CART Tag

Posted On April 7, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Fittipaldi facing financial crisis

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Emerson Fittipaldi has a racing résumé that has given him a solid place in Motor Racing history. Having won Formula One Championships in 1972 and 1974, he embarked on a second racing career in the CART series.  Racing during the heyday of American open-wheeled racing, Fittipaldi earned two Indianapolis 500 victories and the 1989 season title. After hanging up his helmet in 1996, Fittipaldi began a series of successful business ventures in his native Brazil, including clothing lines,  real estate development, digital media, sales, servicesRead More

Posted On February 28, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, IndyCar

IndyCar’s 2016 rookie class

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer As the teams and drivers prepare for a new season, one of the most exciting aspects of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series is going to be the impressive class of Rookies for the new season. Looking down the list of entries there are no Francesco Dracones or Milka Dunos out there, but a field packed with talent from top to bottom. In that field, there will be three young drivers competing for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. Having been raised in suburban Indianapolis, 24-yearRead More

Posted On February 17, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Historical: CART’s first race at Phoenix

By Christopher DeHarde, Contributing Writer On April 2nd, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Phoenix International Raceway for the first time since 2005, and it is with this upcoming race that we will take a look back at the start of another era in open wheel racing’s history at Phoenix. CART was formed in late 1978 as a response to USAC’s rejection of a change in philosophy for top level open wheel racing in America. As such, CART proceeded to host its own races in 1979 that were sanctioned byRead More

Posted On February 11, 2016By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Gonzalo Rodriguez

January 22, 1971 – September 11, 1999 Scored a point in CART debut 3-time winner in F3000 (1998 at Spa, Nurburgring, 1999 at Monaco)  The motor racing world is one of enormous emotional toll.  Often times, its fastest rising stars are the ones that never get the chance to see how their careers would have ended had it not been for a freak accident.  Gilles Villeneuve, Stefan Bellof, Greg Moore and Jules Bianchi are prime examples of drivers that had much more to give the racing world but weren’t ableRead More

Posted On February 11, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Santoroski: Is 2016 a Make or Break Year for IndyCar?

By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer In the midst of the excitement that is the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the fact that 2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of the open-wheel split is not lost on me. Speaking as someone who lived through the formation of CART, the glory days in the 1980s and 1990s, and the slow painful death of the series, I have a vested interest in what happens next. Will the Media attention around the 100th running be enough to bring growth in viewership? Will the growthRead More
Andretti Autosport will run the No. 25, the car number that belonged to the late Justin Wilson, with Oriol Servia behind the wheel in the IndyCar finale at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Servia, a longtime veteran of the series and close friend of Wilson’s, drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing earlier this season in the Indianapolis 500, finishing 29th. The decision to race the No. 25 Honda in honor of Wilson was an emotional one for team owner Michael Andretti. “Justin was a true racer and advocate to our sport,”Read More
Two time CART champion, Paralympic Gold Medalist and inspirational racing legend Alex Zanardi wants to race in the Indy 500. Zanardi never had the chance to take to the start of the greatest spectacle in racing due to the CART-IRL split still in place when he raced in the US, a fact he regrets and would like to rectify if the right opportunity arose. Potential outfits include friend and former rival Jimmy Vasser’s team as well as Chip Ganassi’s crew who he drove for en route to the 1997 andRead More
Greg Moore

Posted On June 20, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Greg Moore

April 22, 1975 – Oct. 31, 1999 5 CART Wins 12 CART Podiums 1995 Indy Lights Champion Greg Moore was as much a champion off the track as he was on the track. No matter the circumstances he was someone who was humble, jovial, and always had a smile on his face, but once that visor was closed he was as fierce as they come. That character carried through his peers and it continues even in today’s IndyCar. The Canadian born driver began racing go karts in 1986, and inRead More