It’s more than an hour after the checkered flag at this year’s Milwaukee IndyFest. It’s been even longer since Justin Wilson’s engine went up in flames, with a late-race mechanical failure sabotaging what could have been a runner-up finish to old Champ Car sparring partner Sebastien Bourdais at the classic one-mile… »
This past weekend was a sad weekend in the world of racing for many reasons, one of which was the fact that the world lost veteran driving ace Guy Ligier. It’s hard to find an endurance race today that doesn’t have at least one of his namesake prototypes. Per Sportscar365, he passed away Sunday at the age of 85. »
Sprint car driver James “Jim” Campbell Jr. of Feastervile, Pa., lost his life Friday night after hitting a guardrail in the third corner of Williams Grove Speedway. Campbell was participating in a warm-up session when the crash occurred. »
Herbert Glenn Dick, Jr., 56, of Birmingham, Alabama, was killed at the Road Atlanta race track Saturday after his car went off the track near the back straight. According to reports, Dick was immediately airlifted from the track, but succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the hospital. »
Howard Cox spent 30 years building a BD5 similar to James Bond’s BD-5J from Octopussy, only to meet his end flying the very same plane to an Irish air show on Saturday. He was 67. »
Formula One drivers including Jean-Eric Vergne, Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa stand with other friends and relatives in front of late French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi’s coffin after his funeral ceremony outside Cathedrale Sainte Reparate in Nice on July 21, 2015, southeastern France. Photo credit Getty Images. »
Two riders lost their lives during a multiple-bike crash on the first lap of Sunday’s MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 2. Per MotoAmerica, racers Bernat Martinez, 35, and Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27, both of Spain, both died of injuries sustained in the wreck after being transported to local hospitals.
As he did often, 72-year-old James Rogers took his Shih Tzu to the Waffle House he frequented in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday in what his family said was his dream car: a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Unfortunately, getting trapped in that car was what cost Rogers and his dog their lives. »
The great Swede Erik Carlsson, the man who helped establish Saab’s rally career (and the Saab mythos itself) passed away today. »
Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was Formula One.
"Bury me in my car when I die." A lot of us have said that in jest, especially when we come to own an awesome car like a Subaru XT6 or whatever. But one woman in San Antonio, Texas actually did it, and if you're ever in the Alamo City you can stop by the cemetery where she's buried in her 1964 Ferrari and pay your… »