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Stage Victory Becomes Gordon’s Goal In Dakar Rally
Monday, 12 Jan, 2015 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Stage Victory Becomes Gordon’s Goal In Dakar Rally

Their goal of an overall victory trashed after one week, Robby Gordon and Johnny Campbell logged a 43rd-place finish during Stage 8 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Sunday after opting to adopt a conservative strategy that was compounded by an oil pressure issue.
Seventy-six competitors started the 805-kilometer return trip from Uyuni, Bolivia, to [...]

Top Midget Drivers Hungering For Chili Bowl Championship
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 21:27 | Comments Off
Top Midget Drivers Hungering For Chili Bowl Championship

The Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions – a 20-lap shootout among some of the best drivers to have competed in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire – will highlight Warren Cat Qualifying Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Tulsa, Okla.
VIROC VII will be run prior to the B-Features on [...]

Heidfeld Penalty Gives da Costa Formula E Win
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Heidfeld Penalty Gives da Costa Formula E Win

Nick Heidfeld’s pit-lane speeding violation with three laps to go gift-wrapped an improbable victory for Antonio Felix da Costa Saturday in the inaugural Buenos Aires ePrix, Round 4 of the fledgling FIA Formula E Championship.
Heidfeld, a veteran of 185 Formula One races, began the Formula E season on the wrong end of a last-corner, somersaulting [...]

Gordon Stays Strong At Dakar Rally
Saturday, 10 Jan, 2015 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Gordon Stays Strong At Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon continued driving in top-five form during Stage 6 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Friday, logging a fourth-place finish in the 277-kilometer trek from Antofagasta to Iquique, Chile.
Like Stage 5 on Thursday, Gordon ran strong from his third starting position and led the Car Class through the sector’s midpoint. Gordon and navigator Johnny [...]

Gordon Rebounds In Dakar Rally
Friday, 9 Jan, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Gordon Rebounds In Dakar Rally

Steering clear of the “weird issues” that have plagued his first week of the Dakar Rally, American Robby Gordon hammered out a third-place finish during Stage 5 of the 37th annual off-road marathon.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell led through the early portion of Thursday’s 697-kilometer/433-mile sector from Copiapó to Antofagasta, Chile. But between the [...]

Mechanical Problems Again Slow Gordon In Dakar Rally
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2015 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Mechanical Problems Again Slow Gordon In Dakar Rally

An on-course stoppage for drivetrain repairs on Wednesday ruined Stage 4 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally for American Robby Gordon on the long and winding road to Copiapo, Chile.
Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished the 315-kilometer/196-mile stretch from Chilecito, Argentina, to Copiapó in northern Chile 1 hour, 23 minutes off the winning pace [...]

Gordon Back in Gear At Dakar Rally
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2015 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Gordon Back in Gear At Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon overcame a punctured tire to successfully rebound from Monday’s double dose of mechanical failures and post a morale-boosting 15th-place finish during Stage 3 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally.
Tuesday’s stage took the competitors from San Juan to Chilecito, Argentina. Starting 50th after a troublesome Second Stage, the Traxxas/Toyo Tires team of Gordon [...]

Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs

Roush Fenway Racing has filled out its roster of crew chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season, which begins next month at Speedweeks in Daytona.
The lineup features the return of Bob Osborne. Osborne will call the shots for Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford.
Osborne served as a crew chief at RFR from 2004 until [...]

Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Mechanical Issues Slow Gordon

Robby Gordon’s deficit in the 37th annual Dakar Rally went from miniscule to massive during Monday’s Second Stage, seriously damaging the Californian’s bid to become the first American to win the international off-road marathon.
Gordon’s second-place finish after Sunday’s opening sector left him 42 seconds behind Orlando Terranova of Argentina. But Gordon’s Traxxas/Toyo Tires Gordini [...]

Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar
Monday, 5 Jan, 2015 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Gordon Blasts To Hot Start In Dakar

American Robby Gordon got off to a solid start in the 37th Dakar Rally Sunday, bringing his HST Gordini to Villas Carlos Paz, Argentina, in second place – 42 seconds behind overall leader Orlando Terranova.
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah originally finished ahead of Terranova, of Argentina, and Gordon after the 833-kilometer section that started in [...]