The Indy Racing League, or IRL, is a sanctioning body for open-wheel auto racing in America. Best known for the popular Indianapolis 500, the IRL endorses the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and, as of 2010, the U.S. F2000 National Championship. Tony George was responsible for the establishment of the IRL back in 1994, [...]
Watkins Glen International is situated near Watkins Glen, New York. Over the years Watkins Glen has been host to a variety of different races, including a lot of the IMSA series, SCCA series, Formula One, NASCAR and Indycar. Watkins Glen Schedule is made up of a couple of SCCA National races, quite a number of [...]
Thereâ€™s no debating that the global recession is hitting every aspect of the economy hard. Auto manufacturers seem to be having an especially tough time and this has understandably led to Honda Motor Co.â€™s decision to withdraw from Formula One racing.
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.
After a lot of reorganizing in seems the IndyCar Series is getting ready for a great season next year. They recently announced their 2009 schedule, which not only featured eighteen different races, but revealed two exciting new racetrack venues. The changes extend the championship by an entire month and will no doubt prove to be very popular with auto racing fans.
When the Champ Car World Series merged with IndyCar earlier this year, the 2008 race schedule was thrown into confusion. A large number of races were cancelled in the struggle to fit so many events into an already cramped schedule and a lot of fans saw red. But it would seem that the dents are slowly being beaten out the schedule and things are getting back on track. The IRL recently confirmed that the IndyCar open-wheel auto racing series would be a feature at Edmonton on July 26. The track has received the race under a new three-year deal and officials are already saying Toronto is next on the list to receive a race.
Many auto racing fans follow the IndyCar Series with great interest, whether in person at the various race tracks, or as armchair spectators. In competitive racing split-second timing is essential to determine results, and IndyCar Racing has a state-of-the-art timing and scoring system which ensures that results are accurate to the ten-thousandth of a second.
Since her arrival on the international racing scene at the 2005 Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick has been burning rubber and delighting fans. Now she has also made her way into the history books. Patrick became the first female driver to win a major auto racing event while competing in her 50th IndyCar Series race on a closed-course circuit.
Indy League racing fans are no doubt looking forward to the upcoming Indycar Japan 300. Sponsored by Bridgestone, this American open-wheel race is held each year in Motegi, Japan. This yearâ€™s race will take place on Saturday, 19 April at Twin Ring Motegi.
He has been out of high school for less than a year, and already Graham Rahal has started making a name for himself â€“ in fact, heâ€™s put himself into the racing history books. At just over 19 years of age, Graham Rahal has become the youngest driver to win an Indy-car race.