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Texas Motor Speedway and the Circuit of the Americas are 220 miles apart via Interstate 35, the backbone highway of Texas and the United States. For Bernie Ecclestone, it is of little note, but for larger than life TMS front man Eddie Gossage it is 220 miles too close. He raised a stir when F1 announced this year’s U.S. Grand Prix for the same date as his premier AAA Texas 500. Sine then the scheduling gaffe has led to criticism and the debate of whether or not it would forceRead More
I have wanted to go to the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb since I was 12 years old. My family took a big camping trip to Colorado, we hooked the pop up to our trusty Nissan Pathfinder and left the flat expanse of Texas in the rear-view mirror. When we arrived in Colorado Springs I marveled at the height and beauty of the mountains. When I learned the history of Pike’s Peak it thrilled me, when we drove up the winding, precipitous road I was amazed. At the summit we pickedRead More
January 13, 1980 – October 11, 2013 Formula One Test Driver Ambassador of FIA Women in Motorsport Awarded Gold Medal by the Royal Order of Sporting Merit First Spanish Woman Test Driver in Formula One Born in Madrid, Spain and daughter of former Formula One driver Emilio de Villota, the naturally talented Maria de Villota raised the bar for women in motorsports. After starting off in Karts during her youth, de Villota jumped into the Spanish Formula Toyota Series in 2000. The following year she moved to the newly establishedRead More
“The Intimidator” April 29, 1951 – Feb. 18 2001 7-Time NASCAR Cup Champion ~ 1980 ~ 1986 ~ 1987 ~ 1990 ~ 1991 ~ 1993 ~ 1994 ~ 76 NASCAR Cup Wins 1998 Daytona 500 Champion 1979 Rookie of the Year How do you start a legendary career? Win rookie of the year honors then the very next season win the series championship. That is exactly what Dale Earnhardt did, becoming the first ever driver ever to do so. Collecting his first win at Bristol in his rookie season wasRead More
24 Hours of Le Mans Champion – 1997 Petit Le Mans Champion – 2000 12 Hours of Sebring Champion – 2001 Winner of 5 Formula One Grand Prix Michele Alboreto was one of the most respected drivers of his generation. Born in Milan, Italy on December 23rd, 1956, Alboreto’s career would complement the versatility of his skill-sets in multiple forms of motorsports. His racing days began in 1976, but it wasn’t until 1978 in the Formula Italia series until he broke through, grabbing two wins in the process. The nextRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor As we move forward into the 21st century the threat of climate change and the reduction of resources have combined to make the world of motor racing greener and more inventive than ever. Series all around the world are turning to hybrid and electric technology, they have entire departments focused on sustainability, renewable energy and the purchasing of carbon offsets. We hear about this more and more in the media, but we do not often hear about the racing circuits themselves. As major sporting destinations, theRead More
Last week I experienced the power, immediacy and thrill of an open wheel race car for the first time in my life. A fan of open wheel racing since child hood, the anticipation and excitement I felt as I drove out to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie was fever pitch. It is there where I met up with Hans Wolter and his top-notch crew from Wings&Slicks. I arrived early for the 3:30 event and watched as they finished unloading their transporter, proudly wearing sponsor decals and a championship bannerRead More