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Posted On April 7, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Spotlight On

Historical: The 1968 Targa Florio

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

Posted On March 2, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Historical: The 1991 Indianapolis 500

By Christopher DeHarde, Contributing Writer 1991 was a pivotal year for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 75th running of the Indianapolis 500 would be run on May 26 and the IndyCar season got off to an interesting start as it led up to the month of May. Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Sr. was without a ride as the Alfa-Romeo program signed Danny Sullivan as its main driver, relegating Roberto Guerrero to the sidelines until Alfa-Romeo picked Guerrero up for the race. Unser Sr. was unable to find a rideRead More

Posted On January 30, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Patrick Depailler

August 9, 1944 – August 1, 1980 Formula Two Champion – 1974 Monaco Grand Prix winner – 1978 Nearly every race fan has a favorite driver. But, with the nature of auto racing having multiple competitors and multiple series, a lot of us have several second-tier or third-tier drivers that we root for just as much as our favorite. For me, as a young person in the 1970s, my “second-favorite” race car driver was a guy named Patrick Depailler. There was a driver named Mario that occupied the number oneRead More