Derrick Walker Tag

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. Street racing with glitz and glamour are the things that go together well and the city of Las Vegas has it all. While the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Indy car races were marred by the 2011 tragedy that claimed the life ofRead More

Posted On July 30, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Walker stepping down from IndyCar

The Verizon IndyCar Series announced that Derrick Walker, president for competition and operations, will leave his post following the season ending Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Walker took the job with IndyCar in June of 2013 and has been the pinpoint of IndyCar’s introduction of aero kits as well as race control technology upgrades. Prior to his tenure at IndyCar, he operated his own race team, fielding cars for a number of big names in IndyCar including future starts Gil de Ferran, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud. His teamRead More
On the back on thrilling races, growing TV audiences and more than a bit of controversy, IndyCar is moving forward with a surefire hit at Mid-Ohio. On board LED panels that give real time race information to the fans. The 8 inch by 7 inch panels will sit on either side of the airbox just below the on board camera. Tested at Barber Motorsports park in April, the panels will display where each car sits in the running order and will automatically update each time a car passes timing andRead More
Following a series of meetings between team owners, Chevrolet and Honda and IndyCar officials, IndyCar has ordered teams and manufactures to run the same aero kit configuration in both qualifying and the race. The boost level has been dropped to 130 kPa from the 140 kPa originally set for qualifying. “Safety for drivers and fans is the top priority for IndyCar and we will continue to be proactive in our research and development to improve all safety aspects of our sport,” said Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman and Co. A numberRead More

Posted On May 14, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News

Falken Tire set to leave IMSA

Falken Tire has announced that they end their Tudor United Sportscar Championship program at the end of the 2015 season. The Rancho Cucamonga, California based tire manufacturer announced that they will shift their focus to grassroots motorsport programs. “While we’re concluding what’s been a very valuable and rewarding relationship with IMSA and TUSCC after this season, we look forward to following – and cheering on – the continued growth of American sports car racing under the expert guidance of IMSA President Scott Atherton and his entire accomplished team,” said RichardRead More