SAVING AUTO RACING: ‘SIMPLIFY, THEN ADD LIGHTNESS!’

Colin Chapman had it right when he gave us that famous quote. Especially the simplify part, blogs Stephen Cox. I was contacted by a motorsports complex executive recently regarding building a facility around the development of racing cars and performance passenger cars running on alternative “fuels”. It was a grand concept. The land was purchased, a big ground breaking ceremony took place, and there was lots of talk about bringing in a major racing series and television coverage (hence my i...
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POLE SITTERS: DON’T GET RESPECT ANYMORE!

Race series could prevent so many of their own problems if they would simply allow the pole sitter to do his job, blogs Stephen Cox. Every driver's meeting across the country is plagued with endless speeches dictating what the drivers must do at the start of the race. Here are a few of the pre-race instructions I've been given just over my past twenty races or so: •You can accelerate once you reach the white stripe on the asphalt. •You must accelerate simultaneously – as if you could driv...
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SRT VIPER GTS-R DOMINATES GT CLASS: ROAD AMERICA!

Dominik Farnbacher & Marc Goossens, #91 Viper GTS-R, take the Podium at the first factory-backed ‘ALMS Series presented by Tequila Patron’ win  for Viper since 2000. 
   It was the 17th factory-backed victory for SRT Viper in ALMS competition (16 victories from 1999-2000). The last victory came December 31, 2000 in Adelaide, Australia. The Vipers posted a 1-2 finish led by Karl Wendlinger/Dominique Dupy followed by Jean-Philippe Belbc  and Ni Amorium. That was then; this...
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