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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
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer In sharp contrast to some of his contemporaries, who can be found at the race track week-in and week-out, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock rarely speaks about, or even thinks about, racing these days. He makes precious few personal appearances, only occasionally grants interviews, and is likely to refer you to IMS historian, Donald Davidson, for questions about his racing stats. Now 80 years old, Johncock routinely puts in a full day of work at Quigley Lumber, the business that he owns in SouthRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Felipe Albuquerque has every right to be upset. I would too if I lost the overall lead in the final 10 minutes of a 24 hour race, especially the Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, it would be in his best interests to not be upset with Ricky Taylor. Instead, the factory Audi driver should be upset with himself. As time dwindled away in Sunday’s Rolex 24, Albuquerque led his No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi ahead of Taylor’s Wayne Taylor RacingRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Once upon a time in Motorsport, racing circuits were long and treacherous and racing continued no matter how deplorable the weather conditions became.  Whether it be in Sports Cars or Formula One, there was one driver who consistently excelled on the longest circuits when the conditions were at their worst: Jacky Ickx. Having taken six class victories at the storied 24-hour endurance race for Sports Cars, Jacky Ickx is often referred to as “Mister LeMans.” Sports Cars domination aside, he was also a rather successfulRead More
Ready or not, the holidays are here. If you are looking for great last minute gifts for the special race fan in your life, or if you are a gearhead looking to drop a hint to your family, we have the perfect guide for you. While you can’t get Kimi’s car with a great big bow on it, our selection below has something for everyone. Piloti Shoes For the fan who wants to feel like their favorite driver, enjoys taking their car to the track, or just wants to lookRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Jeff Gordon will race in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona for Wayne Taylor Racing in their new Cadillac DPi-V.R. The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion highlights the team’s high-caliber lineup of brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor as well as Max Angelelli. Gordon helped guide  WTR to a podium finish in the 2007 Rolex 24 for WTR alongside Angelelli, Wayne Taylor and Jan Magnussen. That was Gordon’s lone sportscar racing start among his legendary career in NASCAR where he earned 90 career wins to go along withRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Contributing Writer After the fourth race weekend of the inaugural season of the F4 US Championship Powered by Honda, numerous storylines emerged from the Road Atlanta circuit from a driver’s perspective and also from a team perspective. Here’s a look at two such stories from each category. Das Is Perfect Cameron Das is only in his first year of racing but has impressed in F4. The Baltimore native raced in USF2000 this year and racing that series helped Das get prepared for running in F4. The proofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Contributing Writer When you’re 18 minutes behind the race leader after the first lap of a ten lap race, your race is pretty much over. Unless your name is Vic Elford and you’re running in a Porsche 907 at the 1968 Targa Florio. The Targa Florio was one of the most challenging races on the FIA World Sportscar Championship before it was dropped from the schedule as the cars outgrew the circuit. The circuit, made up entirely of public roads throughout Sicily, was a 45 mile lapRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Top Gear, the show that caused the world to fall in love with cars again, is nearly back. The long reboot after the Exodus of Clarkson and Co. is nearly complete and the all new series will debut soon. Thankfully for viewers, the program looks to be more of the same game, just with new faces and personalities behind the wheel. The first trailer features ridiculous challenges, an Ariel Nomad, Aston Martin’s track only Vulcan, Jenson Button in a McLaren 675LT, a Viper vs Corvette vsRead More