Iconic racer was one of the fastest drivers in the highly competitive Sixties and Seventies racing scene. Vic Elford’s lap records include Targa Florio, Nurburgring, Daytona, Sebring, Norisring, Monza, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Riverside and Le Mans. He was the first driver to lap Le Mans at over a 150 mph average in the Porsche long-tail 917 in 1970. Known as “Quick Vic” to friends and competitors, Elford is one of the few drivers to excel in sports cars, rally cars, and Formula 1 at a c...Read More
SHORT TRACK EXCUSES: ME, DANICA AND BARNEY OLDFIELD!
‘The true essence of auto racing is making yourself look as good as possible under the circumstances no matter where you finish, even if your last race had all the success of the Titanic but with fewer survivors,” blogs Stephen Cox. Before you consider that a joke, please reflect briefly on the career of Danica Patrick. I will begin by pointing out the well documented fact that auto racing's first legendary driver, Barney Oldfield, set a world speed record at the Milwaukee Mile in 1905 an...Read More
RACING WISDOM: FIVE EASY PIECES!
Words of wisdom from blogger-racer Stephen Cox that he’s never forgotten. Number Five - “Wanna win? You need a trailer like that.” So said a racing friend in the summer of 1986 at Bloomington Speedway. We were walking past a huge semi-trailer loaded with two spare chassis, half a dozen engines and a crew of ten mechanics. It belonged to some teenager named Jeff Gordon who was supposed to be the next big thing in racing. We all know how that turned out! Nevertheless, I was a slow learner....Read More