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Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YYMA4NdB9M&w=854&h=480] Competition karting is some of the purest form of racing that I’ve experienced. Nothing will provide you with a more immersive experience with a race track than a kart. Nothing at all. You’re sitting as one with the machine, as the entire chassis is flexing around you. You feel…
Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Two weeks have passed now since we made our triumphant return to Goodwood Festival of Speed and I still have a sweet taste in my mouth of burnt tyre rubber and Verve Cliquet champagne. It’s a strange combination but one I am happy to get used to as we now…
NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

Maybe you’ve heard. Late last year (2014), the National Corvette Museum (NCM) opened its own race track: a nearly 3.2 mile road course in its longest configuration in the Corvette’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. And, it’s pretty awesome. With some 20 turns in its Grand Full course lay-out it…
THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the new car is focused on providing…
FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

The outcome of the FIA Formula E Championship was decided at the final round in London. Sam Bird (Virgin) won the last ePrix of the season, whilst the all-electric series’ inaugural titles were won by Nelson Piquet (Nextev TCR) and e.dams-Renault. At the end of the London double-header, the team…
The learning curve welcomes Collete Davis to Daytona for GRC Rd 2/3

The learning curve welcomes Collete Davis to Daytona for GRC Rd 2/3

Racing at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend was surreal for Collete Davis.  Davis, who attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University near Daytona International Speedway for an engineering degree, also spent time racing formula cars at the historic track. Unfortunately, this trip to Daytona International Speedway was rougher than those of the past as mechanical…
Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

We all know that Robby Gordon won the NORRA Mexican 1000 in his crazy cool Gordini but what about the other vehicles in the race? There were vintage vehicles, bikes and ATVs and a class called Evolution with an assortment of modern race vehicles ranging from Robby Gordon’s Unlimited entry all the…
#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

With the inaugural GRIDLIFE being last year, I was all too excited to get the opportunity to cover it this year as it happens to be the first year of their new ‘Track Battle” time attack series. What started just over 15 years ago as some Honda enthusiasts who decided to set…
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: 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.…
Flying Cars at the Nurburgring

Flying Cars at the Nurburgring

Thirty of the fastest competitors (all GT3- spec vehicles) for the ADAC 24 Rennen took to the historic Nurburgring circuit to determine the top 30 grid positions. Drive quickly they did and in some cases, they flew as well. Following the tragic accident at Flugplatz corner earlier this year, the stewards…
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: 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…
Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is regarded as a particularly challenging event. The 25.378-kilometre combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife that was opened in 1927 is the world’s longest race track. Especially the legendary Nordschleife, also known as the ‘Green Hell,’ featuring 73 corners, inclines of…
The 2015 Woodstock Women’s Cycling Grand Prix

The 2015 Woodstock Women’s Cycling Grand Prix

Stage rally is the most exciting and intense form of racing for me. I love the sounds, the smells, the dust, rain, mud. The drive home in the middle of the night to make it back to work the following morning. Driving down remote dirt roads, on the edges of…
Empire Hill Climb Revival

Empire Hill Climb Revival

The Empire Hill Climb Revival will be one of the highlights of this summers racing calendar – May 30th. Especially if you live in the midwest. There are longer hill climbs and more popular hill climbs, but this one is special. It’s a recreation of an old hill climb that ran…
Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

For the last few years, we have attended this event at the Brisbane Marina, just south of San Francisco. Its probably the best organized car show I have been too, especially for a show dedicated to a single model.  And for BMW, the 2002 really is the iconic car they…
Why No WRC In The USA?

Why No WRC In The USA?

It’s been 28 years since we last saw the World Rally Championships on stages in the USA. The Olympus Rally, outside of Seattle, was the last time we saw the top level cars in the United States and that was back in 1988. Could you imagine F1 taking a 30 year…
For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

This is a pretty cool “For Sale” post because of the car’s history. We love race cars, but old race cars are special. This one is a vintage nascar 1966 Galaxie needing a complete restoration. The seller claims that it is fully documented with pictures, and video footage from the 1960s and…
New Rally Game by CodeMasters

New Rally Game by CodeMasters

This is one of the greatest video game announcements in years! I love rally. I also love rally video games and have been waiting for years for someone to build a new game. The Dirt franchise has been amazing but Richard Burns Rally is where it’s at for most of…
NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO University shows you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes to get the Nissan GTR LM NISMO ready for Le Mans. From testing virtually, on-track and in the crash test facility, the team are facing and overcoming challenges that come with the development of a unique front-wheel drive LM…
For Sale: Group B Ferrari 308

For Sale: Group B Ferrari 308

The group B era of rally is the best. Not just because of the speed of the cars and the nature of the drivers but because of the bizarre machines built by a wide variety of manufacturers. Everyone stepped up. Not just the usual suspects like Ford, Lancia, and Audi…