Motorsports can be found in little cracks all over the United States, but only some events can be considered truly international. For mainly historical reasons or for their crazy stories, these ten racing events have become the ten most globally important ever held in America.
Last month, Lime Rock Park filed a motion with the Litchfield Superior Court asking for more reasonable usage restrictions. As a result, a local zoning commission is trying to take control of the facility away from the state and the courts. That zoning decision will not happen this week.
Most race weekends end on Sunday, making events at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park somewhat of an anomaly. Currently, they are prohibited from racing on Sundays at all. However, upon petitioning to amend this, the local community fired back by demanding that they take over the regulation of Lime Rock’s activities.
Who needs to build private racetracks when we've got incredible public roads like these?
If you'd like to take on a bit of a project, have I got the deal for you! Marlboro Motor Raceway in Maryland is currently up for sale on Craigslist of all places for a cool $9,985,000. Once known as "The Grand Lady of the East," this track hosted everything from NASCAR to the Corvette's racing debut.
According to NBC Sports, one of the most historic race tracks on the Formula One schedule may be in jeopardy due to a change in Italian tax law.
I hate to break it to you, Spa-Francorchamps, but if anyone should be mad about the car named after any piece of their racetrack, it's Sebring. Not you. You get the totally insane GT-R-engined Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. Embrace it.
North Wilkesboro Motor Speedway is a derelict race track in North Carolina. Home to NASCAR races of all levels for nearly 50 years, it closed in 1996 and has been slowly crumbling ever since. With no more V8s roaring around, it's perfect for some drone footage and pretty music.
Yes, this is a fantastic stripped, caged, and race-prepped Subaru (the great Gobstopper II). Yes, this is a fantastic driver (Roger Clark). And yes, this is a fantastic onboard (the fastest lap yet of the circuit). That's fine, but I'm going to need to drive this racetrack now.
One of the great joys in life is getting to see evidence that someone has gone irretrievably, delightfully insane. Or, in this case, mensane, as in insane from over-saturation in insane men musk, which the Brickyard seems to be laden with. The mensanity evidence is all in this ad for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
If you think the Nürburgring is the biggest, most challenging track in the world, it's like thinking Saturn is the largest planet. And then you find Jupiter. This shows just how much bigger the world's largest regularly used race track is than all the rest.
Nascar isn't the only series where drivers forget to turn right for a while. These ten tracks show just how crazy the rest of the world is about going around in circles.
A great layout for a race track isn't the only thing that makes it excellent. Sometimes, the surrounding scenery and environment are just as important in giving the track its character. These 10 tracks are breathtakingly beautiful to drive, and even more gorgeous to behold.
This is the circuit Le Mas du Clos. It was built as a private track in the rolling hills of France by a private collector. It is small, it is obscure, and it is beautiful.
The brief for my latest assignment at uni (3rd Year at Victoria University’s School of Architecture, Wellington, New Zealand) was very open – design a ‘Big Ass House.’ I imagined a client with unlimited funds that wanted the biggest, craziest house they could get. And here it is, The Corkscrew House.
There is talk of a renewed Argentine Grand Prix in 2013 to be held in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the South Atlantic near the birthplace of Juan Manuel Fangio. It would be a seaside race at the end of the season, in December, allowing for an awesome Southern Hemisphere combination of racing, steak and sunshine.
To the untrained eye this is nothing but 10% of a car. To the petrolhead eye, however, it’s a glint of power bulge beneath which lurks something magnificent.