Category Archives: racing

New 2020 Mustang High Performance 330-hp Four Banger

This appears to be – subject to Dodge and Chevrolet responses – the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker. This comes from an, ahem, EcoBoost engine via Ford Performance and upgraded handling components from the Mustang GT Performance Package. Continue reading

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Chinese Driver Ye Yifei Joins Renault Sport Academy

The 18-year-old, who hails from Xian, China is claimed to be one of the most promising stars of the junior categories. In 2019 Yifei will race for Hi-tech GP in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Yifei started karting aged ten, taking two national titles. At 14, he made the move to Europe and single-seaters. In 2016 Yifei became the first Chinese driver to win an international title winning  the French F4 championship with 14 wins, 17 fastest laps and 10 pole positions. Continue reading

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F1 Champ Mika Häkkinen to Run Suzuka in McLaren 720s GT3

Häkkinen will make his debut start at the Suzuka 10 Hour alongside two-time Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura and Japanese Formula 3 racer Katsuaki Kubota. The trio will drive the new 720S GT3 for the fourth round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli on 23-25 August. Further information on the entry, including details of the customer team that will be running the car, will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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2019 Corvette Grand Sport to Pace 103rd Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500 fans also will see 33 2019 Corvette Stingrays on the roads of Central Indiana this spring and in the IPL 500 Festival Parade on May 25 in downtown Indianapolis. The popular cars are provided to central Indiana business leaders and dignitaries and serve as a promotional role for the race, Chevrolet and Corvette. This is the first time since 2007 that matching Corvettes are serving as the 500 Pace Car and festival cars. Continue reading

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Porsche E-sports – First Global Virtual Racing Series?

Forty “sim racers,” who have successfully made their way through a global qualifying process, will compete in series of ten online races – the first gets underway on April 13 on the virtual version of the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama, USA. The final race will take place on September 28 at the Circuit Monza, Italy. The championship offers a $100,000 prize pool, according to a 1 April release. Continue reading

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Sebring Twelve Hours – Half the Daytona Race, 25% of the Rain

The No. 911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR of Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki won at Sebring for the second straight year by just 1.951 seconds over the hard-luck No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais in GTLM. Continue reading

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Sebring This Weekend – Endurance Test for Sports Cars, Fans

Two Porsche 911 RSR cars* on Friday will race more than 1,000 miles at round six of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (aka WEC), with another two identical Porsche models on Saturday undertaking the twelve-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the so-called Super Sebring race this weekend. Continue reading

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Enters e-Motorsports

Toyota claims that  involving e-motorsports as one of the pillars of TGR motorsports activities, shows it is actively working to make motorsports and sport cars more accessible, and enjoyable across generations and around the world. Owners of the Gran Turismo Sport for PS4 and PS4 software; are eligible and  participants must be six years old or older. There will be 13 rounds scheduled for 2019 with a one-race final event held at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. Continue reading

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Supercomputers, 3D Printing Used for Mustang Shelby GT500

“We created and studied designs among the engineering teams and proved out different strategies long before we built our first prototype cars,” said Matt Titus, Ford Performance vehicle engineer. “Not only did this improve the effectiveness of the designs, it  reduced the time it took to develop the GT500 – and the costs associated with that.” Continue reading

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St. Petersburg: Newgarden in Penske Chevy Wins Opener

In a tough technical race that called into question the safety of IndyCar’s emerging philosophy to keep street tracks running under green with only local yellow flags. As a result, there were several accidents – luckily non injury but machine shredding – after initial accidents occurred as speeding race cars tried to squeeze by. Continue reading

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Saleen Cup Debuts in June as part of Blancpain GT Series

The Saleen Cup – first touted during a press conference on Friday, March 1 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – is being held via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group and will run concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Continue reading

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Season of Luxury Lifestyle with Aston Martin

“Art of Living by Aston Martin offers guests something different, something they cannot get elsewhere. A mindfully curated collection of events provides guests with the opportunity to truly live life the Aston Martin way.” Continue reading

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NASCAR ‘Shocked’ at Cheating. Changes 2019 Season Rules

NASCAR will inspect the first- and second-place vehicles, as well as a random vehicle, after each event. Previously, full post-race inspections took place at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, NC. Continue reading

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Daytona 24 Hours Discounted 50% as Rain Marks Down Race

The race was red flagged and stopped at 12:40 p.m. At 2:26 p.m. Sunday IMSA threw in a very wet towel and waved the checkered flag to end the race as the field was parked under a red flag . The twice around the clock winners in all four classes were lounging about when the checkered flag was damply displayed with standing water on the track to end long periods of no racing. Continue reading

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Bobby Rahal wins RRDC’s 2019 Phil Hill Award

Robert “Bobby” Woodward Rahal was born in Medina, Ohio, in 1953, and started in SCCA’s Formula Atlantic Series and then European Formula Two. In an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-Am, Le Mans/IMSA, and CART, Rahal won three CART championships, including the 1986 Indy 500 win, and wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring. Continue reading

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