No doubt this weekendâ€™s NASCAR Rolex 24 at Daytona was an emotional race for David Donohue who managed to follow in his late fatherâ€™s footsteps (winner of the race almost forty years ago). The victory didnâ€™t come easy and it was careful timing and skill that took Donohue to the front of the pack to cross the finish line just split-seconds ahead of other competitors.
NASCAR hosts a number of exciting auto racing championships every year and this year will be no different. Not only will the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series be kicking off in less than three weeks time, but a number of great drivers, such as Jimmie Johnson, Juan Pablo Montoya and Casey Mears, are set to return to the racetracks for another great season.
The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule has received a major makeover. Two brand new venues have been added to the series and an extra event promises to provide fans with plenty of great excitement. These are just two of the highlights that are bound to make the 2009 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series a massive success.
Racetracks in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina will be hosting the debut of the United Southeast Modifieds on Dirt Series (USMOD) in 2009. A group of former late model owners and drivers, along with a few die-hard race fans, developed the USMOD Series with the aim of bringing added excitement to their local speedways. These innovative speedsters are confident that the speed, history and unique look of northeast modifieds will generate plenty of excitement for drivers and spectators alike.
The Lanier National Speedway, located at 5309 Winder Highway in Braselton, Georgia, is to be the venue for SpeedFest 2009. Pro Late Model teams, Super Late Model teams and crowds of fans will gather for the fifth annual SpeedFest at the state-of-the-art facility on 24-25 January. With the closure of the USA International Speedway in Florida, officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series and the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) needed to find a new home for the event, and Lanier National Speedway fits the bill perfectly.
New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, will play host to the FASCAR Late Model Challenge on Saturday 13 September. Auto racing fans can expect plenty of action as competing drivers tackle 100 laps around the half-mile asphalt track. The exciting program includes Modifieds, Super Stock, Sportsman, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock, plus double points for Modifieds.
When you mention the name â€˜Tommy Byrneâ€™ to the average Formula One enthusiast, they wonâ€™t even know who youâ€™re talking about. But the fact is that Tommy Byrne was arguably the best Formula One driver of all time. The only difference between him and other greats such as Jim Clark, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher is that he didnâ€™t get his chance to shine.
For the past six years the AMP Outlaw Winter Nationals have been bringing race-lovers of every sort together for some fantastic auto racing action. The races take place during the last few months of the year, continuing into early next year and are divided into four divisions: ATV Quads, Karts, Motorcycles and Modified Hot Rod Riding Lawn Mowers.
Fans of the Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders should make sure that they get themselves to the CJ Raceway on August 31st for the next installment of this action packed racing series. The event is set to take place at the 4/10 mile raceway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, for the first time this year under the guidance of promotional agency Checkered Flag Promotions.
The NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are set to return of the Auto Club Speedway later next month for three great days of fan interaction and spectacular auto racing. Additional entertainment is also lined up for the event to ensure that the weekend is unforgettable.