Tag Archives: Racing

Winning The Baja 1000 Takes Serious Preparation

Racers started preparing for the Baja 1000 months before the race began. While success takes a lot of luck and good driving during the race, the real race begins with proper build and preparation of the vehicle. This holds as true for Cameron Steele’s winning trophy truck as it does for Pro Moto Unlimited winner…

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Porsche’s New Formula E Racer Is Here

Porsche is going all-in on electric performance in the near future, with the launch of the Tesla-fighter-with-the-worst-name Taycan, likely a hybrid 911, and a new Formula E team. This weekend Porsche gave the car its first semi-public debut during their annual Night of Champions celebration in Germany. Porsche have…

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IMSA Really Wants Teams To Ditch LMP2 For DPI

Despite having won three races in the 2018 season, LMP2 cars have been deemed by IMSA to be too slow to be competitive with their home-brew manufacturer-supported DPI class cars. As such, the DPI class will be allowed more go-fast for 2019 and split into its own class. No longer a contender for the overall victory,…

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The Last Race Is a Powerful Story of Local Auto Racing’s Struggle to Stay Alive

The Last Race is a story some know all too well, while others might not have ever thought about it: It’s the story of the fight to keep a community tradition alive, with commercial development closing in from all sides as the value of the land that tradition clings to continues to skyrocket. It’s the apprehension…

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Sara Christian Competed in the First Ever NASCAR Race and Is the Only Woman To Score a Top Five Finish

The path to women taking part in sanctioned American racing had to start somewhere. Long before women like Danica Patrick and Jennifer Jo Cobb were getting behind the wheel of stock cars, we had women like Sara Christian setting the stage—and at the first ever NASCAR race to boot.

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The New Le Mans Prototype Rule Book Looks More Like Spec Racer Than Premier Class 

LMP1 as we know it is dead. It lived a good long life, dominated largely by Audi’s series of alphanumeric Le Mans champions. The Audi vs. Peugeot seasons were great, then the Audi vs. Toyota vs. Porsche era exploded and collapsed faster than ever thought possible.

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Women Were Banned From Motorsport After Joan Newton Cuneo Demolished the Best Racers of Her Era

As the last of four daughters to a family hoping for at least one son, Joan Newton’s family indulged her in all of the adrenaline-packed activities that were considered wildly improper for a late 19th century Victorian gal. The Newtons couldn’t have known that their tomboy daughter would go on become one of America’s…

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The Full List of 55 Candidates for the Inaugural W Series Championship Has Been Released

The W Series women-only championship has been wrought with controversy and confusion since it was officially announced in early October. Whether you support it or not, the series is still forging forward, with the official list of candidate drivers being released a few days ago.

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Peek Into the Nonstop Action of the NHRA Finals

I’ve done plenty of races in my time, but I still haven’t made it to an NHRA event. I was sorely tempted to head out to the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona for the Finals this year—I just couldn’t swing it. Thankfully, my good pal Eric Bellwood was looking out for me.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Racing to the Finish is a Fascinatingly Unconventional Autobiography of the Medical Issues in a Racing Career

When you pick up the autobiography of a race car driver, you’re expecting a description of a career, a life. You’re probably not picturing a brief account of five short years out of a decades-long career, riddled with mental and physical health. But with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s autobiography, that’s exactly what you’re…

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