An Open Letter to Sports Car “Fans” Rooting Against the Success of…

Stop it. Stop it right now. I mean it. I know you're upset that you don't get to see LMP1s racing in the regional racing series since the merger. I know that the first two races of the inaugural season of TUSCC had issues. I know that P2s haven't had much success against DPs. You've said it. You've said it a thousand… » 4/17/14 1:49pm Yesterday 1:49pm

1964 Land Rover Races Were The Best, Britishest Shenanigans Ever

With all this talk about spaceships, self-driving off-roaders and see-through hoods, I think it's time to look back at why we fell in love with Land Rover in the first place— it's really the only vehicle for throwing down mudslingin' mayhem in peacoats and scally caps. » 4/15/14 3:17pm Tuesday 3:17pm

Watch How Insanely Different Pitstops Were In 1950 Compared To Now

Pitstop strategy can make or break a race, and that hasn't changed since the early days. What has changed are the rules, regulations, technology, and crazy amounts of precision that go into modern stops. It's gone from one guy with a hammer, to this. » 4/13/14 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. » 4/12/14 10:48am 4/12/14 10:48am

Cameron Waugh Dies During Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Tragedy has struck the world of desert racing once again with the death of British rider, Cameron Waugh. Details are currently few, but Waugh was found by KTM rider, Jakub Przygonski, who set off the satellite alarm and performed CPR "to the point of exhaustion," in a desperate and heart breaking bid to save Cameron's… » 4/07/14 6:19pm 4/07/14 6:19pm

Two Jalopnik Friends Just Won Their Class At The Nurburgring 6 Hours

The Rotek Racing team, led by friend of Jalopnik Robb Holland, and joined by other friend of Jalopnik Bill Caswell, along with multiple VLN-series victor Danny Kubasik, just won their class at the Nurburgring 6 Hours in an SP8 Audi RS4. Congrats guys! » 4/06/14 5:06pm 4/06/14 5:06pm

Hit Jumps, Kill Tires, Bump Fenders From A Truck Racer's POV

Some 75,000 people got to see Robby Gordon and friends jump and slide around St. Petersburg, Florida in racing trucks last week. Now step into the cockpit and experience the insanity of Stadium Super Trucks for a lap as driver Sheldon Creed. » 4/02/14 11:45am 4/02/14 11:45am

What It's Like To Race An Old VW Beetle And Get Run Over By A Truck

Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. We've covered them in the past a couple times before. As you can imagine, Beetles doing crazy, dirty things is very appealing to me, so I asked Jim Graham to write up his experience in the Mint 400, in which he gets run over by a… » 3/27/14 5:30pm 3/27/14 5:30pm

Motorcycling Legend To Drive In Peugeot's Off-Road Return To Dakar

Peugeot has announced its "lion will roar again" at the 2015 Dakar Rally, when the French automaker is throwing its beret in the epic off-road race for the first time since 1990 with a new car and legendary motorcycle racer Cyril Despres at the wheel. » 3/26/14 1:08pm 3/26/14 1:08pm

Rash Of Tire Failures Leads To Mayhem At The NASCAR Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway is known for having one of the most abrasive track surfaces of any NASCAR circuit. It causes massive amount of tire wear, but this year's Auto Club 400 was just too much. Tire after tire completely burst, leaving the winner to be really the guy with four pieces of rubber left. » 3/23/14 6:37pm 3/23/14 6:37pm