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Abreu wins Wednesday Chili Bowl A Main, Gravel reaches main event

Rico Abreu has a special relationship with the Chili Bowl and he showed again Wednesday night why he’s one of the favorites for the 33rd annual midget classic. The two-time CB winner started second, stalked pole-sitter Cole Bodine for six laps, then grabbed the lead in his Keith Kunz/Pete Willoughby Toyota and ran away with […]

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Unveil Special Historic Liveries for Rolex 24

Reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will compete with two special liveries on their Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 26-27, 2019.Both celebrate important moments in sports car racing history as IMSA kicks off its 50th anniversary year. The No. 66 Ford GT […]

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Roborace to use both drivers and self-driving Devbot 2.0 for inaugural season

The inaugural Roborace season won’t consist only of autonomous cars racing each other without drivers, after all. According to a Friday report from Motorsport.com, Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi said the change is necessary for spectators. Thus, Robocar will sit on the sidelines in favor of a new DevBot 2.0, which a human driver can pilot, but can also […]

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Is the 2018 Mustang GT the end of a performance era?

The V-8 engine has defined American performance since Henry Ford stuck a low-cost flathead V-8 in the 1932 Ford. It made cars faster than their brakes and suspensions could handle during the muscle car era of the 1960s, got choked during the gas crisis of the 1970s, and came on strong again with a return […]

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MotoGP: More Monza Rally success for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi claims his seventh victory in the Monza Rally Show.Valentino Rossi may have suffered his first winless MotoGP season as a Yamaha rider, but he at least ended 2018 on top of a podium courtesy of his latest victory in the Monza Rally. The Italian clinched his seventh win at the event, and fourth in […]

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Bugatti Chiron won’t get open-top version, land speed record attempt

 Bugatti fans hoping for a reveal of an open-top Chiron along the lines of the Veyron’s Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse models are set for disappointment as the French marque has no plans for such a car.That was the response from Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann to a question posed by Motor Trend about a potential Grand […]

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LET’S GO RACING … IN OUR LAMBO URUSES!

A single-make SUV racing series is not something that pops up every few years for obvious reasons, and a single-make SUV racing series based on a very plush, very expensive SUV promises to be an even rarer event. But that’s exactly what Lamborghini plans to do with its new Urus model, which debuted earlier this year and was recently […]

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS REVEALS 92-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE

The Greatest Show on Dirt has new events and a NASCAR companion race No other motorsport discipline has experienced recent growth quite like the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and that trend is set to continue with the release of the 2019 schedule.The Greatest Show on Dirt, as it’s commonly known, will invade 25 states […]

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FIA GT Nations Cup ready for action at Bahrain GT Festiva

The inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup is ready to take centre stage at this weekend’s Bahrain GT Festival, with the hotly anticipated international contest set to headline a two-day racing extravaganza. The nation versus nation concept will see 18 countries going head-to-head in an array of stunning GT3 machinery, with the overall winners claiming GT […]

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Sophia Floersch determined to return to racing despite fracturing spine in Macau horror crash

The 17-year-old was required 11-hour surgery after her car flew off the track during the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix before crashing backwards into a media hut Sophia Floersch is determined to return to racing after fracturing her spine in a horrifying crash at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.                   Sophia Floersch is returning home […]

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BORDER 100 LAP RECORD DARE

SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must still run on 15 December. […]

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CHEVROLET CLAIMS NHRA MANUFACTURERS CUP FOR RECORD 23RD TIME

Tanner Gray’s NHRA Mello Yello Series Pro Stock class championship in a Chevrolet Camaro SS at Pomona, California, put the icing on the cake for manufacturer Chevrolet, which successfully defended its NHRA Manufacturers Cup.The championship is the fourth in the last five years (Dodge won in 2016) and a record 23 for Chevrolet. Its first […]

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BMW series heads to Kyalami for final showdown of 2018 championship

The popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series has once again delivered a stunning year of racing and hard-fought battles throughout the field. Even though the various class championships can basically be considered as decided the overall championship still remains open. Once again, like the previous year we will need to wait until the chequered flag drops in […]

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‘Kat’ Moller, killed in dragster crash at 24, was fierce as a competitor but a friend to fans

Just days after she was born, her family took Katarina “Kat” Moller to a race track where her father Tom Moller was competing in a dragster. Few were surprised years later when Ms. Moller took up the sport, as well. “As a baby she went from the hospital to the racetrack,” said Elaine Larsen, who […]

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Injured F3 racer Floersch thankful, confident after surgery

A day after undergoing surgery on her fractured spine, injured in Sunday’s spectacular crash at the Macau Grand Prix, German F3 racer Sophia Floersch took to social media to provide an update on her recovery and to thank those who took part in her rescue and treatment, as well as well-wishers for their ongoing messages […]

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Formula 3: ‘I won’t stop her from racing again,’ says Sophia Floersch’s father after horrific crash

Floersch’s father will not stop her from racing again, despite the 17-year-old fracturing her spine in a horrific airborne crash in Formula 3. Floersch endured 11 hours of surgery after the crash in the Macau Grand Prix after being saved from paralysis by doctors initially on the scene. And now her father, Alex, has revealed […]

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Applications speeding in for 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Hillclimb events may be one of  the motorsport categories with the shortest duration, but what they lack in length they certainly make up for in thrills and intensity – and the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place next year from 2 to 5 May, is emphatically proving that statement! At just 1.9 km, the […]

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Volkswagen bows out of F3 with one-two-three win

Daniel Ticktum (GB) is the triumphant victor of the FIA Formula 3 World Cup in Macau. The 19-year-old Brit of Team Motopark, who triumphed in the gambler’s paradise in the Far East last year, dominated throughout the race weekend and celebrated a commanding win in both races of the FIA Formula 3 World Cup. Ticktum, […]

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ISDE Day 1 – United States take early lead in Chile

The opening day of competition at the ninety-third FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Chile has seen the United States take an early lead in the FIM World Trophy classification. The United States secured a slender four-second margin of victory over closest rivals Australia, with Spain ending day one over one-minute behind the two […]

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World champs Torrence, Todd, Gray, and Smith also claim wins at season finale

For the first time in NHRA history, all four Mello Yello world champions also won the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Steve Torrence completed a perfect Countdown playoff in Top Fuel and was joined in victory by J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle). J.R. Todd clinched his […]

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Geely Group completes purchase of Utah Motorsports Campus

Utah Motorsports Campus, the road racing complex and industrial center near Salt Lake City that opened in 2006 as Miller Motorsports Park, is under new ownership. Following a vote by the Tooele County Commissioners, Tooele County has agreed to sell Utah Motorsports Campus to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC. Mitime is a subsidiary of the Geely […]

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Torrence wins NHRA Vegas, first Top Fuel championship

Steve Torrence won his first Top Fuel world championship during eliminations on Sunday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals and raced to his 10th victory of the year at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective […]

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Vettel to compete at Race of Champions Mexico

Sebastian Vettel will once again take part in the Race Of Champions, committing to next January’s event in Mexico City.The 2019 edition of the Race Of Champions will take place on January 19-20 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with the event being held inside the Foro Sol stadium section of the circuit. Vettel had been […]

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2018 NHRA: Top Fuel Points Leader Steve Torrence Focused On Task At Hand With First Championship Within Reach At NHRA Toyota Nationals

Terry McMillen (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were last year’s winners of the event.It is the fifth of sixth races in the Countdown to the Championship and the 23rd of 24 races in a 2018 season where Torrence has been even more dominant than […]

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Race of Champions to Mexico City for 2019

The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to Latin America for the first time in its history, with the announcement that Mexico City will host the next running of the all-star event.ROC Mexico will be held on January 19-20, 2019 at the Foro Sol, the amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Formula […]

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Sean Moore stars in another LiquiMoly Inex Legends classic at Zwartkops

The Historic Tour visited the Big Z on Saturday 29 September and the LiquiMoly Inex Legends were the guests, on their first round at Zwartkops in 2018, and they did not overstay their welcome. 3 pulsating heats underlined the Legends’ status as one of the most competitive and entertaining series in local motorsport. As is […]

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WIM – CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES FOR WOMEN IN MOTOR SPORT

Women have claimed Championship titles in two of motor sport’s most diverse disciplines this month, again demonstrating that there is a pool of top female talent across the sport. Anita Mäkelä claimed her third FIA European Drag Racing Championship title in the Top Fuel category, while Flick Haigh became the first woman to take outright […]

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Build-up begins for 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

As South Africa’s premier motorsport and motoring lifestyle event, the 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is scheduled to roar into life from 2 to 5 May, marking the 10th edition of this truly exceptional automotive extravaganza. Image: Rob Till Quite simply, there’s no other event on the calendar that attracts such a vast and diverse range […]

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SCHUMACHER LEAVES RED BULL RING WITH F3 TITLE IN REACH

Mick Schumacher’s impressive run of form in the European F3 Championship continued after another two wins and a second place at Red Bull Ring, putting him one win away from the title with three points scoring rounds remaining at the season finale in Hockenheim. The son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher has shone in […]

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A KILLARNEY THRILLER

Investchem F1600 drama in the Cape A betting man would have lost on Saturday, where the odds were on, that Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White would fly home from Cape Town with the Investchem Formula 1600 championship and its Road to Indy prize firmly in his back pocket. It was however not to be. White delivered […]

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TRIPLE PODIUM JONATHAN

Aberdein on form in Austrian F3 Cape Town’s Jonathan Aberdein enjoyed a splendid weekend of FIA European Formula 3 racing with three podium finishes at Austria’s Red Bull RIng. Aberdein qualified fifth for the first two races before bringing it home seventh and sixth to stand on the rookie podium each time. Jonathan then brought […]

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Schumacher or Krütten: Who will win the Rookie title?

   Showdown at Hockenheim! The stage is set for the fight between David Schumacher (16, Germany, US Racing CHRS) and Niklas Krütten (15, Germany, ADAC Berlin Brandenburg eV), who are competing to win the ADAC Formula 4 Rookie championship which will be decided this weekend. A lot could also still happen in the team competition […]