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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…
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…
2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

For the forth consecutive event, David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew brought home a commanding victory for Subaru Rally Team USA at the Olympus Rally. Marking the return of the event to the National Championship rotation for the first time since 2012, teams faced a triple threat: loose conditions, dust and tricky…
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…
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…
Red Bull Global Rallycross 2015

Red Bull Global Rallycross 2015

Red Bull Global Rallycross will open its 2015 season with a brand new event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 30-31. The inaugural Red Bull GRC Fort Lauderdale will take place along the beachfront of the iconic city, closing down parts of historic Route A1A for one of the most…
Ganassi Enters RedBull GRC!

Ganassi Enters RedBull GRC!

Red Bull Rallycross has been excellent to watch the past few years and it’s about to get a lot more competitive. Ganassi and his motorsport empire are entering the series. They will run an Msport Fiesta like Ken Block but the Hoonigan Racing Team already has two years of development on Ganassi. And Ken has Derek…
Formula 1 to Limit Helmet Design Changes in 2015

Formula 1 to Limit Helmet Design Changes in 2015

Formula 1 drivers will be banned from changing helmet designs in-season under new rules set to be introduced in 2015. As part of the new objective to improve the promotional appeal of the sport, F1 organizers have become concerned that fans are turned off by drivers constantly changing their helmet colors.…
NEW FIA GT3 MERCEDES-AMG

NEW FIA GT3 MERCEDES-AMG

Mercedes-Benz is presenting a new customer sport racing car that complies with FIA GT3 race regulations in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. With this, the second customer sport car to be developed by Mercedes-AMG, the Affalterbach company is seeking to build on the success of the SLS AMG…
1997 Ferrari F310 B

1997 Ferrari F310 B

Nineteen ninety-seven was a landmark year for the Scuderia, as it marked the company’s 50th anniversary, and it had quite a lot to celebrate. Motorsport, especially Formula One, had always been near and dear to the company’s heart. It was through its success in Formula One that Ferrari was catapulted…
1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

The Turbo 16 appeared at first glance as merely a hopped-up version of Peugeot’s then-ubiquitous 205 small car, but it was actually one of the most technologically advanced performance cars available at the time of its introduction in late 1983. Although it did share some of its body panels with…
2014 Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa

2014 Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa

This year’s Blancpain 24 Hours of Spa brought together 60 cars in 3 different categories for one spectacular event.  If you are thinking of seeing a European 24-Hour event, you might think of going to either Le Mans or to the Nurburgring 24 Hour events. Both are phenomenal events. But…
Why you could be karting…right now.

Why you could be karting…right now.

I’m going to start this article with a statement of opinion, but once you finish reading, you’re going to believe it to be the truth. Ready? Here we go. “If you’re serious about improving your driving skills, then you need to get yourself into a race kart.” We’ve all heard…
MILLEN’S FULL-TIME RETURN TO RED BULL GRC FOCUSED ON FUTURE

MILLEN’S FULL-TIME RETURN TO RED BULL GRC FOCUSED ON FUTURE

Only three years ago, the series that has now grown into the internationally renowned Red Bull Global Rallycross was an operation of much smaller scale. Its debut race, held at Irwindale Event Center in March 2011, featured a radically different driver lineup than the one that graces the series’ purpose-built…
Lotus Deputy Team Priciple Excited as Formula 1 Returns to Austria

Lotus Deputy Team Priciple Excited as Formula 1 Returns to Austria

Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi heralds the potential excitement as Formula 1 returns to Austria as well as giving a frank assessment of the state of play following a double retirement in Canada. What’s the outlook heading to Austria? We have potential which is still to be fulfilled. Canada was…
BLOCK AND EKSTROM ADD TO STAR LINE-UP FOR HELL RX

BLOCK AND EKSTROM ADD TO STAR LINE-UP FOR HELL RX

Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – World RX of Norway – boasts a truly international line-up with drivers from a variety of motorsport disciplines including F1, WRC, DTM and X Games.  Amongst the stars competing in Norway are American Gymkhana hero Ken Block…
Club Loose’s East Coast Bash 2014

Club Loose’s East Coast Bash 2014

Coming from the world of Stage Rally, I’d never really followed Drifting. I had a general idea of what it was, knew there was a professional series known as Formula Drift, but past that I never gave the sport much thought. Back tracking about a month to the Empire State…
1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 ‘Daytona’

1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 ‘Daytona’

At the end of 1951, after winning the first two World Driving Championships with its Tipo 158/159 racers, Alfa Romeo retired from international Grand Prix competition. The company’s next major competitive effort was to be the famed Disco Volante (the ‘Flying Saucer’) sport car. An entirely new design, it appeared…
SENDING FORMULA ONE INTO HYBRID-DRIVE!

SENDING FORMULA ONE INTO HYBRID-DRIVE!

The technical revolution of 2014 can be expressed in one simple phrase: the engine is no more, long live the Power Unit! This change in terminology reflects the fact that the new powertrain is far more than simply an Internal Combustion Engine. Where the previous V8 format utilised a KERS…
BRUCE MEYERS TO RACE IN 2014 NORRA MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

BRUCE MEYERS TO RACE IN 2014 NORRA MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

After months of preparation and with the support of an industry it helped create, Meyers Manx Inc. today proudly announced details of a new project to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary next month. It is entering company founder Bruce Meyers in next month’s 2014 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 rally.…