Fri, 23/02/18 – 15:28 | No Comment

If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

Fri, 02/10/17 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy

Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Thu, 02/9/17 – 18:58 | Comments Off on KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
After consecutive Pirelli World Challenge campaigns run with a Hyundai and a McLaren, sports car team-owner Bob Stallings has decided there is no substitute.
Dallas-based GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is in full test-mode of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Jon Fogarty will pilot in the series’ GT Championship in 2017. The latest […]

Thu, 02/9/17 – 10:00 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
In a continuing effort to deliver the most effective and entertaining on-track action for fans, the Verizon IndyCar Series has modified the race weekend schedule at some events for the 2017 season.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental ladder, announced the modifications as well […]

Tue, 02/7/17 – 16:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Mon, 02/6/17 – 20:14 | One Comment
Texas Repave Hits The Pits
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A complete repaving of pit road has been added to Texas Motor Speedway’s major offseason capital improvements project, which is entering its final phase on-schedule.
Announced on Jan. 6 and begun three days later, repaving of the entire 1.5-mile racing surface of “The Great American Speedway” will complete a four-stage process. “Paving […]

Fri, 02/3/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]

Mon, 01/30/17 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
No. 66 Ford GT Gets Its Revenge
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The disaster that was the debut of the Ford GT a year ago in the Rolex 24 did not sit well with anybody connected to development and fielding of the new GT Le Mans cars. All involved were so determined to erase the 2016 result that they flooded the field with four cars this year.
As […]

Mon, 01/30/17 – 14:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  The absence of sunshine and a stiff breeze did not prevent a heated finish to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. And a glorious one.
The pupil, Ricky Taylor, followed the teachings of a winner before him – in this case Professor Axe, also known as Max “the […]

Sun, 01/29/17 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Rain, Cold, Hot Racing Dominate Rolex
Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24
Rickey Taylor bumped his way past Filipe Albuquerque with seven minutes remaining, survived an IMSA review of the bumping incident and went on to bag an emotional victory in the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi, gave the team owned by his father […]

Sun, 01/29/17 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Gets First Victory In Rolex 24