Monday mornings suck. The only thing that makes returning to work mildly tolerable is sweet, life-sustaining coffee. However, corporate employees at Ford were forced to ask “what fresh new hell is this?” when their coffee failed to deliver its much needed jolt this morning. Ford North America Product Communications…
A bus inadvertently demonstrated the effectiveness of the gravel traps along the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit today by getting mega stuck. Fortunately, most of today is the quiet before the race, with events like autograph signings and exhibitions. Even then, having to fish out a bus from the course is certainly…
An open door must be really annoying at race speeds, as Andy Priaulx in the No. 67 Ford GT lost a position to the No. 91 Porsche during today’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after his Ford’s door kept popping open in the first hour of the race.
Rebellion Racing started on pole position and was dueling back and forth for the 12 Hours of Sebring lead when it made a routine pit stop, where they discovered the problem with running multiple series, and got stuck in the pits as a result.
Poor Takuma Sato had one oops after the other during a stop during today’s IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Cue “Yakety Sax” and hit play.
Sure, the livery on this Porsche Cayenne safety car for the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship looks like a glaring, embarrassing typo. But it could be the best marketing tactic around. If there are no other “saftey” cars out there, yours is certainly the best.
How dare you, a mere mortal sack-o-flesh, even attempt to predict the 24 Hours of Daytona. Let this surprise retirement serve as a reminder of how things work. There is nothing predictable about this race, you fools.
Ferries are cool, they are boats for cars because most cars can’t drive on water. An Australian couple on vacation saw first hand that their rented SUV doesn’t swim well after it took a dive off the back of a ferry. You had one job, ferry!
Drifter Jef Groff encountered one of the worst-case scenarios in motorsport: his back wheel dropped off the edge of the pavement just enough that it dug into a shallow impromptu ditch that had formed there, flipping his car over. Luckily, a big group of those around helped push him back on his wheels again.
A crew member on the No. 48 of Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Jimmie Johnson had a mild slip-up during today’s NASCAR season finale. The jack-carrying crew man slipped on a pair of lugnuts taken off during the tire change.
The No. 97 Aston Martin lost a wheel in Bahrain International Circuit’s fourth turn, but did it stop driver Jonny Adam? Not really. He still somehow drove that Aston in on three wheels faster than most track day novices can drive a GT-R with all the nannies on. Dang, dude.
Rally America, which lost a large chunk of its events to a new sanctioning body this season, bounced back by releasing a full eight-event schedule with new rallies this week. Unfortunately, it looks like someone accidentally sent private replies to questions via public tweet instead of direct message or text. Oops!
Go home, Associated Press, you’re drunk. The proofreader already called it a day. It’s a Friday. Pack it in early.
First rule of Australian Supercar driving: what’s behind you is not important. (Well, unless it’s Shane Van Gisbergen or something.)
Uh-oh. This may take a while.
The driver of this Setra Motorsport BMW M3-R seems pretty confused when he notices something’s missing.
Man, WeatherTech must be really trying to get more air time in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship after their sponsored car left the series. A giant WeatherTech ad was all poor John Pew could see from the cockpit of the No. 60 car, but he tried to drive through it anyway.
Yet another vehicle that is supposed to carry a Mazda Prototype encountered big trouble this weekend. The same team whose car was too low to tow yesterday had their hauler’s ramp crushed by one of Circuit of the Americas’ parking shuttles.
Sorry, guys. Isettas aren’t approved to run in WTSC. You’re going to need to keep all three wheels on your BMW.
Let’s just call this car a custom build. It was customized by speed.