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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 […]

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EMPIRE HILL CLIMB WINNER DANIEL MILEWSKI PLANS TO DEFEND TITLE IN 2019

Milewski and Blue Meyer Race Team teammate Bob Meyer finished 1-2 in Class 3 at Empire Daniel Milewski is not only a two-time winner of the Empire Hill Climb, he’s a big fan of the vibe he gets from the racers and the event sanctioned by the Detroit Region Sports Car Club of America. Milewski, […]

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Chiara Fontanesi takes double race wins, overall and red plate in Assen

The women of motocross made the trip to Assen this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2018 FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. Just as the MXGP and MX2 World Championships are finishing out the season with the final two rounds of the Netherlands and Italy so are the women. Taking her first overall victory […]

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HUSQVARNA CHASING THE GOLD

Carletonville an appropriate Cross Country finale Carletonville out beyond Westonaria to the west of Johannesburg is among the richest gold-producing zones on earth with deep level mines churning out ore as quickly as possible. There will however be a different focus on the area over the weekend of 14-15 September, when Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing […]

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Toni Bou Wins 12th Consecutive FIM Trial World Championship Title

Honda Racing Corporation contract rider and Honda factory team (Repsol Honda Team) rider Toni Bou has won the 2018 FIM* Trial World Championship. He has clinched his 12th consecutive title by winning the trial in Great Britain on September 2. Since clinching his first world championship title in 2007 on HRC’s Montesa COTA 4RT factory […]

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F1600 FESTIVAL SENSATION

Road to Indy battle to thrill at Kyalami South Africa’s premier single seater race series, Investchem Formula 1600 is one of two classes privileged to race at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank from 31 August to 2 September.  The Festival of Motoring has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s favourite expos of all […]

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Young Tokoroa dragster named New Zealand’s best

Tokoroa 10-year-old Victoria Steiner is a kid going places quickly.Victoria was recently named New Zealand Drag Racing Association (NZDRA) 2018 Junior Dragster Champion. That’s despite having only been racing for two years. She said she found receiving the award to be both exciting and daunting as she went on stage to receive her trophy. “I […]

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Toyota Racing pounding the pavement to identify future female drivers

 Jack Irving will tell you everything you want to know about this week’s Toyota driver combine being held at California’s Irwindale Speedway, and you might not realize the program is geared toward gauging the talent level of female competitors. That is a good thing. Irving, the director of team and support services for Toyota Racing […]

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ABERDEIN’S SILVERSTONE SPECTACULAR

South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein enjoyed a splendid FIA European Formula 3 weekend with a double podium at Silverstone over the weekend as he jumped up the championship table with a significant points haul in England. The weekend started well for Aberdein with fourth and third in Friday practice before qualifying saw him fourth, fifth and […]

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SNAKE CHARMER: GREEN MAMBA PILOT DOUG ROSE KILLED IN JET CAR CRASH AT AGE 80

The official story of Douglas Yates Rose, 80, concluded Friday evening at Norway Speedway, a third-of-a-mile paved oval located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At about 7:15 p.m., Rose was taking his Green Mamba jet car around the track, just after the national anthem, when something went wrong. Doug Rose in the cockpit of his own […]

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Thompson’s Challenger 2 sets new LSR record at Bonneville

On the 50th anniversary of his father Mickey’s original 406mph run with the car, Danny Thompson took the Challenger 2 from storage and began the extensive process of restoring, retrofitting, and updating the vehicle to complete the goal the car was unable to achieve back in 1968 – setting a new piston-driven world land speed […]

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Hill Climb Masters – A record has already been set

Even before registration opens for the drivers, the FIA Hill Climb Masters, which will be held in Gubbio, Italy on 12-14 October, can already be sure to beat one record: that of the most national teams entered in a Nations Cup. The biennial Hill Climb Masters event is not just an individual race, where the […]

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The ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring

•    Fourth of seven race weekends in Super Sports Car League •    Corvette pairing of Kirchhöfer/Keilwitz currently head standings •    Fantastic support programme with four more race series  The summer break is now over, but who will be crowned ADAC GT Masters ‘half-time’ champions at the Nürburgring this weekend (3rd – 5th August) as the […]

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Mick Schumacher his first Formula 3 race

Rookie Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong has regained the overall lead in Formula Three on the same day Michael Schumacher’s son won his first race in the championship on the famed Spa track in Belgium on Saturday. Armstrong, who turned 18 on Sunday, started in sixth but advanced to third to stand on the podium after racing through wet conditions on […]

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SA’s Zante Otto for Toyota 50 Race Day

ZANTE Otto, one of South Africa’s top female Superbikes riders – will be the star attraction during this coming Saturday’s Toyota 50 Race Day at Donnybrook Raceway in Harare. The “legendary” vehicle Toyota Hilux turns 50 this year and to mark its golden jubilee celebrations, the Zimbabwe Motorsport Federation, in conjuction with Toyota Zimbabwe, will […]

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Ohio Calling For Julian

Cape Town racer Julian van der Watt intends to continue his resurgence of form in the US Formula 2000 championship when the series visits the twisty and undulating 13-turn 4km Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the sixth round of the championship in a three race weekend 27-29 July. “I can’t wait for this one!” Cape […]

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Female racer makes history with record finishes in dirt national midget events

Holly Shelton is riding high after setting a milestone for a female driver in a national midget series feature event on dirt this past weekend. The Sacramento, California-area resident recorded the highest finish ever for a female dirt national midget series driver with a runner-up finish last Friday at the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget […]

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James Cowton dead: Road racer dies in four-rider crash at the Southern 100, aged 26

Yorkshire road race James Cowton has died after being involved in a four-rider accident at the Southern 100, aged 26. Cowton came off his McAdoo Racing Kawasaki in an accident at Stadium Bends and succumbed to his injuries. Ivan Lintin, the two-time Isle of Man TT winner, is in a critical condition after being flown to Liverpool for treatment in […]

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HUSQVARNA TOPS TERRA TOPIA

Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing enjoyed another excellent day at the races at Saturday’s fourth round of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship at Terra Topia north of Johannesburg. Q4 Fuel Husqvarna team riders Caleb Tennant and Maddy Malan shared out the wins and seconds in the 250cc MX2 races to share the class […]

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BENTLEY BENTAYGA CRUSHES PIKES PEAK SUV RECORD

Bentley’s W12 bruiser was the second VW to set a record last Sunday. As he predicted would happen back in May, veteran Rhys Millen has broken the Pikes Peak production SUV record driving a Bentley Bentayga. He also said he’d knock a minute off the record, but his 10-minute, 49-second time up the mountain took almost two minutes […]

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Ducati wins 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Legendary Ducati racer Carlin Dunne has led the 2018 Spider Grips Ducati Pikes Peak team to victory and reclaimed the crown as King of the Mountain. Dunne completed today’s “Race to the Clouds” in 9:59:102.   “We did it. We took the podium,” said Dunne, who notably was the first motorcyclist ever to traverse the […]

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ABERDEIN’S NASTY NORISRING

Some weekends just do not go according to plan and that’s precisely what Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein had to deal with when the FIA Formula 3 championship visited the unyielding German Norisring street circuit over the weekend. Aberdein was quick in practice and qualified his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen third in his group in a wet […]

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Volkswagen makes history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen and the I.D. R Pikes Peak have made history at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak, Romain Dumas (F) defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrain technology. In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also bettered Sébastien […]