TRAILBLAZERS AT SPEED: WOMEN IN RACING!

A quick look at some of the best, brightest and fastest women competing in a  variety of motorsports. With the recent retirement of Susie Wolff, above, from F1 testing and the buzz surrounding up and coming talent Marta Garcia, we thought we'd take a look at women in motorsport. Here are as some of the trailblazers of the sport, females considered the best of today and the drivers who we could all be talking about in the not too distant future.We'll also uncover what F1 governing body, ...
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INDYCAR: SO YOU WANT TO DRIVE THE INDY 500?

We've suspected this for many years and now it's official. The Indianapolis 500 is no longer a reasonable aspiration for most racing drivers, blogs Stephen Cox.  Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) president Doug Boles was kind enough to talk with me briefly at the annual PRI trade show in Indy. I asked him what his plan was to increase the number of entries at the Indianapolis 500. His answer took me by surprise. “We grew up falling in love with the sport when you had that number of ent...
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NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK: ULTIMATE MAN CAVES!

If you own multiple sports cars, collector vehicles and/or racecars, it’s hard to beat the protection and convenience of an exotic car garage with country club amenities at a top-flight racetrack. Whether you show, race or just cruise your collectible car(s), safe and sensible storage are always key concerns. Typically, home garages aren’t the best environments for collections, nor are they usually secure enough. Garage rentals are always an option, but the monthly fees add up, especially if ...
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STEPHEN COX: BACK ON TRACK!

After the fire that ended my race on February 13 at Circuit of the Americas and sent me to the intensive care unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be back on track next  month, blogs Stephen Cox. Fans are are invited to Stephen Cox's return to auto racing on May 14 at Midvale Speedway, 45 minutes south of Canton, OH. WHAT: The Super Cup 100 stock car race  WHERE: Midvale Speedway, 3825 W State St, Midvale OH WHEN: Saturday, May 14,...
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STEPHEN COX: TRAPPED IN A BURNING RACE CAR, PART I!

It was the same sound you hear when you pour too much lighter fluid on the charcoal as you're preparing a Fourth of July barbecue. A giant “whoosh” followed by a flash of flame. Except it was a thousand times louder. And it wasn't charcoal that was on fire. It was me, blogs Stephen Cox.  On February 13, 2016, I was driving an eight-hour sports car endurance race at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, TX. I started inside row eight and quickly realized that our car was very fast. Wit...
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BIRMINGHAM: AMERICA’S GREATEST SUPER SPEEDWAY THAT WAS NEVER BUILT!

In the summer of 1912, it seemed that anything was possible. Land was cheap and plentiful. Gold was money. The motorcar was the wonder of the world and Alabama could’ve become the epicenter of racing in the U.S., blogs Stephen Cox.  Two investors from Alabama were convinced that an affluent suburb could be built just five miles south of downtown in what is now the village of Homewood. The new development would attract homebuyers and businesses by tapping into the public's enthusiasm fo...
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KARTING: HOW TO SAVE AUTO RACING!

Every motorsports enthusiast is painfully aware that racing, in general, is experiencing tough times. Fewer fans are in the stands, and those fans are aging. The question is, what to do about it?  Everyone has an opinion but the basics are pretty straightforward. People who don't care much about automobiles will care even less about watching them compete. Public interest in the automobile is waning, and the reasons are spelled out in my previous article on the topic. Perhaps the mos...
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