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Jonathan Ingram, Senior Writer

Jonathan Ingram has been writing full-time about the world’s major motor racing series and events since 1983 for newspapers, magazines and web sites. He has written five books, including biographies of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Danica Patrick. Among his awards are recognition from the National Motorsports Press Association for columns and feature writing.

Articles by Jonathan Ingram

Brabham Wins At Mosport
Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Brabham Wins At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – On a cool August day at Mosport, the Patron Highcroft Racing team completed a flawless weekend with a victory by Scott Sharp and David Brabham that brought the Acura drivers one step closer to icing an LMP1 championship.
In an uncharacteristically choppy performance during the eighth round of [...]

Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – David Brabham put his Highcoft Racing Acura on the limit at the harrowing Turns 1 and 2 to claim the pole at Mosport International Raceway. After breaking the four-race winning streak of de Ferran Motorsports at Road America, the Highcroft team sustained momentum in the tight battle [...]

Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Bet On Edwards And Ambrose Having Grand Time This Weekend

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Can NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose win the Grand-Am Rolex Series race in Montreal?
“We don’t expect to win it, but we want to put up a good challenge,” said Ambrose.
The Australian and Edwards will become the latest NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to participate in the Grand-Am [...]

O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Friday, Aug 28, 2009 – 15:50 | Comments Off
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t [...]

Ron Fellows Still Road Course Spiffy As He Approaches 50
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 – 9:03 | One Comment
Ron Fellows Still Road Course Spiffy As He Approaches 50

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When veteran road racer Ron Fellows first sought a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup, he learned that team owners were looking for younger drivers. A decade later, the Canadian who is one month shy of his 50th birthday is still winning NASCAR events.
“There’s a reason why Mark Martin and [...]

Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ranger Appears To Be Top Canadian Prospect

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Can a young man from Quebec climb the ladder and make it big in NASCAR? The flip side of this question: Can NASCAR ever make it big in Canada, a country long dedicated to road racing?
Andrew Ranger, aged 22, may be the answer to both questions.
The driver who hails from [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Monday, Aug 24, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Monday, Aug 17, 2009 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
Sunday, Aug 16, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart

David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
Saturday, Aug 15, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by [...]