2010 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

October 29, 2010 by  
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The final race in the 2010 Formula 1 Chamionship, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is eagerly awaited by F1 fans. It will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke. The race was also F1’s first day-night race, adding to the sheer excitement of the event. Be sure not to miss this thrilling race, whether live or on T.V.

Date: 14 November 2010
Time: 17h00
Venue: Yas Marina Circuit
City: Abu Dhabi
Country: United Arab Emirates

Classic Car Show 2010

October 15, 2010 by  
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Once again, road closures will be the order of the day, as the 8th Annual Classic Car Show gets underway on 24 October 2010. It is most definitely a classic car show with a difference that motoring enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy. Not only will there be magnificent cars on display, but there are prizes for car owners who are willing to have a little fun, as there is a Best Costumed Classic Car Owner and Best Decorated Themed Classic Car categories. There will also be arts and crafts for visitors to enjoy, food stalls and a host of activities.

For more information in regard to this fun event, visit the website at www.FairLawnRiverRoad.com.

Date: 24 October 2010
Venue: River Road
City: Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Country: United States of America

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup

July 27, 2010 by  
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The Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, will be the venue for Round 6 of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup on Sunday August 1 at 09:50. Practice and qualifying sessions for this event will take place on Saturday July 31, where drivers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the 21-turn, 3.56 mile racetrack. Launched in 2008 with the goal of giving beginner drivers the opportunity to develop their talent, while at the same time introducing clean diesel technology to the United States market, the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup has earned its place on the calendar as a popular motorsport event.

During the racing season, drivers between the ages of 16 and 26 who have been recognized as having potential to take on the fast-paced world of auto racing and succeed, compete on road courses at venues around North America. Driving identical factory-prepared clean diesel powered Volkswagen Jetta TDI’s, competitors are awarded a professional racing license from SCCA Pro Racing at the successful conclusion of the season. In addition to the sheer exhilaration of competing in this series, drivers who achieve can look forward to generous prize money, with the Series Champion being the recipient of up to $100,000 worth of career advancement support from the sponsors, Volkswagen.

There are a number of factors that sets the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series in a league of its own. It is the only clean diesel racing series to be held in the United States, with Volkswagen being the only manufacturer participating on a full-time basis in motorsport with diesel-powered cars. In keeping with the growing demand for reducing our carbon footprints, the TDI diesel engine technology provides improved fuel economy when compared to gasoline engines, as well as boasting a 95 percent sooty emission reduction, even under the most demanding of racing conditions. As the cars are maintained by Volkswagen of America, competitors are assured of a level playing field, where driving skill is paramount. From a marketing viewpoint, the series appeals to spectators as the cars on the racetrack are similar to the cars available at local Volkswagen dealerships. If they make the grade under punishing racing conditions, they can be counted on to make the grade as a day-to-day means of transport.

Motorsports Expo 2010

March 3, 2010 by  
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The Motorsports Expo is one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for auto racing and car enthusiasts. This year, the Motorsports Expo will be held for its 24th year, and hosted at the Verizon Centre of Progress Building, located at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on the 13th and 14th of March 2010. Organizers have ensured that this year’s expo will be an event to remember, with magnificent exhibits and extra features for all to enjoy. And there is an additional treat for DIRTcar Racing fans, as a number of drivers have confirmed their presence at the 2010 Motorsport Expo for an exclusive autograph session.

Over and above endless exhibitors and stands, there will be a special signing of autographs on the 13th of March 2010 by the drivers of the Super DIRTcar Series. Some of the drivers to look forward to include Matt Sheppard, Dale Planck, Ryan Phelps, Gary Tomkins, Larry Wight, Lance Willix II and Jessica Zemken. Not only will these drivers be autographing photos, but motor sports fans will have the opportunity to ask their favorite drivers questions in regard to racing, plans for the future and their careers. Visitors to the Motorsports Expo 2010 will also be invited to attend discussions by Matt Sheppard, Dale Planck and Larry Wight, where they will be sharing their experiences and challenges.

A variety of racing vehicles will also be on display, and fans can look out for the original Chevrolet Impala Stock Car that was ridden by Mike Welch, the No. 5H Ernie Kreis & Son-Fastline Performance-P&M Fabrication/Bicknell, Big Red Towing no. 99 Dave Miller Auto Body/Bicknell car and the JB Motorsports no. 9S Xtreme Lubricants/Bicknell, that was piloted by Matt Sheppard. All these vehicles will be exhibited in the DIRTcar Land exhibition section of the expo.

Out of town visitors to the 2010 Motorsports Expo 2010 will find comfortable accommodation close by, with the Ramada Inn being the official hotel for the expo. The Motorsports Expo 2010 is an event that the entire family can enjoy, and combines the thrill of racing with the excitement of being able to bring the fans and their racing heroes together.

2010 IndyCar Calendar

November 23, 2009 by  
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Each year IndyCar enthusiasts wait anxiously for the schedule of the upcoming racing action to be announced and fortunately, IndyCar has allowed a sneak preview of what is to come. Exact dates have not yet been revealed, but the order of racing events and the selected venues have been made available. A few changes to the schedule have been made, but most IndyCar fans have been expecting new venues to be added. The new 2010 IndyCar Schedule will therefore consist of the following changes and venues.

There will still be seventeen IndyCar events on the schedule, as the number of race meetings remains unchanged. Of the seventeen racing venues, there will now be eight road races, with the other events being held at oval tracks. Rio de Janeiro is one of the new street circuits to have been added to the schedule and the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be hosted in April at the Barber Motorsports Park. One venue that has been omitted from the new schedule and that has been the mainstay of the series and known as the home of NASCAR is the Richmond Speedway. The other venue that has been dropped from the 2010 IndyCar Schedule has been hosting IndyCar since 1933. The Milwaukee Mile will not be on the racing schedule for next year and that might come as a shock to some racing fans.

The order of racing listed on the 2010 IndyCar calendar kicks off with Rio de Janeiro, followed by St. Pete, Birmingham, Long Beach, Kansas, Indianapolis, Texas, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Toronto, Edmonton, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Chicago, Kentucky, Montegi (Japan) and Homestead will bring the IndyCar season to a close. The venue order sees Kansas City being moved to the first weekend in the month of May and the Kentucky Speedway will now fall on Labor Day weekend. July also brings change, with Edmonton and Toronto hosting their events consecutively. It is expected that the final dates for the 2010 IndyCar calendar will be released shortly, enabling IndyCar fans to organize any traveling plans they might have to attend some the events and be a part of the live racing action.