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  • Ford Performance Racing School

    The Ford Performance Racing School is splitting its operations between new facilities in North Carolina and Utah beginning in 2020.

  • Porsche Nardó test track renovated
    After $40 million in renovations, Porsche reopens Nardò's circular test track

    Porsche has reopened the 7.8-mile circular test track at its Nardò test facility in Italy after $40 million in investment and seven months of construction.

  • Dirt race track for sale in Florida
    Buy your own oval dirt track for $799,000

    The most fun you can have driving is on a closed courses and off of public roads. So, why not treat yourself to your own racetrack? North Florida Speedway, a 3/8-mile dirt racetrack,is currently for sale in Lake City, Florida. Alright, so it won't be suitable for the world's finest supercars, but...

  • AMG Speedway in Seoul, South Korea
    AMG Speedway opens its gates in South Korea

    Mercedes-AMG has marked a milestone in South Korea. AMG Speedway has opened to become the first racetrack to bear the tuner's name. The new track sits outside the South Korean capital of Seoul, where it stretches 4.3 kilometers (2.7 miles) and will not only serve as a place for motorsports but as a...

  • Ralph Gilles hits the track in his Dodge Viper Voodoo II ACR
    Watch FCA's Ralph Gilles track his Voodoo Viper ACR

    Ralph Gilles has been a positive fixture in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] world for a number of years now. He's the cheerful head of design who clearly shares the same passion for automobiles that burns strongly in the rest of us. He's also happy to hit the track in his own vehicles...

  • Ferrari Corse Clienti lets owners drive amazing cars on track
    The sights and sounds of a private Ferrari owner track day

    Ferrari works hard to cater to the wants, needs, and desires of its demanding clientele. That's why programs such as the Corse Clienti exist. This event gives Ferrari owners the chance to push rare and potent racing machines to their limits on famed racing circuits around the world. A recent such...

  • Audi RS 5

    All Audi vehicles offer luxury, but the brand has a three-tiered approach when it comes to performance. Base Audis, especially sedans and coupes, are fairly sporty, but the uplevel S models definitely amp up the sporty feel. There is a third level, though, the RS models, that push the envelope further and these are the cars with the performance bona fides. Motor Authority spoke to Stephan Reil, head of Audi Sport product development, who defined the differences between the three levels. CHECK OUT: Audi Sport ready to compete in US with assault on AMG, BMW M "We have a clear separation in the...

  • 3/8 mile dirt track for sale
    3/8-mile dirt track can be yours for $497,000

    Tax season is behind us, and that means many are wondering what they could possibly do with their refunds. Here's an idea: buy a racetrack. Maybe we're not the soundest of financial advisors, but it's a racetrack. For sale. Think of the possibilities! Measuring in at 3/8 of a mile, the high-bank...

  • Rip around Monza in a Ferrari FXX K
    Rip around Monza flat out in a Ferrari FXX K

    Alexander West is, according to his Twitter profile, into finance and cars. He's clearly quite good at the finance part because he's got a heck of a lineup of vehicles from which to choose. On his YouTube page he posts simple, straight-forward clips of him enjoying his vehicles on tracks all over...

  • Motorsports Park at the National Corvette Museum
    Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Construction: Update

    In the works for over three years, the first steps toward actual construction of the planned Corvette Museum Motorsports Park have begun. Crews began clearing the land on the future site of the Motorsports Park this week. While the official groundbreaking is still some time away, the move is the...

  • McLaren's P1 prototype at the Bahrain International Circuit - image: McLaren
    McLaren Shows Off The P1 Prototype In Bahrain

    Though the McLaren P1’s official debut will take place at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, McLaren is still showing off its P1 prototype. The car made its Middle East debut in Bahrain last month, so McLaren took advantage of a vacant Bahrain International Circuit to grab some stills of...

  • Bill Auberlen drives the Turner Motorsports BMW M3 at the Circuit of the Americas
    Bill Auberlen Takes You Around The Circuit Of The Americas: Video

    If you’ve never driven on a race track before, you may have a hard time comprehending what all the fuss is about. For those unfamiliar with motorsports, winning a race is simply a matter of driving faster than the other cars, which would mean that speed is more about bravery than skill. As...

  • Porsche models in Leipzig, awaiting co-pilots

    Let’s be brutally honest with one another for a second: there’s a segment of the sports-car-buying population that has no interest whatsoever in actually driving fast; instead, they like the image that a fast and expensive sports car gives them. We’re not here to judge, and that universal truth applies to buyers of virtually all makes and models of sports cars. Porsche, however, recognizes that there’s a business opportunity here, so it’s promoting a service at it’s Leipzig plant called “Co-Pilot.” Sign up for a Leipzig plant tour, and...

  • Christian Danner and friends check out Jaguar's F-Type
    Jaguar Hands Its F-Type Keys To The Pros: Video

    Martin Brundle is perhaps best known for his two stints in Formula One (1984-89, 1992-96), but the British racing driver has also completed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans eight times, winning the event in 1990 with co-drivers Price Cobb and John Nielsen. Christian Danner has raced in IndyCar and CART...

  • Scenes from the 2012 Rides 'n Smiles
    Rides 'n Smiles Recap - Driving Fast For A Great Cause

    To outsiders, the life of an automotive journalist is second only to the life of fictional spy James Bond. After all, we get to travel to exotic locations, drive the latest, fastest cars and eat meals we couldn’t possibly pay for on our own dime. Sadly, the reality of the job is countless...

  • Augusto and Liri Farfus, before going for a casual drive around the 'Ring
    BMW Factory Driver Augusto Farfus Takes His Wife To Work: Video

    Augusto Farfus is a Brazilian racing driver who currently gets paid by BMW to campaign an M3 in the DTM series. While Farfus may look young, his resume includes stints in the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 - 2010, a season in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011 and two entries into...

  • Motorsports Park at the National Corvette Museum
    Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Moves Forward

    The massive motorsports park planned for the area across the highway from the National Corvette Museum took another step closer to construction this week as the Warren County, Kentucky authorities approved the zoning necessary to place a track there. In addition to the National Corvette Museum, the...

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS testing at the Nurburgring
    Nurburgring Race Track May Get Las Vegas Twin

    Speedway Motorsports is working to build a functional Nurburgring in the desert outside of Las Vegas.

  • A virtual 911 navigates a virtual Bilster Berg circuit.

    A new race track opening in Bad Driburg, Germany, promises to be the German equivalent of Italy's Ascari Race Resort.

  • Marco Simoncelli
    Italy's Misano Circuit To Be Dedicated To Marco Simoncelli

    Less than two weeks after Marco Simoncelli's tragic death, the owners of Italy's Misano Circuit have agreed to dedicate the track to the fallen Italian rider.

  • FondTech E-11 electric race car prototype
    FondTech Reveals Electric Formula E Racing Car, The E-11

    We all like to think that our cars have been developed using technology bred on the race track. It adds a sense of kudos and the impression of thoroughbred engineering to even the most mundane of vehicles. Ironic then, that with the push towards electric vehicles as road transport, the world of...

  • Forza Motorsport 4
    Video: Creating Hockenheim For The Forza Motorsport 4 Game

    The 1980s was an exciting time to be a young person. The reason? Video games. From coin-operated arcade games to the advent of home games consoles a whole generation had a new form of entertainment and for the budding gearheads, the best fun was provided by racing games. Just as car technology has...

  • Kurt Busch wins the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. Photo by Flickr user Ross Harmes
    NASCAR Weekend At Infineon A Little Greener With Solar Power

    It might seem ironic that on the weekend the NASCAR Cup series visited Infineon Raceway in Northern California, the circuit chose to announce the completion of its large solar arrays. As over forty NASCAR racers tore around the circuit for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday and Sunday, spectators...

  • New Jersey Motorsports Park aerial view
    New Jersey Motorsports Park, Host of Inaugural U.S. RallyCross, Bankrupt

    New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) isn't a headlining NASCAR venue or even one of America's great road courses, but it was the site of the inaugural U.S. RallyCross event, and it plays host to dozens of motorcycle and car track days each year--as well as the occasional vehicle launch. Today, NJMP...

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