Being the global corporation that it is, General Motors has been a regular competitor in the World Touring Car Championship< (WTCC) for quite a few years already. Up until now, their competing car was based on the Chevrolet Lacetti (built by Daewoo). But now it seems that is all about to change.
In a nail-biting finish that saw Scott Dixon pass Helio Castroneves on the last turn at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, Dixon claimed not only the race but his 6th victory of the season. The accomplishment has tied Dixon with the current IndyCar record â€“ one which he looks set to break if he keeps going at his current pace.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has finally released a list containing the names of the members of AMA Team USA who will be taking part in the 2008 Motocross of Nations. It seems the stars and stripes will be carried by a trio of Monster Energy Kawasaki riders this year, namely Ryan Villopoto, Tim Ferry and James Stewart.
An elated Justin Schroeder took the first win of his career at the biggest race of the year â€“ the Stan Yee Memorial 150. The twenty-one year old managed to find himself in the lead on the eightieth lap and never looked back. By the time he was done, he had lapped almost the entire field.
Matt Miller, who has been running just below the radar in the Summer Nationals so far this season, just hit the big time. With his performance in the last two races showing him to be â€˜averageâ€™, no one suspected that heâ€™d be able to rocket to the front of the pack and take the trophy at the 60-lap event that took place this weekend.
Despite a slow start to the season, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Northwest Region will soon be kicking into first gear with the Northwest Speedweek, only weeks away. This exciting annual race promises fans some exciting drivers, and cars are already being tweaked to ensure that they provide drivers with the best performance.
Racing fans looking for some excitement in the weeks to come can make their way to the East Alabama Motor Speedway on June 21. This is where the first annual Randy Helton Memorial Race will take place. Named for Randy Helton from Palmetto, Georgia, who passed away in March this year at just 47 years of age, the race promises to be a good one. Helton raced regularly in the Oâ€™Reilly United Sprint Car Series during his career as a driver and he also worked as crew chief for the man who founded the series. The speedway, which is located just seven miles from Phoenix City on Highway 80 West, was Heltonâ€™s favorite race track and so it is a fitting choice of venue for this memorial event.
Many racing drivers find that nothing gets the blood pumping quite like a good off-road race. The Tattersallâ€™s Finke Desert Race is the best of the best. It is noted for being the best part of the Australian Offroad Racing Championship. The grueling race tests the mental prowess and physical fitness of the driver, as well as the strength of their machinery. It is little wonder then, that the race draws all the big names of off-road racing to Alice Springs each year.
After just four years of racing with NASCAR, Clint Bowyer has already achieved almost legendary status. Fans flock to the racetrack to see him perform and he almost always gives them the satisfaction of seeing him drive a good race.
Itâ€™s young and exciting â€“ itâ€™s the Formula BMW Americas. A combination of youth, speed and talent, the Formula BMW Americas provides the ultimate starting point for aspiring auto racing enthusiasts. Youths from fifteen years of age and up can enroll and start climbing their way up the ladder to racing greatness.