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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For this week’s edition, which will focus on an alumnus of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, Seth Eggert sat down with Alex Prunty, a 25-year-old Super Late Model driver that competes regularly at Slinger Speedway. Prunty drives the No. 11 Paul Reilly Company Super Late Model. He won the 2016 Kulwicki Cup as part of the KDDP. The Kulwicki Driver Development Program honor the legacy of 2019 NASCAR Hall of Famer, Alan Kulwicki. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Alex Prunty: “When I wasRead More
By ARX Rallycross Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ Scott Speed held off first lap challenge from Loenbro Motorsport’s Ken Block to claim the victory in the second ever Americas Rallycross (ARX) event at the Dirtfish ARX of COTA. Speed took maximum points from the first event held at COTA’s permanent rallycross circuit and now leads his VARX teammate Tanner Foust – who won the second semifinal and started on the front row of the grid with Speed in the final – by one point in the Championship. As they did in qualifying,Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor AUSTIN, Texas – It’s not very often you get a chance to witness the debut of a new race series, but fans at Circuit of the Americas this weekend are enjoying the opportunity. The brand new ARX American Rallycross series has its U.S. debut today with the Dirtfish ARX of COTA, just over a month after the series inaugural race at Silverstone in the UK. The new series is picking up where Red Bull Global Rallycross leaves off and has taken up the mantle of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Age is just another number to NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee Hershel McGriff. He will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West double-header at Tucson Speedway in Arizona on May 5. McGriff was also recognized as one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers. McGriff will once again drive the No. 04 he has piloted throughout much of his storied career that began in in 1950. The No. 04 he will drive at Tucson will carry the colors of the South Point Hotel & Casino andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2018 editions of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours were polar opposites of each other. The Rolex 24 had only four cautions and because of that, the winner of the second class of cars broke the long standing distance record set by the overall winners in 1982. The Bathurst 12 Hours had so many cautions earlier in the race that broadcasters debated on whether the race would set a record for the shortest distance covered. The Rolex 24 had twoRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer It isn’t often that a Louisiana native makes waves in the motorsport world, but that’s exactly what one teenager from Sulphur has done. Aaron Jeansonne (left in above photo), 19, was announced by Team USA Scholarship as one of two representatives for the United States at the Formula Ford Festival that starts today at Brands Hatch and also for the Walter Hayes Trophy Race at Silverstone in November. He is joined by Jonathan Kotyk from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Jeansonne will follow inRead More
Editor’s note: This article first appeared as Track Day with Wings & Slicks by Associate Editor Adam Tate. With the U.S. Grand Prix coming up this weekend we thought it was a perfect time to share this again and give our readers an idea of just what it’s like to drive an open wheel race car. Enjoy. 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 andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Becoming a sophomore in high school comes with a lot of responsibilities between school and other obligations, but when those obligations include a championship-caliber drive in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, the cream rises to the top. And rise it has for Kaylen Frederick, who, at 15 years old is the youngest driver in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. The Maryland native drives the No. 81 Team Pelfrey Mazda in USF2000 and is currently thirdRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Upon hearing that Superkarts! USA was hosting their Pro Tour WinterNationals at NOLA Motorsports Park on March 3-5, I immediately reached out to Rob Howden, announcer for the tour and founder/editor of ekartingnews.com about the event and going to it. He said it would be a good experience and that this is where the Mazda Road to Indy kids would come from and that the size of the event would surprise me. He was right, the size of the event did surpriseRead More