s got so much chrome it just catches my eye.”

Coln’s Safari surfaced as one of three on display during the recent 17th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals at the revamped New York State Fairgrounds. A production of the Right Coast Association of nearby Brewerton, the three-day event billed as the “Largest Car Show/Happening in the Northeast” featured approximately 8,000 street rods, customs, classics, antiques and trucks. Read the full story »

Thu, 07/28/16 – 8:09 | No Comment
Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

Mon, 07/25/16 – 7:03 | No Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 19:48 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 17:59 | No Comment
Thin Air Agrees With Torrence
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Steve Torrence extended his mastery of Bandimere Speedway’s rarified air Saturday and will start from the No. 1 qualifying position in defense of the Top Fuel title at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
The 33-year-old Texan turned in an overpowering performance in qualifying, and for the second time this season was quickest in all […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 7:31 | No Comment
Corvettes Rule Lime Rock
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Corvette Racing C7.Rs went 1-2 in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Saturday at Lime Rock.
Getting the victory was the No. 4 Corvette which was driven by Tommy Milner and, in the final stint, Oliver Gavin.
The victory was No. 100 for the Corvette Racing program.
It was the third victory of […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 17:41 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 15:21 | No Comment
Enders On Top In Colorado
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Erica (provisionally) is back.
Two-time/reigning world champion Erica Enders returned to the top of the NHRA Pro Stock chart Friday, grabbing the provisional No. 1 spot during time trials for the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Enders dominated the “Factory Hot Rod” class during the past two seasons, winning 15 races […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 7:24 | No Comment
Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
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Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this […]

Fri, 07/22/16 – 11:31 | No Comment
Larson Gets Dirty Win
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Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

Thu, 07/21/16 – 7:10 | No Comment
Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono
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Jeff Gordon’s retirement from driving Sprint Cup cars lasted exactly 19 races and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season will feature a maximum of 33 races.
Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that Gordon will take Eanrhardt’s ride as driver of the No. 88 HMS Chevrolet for at least the next two races as Earnhardt continues his recovery from […]

Wed, 07/20/16 – 12:04 | No Comment