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Posted On September 18, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche locks out front row in Austin

Neel Jani came through in a clinch to snag pole position and make it an all Porsche front row for tomorrow’s 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas, from Austin, Texas. The Swiss driver put in a flyer in his No. 18 919 hybrid crossing the line with a strong 1:46.018 displacing the sister car of Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber by just 0.146 of a second. Behind the dominant Porsches lines up the first Audi machine of Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi. The championshipRead More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

FIA Formula 4 launched in the USA

Amid the backdrop of this week’s FIA World Endurance Championship event at the Circuit of the Americas, SCCA Pro Racing and its partners unveiled plans for a new championship to begin in 2016 The American championship will use a locally-developed Crawford chassis and a 2.0-litre Honda engine producing the category-specified 160 PS – both of which are currently undergoing the FIA Formula 4 homologation process. As testament to the continued global growth and acceptance of FIA Formula 4, the US series will join championships already established in Australia, Japan, Germany,Read More
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced today that Jason Rittenberry, CFE has been named chief strategy officer.  In this position, Rittenberry will serve as part of the senior leadership team and be responsible for developing new business models and revenue streams for COTA. In addition, Jason will identify ways to bolster commercial efforts, to improve the guest experience through integration of technology, and to drive efficiencies and effectiveness throughout the organization. COTA hosts the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Lone StarRead More
Ed Jones at Long Beach with Carlin
Palmetto, Fla. – Even though all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy are currently engaged in championship battles which are unlikely to be settled until the final rounds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, near Monterey, Calif., in September, Andersen Promotions already is planning toward the 2016 season. Confirmed today are a series of off-season testing dates, starting with the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at the renowned Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas, on November 21-22. The fifth annual test, held in honor ofRead More
Jimmie Johnson celebrates at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a burnout after winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, adding to his legacy with career victory No. 71. Just five behind NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt on the all-time wins list.

Posted On March 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVIII 03/04

Adam Tate & Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) are teamed with the duo of Christopher DeHarde(Motorsports.com) and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), breaking down the latest news in auto racing. The gang will be joined by special guest Brian Carroccio from AR1 with the latest on IndyCar and Formula One news. NASCAR gears up to hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with fresh faces in new places they break down Brett Moffitt’s incredible run with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta this past weekend, Jimmie Johnson’s win, and much more. So click the linkRead More

Posted On November 3, 2014By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Texas in the Spotlight: COTA & TMS

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
The Mayor of Hinchtown is firmly in the driver’s seat heading into 2015. IndyCar’s most affable spokesman has jumped ship to rejoin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and pick up the reigns where Simon Pagenaud has left off. It is a great contract and it firmly establishes the likable Canadian as a lead driver in the sport. In the time since the news broke he’s been all over the place. He hung out with Wade Cunningham and drove in the awesome SVRA vintage races down at COTA, bonus points for saying hiRead More

Posted On September 19, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

Live from Circuit of The Americas: Lone Star Le Mans

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing and Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com sat down to discuss qualifying and tomorrow’s upcoming World Endurance and Tudor United Sports Car Championship races live from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. We also touched on the IndyCar offseason and on who is set to replace Beaux Barfield as the IndyCar Race Director. We also discussed Luca di Montezemolo’s recent departure from Ferrari and the many implications it will have for the Scuderia and Formula One. Hit the link to listen. Enjoy. Live from Circuit of The Americas: Lone Star Le MansRead 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