Racing

Venturi VBB-3 EV Sets Land Speed Record for Its Class

Venturi VBB-3 EV Sets Land Speed Record for Its Class
It’s been a rough few years for land speed record seekers at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Heavy rains cancelled the annual Bonneville Speed Week for the second year in a row, as the salt was too wet and muddy for racing to take place.
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RingBanana: The Little Miata That Did

RingBanana: The Little Miata That Did
Earlier this month, I talked a bit about a beat up little yellow Mazda Miata that some guys had purchased for 1000 Euros (~$1125 USD), dubbed the RingBanana. Their objective was to make the car hit a 9:00 flat time on the Nürburgring, with as little money invested as possible.
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FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars

FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars
One sad truth about motorsports is that often safety precautions for drivers are only improved after a deadly crash occurs. Such is the case with the fatal accident of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. Wilson succumbed to head injuries he suffered when debris hit his head during a race.
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600-hp Road Racing Truck Tears up Newfoundland

600-hp Road Racing Truck Tears up Newfoundland
I’m not much of a truck guy, but for lot of folks, cars don’t exist. If you happen to be a serious truck guy, but also a serious road racer, something like this crazy GMC truck is what you end up with.
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Infiniti Offers Chance to “Test Drive” an F1 Car

Infiniti Offers Chance to “Test Drive” an F1 Car
I have driven an Indy car on the track. I have driven a NASCAR car on the track. I have driven various supercars on the track. They were all tremendous experiences, but I must say they would all feel anticlimactic compared to piloting a Formula 1 racer, which I have yet to do.
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Porsche 911 GT3 & Ferrari 458 Speciale Duke it Out

Porsche 911 GT3 & Ferrari 458 Speciale Duke it Out
Both the Porsche 911 and the Ferrari 458 Italia are high performance and special machines on their own. If you have the money and inclination, you can get even more impressive versions of both of these cars in the 911 GT3 and the 458 Speciale.
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Japan Has an All RAM Van Racing Series

Japan Has an All RAM Van Racing Series
There are plenty of single-brand racing series around the world. Lamborghini has one and the largest is the Spec Miata racing that takes place all around the world. In Japan, a group of racers gets together to prove that you can race just about anything, including boxy vans.
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McLaren Destroys Some Rubber in the 675LT

McLaren Destroys Some Rubber in the 675LT
McLaren first announced the special 675LT during the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The 675LT is a special version of the 650S with more power and bodywork inspired by the epic McLaren F1 Longtail. To show off the car, McLaren has taken one to the track and unleashed the 675 horsepower beast.
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Fly up Pikes Peak in a Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo

Fly up Pikes Peak in a Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo
I love driving fast on a racetrack at track days and such. It’s a blast to squeeze the most out of your car. I’m not sure I would ever want to race up Colorado’s Pikes Peak though.
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Brazilian Stock Cars Drive on Dirt Track

Brazilian Stock Cars Drive on Dirt Track
If you say stock car racing to the average American, NASCAR comes to mind. These days stock cars are a misnomer because there is nothing stock about them, but they look vaguely like cars you can go and buy at the dealership on the outside.
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It’s Man vs. Maserati at Goodwood

It’s Man vs. Maserati at Goodwood
Famed British former pro cyclist David Millar has a new job that any gearhead would crave – Maserati Ambassador. And he recently joined his love of cycling with his passion for fast cars in a unique feat to promote the first appearance of Maserati at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show on June 25.
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Pit Crews Compared Across Motorsports

Pit Crews Compared Across Motorsports
Races are won and lost in the pits in motorsports all the time. Few things will frustrate a driver more than losing a lead because of mistakes in the pits. If you have ever had to change a tire on the side of the road, you know what a pain that process can be.
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Get Your Motor Running by the Vegas Strip

Get Your Motor Running by the Vegas Strip
Last year we reported on the awesome Exotics Racing experience located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is situated about 20 minutes north of the Strip. Now a similar supercar-driving attraction is opening in Vegas whose hook is that you don’t have to drive all that far to drive really fast.
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Stadium Truck Indestructible, Driver’s Underwear Not So Much

Stadium Truck Indestructible, Driver’s Underwear Not So Much
I have been on the track with driving students and behind the wheel on more than a few occasions when the car has spun out. It’s not so bad when I am behind the wheel, because I know what I am going to do.
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Subaru Rally Photos Artfully Presented

Subaru Rally Photos Artfully Presented
If rally racing were on TV here in the US more frequently, I would watch a lot more of it. The sport gives me anxiety since the cars are so close to trees and certain death if drivers make a mistake.
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