On a normal day, the Nürburgring is heaven for car dorks. This weekend, over 200,000 racing fans—including me—will descend upon the ‘Ring to watch 151 utterly insane teams try to race for an entire day on the full 12.9-mile Nordscheleife course, and I can’t wait. My mind is slowly exploding from the awesomeness that…
No words in the English language suck more in racing than “event cancelled.” It’s even worse if you’ve gone all the way out to an amateur endurance race where you may have spent months getting a car and a team together for just one weekend. Fortunately, not even snow could stop the racing this weekend.
Few executives wouldn’t be caught dead fraternizing with employees lower on the totem pole. With many car companies you picture the corporate heads as elite members of society who are better at wearing fancy suits and pleasing shareholders than they are at being common fans of cars and racing.
America has been known to only feature one important 24-hour race series: The 24 Hours of LeMons. Yes, we have a major 24-hour single event here too, but IMSA doesn’t do mega duration events for their whole series. The Creventic 24H Series runs a slate of endurance races each season, and the shortest race you’ll see…
Racing is full of wealthy weirdos, but a good many of them are well-pedigreed offspring out to blow the last of their family’s money in an attempt to stave off boredom. That wasn’t Preston Henn, who used his self-made fortune to win the 24 Hours of Daytona—twice. Henn died Sunday at 86, and leaves behind one of…
No. 67 Ford GT driver Ryan Briscoe had one of the best suggestions I’ve heard on how to improve the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship: let the all-pro GT Le Mans class go faster, for the good of both the cars and the series.
Sandbagging has come up a lot in sportscar racing lately. Every team got busted for sandbagging before the 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 didn’t show their true pace before qualifying. How do teams trick officials into thinking cars are slower than they are?
Watkins Glen still rules after all these years, and this weekend, the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship ran its phenomenal 6 Hours of the Glen there. There’s nothing like bombarding the peaceful hills of upstate New York with the roar of multi-class sportscar racing.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a must watch, featuring some of the bravest and most talented drivers on the planet in some of racing’s most advanced machinery. But it lasts for an entire day, and we’re all crazy for even trying to watch it. Here’s how to curbstomp your drowsiness and keep going anyway.
If Porsche comes out with a mid-engine 911 race car for 2017, it won’t be their first. Behold the absolutely bonkers twin-turbo 911 GT1 Evo race car, or proof that Porsche would call just about anything a 911 if it allowed them to win.
Why has Porsche released no photos of the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR replacement’s rear? It’s possible that the company is incredibly moving on from its classic rear-engine layout with an interesting and specific detail change.
Whenever a new sports car is released, it seldom even moves the needle for me until it goes on track. Fortunately, this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona features the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 and the BMW M6 finally proving their worth alongside other rad GT machinery and purpose-built racing prototypes, and it’s great.
The 24 Hours of Dubai officially marks the end of the endurance racing offseason. Everything from Ferrari 458s and Porsche 911s to Seat Leons and a V8-powered Mazda3 is turning laps today, and you can watch the live stream here.
[Here is one of the beautiful Aston Martin Racing cars as driven by Darren Turner and Jonny Adam in the World Endurance Championship last year. Let this be a not-so-subtle reminder that Aston Martins make lovely race cars and Doug DeMuro should take his new ride on a race track immediately. Photo credit: Aston Martin…
[Here is a herd of some of Porsche’s 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning cars. Excuse me, I’m going to need a moment to catch my breath after all of this drooling. Photo credit: Porsche]
The easiest way to go racing on a road course — bar none — is through an amateur endurance series. You can split costs and seat time with friends, and compete in an open, friendly environment of like-minded gearheads. But is there a race near you next year? There’s now a map for that.
There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
There’s nothing like one of the longest endurance races in the world to convince you that anywhere is a good place to pass right out. Here’s a few of the Flying Lizard team members zonking out because, well, where else are you going to do it?
Today’s United SportsCar race at Road America was insanity from start to finish, but one lap stood heads, tails and balls above the rest: the last one. Jörg Bergmeister and Pierre Kaffer were side-by-side battling for second place, and the PC leader disappeared from TV while the guy who was second took the win.