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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…
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…
Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Today Goodwood is delighted to officially launch the 2015 Festival of Speed – for the first time exclusively online. The 2015 Festival of Speed centres, which will be held on June 25-28 around the theme Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge, pays tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout…
Auto X’ers beware: the fastest Miata is in Town

Auto X’ers beware: the fastest Miata is in Town

Auto X’ers and southern California track drivers beware, there is a new MX-5 in town gunning for fastest Miata!  Build Race Party has managed to obtain a few details about the highly secretive go-fast project. Early North America (NA) Miatas are known for being lightweight and nimble… well this one…
WORLD RX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC FOR LANDMARK EVENT

WORLD RX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC FOR LANDMARK EVENT

Friday 8 August will go down in history as the day the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy staged its first event outside of Europe as part of the annual Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) motorsport festival in Quebec, Canada.  The GP3R, which also forms a round of NASCAR…
Race Car Cutaways

Race Car Cutaways

Many automotive illustrators have a deep passion for the history of auto racing and their passion shows through in these beautiful color cutaway renderings of current and historic race cars from the Formula 1, Indy, LeMans, IMSA, Grand Prix, and NASCAR racing circuits.          
Tanner Foust Shows Speed In Barbados

Tanner Foust Shows Speed In Barbados

Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust showed good speed in what was ultimately a tough-luck weekend at the Barbados round of the Global Rallycross Championship. “It was a great start this season with the new team — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross has put together a strong car for us and we…
1974 McLaren M16C Indianapolis

1974 McLaren M16C Indianapolis

If this orange McLaren M16C looks familiar to you, perhaps you saw Johnny Rutherford win the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 1974. You’d certainly remember him if you saw him: starting in 25th position, he shot up to 12th in only three laps. A battle ensued between Rutherford and A.J.…
Cole Whitt Speed Stick Gear Daytona Challenge

Cole Whitt Speed Stick Gear Daytona Challenge

43 cars running at 200 miles per hour only inches apart in front of tens of millions of people… for the first time ever. Follow Swan Racing driver Cole Whitt as he kicks off his rookie season by taking on NASCAR’s biggest race in his no. 26 Speed Stick Gear…
FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Melbourne When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge ‘thunderdome’ and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia. The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane.…
Remember the Days of Thunder?

Remember the Days of Thunder?

“What do you know about stock car racing?” “Well…I’ve watched it on television of course…ESPN, the coverage is excellent, you’d be surprised how much you can pick up.” I learned a fair amount about circle track racing over the years, but Tom Cruise was pretty much spot on in the…