B. Force, Beckman, Line, Krawiec Lead Gatornationals Qualifying
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led the opening day of qualifying for Sunday's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.745-second pass at 309.56 mph to earn the qualifying lead over Antron Brown, who took second with time of 3.755 at 319.07. Beckman, meanwhile, bested both the track Funny Car ET and speed records with a run of 3.913 seconds at 323.74 mph in the second round to move to the top of the ladder over teammate Ron Capps and Courtney Force.
Both GoPro and Red Bull are renowned for the production of content that takes sports fans right to the heart of the action and this new partnership is set to see the Red Bull Racing Team and the HERO4 camera maker push the boundaries of motorsport video to new and thrilling heights. GoPro is transforming the way people see sports by delivering new perspectives and an immersive viewing experience through its innovative camera technology.
Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't expect his relative lack of running in wet conditions on the first day of action for the Australian Grand Prix to hamper him after opting not to push in the rain.
Inclement weather would hamper proceedings throughout FP1 and FP2, with Vettel completing eight laps in FP1 but not completing a lap time, before going on to set the eighth best time in the wetter, but more consistent FP2.
Ferrari boss expects 'supermarket queue' in qualifying
Formula One's new qualifying format could see cars queuing up like shoppers at a supermarket checkout when it debuts in Australia on Saturday, according to Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene.
The format was accepted unanimously by teams last month but Arrivabene indicated he was not convinced.
"I don’t want to be against any changes, Ferrari don’t want to be against the change, I simply think that maybe giving a bit more time to the team to work on ideas was better," he told a news conference at Melbourne's Albert Park.
IMSA Sebring Friday Notebook SEBRING, Fla. – The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 150 was a tough battle at the sharp end of the field, with the top eight Grand Sport cars consisting of six Porsches and a pair of Ford Mustang interlopers, all finishing on the lead lap of the 61-lap, two-hour and 30-minute race.
And there was even an interloper among the Porsches – the No. 13 Rum Bum Porsche is a 911, while the other five were new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports.
Auto Club Speedway Debuting Premium Area Highlighted By Memorabilia, Historical Photos Auto Club Speedway this weekend "will debut an exclusive, high-end private club" honoring late NASCAR Senior VP/Operations Les Richter, who passed away in '10, and the club will provided the track's limited members the "year-round ultimate business and entertainment environment," according to Louis Brewster of the INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN.
The club will be named Richter's and decor will "feature a collection of racing memorabilia and historical ACS photos." Destined to be the "marquee club on ACS ground, Richter’s will offer a unique dining experience, offering all-inclusive upscale food and beverage overlooking pit road, with an incredible views overlooking the start finish line." The cost for club members is $2,500 per person INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN.
VSU students audition for NASCAR pit crews NASCAR representatives were wowed Wednesday during a pit stop at Virginia State University, part of a nationwide search for athletes talented enough to become pit crew members.
As it stands, NASCAR crews are predominantly white men, and NASCAR has been visiting several universities to attract talented racial minorities and women.
No. 20 NXS car penalized after failing post-race inspection One NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief was fined $5,000 while three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams received warnings as a result of issues from last weekend's NASCAR races at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Walsh administration is proposing a complex land deal to widen a controversial section of road on the planned IndyCar race course, the latest sign of the city’s expanding efforts to keep the Grand Prix race on track.
The land exchange would give the city more control of a long-neglected road, New Cypher Street, that has become a critical flashpoint in the battle over the proposed IndyCar race that Mayor Martin J. Walsh has staked his political clout to get approved.
Berlin City Hall today hosted the official opening press conference for the 2016 FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix.
During the event, attended by Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Cornelia Yzer, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport driver, Daniel Abt, the new track near Alexanderplatz was presented along with the new creative campaign.
Night practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was interrupted by a heavy accident for the Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda 18 minutes into Thursday’s 90-minute session.
MSR’s John Pew was behind the wheel when the car veered into the tire barrier entering Turn 7.
Pew was evaluated and released from the infield care center following the accident but the car sustained significant damage to three corners of the French prototype, although no tub damage was reported.
F1 2016 Changes - Charlie Whiting Interview An overview of the new rules and the role of race director are the main topics of an interview that Charlie Whiting, the FIA's F1 Race Director, granted to the Australian TV Network Ten at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Comment
BMW's New Focus Includes More Electrified Vehicles BMW is the world’s largest luxury automaker, and it order to stay that way, the company has a plan that involves more electrified vehicles and faster delivery of autonomous-driving tech.
More SUVs and more variants of existing vehicles are also part of the plan, which was outlined by BMW CEO Harald Krueger in a strategy review. The goal for BMW is to maintain a pre-tax profit of over 10 percent through the year 2020.
Yet again, it was the disruptive weather that dominated proceedings, as the track was once more damp and conditions wild and windy at the start of the 2nd session for the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
This meant it was intermediate tires all the way in Friday’s second practice, and again it was Lewis Hamilton setting the pace at a damp Albert Park, his lap of 1m38.841s was nine seconds down on his morning benchmark.
The world champion beat Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg by 0.467s, but it was a case of mixed fortunes for Mercedes.
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