Most of the big-budget efforts that head off to Daytona are run by people whose full time gig is racing, but one team will have to return to their regular desk jobs after it’s done. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART) is crewed primarily by workers at Honda’s American headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.
The Whittington brothers were constantly searching for their next adrenaline fix, so naturally, they went into sports car racing. Ex-Canepa historian John Ficarra told their insane story to VINwiki, and it’s a 1970s whirlwind of drugs and other illegal stuff, rad ‘staches and duffel bags full of cash.
Williams Formula One driver Lance Stroll confirmed that he’ll be joining the Jackie Chan DC Racing Prototype team at the 24 Hours of Daytona, reports Autosport. Stroll is the second F1 driver to announce that he’ll be at Daytona this year after Fernando Alonso. I really hope this means Alonso started a trend of cool…
One of the most-hyped teams in motorsports right now is the return of Team Joest—the team who helped Audi completely dominate Le Mans for years. Joest is now helping Mazda’s struggling IMSA team get it together, and this is their gorgeous car for next year, the revised RT24-P. Three words: it better deliver.
Prototype Challenge plowed off track for good this year, as the class was retired from the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. PC allowed amateur-rated drivers a place to compete against each other in real, honest-to-goodness, purpose-built racing prototypes. Naturally, they crashed a lot.
If you’re the reigning 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship champs with an open seat to fill for 2018, you’ve got to fill that hole wisely. Fortunately, the driver behind the greatest pass of the year (if not decade or maybe more), Renger Van der Zande, was available.
If there’s one driver that has been missed in Formula One, it’s certainly 2009 world champion Jenson Button. Button isn’t done with racing yet, but won’t be making a full-time return to F1. Now he’s named two other series he won’t be trying in F1's place: Formula E and IndyCar, which “scares the shit” out of him.
This year, Wayne Taylor Racing has been the team to beat in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, having a championship title all but in the bag before they even showed up to the season finale. It’s largely in part to the ultra-fast sons of Wayne Taylor, and now one of them will be driving an Acura next year.
We all knew the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R was going to win a championship if they merely showed up to Petit Le Mans this weekend, and yes, that happened. But as always, the rest of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s season ender was a bit of a wild ride.
Two F-18E Super Hornet fighter jets flew over Laguna Seca before this weekend’s IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, and they got very close at the end. Some fans reported to Jalopnik that they saw the planes touch wings. Others merely say a chunk of plane came off mid-air. Have you found a plane part…
Renger Van Der Zande took the win in today’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Laguna Seca in the best way possible: by recreating one of the most insane passes ever pulled off in motorsport.
Oh, so now the powers-that-be are open to letting the top spec in American sports car racing run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, according to Sportscar365. It only took the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class imploding down to one manufacturer who may not even stay after all, but we’ll take what we can get.
At 13 years old, Aurora Straus enrolled in racing school. Things weren’t going well early on, so an instructor offered extra help. He soon declared to her that it wasn’t Straus’ fault she was developing a little slower than others—“because she was a girl,” he said, she’d never be as aggressive as she needed to be.
The battle for third place at today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship got intense with just under 13 minutes left in the two-hour, 40-minute race at Virginia International Raceway. The No. 66 Ford GT and the No. 4 Corvette crashed each other battling it out for that sweet final podium spot.
Sage Karam really wanted to keep his position ahead of Katherine Legge during today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Virginia International Raceway. So much so that he not only bump-blocked Legge as she tried to pass, but brake checked her twice, causing an incredible hood failure.
When Acura announced earlier this summer that they were returning to prototype racing with a two-car Team Penske-led IMSA DPi effort, we couldn’t help but to be excited about it. Now Acura unveiled the car that Penske hopes is made out of 100 percent pure domination-anium, the ARX-05.
Mazda has been the lovable failsquad of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship for several years, trying so hard for years to get their top-class prototypes merely working reliably in between bursts of promising speed. If there’s anyone who can make it work, it’s the team who gave Audi years of domination at the…
There’s just something about a mean-looking race car staring you right in the eyes. Meet the Ferrari 488 GT3 racer from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which finished second in its class at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit over the weekend.
The Michael Shank Racing duo of Andy Lally and Katherine Legge got the Acura NSX GT3 its first class win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle Park over the weekend, with Legge also celebrating her first-career victory in the WeatherTech series.
This weekend, a pack of IMSA’s best took to the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, and I was on the ground to cover the action. There were plenty of fast cars just begging to be photographed, so, naturally, I did.