Home » Archive by Author

Jim Pedley, Managing Editor

Jim Pedley is a veteran, award-winning sports journalist who has worked at, among other places, the Boston Globe, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Kansas City Star. He's a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Articles by Jim Pedley

Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides
Pritchett To Race In Four-Wides

RacinToday.com
Thanks to an 11th-hour rescue job, Leah Pritchett’s pursuit of the 2016 NHRA Top Fuel championship will continue.
Pritchett, who earned her first-ever NHRA national event win a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, will race at this weekend’s Four Wide Nationals in the Nitro Ninja dragster owned by the Lagana family.
Making the rescue necessary was […]

Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach
Taylors Sew Up Second Straight Win In Long Beach

RacinToday.com
Ricky Taylor ducked under polesitter Christian Fittipaldi in Turn 1 on the opening lap and then he and teammate/brother Jordan Taylor went on to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday.
The Taylor brothers, driving the Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype Corvette, led all but three laps in the 75-lap race.
“I […]

Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach

The only person who will spend more time in Los Angeles-area traffic this weekend than weary Southern California commuters is Ryan Hunter-Reay.
That’s because Hunter-Reay will be driving in both the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar series portions of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Yep, the 35-year-old driver is pulling a double on the famed […]

Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
While the start of this weekend’s WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship series race at the Long Beach street course is set for Saturday, big steps toward winning the event could be taken on Friday when qualifying for the 100-minute race is held.
Fact is, in-race passes are hard to come by on the […]

Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense

When the World Endurance Championship begins its 2016 racing season this coming weekend at the Silverstone road course in England, it will do so without the No. 17 and No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid cars in the field.
That’s because in the wake of winning the prestigious WEC in 2015, Porsche has earned the right to […]

DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner
DeJoria Feeling Re-grooved After Vegas Stunner

Week after week in 2015, Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria would head on down the road after heartbreaking showings in NHRA national events telling herself the same thing: “We’re better than this.”
Turns out, she was right.
Last weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DeJoria and her Alexis DeJoria Racing/Kallita Motorsports team got their […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 – 15:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville

Kyle Busch arrived at Martinsville Speedway this weekend without ever having won a NASCAR race at the series’ smallest and oldest track. He left the Martinsville half-mile on Sunday having won twice.
Busch followed up his Camping World Truck Series victory from Saturday with a dominating Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday.
“To win here in Martinsville […]

Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish

Surrounded by voice recorders and note pads in the moments following Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean had to slap himself in the face. The purpose was to make sure he was not dreaming because for the second time in the two-race-old 2016 Formula One season, he and his Haas F1 Team had notched a […]

Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In automobile racing, other drivers are not one’s only competition. To win races, teams and drivers must also conquer the always-changing technical landscape.
In the NHRA Pro Stock category, that technical landscape has changed dramatically this season and defending two-time champion Erica Enders and her Elite Motorsports have had a tough […]

Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]