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 CEO Brian France recently discussed the dilemma facing most budding auto racing teams â€“ finances. Itâ€™s a dilemma that is currently affecting the entire industry and NASCAR seems set on finding ways to cut costs and making racing more accessible so that the sport stays afloat in this time of economic hardships.
Fans are already getting ready to enjoy the racing action at the Fulton Speedway in the state of New York this weekend. On Saturday night, June 7th, spotlights will illuminate the raceway making it possible for dozens of excellent teams to participate in the 11th annual â€œShow Down at Sundownâ€. The race is part of the Advance Auto Parts DIRTcar Big Block Modified Super DIRT Series and is a 100-lap event.
While there may be hundreds of images of bleached blonde, busty woman splashed across the pages of auto magazines and calendars, there are not many women who actually drive at major auto racing events. It would seem that times are changing, however, with a handful of brilliant female drivers carving up local circuits and even leaving male counterparts choking on their exhaust fumes.
Perhaps no racing name is more closely linked with the Indianapolis 500 than Offenhauser. This venerable engine manufacturer was a dominant force at The Brickyard from the early 1930s up until the 1960s. Offenhauser remained a force to be reckoned with until 1983, rounding out a spectacular half-century run as America’s most advanced racing engines.
The Volkel Air Force Base in Holland was the scene of excitement and anticipation, while thousands of spectators waited anxiously to see Christijan Albers face off against an F16 Fighter jet airplane. Speculation and thrill soared through the excited crowd because experts and lay spectators alike were unsure who would be victorious. In the air, there is no match to the F16â€™s top speed of 2,020 kilometers per hour but how it was going to perform on the ground was anyoneâ€™s guess.
There has been a lot of speculation and rumors in regard to the intentions Michael Schumacher might have to purchase the Formula One Team Scuderia Toro Rosso. Schumacherâ€™s manager has been hinting at the possibility for months. For Michael Schumacher to have an interest, in a different role, in the sport he loves does not come as a big surprise. After his retirement from Formula One as a driver, the legendary seven-time world champion has been an adviser for his former Ferrari team.
To the untrained eye and to the enthusiasts that are not mechanically minded, the new F2007 Ferrari or as the project was known, the 658, does not look all that different to its predecessor. But as the professionals know, it is all in the small details. And it is those unnoticeable changes that makes all the difference in a Formula One performance car.
The new and talented rookie driver for the respected Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing Team, McLaren, has not finished stunning the world. Born Lewis Carl Hamilton on 7 January 1985, in England, he has had racing in his blood since he could remember. His dedication to the sport, including winning the 2006 GP2 championship title and securing 15 wins out of 20 races in 2005 during the F3 series, has secured him a future on the circuit he has dreamed of all his life.
2007 will be a grand year for Corvette as fans of the brand will certainly be impressed with the newest special-edition models. These are the Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible. These two exceptional vehicles have been designed with unique exterior and interior features. Only a limited number of these special edition Corvettes will be manufactured for sale to the public.