Racing

  • 24 Hours of Lemons Colorado BFE 2016

    Some of the guys might wear race suits, but they’re just as likely to wear money-green track suits or black-and-white Speedos meant to look like "tuxedos." They’re racers and they’re having a blast. I've been to a fair number of automobile races and they're all carnivals. This one is definitely the sideshow kind with a bearded lady and the elephant man. You see, at the Colorado B.F.E. in June at High Plains Raceway in Byers, Colorado, anything goes. Across the country, grassroots racing organizations like the 24 Hours of Lemons host dozens of races that make the sideshow the...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Carmaro NASCAR Xfinity Series
    Sixth-generation Camaro to race in NASCAR Xfinity Series next year

    Chevrolet today announced that the sixth-generation of the Camaro, which was introduced last year as a 2016 model, will be the brand's car of choice next year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The car will be marked as an SS model, even though it will share nothing in common with the street car except...

  • Acura NSX at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Acura NSX wins its class in Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    With a margin of more than 11 seconds over of its nearest competitor, Acura's new NSX has taken home victory in its class at the grueling Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. The NSX won the Time Attack 2 division, which consists of cars that are only lightly modified from showroom...

  • Toyota at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Toyota reveals reason behind last-minute Le Mans fail

    Poised to win its first ever 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend, tragedy struck for Toyota as its leading #5 TS050 Hybrid prototype competing in the premier LMP1 category suddenly lost power in the closing minutes of the race. Details are now starting to emerge on what exactly went wrong with the...

  • Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish at 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Watch the story of the controversy behind the Ford GT40's photo finish at Le Mans in 1966

    Kahn Media, with the help of the Petersen Automotive Museum, has put out a documentary about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans titled "8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans." The video details the controversy behind one of the greatest racing achievements of all time. In 1966, after...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg after winning the 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix
    Rosberg returns to winning form at 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg was in full control yesterday at the first ever Formula One race held on the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan's capital. The eighth round of the 2016 World Championship marked the return of the European Grand Prix to the calendar and saw quite a few surprises...

  • #5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

    It was the cruelest of endings on Sunday at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, with car trouble costing Toyota the overall win in the closing minutes. Heavy rain prior to the race led to some flooding and saw the safety car on the track for almost the entire first hour. Once the race was on, Toyota led for most of it with its pair of TS050 Hybrids battling it out with Porsche and its 919 Hybrids in the premier LMP1 class. But on what would have been the penultimate lap, the leading car, the #5 TS050 Hybrid of Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima (behind the wheel at the...

  • Production-spec Ford GT at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
    2017 Ford GT in production guise surprises at Le Mans

    There’s an assortment of cars racing around the Circuit de la Sarthe in this weekend’s 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, which at the time of writing is led by Toyota and one of its TS050 Hybrid LMP1s, but one car in particular is creating plenty of excitement off the track. Ford Motor Company...

  • Audi R8 safety car drifts in rain at 24 Hours of Le Mans.
    Watch the Audi R8 safety car drift at Le Mans

    During a rainy practice session ahead of this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, an Audi R8 safety car dramatically sped around the track but was caught on camera in the midst of an epic, apparently unintentional, drift. The R8 was said to be piloted by Yannick Dalmas, a four-time Le Mans champion, but...

  • Baku City Circuit, site of the 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix - Image via Red Bull Racing
    2016 Formula One European Grand Prix preview

    The European Grand Prix has had an erratic history on the Formula One calendar, held sporadically and shuffled between a number of circuits over the years. The last time a European Grand Prix was held was in 2012 and back then it was in Valencia, Spain. The event has now returned as round eight of...

  • Ford GTs at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Ford, Porsche secure pole for 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

    This is the moment Blue Oval fans around the world have been waiting years for: Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] imminent return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And the American automaker is off to a solid start for this weekend’s race, the highlight of the 2016 World Endurance Championship...

  • Roger Feghali at the 2016 Arsoun Hill Climb
    Watch this Mitsubishi Evo rock a hill climb in Lebanon

    With the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb just weeks away, here's a video out of Lebanon to whet your appetite. It shows a Mitsubishi Evo rally car making all the pops, growls, and snarls we want to see from a dedicated rally car. Lebanese rally driver Roger Feghali was on his home...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix

    There are now just nine points separating the top two drivers in the 2016 Formula One World Championship after an impressive performance put in yesterday by Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the Canadian Grand Prix. The reigning world champion fended off Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] Sebastian Vettel to secure the win, with Vettel eventually crossing the line 5.0 seconds later. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas claimed the team’s first podium of the season, finishing third albeit 46 seconds after the leader. Hamilton started the race on pole but a great start by Vettel at third on the...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix preview

    Formula One has arrived in North America for the first time this year in preparation for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. The race, round seven of the 2016 World Championship, is once again being held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The 2.7-mile track runs around the perimeter...

  • Nissan GT-R runs at the dragstrip
    Nissan GT-R blows rear end then returns to drag strip

    Heavily modified high-horsepower drag cars put a lot of abuse and strain on their parts. There's so much energy going through many components that it's not unusual for something to give up and call it quits. That's what happened to the rear end on a Nissan GT-R packing a reported 2,000 horsepower...

  • Rider Michael Dunlop setting his 16:58.254 record lap at the 2016 Isle of Man TT
    Watch rider Michael Dunlop set his 16:58 Isle of Man record

    There’s been a lot of hoopla over Mark Higgins’ recent setting of the blistering 17:35 lap time for the Isle of Man TT. However, Higgins isn’t the fastest around the winding 37.73-mile course. He’s only the fastest on four wheels, in this case a modified Subaru WRX STI. The...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Mark Higgins smashes Isle of Man record in tuned Subaru WRX

    Updated with new record time set by Mark Higgins on Monday, June 6. He’s done it. Manx rally driver Mark Higgins on Monday smashed his own Isle of Man record for cars. He completed the 37.73-mile course in a blistering 17:35, resulting in an average speed of 128.73 mph. That beats the...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2016 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix
    Hamilton wins Formula One Monaco GP after Red Bull stuff up

    Lewis Hamilton took home his first victory in the 2016 Formula One World Championship at an eventful Monaco Grand Prix yesterday. It was only the second time in eight years that the Mercedes AMG driver has won in Monaco, a place he also happens to call home, but it almost didn’t come to be...

  • Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

    There’s plenty going on in the world of motorsports this Memorial Day weekend. Here in the United States all attention will be on the Indianapolis 500 but over in Europe there’s the Nürburgring 24 Hours as well as one of racing’s real spectacles, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The Monaco race, round six of the 2016 World Championship, is always a fan favorite because of the amazing backdrop. But it’s also popular with the drivers, many of whom live nearby. The Monaco race was on 1950’s inaugural F1 calendar and has been a regular fixture since ’55...

  • Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen after winning the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix
    Verstappen enters record books with Formula One Spanish Grand Prix victory

    It was a miracle start for new Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen yesterday at the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix. The Dutch youngster now enters the record books as the youngest person to ever win an F1 race. At just 18, Verstappen is three years younger than the previous youngest person...

  • Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix preview

    Round five of the 2016 Formula One World Championship is the Spanish Grand Prix, which is on this weekend in beautiful Barcelona. The race is once again taking place at Circuit de Catalunya, a site known well to teams as much of the winter testing is done here. It’s also been home to the...

  • Number 66 Ford GT crash at the 2016 WEC 6 Hours of Spa
    Ford GT crashes hard in 2016 WEC’s 6 Hours of Spa

    Spa-Francorchamps’ infamous Eau Rouge corner claimed another victim in the form of the number 66 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT in yesterday’s 6 Hours of Spa, the second race of the 2016 World Endurance Championship. The car, one of two GTs fielded by Ford in partnership with Chip...

  • 2016 Formula One Russian Grand Prix
    Rosberg leads Mercedes one-two finish at 2016 Russian Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg secured his fourth win of the season and seventh in succession following the conclusion of the 2016 Formula One Russian Grand Prix on Sunday. He started the race at pole and led until the finish, setting the fastest lap in the process. ALSO SEE: Driving the...

  • Sochi Autodrom, home of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Russian Grand Prix preview

    Round four of the 2016 Formula One World Championship is the Russian Grand Prix which takes place this weekend and held once again at the Sochi Autodrom, located about a thousand miles south of Moscow. The first Russian race was held only two years ago and so far the event's proven a hit with the...

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