Tickets for round six of the 2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship in Long Beach, set to take place Saturday, April 2, are on sale with early bird prices starting at $25 (when purchased before March 16; after that $30). For an extra $10 fans can get exclusive access behind the scenes with a pit lane walk.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world's first fully electric racing series featuring single-seater, open-wheel cars. Nine two-car teams compete in the championship, with involvement from key figures such as Michael Andretti, Sir Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio. The series' drivers also include Bruno Senna, Sebastien Buemi and 2015 Long Beach ePrix winner Nelson Piquet Jr.
J.J. Yeley Joins TriStar Motorsports J.J. Yeley joined TriStar Motorsports Wednesday as the driver of the No. 14 NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota, starting at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.
A veteran in the sport, Yeley has been competing in NASCAR since his debut in 2004, with Joe Gibbs Racing. Coming off of a solid 2015 season Yeley finished 12th in driver points, with 23 top-20 finishes and a fourth place finish at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Mikhail Aleshin Sets Guinness Record Driving Over 200 Km/H on Arctic Ice Russian racing driver Mikhail Aleshin is a man who plays by his own rules - he set a Guinness World Record by accelerating his race car to the top speed of 228 km/h on the surface of a frozen lake in Russia’s Murmansk Region.
The lack of auto racing tracks in the Russian North doesn't seem to bother Aleshin one bit, who's racing on ice above the Arctic Circle to prepare for the INDYCAR racing series starting next month in Florida. More....
Indoor TQ Midget Title To Be Decided This Weekend In Trenton, NJ (Update) UPDATE
Action from Atlantic City
The preparations that transform a basketball court into a high speed race track continued throughout the day Thursday as Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) gets set to stage The Battle Of Trenton Indoor Races this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27.
Dozens of concrete blocks, known as ‘Jersey barriers’ were hauled into the arena and positioned to form the outer perimeter of the track while cola syrup was sprayed in a fine mist onto the concrete floor to build traction in corners. Tire walls were situated at the key points on the inside of the track to form the turn radii.
Childress and Hendrick reiterate GM loyalty With Stewart-Haas Racing's move from Chevrolet to Ford next season, Chevrolet loses four cars. While Ford and Toyota each has one engine supplier for its top Cup teams, Chevrolet has two: Hendrick's engine program and ECR Engines, which is affiliated with Richard Childress Racing.
Car owner Richard Childress says he's had talks with other manufacturers but remains committed to Chevrolet, a brand he's won all six of his Sprint Cup championships with and 11 titles in NASCAR's three national series.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian reaped the benefit of an additional private test earlier in the week as RC Enerson headed a team sweep of the top three positions today at Phoenix International Raceway. The teenager led a 16-car Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field following a one-day pre-season test on the challenging 1.022-mile oval.
Enerson, 18, from New Port Richey, Fla., turned the best lap of the day this morning at 21.8721 seconds, an average speed of 168.214 mph, comfortably faster than the incomparable Greg Moore’s Indy Lights track record of 22.887 (160.755 mph) which dates all the way back to 1995.
Action Express Racing has topped the time sheets following the first day of official testing at Sebring International Raceway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The No. 5 Corvette DP of Christian Fittipaldi led the way, posting a 1:51.965 lap in the afternoon session to go quickest of the day.
The reigning Prototype class champion, who is testing without Joao Barbosa this week due to a fractured wrist, was 0.226 seconds quicker than teammate Dane Cameron in the No. 31 Whelen-backed Corvette DP.
Despite being a new F1 team Haas did well this week
Overview Date: Thursday, Feb. 25 Location: Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.89-mile), 16-turn circuit Driver: Esteban Gutierrez Laps Completed: 89 Distance Completed: 414.29 kilometers (257.21 miles) Best Lap Time: 1:27.802 Fastest Lap: 1:23.477 by Kimi Raikkonen (Scuderia Ferrari) Most Laps: 153 by Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
RacerInk Joins Pirelli World Challenge RacerInk, the fast-growing custom clothing supplier to the racing industry and beyond, has been named the Official Outfitter and Exclusive Licensed Merchandise Retailer of the Pirelli World Challenge.
The new partnership was announced less than two weeks before the 2016 season-opening Pirelli World Challenge race at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) that will feature all seven PWC divisions in action in a full-weekend headline event, March 3 - 6.
Daytona 500 winnings released (Update) UPDATE NASCAR sent a note to Sprint Cup teams Thursday stating that it released incorrect information for Daytona 500 winnings on its media website. NASCAR stated to teams: "The information on 2016 Daytona 500 race team earnings posted (Wednesday) on NASCARMedia.com, our media services website, was factually incorrect. We removed the information, rectified the errors and are providing the correct information to race teams. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and now collectively turn our focus to NASCAR racing action this weekend in Atlanta." NBC Sports
It is with a heavy heart that today marks the passing of Mr. Steve Stroud after a short but hard fought battle with cancer.
A native of California, Steve and his wife Jan, owned and operated an industrial hose and fitting distributorship called the Hose Advantage Store which is the Parker dealer in the Phoenix, Arizona region, as well as a sister company, Lubrication and Supply. Steve’s business pursuits over the past 45 years in the industrial supply industry afforded him the ability to follow his passion of open wheel racing where his generosity afforded many young aspiring drivers to pursue their dreams.
100,000 CAMERAS: DAYTONA 500 Premieres Saturday on FS1 NASCAR fans can relive the thrilling 2016 DAYTONA 500 this weekend through thousands of different lenses. FS1 premieres the 30-minute crowd-sourced 100,000 CAMERAS: DAYTONA 500 at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 27, immediately following the network’s live coverage of the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race live from Atlanta Motor Speedway (4:30 PM ET).
The Andretti Autosport IndyCar team Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and Alexander Rossi head to Phoenix International Raceway this week as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series official pre-season open test and Phoenix "Prix View" event. While not the first outing of the year for the Indianapolis-based team’s Verizon IndyCar Series squad, the two-day training session will mark the debut of the drivers’ 2016 paint schemes.
Team Penske partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 25, 2016) – Team Penske and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a multi-year extension of their partnership today that will see HPE’s involvement with the team and IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud increase, beginning with the 2016 season. HPE will serve as the primary sponsor for Pagenaud and the No. 22 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in at least five events in 2016. The company will also continue to be an associate sponsor of Team Penske’s No. 2 and No. 22 Ford Fusions driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, respectively, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
F1 Testing Day 4: Raikkonen leads at Barcelona (2nd Update) UPDATE Final results of the final day of F1 testing for this week. Mercedes never ran the soft or the super-soft tires so the results are meaningless until Mercedes stops sandbagging
1. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari 78 laps 1m 23.477s 2. Daniil Kvyat Russia Red Bull-TAG-Heuer 95 laps 1m 24.293s 3. Alfonso Celis Mexico Force India-Mercedes 75 laps 1m 24.840s 4. Kevin Magnussen Denmark Renault-Renault 153 laps 1m 25.263s 5. Max Verstappen Netherlands Toro Rosso-Ferrari 110 laps 1m 26.393s
6. Felipe Nasr Brazil Sauber-Ferrari 121 laps 1m 26.053s
7. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 86 laps 1m 26.187s 8. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes 99 laps 1m 26.295s 9. Felipe Massa Brazil Williams-Mercedes 54 laps 1m 26.463s 10. Esteban Gutierrez Mexico Haas-Ferrari 89 laps 1m 27.802s
11. Rio Haryanto Indonesia MRT-Mercedes 51 laps 1m 28.266s 12. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Honda 3 laps No time
When in doubt why SHR is really switching to Ford, just follow the money trail. Penske switched to Ford, we predict Ganassi will be the next team to switch. Chip likes to duplicate what Roger does.
In seven full years of existence, Stewart-Haas Racing has won two Sprint Cup Series championships, placed at least one driver in the Chase each year and established itself as easily one of NASCAR's top two or three organizations.
So with all the pieces in place for a promising future, what led to Wednesday morning's bombshell announcement that SHR would sever ties with Chevrolet at season's end and make the switch to Ford in 2017?
As part of the new arrangement, SHR will also end its longstanding technical alliance with Hendrick Motorsports, which has supplied engines and chassis to SHR since even before 2009, the year Haas CNC Racing became Stewart-Haas Racing and Tony Stewart joined team founder Gene Haas as a co-owner.
Beginning next season, SHR will build its own chassis and use Ford power prepared by Roush Yates Engines.
If he keeps crashing his big check will be gone and the team will spend it all on fixing his race cars.
Manor’s new Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto has crashed his Manor MRT05 during the afternoon session of testing in Barcelona.
The GP2 graduate is taking part in his first Formula 1 event as a full time driver, and has brought out the red flags on both days. Driving the car on Wednesday, he spun off at Turn 5 and beached his car in the gravel.
NASCAR sets records for fan engagement during Daytona 500 Sunday's Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner #11-Denny Hamlin edged runner-up #78-Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds - roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin's impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn't the only record-setting event of the day. On Wednesday, NASCAR released social media numbers generated from its biggest race, and Sunday's Daytona 500 produced a litany of milestones. The 2016 Daytona 500 set a record for most social impressions generated in one day by NASCAR's social channels, with race-day impressions up 63 percent over last year's Great American Race. Engagement with NASCAR social media content -- likes, comments and shares -- increased threefold over the total generated during the 2015 Daytona 500.
Kicking off his 2016 debut, Jeffrey Earnhardt will be driving the Can-Am sponsored #32 for Go Fas Racing in the 57th Annual Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sun. February 28th. This will be the first major primary sponsorship race of the season with Can-Am.
Earnhardt, 26, from Mooresville, NC, has previously raced at Atlanta twice with his best finish of 25. He moves up to the Sprint Cup series after achieving 66 starts in the Xfinity series. Jeffrey will be running in at least 20 races in the #32 car this Sprint Cup season for Go Fas Racing and their partnership with Can-Am.
Las Vegas teams with DC Solar to provide solar-powered charging stations Thanks to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and DC Solar, a dozen lucky fans will have the chance to get a charge out of the 2016 NASCAR Weekend. LVMS and DC Solar, LVMS' official off-grid mobile solar partner, are teaming to provide six solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles at this year's event, which runs March 4-6 at the superspeedway.
Twelve EV owners will be chosen at random to receive free parking passes for each day of the race weekend. The charging stations will be set up at a premium location close to the LVMS Fan Engagement Area and ticketing gates.
LVMS confident about vehicle management plan for 2016 NASCAR Weekend Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials are approaching this year's NASCAR Weekend with extreme confidence about the track's vehicle flow plan for its 20th year of racing.
By working with local and county representatives for nearly two decades, LVMS has been able to design a fluid system for moving more than 100,000 avid NASCAR fans in and out of the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The track's traffic plan has continued to evolve and improve to create a more efficient process, and this year is no different.
What Nascar Learned From the NFL Ever since Robert "Red" Byron in 1948 drove his Ford over the sands of Daytona Beach, Fla., at 75 miles per hour for a $1,000 prize, Nascar has operated pretty much the same way. Teams showed up at the track with a car, a driver, and a crew and tried to win prize money; they had no larger stake in the enterprise. That all changed this year: When Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing took the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 21, he did so as a charter member of Nascar rather than just a hopeful, tire-burning freelancer.
Ford Vows All Teams Will Continue to Receive Equal Support Ford Performance hasn’t won a Sprint Cup Series championship since 2004, but their announcement Wednesday morning could soon change that.
Stewart-Haas Racing will give Ford 13 teams in the series beginning next year, as Tony Stewart and Gene Haas have made the decision to switch the branding on their four cars from Chevrolet to Fusion. They will join the likes of Roush Fenway Racing, Team Penske, Front Row Motorsports, and Richard Petty Motorsports.
Boston IndyCar race has more support than opposition
With so many colleges in Boston and all students back from summer break by race weekend, the race should draw big crowds - just advertise beer and music
IndyCar, an American auto racing association, chose Boston to host a Grand Prix because it is "the ultimate backdrop for an epic weekend of family-friendly, community-oriented attractions," according to the IndyCar Boston website.
The mayor's office, which signed a letter of intent with the Grand Prix of Boston and several Massachusetts state agencies to host the event between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, is moving forward with IndyCar Boston. Proponents argue the race's opponents are a vocal but extremely small portion of residents.
"IndyCar has never seen this level of enthusiasm for a Grand Prix in terms of sponsors and support across the city," Harry-Jacques Pierre, associate vice president of the public relations firm representing the Grand Prix, said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm. A lot of local organizations are partnering with us, like the Greater Boston Food Bank, to raise funds for them as well."
Automakers Find Three Root Causes for Defective Takata Airbags Automakers plagued by the Takata airbag recalls have found three specific root causes for some of the inflator ruptures, according to preliminary results from a study coming in the next few weeks.
Phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate without a moisture-absorbing desiccant is but one factor, according to the Independent Testing Coalition, a group of 10 automakers formed in December 2014 after they were named in the Japanese supplier’s recalls (BMW, Fiat-Chrysler, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota).
FOX NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speedway Quotes & Programming Schedule FOX Sports offers a NASCAR tripleheader this weekend from Atlanta Motor Speedway with 27 hours of programming. Wall-to-wall coverage from Atlanta includes a NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 27, culminating with live NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES race coverage on FOX on Sunday, Feb. 28 (1:00 PM ET), with pre-race coverage on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY (12:30 PM ET).
Colton Herta will contest the 2016 EuroFormula Open Championship with Carlin. The young American, who was a race winner in MSA Formula last season, will make the step up to EuroFormula after impressing the team during an F3 test.
Herta, who had previously been announced as one of Carlin’s BRDC F4 drivers, makes the switch to EuroFormula since regulations prohibit him from taking part in the first BRDC race of the season, three days before his 16th birthday. Herta will now begin a comprehensive test program in EuroFormula Open before the first race of the season gets underway on 22nd – 24th April in Estoril.
IndyCar announces steward panel will include Arie Luyendyk and Max Papis INDYCAR announced today it has strengthened its race control program by naming three race stewards with extensive motorsports experience to monitor on-track competition at all 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series events. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, former Indy car driver Max Papis and longtime motorsports executive Dan Davis will make up the three-steward panel at each race.
The stewards will report to Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations, who said finalizing these positions has been a top priority since accepting his position in November 2015.
FIA approves F1 qualifying change, cockpit safety improvements F1 rule makers have announced its decisions from meetings in Geneva on Tuesday with the new qualifying knockout format being unanimously voted in, new cockpit safety measures introduced for 2017 and the revision of regulations postponed until the end of April.
The new rules and formats have been confirmed and supported by the FIA after a series of high-pressure meetings between the F1 Strategy Group and the F1 Commission, as it aimed to deliver new regulations for a 'faster and more spectacular' sport.
F1 testing Day 3: Hulkenberg fastest Mercedes sandbags
Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean finished 1st and 2nd on Day 3 of F1 testing in Barcelona.
Hulkenberg topped the Barcelona timesheet with a morning lap of 1m23.110s set on the super-soft compound, three tenths of a second shy of the fastest time so far this week by Sebastian Vettel on Pirelli's new ultra-soft on Tuesday.
Raikkonen managed just four installation laps on Wednesday morning while Ferrari completed a number of fuel-system checks to see how low they can run the fuel in the tank.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2016) – British racing standout Dean Stoneman will make his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires debut in 2016 with championship team Andretti Autosport. Stoneman, who is viewed as one of the most gifted drivers of his generation, will pilot the No. 27 Stellrecht Mazda driving alongside teammates Shelby Blackstock and Dalton Kellett.
“Dean is a true raw talent and has an incredible, inspirational story,” Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti said. “I can’t think of a better fit for our Indy Lights team and the Mazda Road to Indy Program for the 2016 season. We look forward to working with Dean and helping to grow his career in U.S. open-wheel racing.”
Stewart-Haas Racing, winners of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and 30 point-paying races, will campaign Ford Fusions beginning in 2017. The four-car team will compete with Ford engines prepared by Roush Yates Engines.
"I am proud of our association with Chevrolet as they helped build our organization into the team it is today,” said Tony Stewart, co-owner, Stewart-Haas Racing. "This new partnership with Ford allows us to strengthen our position in the sport and ensure the long-term stability and success for everyone who is a part of Stewart-Haas Racing."
Sahara Force India 2016: Behind the scenes Ahead of the start of testing, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Alfonso Celis spent a busy day at our Silverstone HQ: there was no driving involved, but lots of smiling, posing and some good fun! Comment
F1 2017 rules deadline postponed Formula 1 chiefs have decided to postpone the deadline for the finalization of the sport's 2017 sporting and technical regulations until the end of April, almost two months later than originally planned.
Meetings of the F1 Strategy Group and F1 Commission were held in Geneva on Monday, during which 2017 rules and a range of other topics, including qualifying tweaks and head protection, were discussed.
Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, confirmed on Wednesday that new bodywork rules have been agreed for the 2017 campaign, focused on extra downforce, in an attempt to "create more exciting cars".
Video: Michael Andretti on Alexander Rossi IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti speaks with RACER's Robin Miller after Alexander Rossi was confirmed as the pilot of the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Honda. Comment
Rossi (L) was on the path to F1 will now drive for Mario Andretti's son Michael. He has zero experience with ovals.
Conor Daly called longtime racing friend Alexander Rossi about karting together Tuesday afternoon. Bad timing, Rossi thought. He lacks time for frivolity now.
Just confirmed to Andretti Autosport’s fourth IndyCar Series car, Rossi must quickly learn a new team, its equipment package and the U.S.-based series in about as much time as it takes to complete a lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - or so it seems.
Just a week ago, Rossi learned he was left out of Formula One’s rotation for the upcoming season: The Manor Racing seat he was hoping for went to an Indonesian with more funding (Rio Haryanto). Rossi needed a job, and that’s about the time fellow Californian Bryan Herta inquired about joining the team he recently merged with Andretti Autosport.
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