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There have been few bigger proponents of young racing talent anywhere in the sport than Championship race Team Owner Chip Ganassi. For over 25 years he has identified, hired and developed some of the best young racing talent from all around the world.  Subsequently, Chip Ganassi and his Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today the creation of the Generation Ganassi (Gen G) racing talent identification program, a mentorship that will look to identify and assist North America’s young and talented race car drivers. The program identifies 13-18 year oldRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Tribute Racing is proud to announce the addition of Grease Man Photography and will immediately take part in the action-packed NASCAR weekend that will take place at Texas Motor Speedway. Grease Man Photography has shot several events between sports cars and Formula One, mostly seen at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. This upcoming weekend should be full of incredible photography and action with a full table of NASCAR on display. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks it all off Friday night, with theRead More
By: Christopher DeHarde The results from the 2015 Petit Le Mans have had a while now to settle into our memories and have given all of us a reminder that rain is truly a great equalizer. However, why a GTLM car won the race can be best summed up by what many people consider to be the four most important components of any race car – the tires. They’re the only parts of a car that are intentionally designed to make contact with a racing surface besides skid blocks andRead More
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced today that Jason Rittenberry, CFE has been named chief strategy officer.  In this position, Rittenberry will serve as part of the senior leadership team and be responsible for developing new business models and revenue streams for COTA. In addition, Jason will identify ways to bolster commercial efforts, to improve the guest experience through integration of technology, and to drive efficiencies and effectiveness throughout the organization. COTA hosts the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Lone StarRead More

Posted On August 24, 2015By Adam TateIn IndyCar, Spotlight On

When is enough, enough?

Justin Wilson is currently in a coma, in critical condition at Lehigh Valley hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Despite never quite getting the recognition he deserves from the public and the media, Justin Wilson is beloved within the IndyCar community, he is one of the, if not the nicest guy in the paddock. He is also one of the best; Wilson has the distinction of being the only active driver to have competed in Formula One, CART, Champ Car and the modern IndyCar series. Working on a deal for 2016 withRead More
Racers, fans and track day aficionados rejoice, the ring is back! Well in 2016 it will be. The famed “Green Hell” is set to remodel a bit, repave some areas and re-open, thankfully speed limit free by next year. Speed limits and record attempts were famously banned earlier this year after a racing incident that resulted in the fatality of a track side spectator after a Nissan GT-R flew off track during a VLN endurance race. 16 specific safety measures will be taken after an extensive study by Nurburgring owners,Read More
Ousted Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will soon be back with his best buds; James May and Richard Hammond. Motoring television’s most famous trio is set to reunite for a new car program produced by long time Top Gear veteran Andy Wilman for Amazon’s new on demand service; Amazon Prime. The three presenters simultaneously announced the deal this morning via their twitter accounts, James May ushering in the announcement with his typical, “Good News!” phrase. Jeremy Clarkson in a snub to his former employers at the BBC said, I feelRead More
File this one in the saving the best for last of the 2015 PPIHC (Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb) announcements. Perennially underrated IndyCar ace Justin Wilson is making his first trip to the mountain to drive Wirth Research and HPD’s abandoned LMP2 project, the ferocious looking ARX-04b. After problematic development and winter testing, Extreme Speed Motorsports raced the ARX-04b in the TUSC season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona only for ESM to replace it with it’s predecessor and then a Ligier JS P2 for the remaining Tudor and WEC racesRead More

Posted On June 11, 2015By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Jaguar D-Type

Combining revolutionary monocoque construction and cutting edge aerodynamics led to a Le Mans threepeat in the mid 1950’s. 1954 – 1957 24 Hour of Le Mans Winner 1955, 1956, 1957 Designed by Malcolm Sayer Campaigned by Jaguar, Ecurie Ecosse, Cunningham The Jaguar D-Type was among the last great front engined prototypes to conquer Le Mans. Designed by expert aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer it replaced Jaguar’s venerable C-Type which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951 and 1953. The D-Type was a clear step forward and a radical departureRead More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Spotlight On

In Search of the Perfect 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

There are more than 392 options to find the optimal setup for 2016 MX-5 Cup racecar. Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway on Thursday. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends during the 2015 MX-5 Cup season. Mazda SKYACTIV prototype racer Tom Long, who has raced in, and won with, all three previous generation MX-5 Miatas, will leadRead More