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50 Years of Pro Stock salute: ‘The Professor’ gave lessons in Gainesville dominance

Throughout 2020, NHRA will be celebrating 50 Years of Pro Stock with special exhibitions and features at national events and showcasing the long history of the class on its media channels. Prior to each event on the 2020 schedule, NHRA National Dragster will focus on one Pro Stock moment from the history of the event. […]

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SIMOLA HILLCLIMB CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATUS UPDATE

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaring a national state of emergency last night over the coronavirus pandemic the organisers of the Simola Hillclimb have announced that the event will be postponed to later in the year. The event, held in Knysna and due to take place from 7-10 May 2020, has become South Africa’s premier motorsport […]

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FIA Motorsport Games expands to 15 disciplines for second edition

The FIA Motorsport Games will undertake a significant expansion ahead of its second edition, with 15 disciplines confirmed for this year’s global gathering in host city Marseille and at Circuit Paul Ricard (23-25 October). The event’s unique format sees international racers compete for gold in the colours of their national flag. Six disciplines formed the […]

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An action-packed weekend as drivers took on the custom-built track at the inaugural Emerald Speed Fest.

  The Emerald Speed Fest record has been set by Reghard Roets who claimed bragging rights with an outright victory of 33.869 seconds. Reghard says he is still in shock. When asked about the custom-built track, his only comment was, “it’s a driver’s track with no margin for error”. He thoroughly enjoyed its challenges and […]

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VANDERLINDE DEVELOPMENTS PARTNERS WITH THE POZIDRIVE VW CHALLENGE

Vanderlinde Developments have announced their commitment as a series partner to the Pozidrive VW Challenge for the 2020 season. The all-Volkswagen series is known for being one of the most entertaining motorsport championships within the Northern Regions. With classification based on engine capacity, the series has also built a reputation for being a firm stepping […]

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A NEW CHAMPION GUARANTEED

Investchem Formula 1600 ready to race Whatever happens in this year’s Investchem Formula 1600 championship, South Africa’s premier wings and slicks race series will crown a new champion in 2020. With last year’s champion Scott Temple and his predecessors Stuart White and Julian van der Watt, both of whom also had a part in the […]

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Sophia Florsch: German driver to be in all-female Le Mans 24-hour team

An all-female team including Sophia Florsch will compete at this year’s Le Mans 24-hour race. June’s race will take place less than two years after German Formula 3 driver Florsch, 19, survived a huge 170mph crash at the Macau GP, after which she needed surgery on a fractured spine. She will line up with Alfa Romeo F1 […]

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Type S signs long term partnership with Formula Drift Series and RTR Team

Formula DRIFT – the world’s leading professional drifting series – has  announced a major partnership with Costa Mesa, CA-based TYPE S. The multi-year deal signifies a long term commitment to the series and will see the company introduced as the Official Dash Cam, Vehicle Lighting and Jump Starter for the Formula DRIFT series. TYPE S […]

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New lightweight sportscar KTM X-BOW GTX – KTM presents GT2 class project for SRO race series

Performance and purism, united in a unique, extreme design, and armed for adventures on the most legendary race tracks in the world. With the new KTM X-BOW GTX, KTM Sportcar GmbH will show just where Austria’s only car manufacturer and Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer is heading. It is the next logical chapter in the exciting […]

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Heavy weight contenders gearing up for the Emerald Speed Fest this weekend

The Emerald Resort and Casino will come alive with roaring action from 28 February – 1 March with everyone patiently waiting to find out who will take home the inaugural Master of the Mile Championship Trophy. This race features heavy weight contenders, Franco Scribante and André Bezuidenhout, who each has won the Knysna King of […]

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Johnson, Torrence, Enders winners at Arizona Nationals

Funny Car veteran, Tommy Johnson Jr. added a trophy to his collection at the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in front of a sold-out crowd on Sunday. Sunday’s win marks Johnson’s 18th career Funny Car win and his second in Phoenix. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro […]

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YOUNG TOPS EPIC SA RACE WEEKEND

South African racers star home and away South African motorsportsmen starred once again over the past weekend as extreme enduro wizard Wade Young stormed to an incredible win in France, SA champion Kyle Flanagan excelled in Italy and the SA National Motocross Championship and Rotax Max Cape Karting championships both delivered scintillating racing as both […]

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MOTOCROSS MADNESS

MSA nationals set to fly in PE The 2020 MSA South African National Motocross championship presented by Cannabis Energy and TRP Distributors is quite literally set to fly when the first gate of the season drops to see in another year of sensational racing at Port Elizabeth’s rough, sandy and demanding Rover Raceway. And it […]

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VW ID.R targets Sonoma track record at Speed Festival

The Sonoma Speed Festival will host the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R on the 2.52-mile, 12-turn road course at Sonoma Raceway this May, in an attempt to set a new track record. The record lap time of 1m15.430s was set by Esteban Gutierrez in a Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid at the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in 2019. […]

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A race like no other, Emerald Speed Fest

Emerald Speed Fest, the family orientated motorsport and motoring lifestyle event takes place in less than a month at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark. Experience the thrill and excitement of the MSA endorsed ESF event as high-performance cars, modern road-cars, historic race cars and supercars compete against time along a 1.6km custom-made racetrack […]

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Sulayem guides drifting to new level in UAE

Among the first holders of the new EMSO drifting licence is Mohammed Hassan Al Mansoori, the Emirati competitor who will contest the first round of the Oman International Drift Championship this weekend in Muscat. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization, announced on Wednesday that all drifting competitors in the UAE will hold […]

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Bentley builds ultimate winter tourer

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of racing a Bentley Continental GT would have seemed odd, but several successful stints in events like the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with the Continental GT3 has changed all of that. Now, to prove the performance capabilities of its big, luxurious coupe, Bentley is about to set out […]

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Austrian ice racing program expands into Ice Week 2020

A year ago, Porsche scion Ferdinand Porsche and his business partner Vinzenz Greger revived a weekend of auto racing on ice in Zell am See, Austria. They’re back, and now it’s Ice Week 2020, with events running from January 27 to February 2. In addition to vehicles previously announced, the organizers say that cars to be featured […]

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Chaz Mostert likens ‘incredible’ 24 Hours of Daytona win to stunning 2014 Bathurst win

Supercars star Chaz Mostert has likened his breakthrough Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona victory to his stunning 2014 Bathurst 1000 triumph. The newly-signed Walkinshaw Andretti United ace took out GTLM honours aboard an RLL-run BMW M8 alongside John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Augusto Farfus. The fight for class honours came down to a final-hour shootout […]

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Tatiana Calderon to become Super Formula’s first female driver in 2020

Calderon signs a deal with the Drago Corse team for the 2020 Super Formula season, switching from Formula 2. Tatiana Calderon will become the first woman to race in the Japanese Super Formula championship after announcing her move into the series for the 2020 season. Calderon, 26, will race for the Honda-powered Drago Corse with […]

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SUTHERLAND AND MARTIN WIN FIRST MAURITANIAN STAGE AT AFRICA ECO RACE

Italian Botturi retains reduced motorcycle lead over Ullesvalseter into Chami T4 leaders Bouwens, Boerboom and Driesmans head Martin duo in car and truck section Aussie rider Matt Sutherland and French driver Patrick Martin won their respective motorcycle and car categories on the sixth stage of the 12th Africa Eco Race (Monaco-Dakar) between Arzmeila and Chami […]

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Bathurst 12 Hour to go ahead

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is set to go ahead as planned as event organisers monitor the bushfire situation in New South Wales. The endurance race, featuring leading GT cars and drivers from around the world, will be held across January 30 to February 2 at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit. Organisers moved to assure […]

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Stevie “Fast” Jackson delivers first NHRA championship with Pro Mod title

Stevie “Fast” Jackson did not do anything surprising by winning the 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series title. That doesn’t make storming the most competitive class in drag racing with the power of a terminator and the bravado of John McClane and emerging victorious any less impressive — or entertaining.  Jackson […]

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Bloodhound car has 800mph target in its sights for 2021

“We’re 99% sure this car is capable of a land speed record that begins with the number 8.” Mark Chapman, chief engineer on the Bloodhound car, is reflecting on the vehicle’s high-speed trials this past November. The arrow-shaped racer reached a top speed of 628mph (1,010km/h) on the mudbed of Hakskeen Pan, South Africa, before packing up […]

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Mobil 1™ Returns to NHRA Racing With Multi-Year Sponsorship of Toyota Racing Development and Kalitta Motorsports

Mobil 1™ will return to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series in 2020. ExxonMobil, in partnership with Toyota Racing Development (TRD), will become Kalitta Motorsports’ official lubricant partner in 2020 and Mobil 1 racing oil will be used in all team cars. Under the agreement, ExxonMobil will supply Kalitta Motorsports, […]

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Hamilton confirms spill in Rossi ride swap

Lewis Hamilton confirmed he had a minor spill in his historic ride swap with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.Seven-time premier class champion Rossi tested one of Mercedes‘ title-winning F1 cars, while Hamilton had a go on a Yamaha bike – his first outing on MotoGP machinery. According to Sky Sports, Rossi spun the Silver Arrow three times, […]

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Alexander Rossi survives rollover in Baja 1000

Alexander Rossi rolled over his Honda Ridgeline Off-Road truck while leading Saturday’s Baja 1000 in Mexico.  Rossi’s Honda approached a 90-degree left over a hill and did not have the vehicle at the proper angle, sending it rolling over on its side followed by an end-over-end rolled before landing in a ditch on its roof […]

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MACAU GRAND PRIX 2019: THE STORY SO FAR

The 66th annual running of the prestigous Macau Grand Prix has seen the new-generation of FIA Formula 3 cars tackle the legendary Guia circuit as lap records tumbled from the outset. Practice One Marcus Armstrong set record-breaking pace for Prema Theodore Racing in the opening session for this years Macau Grand Prix. The Kiwi set an unofficial lap record of the Guia Circuit […]

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PROVISIONAL 2020 WORLD RX CALENDAR ANNOUNCED: BRITISH AND CANADIAN ROUNDS MISSING

The calendar for the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship has been announced today. Most notably, Portugal returns and the series will head to the Nurburgring for the first time. Abu Dhabi has moved from being the season opener to the penultimate round of the year with Barcelona kickstarting the 2020 season. There are two TBC (to be confirmed) events in July and September. […]

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Bloodhound LSR up to speed as testing hots up in the desert

Bloodhound hits an all-time fastest speed of 334 mph as test programme begins in earnest Bloodhound car’s full reheat engaged for 12 seconds 50 – 300 mph reached in 13 seconds Crucial data on cross wind speed limits gathered Team pull together to overcome initial teething problems The Bloodhound LSR team passed a major milestone […]

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Belgian solar car team wins 3,000-km race through Australian outback

 A team from Belgium’s KU Leuven University has won a 3,000-km (1,864-mile) race for solar-powered cars through the Australian outback, organisers said, as the cars arrived in the South Australian capital of Adelaide on Thursday. Belgian Agoria Solar Team members are seen at the finish line of the 2019 World Solar Challenge at Victoria Square […]

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The Bloodhound LSR Is Embarking on Its First Test Since the Project Was Saved

Next month, the Bloodhound team will push their car past 500 mph in South African desert, in preparation to chase 1000 mph. Last year, the Bloodhound SSC effort, which aims to build the first car to exceed 1000 mph, was saved from administration by a British entrepreneur. The project was renamed Bloodhound LSR (for Land Speed […]

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HISTORIC EXCELLENCE

More great classic racing at Red Star Saturday proved an excellent day for racing at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas, where the two Historic Racing South Africa classes delivered entertaining action throughout and all but crowned its overall champions as Sean Hepburn enjoyed a great day in the combined Universal Healthcare Pre-80 Historic Saloons […]

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THIERRY BOLLORÉ fired as predident of Renault SA

Renault’s Board of Directors met today to take a decision on the Group’s governance. At this meeting, the Board of Directors decided to terminate the terms of office of Renault SA’s Chief Executive Officer and Thierry Bolloré’s Chairman of Renault sas, with immediate effect. The Board of Directors has decided to appoint, with immediate effect, […]

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DOWN TO THE WIRE

Welkom leaves SA MX titles wide open Most of South Africa’s 2019 TRP National Motocross Championships are still wide open after a day of drama in Welkom on Saturday, where only Dalton Venter was crowned this year’s high school champion. All the other classes must wait until the final round at Terra Topia north of […]

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IS IT FINALLY DOUG KALITTA’S TIME TO SHINE AND WIN AN NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP?

With the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports team, seemingly star-crossed Doug Kalitta once again is making a strong run at his first Top Fuel title. Last weekend’s Mopar Express Lane Nationals at Reading, Pennsylvania, was just the first race of six in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. But with the resurgence of the Kalitta Motorsports […]

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Beckman wins, takes over NHRA points lead at Reading

It’s been over a year since Jack Beckman parked his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in an NHRA winner’s circle but on Sunday at the 35th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil he came out on top. Not only did Beckman defeat John Force in the final round […]

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NHRA announces 2020 Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule

Today, NHRA officials released the 2020 schedule for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders will once again compete at 16 of the 24 events on the series. This exciting class, which recently broke the 200 mph barrier, will be competing at several new locations […]