Long Beach, California has played host to a massive racing weekend, now known as the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. For 44 years, they’ve had a mix of F1, Indy, IMSA, World Challenge, and Stadium Super Trucks battling on the city street course.
Pirelli World Challenge has been visiting Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas for five years, and each time the series delights fans with a ton of sports cars across several classes. Stef Schrader and I were on the ground all weekend, covering several cool stories, and providing Jalopnik Bumps not once but twice,…
Tom O’Gorman wanted a Jalopnik sticker on his Tomo Racing Honda Civic Si the second he saw me at a pre-race party, but I thought I was all out. Then we found a couple more at the bottom of Kurt’s bag, and gave O’Gorman the bump for today’s Pirelli World Challenge TCA race at Circuit of the Americas.
Pirelli World Challenge’s rad cheap hatchback B-spec class, TCB, officially fizzled out this year. I thought I would be at a loss for good small car action this weekend, but no! TCR is here, complete with unobtanium hatchbacks we don’t get as road cars in the United States, and it is my new race car best friend.
No other professional racing series in the United States has a more delightful variety of cars than Pirelli World Challenge. Year in and year out, we see an utterly insane variety of cars, from Bentley Continentals and Mazda MX-5s to more obscure fare like the Sin R1, and we’re here for it all over again all weekend…
Over the weekend, I posted a quick gallery of some of the competitors from Pirelli World Challenge’s stop at Circuit of The Americas. With temps over 90 degrees much of the time, fans, drivers, and the media braved the elements to enjoy some damn good racing action.
While many parts of Texas are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Austin has dried up, and is back to its usual miserable heat and humidity. As conditions and the forecast cleared, Circuit of The Americas and Pirelli World Challenge agreed to go forward with this weekend’s plans to have 97 fast things…
I bet you’re all wondering why I’ve gathered you all here today.
When watching this crash from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Virginia International Raceway, it’s hard to decide what’s wilder: how violently this race car tumbled off of the track, or the fact that the driver climbed right out of the car and was released from a nearby medical center.
We interrupt your Long Beach Grand Prix programming—ha, just kidding, the Pirelli World Challenge race wasn’t on live—to bring you this exploded fire hydrant in the middle of the Long Beach streets.
There’s nothing like the sense of speed you get from a roof-mounted camera. Because it’s dumb and bad to try car surfing on a race car, we’ve got video from on top of an Audi R8 LMS flying down Road America that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Turn up the volume, and let’s enjoy a good V10 howl.
A crash at Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge race at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut sent two drivers to the hospital, one of whom suffered a head injury, according to news reports.
Nearly everyone on earth was racing this weekend, yet one car stood out heads, shoulders, and feathers above everything else: the eye-searingly green Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Dodge Viper GT3.R driven by Tim Pappas. You can’t look at this car and not give it at least a chill nod of approval.
The folks at GMG Racing are the latest to get the Jalopnik bump in the GT class at today’s Pirelli World Challenge race at Circuit of the Americas. Godspeed, GMG!
There were two main contenders for the Pirelli World Challenge GT championship: Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell and R. Ferri’s Olivier Beretta. Beretta was a highly controversial figure this year, with his rough racing style prompting a podium walk-off at Long Beach. Now he won’t get a championship, either.
The No. 6 and No. 9 McLaren 650S GT3s from K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports have been forced to withdraw from the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship at Miller Motorsports Park. The reason? They’re simply too good.
I’m an unapologetic fan of the Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3-spec racer. It’s my favorite car on the Pirelli World Challenge grid, partly because I like the street ATS-V and partly because American racecars running against vastly more expensive European competitors is one of our proudest traditions. (Also, that batshit crazy …
What company competes in go karts, Pirelli World Challenge, Le Mans, IndyCar, Formula One, and basically any series anywhere? I bet you said BMW. You’re wrong. It’s Honda and Acura. And they invest in things like this, the TLX Pirelli World Challenge car. And it’s astonishingly cool.
There’s nothing worse than wet shoes in a race car. It’s the reason why you see racers dangling their feet out of the car asking if someone can squeegee off the bottoms before a wet race. Wet shoes are miserable. Fortunately, Pirelli World Challenge racer Kévin Estre has this problem figured out.