Sun, 25/09/16 – 18:30 | No Comment

Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
As the celebration of Ford’s return to Le Mans continues with the outstanding showing of the new Ford GT, it’s worthwhile to look back 50 years, if only to recognize a different time and era. It was a time when racing men and their cars were giants, especially the Ford […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Ford Claims Le Mans in ’66, Then Stumbles
Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Ron Capps raced to the Funny Car provisional pole on Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 11th event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Capps powered his Don Schumacher […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Capps Rolls On In Funny Car
Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Open-wheel star Scott Dixon will embellish his world-class racing resume this weekend as a first-time participant in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Less than a month after competing in the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500, Dixon is part of a four-car team marking the Ford GT’s historic victory at […]

Sat, 06/18/16 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Dixon Set For ‘European Version of Indy 500’
ESM Leads American Assault At The 2016 24 Hours Of Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
America-based Extreme Speed Motorsports will start the most prestigious sports car race in the world this weekend with something very important that it did not have a year ago: experience in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
That experience, combined with the momentum of a good start to the World Endurance […]

Fri, 06/17/16 – 14:40 | One Comment
Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
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Over the past several years, Leena Gade has made history as race engineer for powerhouse Audi Sport Team Joest in the World Endurance Championship, where she won the series championship and most of its biggest races – including the centerpiece 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This weekend, Gade will make her final appearance for the Audi team […]

Thu, 06/16/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Le Mans To Be Leena Gade’s Swansong At Audi
Keselowski Takes Laps In Indy Car
Brad Keslowski’s wanna-do list: Win Sprint Cup championship – check. Drive a military tank – check. Drive an Indy car – as of Wednesday, check.
Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Cup champion, turned his first laps in an Indy car as part of a multi-team test at Road America, the 4.048-mile permanent road course that will play […]

Thu, 06/16/16 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Keselowski Takes Laps In Indy Car
Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The slap that put Texas Motor Speedway smack-dab on the motorsports map continues to sting _ continues to stir hardened emotions _ two decades after the dizzying array of events surrounding the night of Saturday, June 7, 1997.
The True Value 500k, the inaugural open-wheel event at TMS, crowned Billy Boat and […]

Wed, 06/15/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Echo Of ‘The Slap’ Still Reverberates At TMS
Hamilton Back In Contention
Lewis Hamilton has emerged from the grave which many Formula One observers had dug for him a couple weeks ago.
On Sunday, Hamilton won his second straight race as he dominated the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
The victory, combined with a second straight off-key performance by Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg, moved Hamilton back into position […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Hamilton Back In Contention
Sampey A Winner Again
Angelle Sampey raced to her first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory since 2007 on Sunday at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
She powered her Star Racing Buell to a 6.876-second pass at 194.41 mph to defeat Jerry Savoie’s 6.928 at 177.21 on his Savoie’s Suzuki. The win was her first since 2007 in […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Sampey A Winner Again
Scary Crash, Rain Slam Texas; IndyCar Race Postponed Until August
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Frustrated by back-to-back days of intermittent-to-sideways rain showers and one grinding crash, INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway officials relented Sunday afternoon and pulled the plug on the Firestone 600 for 75 days.
The 20th edition of “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” will be run on Saturday, Aug. 27, as a one-day event […]

Sun, 06/12/16 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Scary Crash, Rain Slam Texas; IndyCar Race Postponed Until August