What's The Difference Between Driving A Street Car And A Race Car?

How different is it to get behind the wheel of a racecar, compared to that modded Evo (or whatever) in your driveway? » 5/17/12 3:30pm 5/17/12 3:30pm

Watch 75 Cars Do A Record 75 Simultaneous Donuts

Perhaps our favorite world record is "See How Many People Can Do Simultaneous Car Donuts Without Killing Themselves." The current record of 57 simultaneous donuts in Australia was bested and inverted yesterday when 75 drifters pulled off the same feat at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California last week. » 3/21/12 4:30pm 3/21/12 4:30pm

A Test Day In The Life Of A Track Car

We've been following Dennis Palatov's quest to build his own track-day car since — what was it — the late '50s or something. Now, the Palatov D4 is done, and former Formula Atlantic racer Leo Parente just drove it. Both digitally and IRL. » 3/14/12 2:30pm 3/14/12 2:30pm

This Is Why Drag Racing Is Awesome

Eyeball-rattling grunt and cars launched by the hand of God: Drag racing is one of the most awe-inspiring things on wheels. Wired.com's Chuck Squatriglia recently took a closer look at Top Fuel racing — the pinnacle of the sport. —Ed. » 8/10/10 12:30pm 8/10/10 12:30pm

Play Forza Motorsport 3 In New York, Win Track Drive In Audi R8

Audi and Microsoft are sponsoring a Forza Motorsport Le Mans battle that will take place in New York June 12th. The lucky winner will get to drive an R8 at Infineon Raceway. Game on! [Audi] » 6/02/10 10:30am 6/02/10 10:30am

Jim Russell Lancer Evolution Experience: Because Oversteer Kicks Ass

The Lancer Evolution Experience starts off like most driving schools: You are plopped in front of a chalkboard and lectured to. After that, you're sent out and made to get wicked sideways. And that's when you wake the hell up. » 11/09/09 4:00pm 11/09/09 4:00pm

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI: First Drive

With a V8, the R8 is possibly the perfect super car, striking the right balance between performance and usability. The 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI adds 105 HP and $32,000. Is the extra performance really necessary? » 8/31/09 12:00pm 8/31/09 12:00pm

Teaser: Driving The Audi R8 V10 At Infineon Raceway

We spent part of the week in California, testing various new Audi products, the headliner being the 2010 Audi R8 V10. Check back Monday for more. Until then, here's a teaser video of our run at Infineon Raceway. » 8/28/09 6:00pm 8/28/09 6:00pm

STaSIS Signature Series Audi S5 Challenge Edition: First Drive

The last time I blew past the limits of my driving ability in a big howling V8 and hooned into a turn way too fast, I was at Altamont Speedway and I spun out in a most dramatic fashion. Now I'm in a car worth 110 times as much, leadfooting it down the hill at Infineon, right at the Chute, and I'm totally into that… » 12/08/08 1:00pm 12/08/08 1:00pm

Spoon Sports JDM Honda Integra Launches Into Stands, Miraculously…

It was a bad weekend for the folks at Spoon Sports. The same people who brought you the Spoon NSX-R GT » 11/14/08 2:18pm 11/14/08 2:18pm (yes, the same one we reviewed earlier this week) managed to place a JDM Honda RSX/Integra in the stands of Infineon Raceway during a NASA race. No one appears to have been hurt, but the driver had to be cut out of…

Earache Our Eye: Cheech Goes NASCAR

We suppose it's some sort of promotional tie-in to Cars in which the non-Chong half of the legendary comedy duo plays a lowrider, or maybe it's because Sears Point is just north of the Marin County line, but nevertheless, it's been announced that Cheech Marin will be the Grand Marshal for the Dodge/Save Mart 350.… » 6/05/06 7:15pm 6/05/06 7:15pm

In Search of the Abominable Sonoman, Rahal to Drive Vintage Brabham at…


When the IRL rolls into the paddock at Infineon Raceway the weekend of August 26-28, they have an already-established hit on hand as their support race: The Moly Shield Oil Historic Grand Prix. Among the vintage Formula 1 cars to be seen are Jackie Stewart s 1971-72 Tyrrell, Niki Lauda s 1977 Ferrari and Mario… » 8/09/05 12:34pm 8/09/05 12:34pm

Post-Sonoma ALMS Wrap-Up

While Jalopnik will be flying the flannel at Sears Point (as NorCal expatriates we just can't quite bring ourselves to call it Infineon Raceway) in a little over a week for the NHRA's Fram/Autolite Nationals, it's time to look back at what could be called drag racing's inverse the American LeMans Series. » 7/21/05 12:54pm 7/21/05 12:54pm