Cape Classic Car Show 2009

October 23, 2009 by  
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The Cape Classic Car Show 2009, will be hosted by the Cape Multi Motor Club at the Northerns Rugby Club on 15 November 2009. With almost a thousand cars to marvel at, visitors to the show will be in for a real classic car treat. In addition, there will be racing cars, motorcycles, stock cars and street rods on display.

The show starts at 10 am and closes at 4 pm. For more information in regard to registry, ticket prices or the show in general, visit the site at http://www.classics.co.za/Calendar.htm or email to chairman@classics.co.za.

Date: 15 November 2009
Venue: Northerns Rugby Club
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Country: South Africa

Darlington Historic Racing Festival 2009

July 24, 2009 by  
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The 2009 Darlington Historic Racing Festival will be taking place on the 26th and 27th of September 2009, and will be hosted by the Darlington Raceway. Motoring fans will definitely be in for a treat, as more than a hundred historic vehicles will take to the racetrack, including midgets, roadsters and stock cars. Over and above being able to see these magnificent vehicles from the past, there will also be vendor stands, entertainment, autograph sessions and much more. It is an event for the entire family to enjoy.

To be a part of this wonderful annual event, visit the raceway website at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com for ticket sales and additional information regard the Darling Historic Racing Festival.

Date: 26 – 27 September 2009
Venue: Darlington Raceway
City: Darlington
Country: United States of America

Coronado Speed Festival 2009

June 8, 2009 by  
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Join the fun and excitement of the eleventh Coronado Speed Festival on the 26th and 27th of September 2009 and be witness to car shows, stock car racing and the action on the drift circuit. It is one place where too much speed, is never enough!

To find more information regarding this festive event, visit the Coronado Speed Festival website at http://www.fleetweeksandiego.org/coronadospeedfestival/

Date: September 26th, 2009
Venue: Naval Air Station
City: Coronado, California
Country: USA

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

February 9, 2009 by  
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The 1 200 acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex is situated along Las Vegas Boulevard North, and is home to four racing tracks. Speedway Motorsports Inc. are the owners of the entire complex, and have their head offices in North Carolina.

Several racing teams are based here and since 2005 the track opens twice a week for local drag racing. It provides a safe environment for drag racers and assists the authorities by discouraging drag racing in the streets. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway also hosts the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during their driving training courses. The Las Vegas Speedway has a 600 meter paved oval that is called The Bullring; a clay oval 800 meter Dirt Track; the 1/4 mile drag strip that is known as The Strip; and the D-shaped oval Superspeedway that is 2.41 kilometers in length.

Plans to reconfigure the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track was announced in 2006. This would include “progressive banking”. Banking means the angle that you are driving at on the track. To increase this means that drivers will be able to drive higher up on the track, and can drive side by side. Also included in the new construction was a new pit road and a fan zone. The new Las Vegas Motor Speedway track was opened on 8 August 2006, and stock cars were first on the track, together with Kurt Busch. Busch is a NEXTEL Cup Champion and is always seen behind the wheel of the #2 Miller Lite Penske Dodge Charger. He was the very first NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver to test a stock car on the new reconfigured and reopened Las Vegas Motor Speedway track.

Just like any other speedway, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has also received some nicknames. Most of the Nextel Cup Series races that have been held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway were won by drivers behind the wheel of a Ford. It was therefore often called “The Blue Oval”. The only drivers who have won here and not been driving a Ford, are Sterling Marlin, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Roush has also seen many successes here at the Las Vegas Speedway track, with drivers such as Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin. Thus, the track was known to many as “The House of Roush”. For a few years, the Winston No Bull 5 Million Dollar Bonus was held at the Las Vegas Speedway. This race would award one million dollars to the race winner and was won twice by Jeff Burton, while Jeff Gordon walked away with the prize money in the 2001 race.

Tony Stewart

February 9, 2009 by  
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Tony Stewart is a top NASCAR driver who has had numerous racing championship victories over the course of his auto racing career. Stewart has competed in sprint cars, stock cars and Indy cars. A fine racer and caring individual, Tony Stewart is known by fans as “Smoke”, “Tony the Tiger”, “The Columbus Comet” and “The Rushville Rocket”.

Anthony Wayne Stewart, better known as Tony Stewart, was born in Columbus, Indiana on 20 May 1971. As a youngster, Stewart was an avid racer, and at 7 years of age he began go-kart racing and accomplished much. In 1987 Tony Stewart won the World Karting Championship. He competed in three-quarter midgets, but advanced to the USAC (United States Auto Club) series in 1991. 1995 saw Stewart winning the Triple Crown which included winning the titles of National Midget, Silver Crown and Sprint. He was the first driver to do so. He participated in the IRL for 2 years and was named Rookie of the Year in 1996.

Finally in 1999 Tony Stewart entered the world of NASCAR with Joe Gibbs Racing, soon proving his talent in the driver’s seat. At his first race, the Daytona 500, he managed to qualify in second place. His entire rookie season was masterful, with 3 victories and 2 second-place finishes. All through his NASCAR career, Stewart has participated in Midget racing when possible. In 2001 he became an inductee of the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

Tony Stewart is keen to race any machine, at any place and anytime, and having won several championships in IRL, NASCAR, USAC and go-karts, Tony Stewart is a power to be reckoned with.

Tony Stewart is not only a top race car driver, but also a humanitarian of sorts. He has established the Tony Stewart Foundation which, by means of fundraising projects and community involvement, contributes to charitable organizations. Over and above racing and charity work, Stewart hosted a radio show called Tony Stewart Live between 2007 and 2008.

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