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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ferrari's drivers dilemmaHeadline

Ferrari's drivers dilemma

Now that Ferrari has confirmed Felipe Massa will not return to the circuit before 2010, Ferrari has to decide whether they will continue with Luca Badoer as Massa's substitute for five more races, or to replace him. Massa has to undergo plastic ...

FOTA and FIA still struggle onHeadline

FOTA and FIA still struggle on

Today the FIA finally published a list with the accepted entries for the 2010 Formula One season. Williams and Force India, who both had admitted an unconditional entry, are on the list and the FIA has put Ferrari, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Mike Desmarais - Canadian SBK obituary

Mike Desmarais - Canadian SBK obituary

TORONTO, Ont. (March 6) -- The Parts Canada Superbike Championship is saddened to report that former Canadian Open Sport Bike champion Mike Desmarais died on February 26 in Delta, B.C. He was 33 years old. A native of North Bay, Ont., Desmarais...

DC's the sound of silenceHeadline

DC's the sound of silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE A SEASON IN PURGATORY ... ... is the title of an old Patrick Dempsey flick and seems appropriate after Dempsey and his fellow Rolex Series racers cleared out from this past weekend's "Roar Before The 24" because this is ...

AUSF3: Graham Watson passes due to fight with cancer

AUSF3: Graham Watson passes due to fight with cancer

VALE: GRAHAM WATSON Formula 3 Australia was today shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely loss of Graham Watson, who passed away last (Tuesday) night after a brief battle with Cancer. Graham was born in Palmertson North, New Zealand...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ferrari mourns Henry Surtees' death

Ferrari mourns Henry Surtees' death

Maranello, 20 July 2009 - A tragic accident on the last motorsport weekend. Henry Surtees, the son of John Surtees, the Formula 1 World Champion with Ferrari in 1964, died last night after an accident at the Brands Hatch circuit in this season's...

Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

Terry Troxell - fatal heart attack

2005 Gold Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Champion Terry Troxell Passes The boat racing world was rocked on Saturday by the news that 2005 Gold Cup champion Terry Troxell, one of the sport's most popular and successful drivers, had succumbed to a...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Medals or points, to be or not to beHeadline

Medals or points, to be or not to be

Recently the FIA published an analysis of the medal system as proposed by Bernie Ecclestone. It revealed that a medal system would have had a serious impact on the results of the past 59 years of Formula 1. It would have changed the result of 37...

Michael Roman news 2009-04-05

Michael Roman news 2009-04-05

Amputee Michael Roman Establishes Two Land Speed Records at Opening Maxton Event Amputee and chronic pain patient Michael Roman heightening awareness of chronic pain sufferers' plight through his pursuit of Land Speed Records Maxton, NC (April...

Heikki Kovalainen on high seasHeadline

Heikki Kovalainen on high seas

The Suomussalmi Speedster navigates rough waters in wake of Hamilton's success. Heikki Kovalainen continues the tradition of a small nation of five million inhabitants turning out talented racing drivers. Ever since 1982, when Keke Rosberg, a...

DC's Rolex 24 sleep partyHeadline

DC's Rolex 24 sleep party

DC's ROLEX 24 SLEEP PARTY TRADITION The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, undertakes its 2009 season in traditional manner with the Jan. 24-25 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The party even begins at an "old" time,...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Formula One - KERS, diffusers, overtaking and other inconveniencesHeadline

Formula One - KERS, diffusers, overtaking and other inconveniences

With eight races behind us in the Formula One World Championship, it's now time to see if the changes in the regulations have had the desired effect: more overtaking and thus more exciting races. Several surveys had revealed that the fans very ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Larry Rice passed away May 20

Larry Rice passed away May 20

1978 INDY 500 CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RICE DIES AT 63 By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Thursday, May 21, 2009 Larry Rice, a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion and USAC Midget car champion who was co-rookie of the year in the 1978...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

Jonathan Byrd dies at 57

LONGTIME INDIANAPOLIS 500 CAR OWNER BYRD DIES AT 57 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 -- Jonathan Byrd, co-entrant in 1996 of Arie Luyendyk's all-time Indianapolis 500 record qualifier, passed away Aug. 20 in Greenwood, Ind. He was 57. Byrd,...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DC special - For SylvainHeadline

DC special - For Sylvain

FOR SYLVAIN In an annual New Year's rite that kick-starts the motorsports season, the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 annually starts the racing world's motor oil pumping with its early January Test Days at Daytona...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Indianapolis Speedrome statement on Bryd passing

Indianapolis Speedrome statement on Bryd passing

SPEEDROME HALL OF FAME MEMBER JONATHAN BYRD PASSES AWAY The Speedrome mourns the loss of a good friend, Jonathan Byrd. The 2002 Hall of Fame inductee passed away Thursday evening. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Speedrome family go out to...

Formula One: Rien ne va plusHeadline

Formula One: Rien ne va plus

Rien ne va plus No further bets please, teams and wannabe teams can no longer submit their entry for the FIA Formula One 2010 championship. All we can do now is wait until June 12 when the FIA will reveal which teams have been selected for the...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Sat 03 Jan 2009
Knocking on heaven's doorHeadline

Knocking on heaven's door

Just like so many times before, many are turned away for sins of the past, not meeting expectations in junior formulae. But even the lucky few who are granted access to the forbidden land called Formula 1 paddock can find that the glitz and...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Giancarlo Fisichella: Dreams do come trueHeadline

Giancarlo Fisichella: Dreams do come true

Giancarlo Fisichella must be the happiest guy in Formula One these days, his life-time ambition has been fulfilled, he has won a contract to race the last five races of the season for the legendary Ferrari team. And the timing couldn't be better:...

Wed 14 Oct 2009
Brent Hajek - Ford interview 2009-10-14

Brent Hajek - Ford interview 2009-10-14

This Week in Ford Racing October 14, 2009 In just one week, Brent Hajek and Hajek Motorsports set five new records for E-85 powered vehicles, including a land speed record in a 2010 Mustang at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Hajek Motorsports...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
SCCA racer Alan Burgess obituary

SCCA racer Alan Burgess obituary

Driver Alan Burgess Succumbs to Burns from Daytona Fire TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2009) -- Alan C. Burgess, of Winter Garden, Fla., died Aug. 24 at Orlando Regional Hospital after sustaining burns from a fire at a Sports Car Club of ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Edward Everett "Teddy" Mayer died on January 30, 2009, at his home in England, a sad loss to those in the racing community who knew him personally and those who knew of his accomplishments. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1935,...

The Max and Bernie showHeadline

The Max and Bernie show

It seems the FIA was in such a hurry to change the points system for this year's Formula One season that they completely forgot about their own rulebook. On Friday, completely out of the blue, the FIA produced a press release which stated that if...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Return of The KingHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Return of The King

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Return of The King Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exaggerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in...

Wed 11 Nov 2009
LEMANS/LMS/GT: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2009-11-10
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LEMANS/LMS/GT: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2009-11-10

Exploits for Ekstrom and Pirro in Beijing ROC: As many as two Audi drivers were successful at the "Race of Champions" in Beijing: Audi "factory" driver Mattias Ekstrom -- after 2006 and 2007 -- won the competition of the world's best race and ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Formula One - Seven down, ten to goHeadline

Formula One - Seven down, ten to go

After seven races this season, Brawn Grand Prix and Jenson Button are still on top of the charts and firmly in control of this season's Formula One World Championship. It seems nothing can stop the white-yellow Mercedes propelled Brawn cars, many...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula One or Formula Farce?Headline

Formula One or Formula Farce?

The Prancing Horse is threatening to leave the barn unless the controversial budget cap of only ?40M ($62M) per year is removed. Mosley and his merry men claim this is required to help new entrants into the sport. As the deadline to register for...

Formula One - five down, twelve to goHeadline

Formula One - five down, twelve to go

After five races, and back on European soil again, Ross Brawn and his team are still in command in Formula One. Jenson Button has won four out of five races, and is still the leader in the Drivers Championship with 41 points. Teammate Rubens ...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: The best ever?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The Best Ever? On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving...

Fri 16 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sign Of The TV Times Is NASCAR a southern sport? More to the point -- is stock car racing a southern sport? Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Renault still facing the WMSC next MondayHeadline

Renault still facing the WMSC next Monday

The shock-announcement of mother company Renault that managing director Flavio Briatore and executive director of engineering Pat Symonds have left the ING Renault Formula One team does not mean the case is closed. Briatore and Symonds were ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DTC: James Thompson makes Danish Honda return

DTC: James Thompson makes Danish Honda return

The Danish Honda representative in the Danish Touringcar Championship, Hartmann Honda Racing, will be taking part in this year's series with a strong set-up, building on the experience and successes that the team achieved in last year's ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Penske powerHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Penske power

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Penske Power Kurt Busch may have backed into Atlanta's victory lane by taking a celebration lap aboard his Dodge in reverse. But judging from Busch's dominating performance in the race, Penske Racing certainly...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year earlyHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: France Jr. a year early

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram France Jr. A Year Early After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR...