2015

Rolex Monterey Reunion 2015

Rolex Monterey Reunion 2015

For a little over a week, the entire Monterey-Carmel area becomes the focal point of car enthusiasm. Monterey Car Week is really several events, including the Concours d’Elegance, the Rolex Monterey Reunion, and other fancy things. I didn’t realize the extent of the car-related shenanigans until the pictures flooded the…
Mendocino Rally 2015

Mendocino Rally 2015

A rally is often more than just the days of the event. Truth be told, rallying starts days before a car sets down the road, so that’s where I’ll start. 15 Days Before When any motorsport event nears, one always finds themselves less prepared than they hoped. We certainly didn’t…
Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

On Saturday July 4th 2015, Street Driven Tour made it’s second stop to St. Louis Missouri, and I was out there to cover the event with BRP. Also for this event, Steve Topping debuted his new livery on his BMW. Steve’s car did not fail to impress. Formula D Drivers…
Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

IN BRIEF: Ken Block broke his streak of bad luck in Red Bull Global Rallycross season openers with a statement victory in the 2015 kickoff round in Fort Lauderdale. Block, last year’s championship runner-up, held off fellow 2014 title contenders Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. for the victory. HEAT RECAPS: Polesitter…
PLAY RED BULL GRC CHALLENGE GAME & EARN UNIQUE REWARDS

PLAY RED BULL GRC CHALLENGE GAME & EARN UNIQUE REWARDS

Have you ever wanted to get on the track and race Red Bull Global Rallycross? Of course you have. Well, want no more, as we present the official Red Bull Global Rallycross Challenge game. No longer does it take other-worldly ability behind the wheel like Joni Wiman to be a GRC champion. Just register…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

Vitals: Born: December 3, 1972 // Hometown: Dundalk, MD 2015 Team: #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI 2014 Results: Lasek’s third year as a Red Bull GRC driver proved to be the breakout season that he and Subaru Rally Team USA fans had been waiting for. He led the…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: STEVE ARPIN

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: STEVE ARPIN

Vitals: Born: December 16, 1983 // Hometown: Fort Frances, ON 2015 Team: #00 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Arpin’s second Red Bull GRC season saw him take his first podium finish in the season-opening Top Gear Festival Barbados. He actually spent much of the year in the…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER FOUST

Vitals: Born: June 13, 1973 // Hometown: Dana Point, CA 2015 Team: #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle 2014 Results: It was an up-and-down year for Foust, with the negatives outweighing the positives early on. Missing the finals in Barbados and at X Games put Foust behind the 8 ball in…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

Vitals: Born: November 21, 1967 // Hometown: Park City, UT 2015 Team: #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: The season started with a spectacular rollover in Barbados and elimination in the X Games semifinals, but Block earned six podiums in the final eight races to establish himself…
BMW Loses at the Nurburgring…Again!

BMW Loses at the Nurburgring…Again!

To quote a racing legend, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” BMW qualified on Pole of the 2015 24hrs of the Nurburgring and finished 2nd last weekend so I guess I should be happy they are on the podium. But they lost to an Audi. “So what?” you probably say?…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

Vitals: Born: December 27, 1998 // Hometown: Osmo, SWE 2015 Team: #16 Olsbergs MSE GRC Lites 2014 Results: The younger Eriksson brother landed a three-race GRC Lites program last year, impressing with a fourth place finish in New York and backing it up with a podium in Charlotte just six…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

Vitals: Born: April 21, 1982 // Hometown: Ostersund, SWE 2015 Team: #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Sandell broke through for his first race victory in Washington DC in June, and on the whole was slightly more consistent, missing only one final as opposed to three the…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

Vitals: Born: October 15, 1992 // Hometown: Rochester, IL 2015 Team: #15 DirtFish Motorsports GRC Lites 2014 Results: Whitten attended multiple Red Bull GRC events in 2014, but none of them as a driver. His competition debut will come in Fort Lauderdale on May 30-31. What’s New in 2015: DirtFish…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEX KEYES

Vitals: Born: May 15, 1997 // Hometown: Folsom, CA 2015 Team: #61 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Keyes competed in the Formula Pro Mazda championship last year, winning 10 of 12 races and taking the championship. This week’s race in Fort Lauderdale will be his rallycross debut.…
The Death of America’s Highways

The Death of America’s Highways

It seems hard to believe. “The Death of American Highways” Really? How is that even remotely possible? If you take away the infrastructure that supports the highway system then it goes away. And to be clear I’m not talking about the concrete. I’m talking about the jobs that exist around…
KNOCKOUT QUALIFYING TO SHAKE UP FIRST-DAY RED BULL GRC ACTION

KNOCKOUT QUALIFYING TO SHAKE UP FIRST-DAY RED BULL GRC ACTION

Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers will have one more step to conquer when chasing down coveted lane choice in the 2015 season: a second round of qualifying. Knockout qualifying isn’t an unfamiliar format in motorsports—every major racing series from stock cars to Formula 1 has a multiple-round procedure to determine…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: JONI WIMAN

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: JONI WIMAN

Vitals: Born: October 9, 1993 // Hometown: Pohja, FIN 2015 Team: #31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: For the second year in a row, a Finnish driver conquered all in Red Bull GRC’s Supercar class, as Wiman succeeded Toomas Heikkinen as the champion with Olsbergs MSE. Their paths…
RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

Red Bull Global Rallycross has announced a revised structure for Supercar manufacturer points beginning with the upcoming 2015 season. Under the new system, the top-finishing eligible entrant from each recognized manufacturer is eligible to score points at each race, which will be tallied with its own five-point system. “We wanted…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

Vitals: Born: January 26, 1996 // Hometown: Bogota, COL 2015 Team: #126 AF Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Fernandez’s GRC Lites debut at X Games Austin didn’t quite go as planned, as the sport’s first Colombian driver failed to make the six-car final. But his results consistently improved as the…
RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: GRC LITES

RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: GRC LITES

The third season of GRC Lites competition will be the series’ most prolific yet. With an expanded schedule of 12 races and a new TV deal with NBCSN on the table, the amount of new recruits competing will vastly outnumber the returning competitors. Olsbergs MSE has enlisted Austin Cindric as…
RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

To the untrained eye, the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar field might look pretty similar to last year’s lineup. After all, most of the same faces will be returning to the grid, with their numbers (and manufacturer partnerships) intact. But beneath the surface, there’s actually been quite a bit…
HyperFest 2015: Weekend Recap

HyperFest 2015: Weekend Recap

     HyperFest, billed as the automotive amusement park, celebrated its first year being held at VIRigina International Raceway. The event takes place over three days and features big names such as Formula Drift’s Vaughn Gittin Jr, Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck. The event also featured plenty of grassroots drivers who…
OLSBERGS MSE INTRODUCES 2015 LITES DRIVERS

OLSBERGS MSE INTRODUCES 2015 LITES DRIVERS

Championship rallycross team Olsbergs MSE demonstrates its commitment to the future of rallycross in 2015 with a full international roster of Lites drivers representing the next generation in the sport. “We believe in creating opportunities for young drivers to shine,” said OMSE team owner Andreas Eriksson. “We designed the Lites…