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Tue 30 Dec 2008
TRG assembles five-car assault on Daytona24Headline

TRG assembles five-car assault on Daytona24

For years, TRG has been a force to be reckoned with on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series scene. However, the Kevin Buckler-led squad puts most of its effort on the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, and 2009 is no exception. TRG has entered a...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

War of words adds fuel to F1 game showHeadline

War of words adds fuel to F1 game show

Luca takes a licking while Bernie keeps on ticking. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claims "we bought Ferrari's loyalty" and calls Ferrari's Luca di Montezemolo a "press officer". Bernie Ecclestone. Photo by xpb.cc. War of words has...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Testing times for Formula OneHeadline

Testing times for Formula One

As Toro Rosso rules pre-season testing, Sato's yens may sail past common sense. Mosley does belt-tightening -- no pun intended -- with the blessing of FOTA. Jerez, Spain: A circuit that saw an epic battle to the finish line in 1986 between Nigel...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challengesHeadline

Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challenges

Following last week's driver announcement from Flying Lizard Motorsports, fellow Porsche competitor Farnbacher Loles Racing confirmed that reigning American Le Mans Series GT2 co-champion and Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will pair with 2007...

Loeb wins Race of Champions at WembleyHeadline

Loeb wins Race of Champions at Wembley

Sebastian Loeb took the overall victory to be crowned Champion of Champions at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium in London. Podium: Race of Champions winner Sébastien Loeb lifts the winner's trophy. Photo by xpb.cc. "It was a...

Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cupHeadline
F1

Victory for Germany in ROC Nations' cup

Team Germany successfully defended their Nations' Cup title at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium. The pairing of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel returned for this year's challenge at the event. The two Formula One aces beat Team ...

Sun 14 Dec 2008
Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contestHeadline

Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contest

Two of the most prominent names in American road racing will team up for a bid on the LM P2 championship. Dyson Racing made it official Thursday, confirming the highly speculated rumors that it will campaign two Mazda MZR-R-powered Lola B08/86 ...

Wed 10 Dec 2008
Rossi doesn't give up, takes World FinalHeadline

Rossi doesn't give up, takes World Final

Alexander Rossi had more than his share of problems in the heat races at Formula BMW World Final in Mexico City, but when it counted, the young American was unstoppable, taking the coveted victory in the final race by 0.655 seconds over Michael ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Gutierrez, Juncadera lead after World Final SaturdayHeadline

Gutierrez, Juncadera lead after World Final Saturday

Esteban Gutierrez, the reigning Formula BMW Europe champion, is leading the heat race point standings together with Daniel Juncadella, after two of three heats at the Formula BMW World Final in Mexico City. Esteban Gutierrez, Josef ...

Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemmaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: F1's dilemma

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram F1's dilemma In the current discontent in Formula One over the 2009 schedule, Ferrari's relationship with F1's governing body is drawing even more scrutiny than usual. Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in comaHeadline
BF3

Steven Guerrero improves, but remains in coma

After two weeks in intensive care, Colombian Formula 3 driver Steven Guerrero's condition has stabilized. The young driver no longer needs to be connected to life support equipment, and has now been moved out of the intensive care unit at Clinica...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail CaleHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: All hail Cale

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram ALL HAIL CALE Now that Jimmie Johnson has clinched this year's Sprint Cup, the question looms. Was it tougher to win three straight championships in the current era of the Chase versus the old points ...

Tue 18 Nov 2008
Kunimoto claims victory in rookie run at MacauHeadline
F3

Kunimoto claims victory in rookie run at Macau

Today at Macau, Keisuke Kunimoto (Tom's Team) joined an illustrious list of winners of the Macau Grand Prix, the rookie claiming the title despite the best efforts of Edoardo Mortara (Signature Plus) and - for a time at least - Oliver Campos Hull...

Sun 16 Nov 2008
Mortara snatches victory in chaotic qualifying raceHeadline
F3

Mortara snatches victory in chaotic qualifying race

After a race of more than normal lunacy even for Macau, Edoardo Mortara (Signature Plus) emerged the winner, after getting the drop on initial leader Keisuke Kunimoto (Tom's Toyota), while Roberto Streit (Raikkonen Robertson Racing) survived a...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chaseHeadline

DEI, Ganassi link up for future title chase

The recent economic downturn has affected all facets of life, and motorsports has not been immune from it either. With high-dollar sponsors hard to come by nowadays, a number of NASCAR teams have had to look at ways of keeping its organizations ...

Thu 13 Nov 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: What's not to like?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram What's Not To Like? Clean cut. Rough edges long gone, without much sanding required. Occasionally gets angry, but usually at himself. Speaks in full sentences. Has made a couple of bonehead moves at Talladega,...

55th Macau GP promises to live up to the pastHeadline
F3

55th Macau GP promises to live up to the past

Although we're on the 55th running of the Macau Grand Prix its history as the Blue Ribbon event for the F3 category only begins in 1983, though as the winner that year was one Ayrton Senna, it was quite a beginning. Suffice it to say that over...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
Victory for Conor Daly in Silverstone ThrillerHeadline

Victory for Conor Daly in Silverstone Thriller

16-year old Conor Daly from the USA won the 8th running of the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone today, but not before team-mate Josef Newgarden took himself out of the lead. The victory was achieved after a tense final race which saw Daly battle...

Sun 02 Nov 2008
DC at Daytona - Worthless testHeadline

DC at Daytona - Worthless test

Worthless Test The 2008 Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season came to an end with the final Miller Motorsports Park 1000k and, barely four weeks later, roughly 25 of the same cars (give or take) assembled at ...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's upHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's up

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Surf's Up The race at Surfers Paradise has come and gone, but has it gone for good? Race start: Will Power (KV Racing Technology). Photo by Troy Hart. As street races go, this one is among the best.

Wed 22 Oct 2008
Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finishHeadline

Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finish

Audi Sport North America closed out the 2008 racing season by taking the final overall victory in the American Le Mans Series. To top it off, they finished one-two after charging to the front on the final restart. Then the battle began between ...

Sun 19 Oct 2008
ECO Racing fueling the green raceHeadline

ECO Racing fueling the green race

Just two weeks after the successful launch of the Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans, a revolutionary new "green" project has hit the ground running in the American Le Mans Series. The much-anticipated debut of the bio diesel-powered ECO Racing ...

Sat 18 Oct 2008
Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna SecaHeadline

Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna Seca

Highcroft Racing's David Brabham stormed to the overall pole Friday at Laguna Seca, leading an all-Acura front row as the manufacturer searches for its first title in the American Le Mans Series. Brabham's record-breaking 1:10.103 lap time around...

Fri 10 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Holy Smoke!

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Holy Smoke! Stewart's Back All must be right with the world. Tony Stewart is back in victory lane. It matters not that NASCAR officials at Talladega had to give Smoke an escort with a ruling against rookie...

Thu 02 Oct 2008
Things that go bump in the nightHeadline

Things that go bump in the night

After Valencia's less than inspiring debut on the F1 calendar, Singapore's inaugural event, likewise on the streets, was a much more lively state of affairs. Although there was a lot of tedious hype about the sport's first night race -- which was...

Sun 10 Aug 2008
Audi scores another one-two at Road AmericaHeadline

Audi scores another one-two at Road America

Audi Sport North America, with its powerful V12 engine powering the R10 TDI, and the torque to get off the corners and up the hills, atoned for its 2007 overall defeat at Road America with an authoritative performance in today's race. The duo of...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
Luhr smashes record for Road America poleHeadline

Luhr smashes record for Road America pole

Lucas Luhr laid down a new track record on a day when three of the four classes set new low marks. The German put his Audi R10 TDI on overall pole on a circuit where it can ably stretch its legs. Luhr was the only driver to go under 1:47, timing...

Fri 08 Aug 2008
Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road AmericaHeadline

Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road America

By: John Dagys, Trackbytes.com After a two-week break, the American Le Mans Series is back in action this weekend for the Generac 500 Presented by Time Warner Cable. The seventh round of the Series takes the cars and stars to beautiful Road ...

Thu 07 Aug 2008
USA prepared for fourth season of competitionHeadline

USA prepared for fourth season of competition

READY FOR THE WORLD When the concept of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport first emerged on the racing scene four years ago, rumors swirled about who would take the helm of Team USA. Names of American open-wheel racing legends like Penske, Ganassi,...