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Dodge Van Racing is Japan at its Best

Dodge Van Racing is Japan at its Best
Japan is home to both some very cool things, and some very weird things. One of the coolest things is a racing series that sees Japanese drivers hooning old short-wheelbase Dodge vans around a racetrack. Apparently, the sport grew out of a common practice for motorcycle racers to buy these vans and use them to haul gear and bikes to the track.
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Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling

Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling
Since crash testing of vehicles first started, the practice has saved countless lives, influencing the design and engineering of just about every aspect of modern cars, trucks, and SUVs. But cars designed for racing must handle much more extreme forces in order to protect their occupants, with reinforced roll cages, protective head restraints, and form-fitting racing seats with five- or six-point harnesses among their standard equipment.
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How the Future Might Change Motorsports

How the Future Might Change Motorsports
Much of the recent news in the auto industry has been about electrification, autonomy, technology, and the changing face of mobility. That got me wondering what all of this might mean for the future of motorsports.
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Mazda3 TCR Race Car Is Reason Enough to Bring Back MazdaSpeed

Mazda3 TCR Race Car Is Reason Enough to Bring Back MazdaSpeed
The 2019 Mazda3 hatchback is a really nifty looking car, and it offers some great driving dynamics for its class. Now, Mazda Motorsports has taken the shooting brake style of the 3 hatch and transformed it into a pro race car with gobs of style. The Mazda3 TCR not only has wide fender flares, lots of aero bits, and a giant wing out back – it packs a monster 350 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under its hood, and bangs through the gears with a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. The race car was developed in collaboration with Long Road Racing – the same guys behind the awesome MX-5 Cup Car. 
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Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs

Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs
M-Sport Poland has pulled the wraps off its latest rally car, the Ford Fiesta R2. The R2 in the car’s name comes from the fact that the little ride is designed to the latest FIA R2 regulations.
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Bondurant Racing School Hopes to Mount a Comeback

Bondurant Racing School Hopes to Mount a Comeback
There are lots of performance driving schools around the country, but one of the most famous is the Bondurant Racing School. Sadly, the driving school abruptly shut its doors last month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport

Racing Drones vs. Stock Cars Should Be a Sport
Racing around in stock cars on a dirt track is a blast; so is flying a high speed drone. So why not combine the two into a single activity? That’s basically what one aerial photographer recently did, when he set off to chase dirt track racers around the track using a fast-flying racing drone.
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Package Cages the Beast

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Package Cages the Beast
One of the best cars that Porsche has ever made for the street and race track is the 911 GT2 RS. The car is an absolute beast. Now, Porsche is offering up man option for the car called the Clubsport Package that ups the safety factor for owners who plan on track days.
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Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept is a Road Racing SUV Beast

Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept is a Road Racing SUV Beast
The thought of SUVs road racing never really crossed our minds until Bentley took its Bentayga SUV to Pikes Peak this year and set a class record up the mountain. Now, Lamborghini has an idea for an awesome looking SUV designed for racing in a single marque series that it plans to launch in 2020. The Lamborghini ST-X Concept is based on the anything but regular old Urus SUV and uses the twin-turbo V8 engine from that SUV that makes 650 hp and 627 lb-ft.
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Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!

Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m an Acura man. My stable currently consists of a first generation TSX Tech Package, which has made for an outstanding daily beater these past five years, and a customized 2007 RDX with close to 300-horsepower and a bevy of Stage 1 bolt-ons.
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Nürburgring Record Time Crushed by Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

Nürburgring Record Time Crushed by Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
Any time you can lap the Nürburgring in less than 8 minutes, it’s an accomplishment, and only recently have we seen a handful of sub-7 minute laps in cars like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. But famed race car driver Timo Bernhard just did the unthinkable – he ran round the ‘ring in less than 6 minutes. 
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Bentley Bentayga Ready to Roll for Pikes Peak

Bentley Bentayga Ready to Roll for Pikes Peak
Bentley has announced that its Bentayga SUV is ready to take on Pikes Peak this weekend, looking to smash the SUV record in the event. Since the vehicle is entered in the production class, only minimal changes were allowed.
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MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture

MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture
A storm was brewing at the Mid-Ohio race track, and it wasn’t the typical type of gale one might expect to find during the first of the month of May. For years the MINI race team has been the eager underdog in the Street Tuner Class of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, a rabid little beast with surprisingly sharp teeth and an insatiable appetite for trophies. But this year things looked a little different for the MINI race team, both in a good and a bad way.
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BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Looks Awesome

BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car Looks Awesome
BMW has announced that it is the “Official Car of MotoGP,” and as such the German automaker will be providing some awesome vehicles for the MotoGP racing season. Pretty much all the officials at the race get to drive sweet BMW M vehicles.
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Toyota Teases the Return of a Legend

Toyota Teases the Return of a Legend
Toyota is set to unveil a new concept car at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show that it says will be a “modern racing concept.” Toyota also says that the concept will signal its commitment to bring back to market its “most iconic sports car.”
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