Sprint Cars and Flat Trackers Highlight Knoxville Weekend
Bikes & WoO Share Knoxville Weekend
Story and Photos By: KNOXVILLE SPEEDWAY MEDIA
KNOXVILLE, IA- March 1, 2014- Combining flat track motorcycles and sprint cars into one weekend should make for an exciting time at Knoxville Raceway this summer.On June 13-15 the legendary track will host vintage flat track motorcycles on Friday, the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series on Saturday and the AMA Grand National Flat Track motorcycles on Sunday.
Earnhardt's Replacement Spotter Is Just 'Awesome'
Friday Phoenix Notebook: Bill Elliot Becomes Earnhardt's Sponsor for Phoenix
Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR Photos By: GETTY IMAGES
AVONDALE, AZ- February 28, 2014- When your regular spotter is under the weather, it doesn't hurt to have a substitute who is a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
Oh, and by the way, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a spotter this week who has 16 Most Popular Driver awards to Earnhardt's 11.
Obviously, there's only one person who meets all those criteria. With TJ Majors, who guided Earnhardt to last Sunday's dramatic Daytona 500 win, staying home to recuperate from an intestinal infection, Bill Elliott is spotting for the No. 88 Chevrolet during practice and qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
Racing Mourns The Loss of William C. Mitchell
Mitchell Was The Father of Kinematics Software Packages Known As WinGeo3 to Study Suspension Systems
Story and Photo By: JUDY TAYLOR PRESTON
MOORESVILLE, NC- February 28, 2014- On January 17, 2014, William C. Mitchell at age 68 passed away suddenly at his home in Mooresville, NC. He was known to his friends as Bill. He was graduated from CalTech in 1967 with a degree in mathematics specializing in numerical analysis, or how to perform difficult calculations. This was followed with a Masters from Stanford University in 1969.
His interest in auto racing began while watching a Can-Am race in Edmonton, Alberta in 1969. In 1972 he began serving as a SCCA flagman in the San Francisco region. He was soon working at 20 - 30 races a year up and down the west coast as well as the SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta. In the 80’s, he began covering races for the San Francisco Region publication, “The Wheel”.
The race reporting soon expanded to the magazines, “Autoweek” and “Formula”. He began following the Trans-Am series when Ford returned to professional motorsports in the mid-80’s where he met the engineers and team managers. Tom Gloy was driving Mustangs, Jack Roush was running a Mercury Capri for Greg Pickett, John Dick was leading the DeAtley Motorsports team of Chevrolet Camaros driven by David Hobbs and Willy T. Ribbs with Dennis Fischer building the motors.
When IBM released a personal computer, complete with 5.25” floppy disks holding 360kb of data, he needed a project where he could learn to program on the new computers. He had heard of “camber curves” so decided to write a program about suspension. With the advent of affordable and portable computers, data acquisition began to be used by the motorsports industry. It was at this time that Bill began working on the Debrief series of data acquisition analysis programs. Bill is generally considered to be the first programmer to begin the development of serious data acquisition software designed specifically for the motorsports industry.
BUGSY: What a Race Car Driver Should Be
Honoring Bugsy Stevens - Living Legends of Auto Racing
Story By: LEW BOYD / COASTAL 181 MEDIA Photos By: NORTHEAST RACING PHOTOGRAPHERS
BOSTON, MA- February 28, 2014- You can’t believe how cold it’s been in Boston this winter. The snow drifts seem higher than the sun in the sky.
And on those dark mornings with that bone-chilling wind, the phone will ring and you’ll see that the call is from Edgewater, Florida. That moment is just like having a kidney stone. You know you can pass it, that it will hurt along the way, but you’ll feel so much better at the end.
You see, it’s that loveable prankster on the phone from his winter hangout. He’ll carry on about how he’s sunning himself and tease you mercilessly about being up in the frigid north with all those Liberals. Then he’ll spin an old racing tale – probably a little raunchy – and by then you’ll be all warmed up. It always happens when you talk with Bugsy Stevens, quite likely the most popular race car driver ever to come out of New England.
Phoenix Race in Harvick's Sights for Title Challange
Phoenix: A springboard to a Harvick title?
Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR Photos By: GETTY IMAGES
Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series set for 2014
Carolina Clash Reveals 2014 Schedule
Press Release By: CAROLINA CLASH SERIES MEDIA Photo By: LARRIE ERVIN
In addition to the traditional tracks visited by the Carolina Clash, the tour will make stops at three new venues in 2014. Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., and Clary’s Speedway in Brinkleyville, N.C., have all joined the Carolina Clash schedule for this year.
Grandview Waiting for a Spring Thaw to Open Season
The Snow Will Disappear and The Racing Season Will Open on March 29th at Grandview Speedway
Press Release By: ERNIE SAXTON / GV MEDIA Photo By: RPW FILE PHOTOS
BECHTELSVILLE, PA- February 28, 2014- Raise your hand if you think the snow should be gone. Auto racing fans throughout the area are anxious to see the snow disappear and racing get the green flag. The Rogers family, operators of Grandview Speedway, are looking forward to snow being gone and work starting on the one-third-mile, banked clay track to get it ready for the free-to-the-public practice session set for Saturday, March 29th starting at noon.
ASCS Frontier Region Reveals 2014 Lineup
Second Season of Competition for The ASCS Frontier Region Showcases 19 Race Dates in Montana and South Dakota
Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photo By: SOLDIERBOY PRODUCTIONS
Spread between four facilities, the northern tour of the ASCS Nation will begin the 2014 campaign on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. The weekend marks two of the eight scheduled visits on the year.
Crate Motor Connection has GRIT
Great Crate Giveaway Up For Grabs On GRIT Racing Tour
Story By: ROB HAZER / GRIT MEDIA Photos By: MIKE PETRUCCI / RPW
FONDA, NY- February 27, 2014- 602 Crate Engines are what drive Dig Safely New York GRIT Racing Series Powered By VP Racing Fuels competitors. There are many things that can improve a crate motor’s longevity, performance, and efficiency without even having to open the factory sealed engine. Craig Serra of Crate Motor Connection not only offers one of the best crate packages in the Northeast, but he’ll be giving one away to a lucky GRIT Racing Series competitor.
AMEC Races Through 'Old Man Winter'
Dashing Thru The Snow on The Frozen Lakes of Upstate New York
Story and Photos By: THOMAS J. COUGHLIN JR. / RPW
CAROGA LAKE, NY- February 27, 2014- It was a sunny and clear Sunday afternoon. The pit area was filled with fast cars, fitted with spoilers, wings, and roll bars, the pit stalls were lined up, stocked with spare tires, their light weight aluminum racing jacks, standing at attention. The fans didn't worry about dirt in their coffee, but today, there was a dust of snow and ice in the air as, one of the ten various divisions of "The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club", raced around the approximately 9/10 mile, road course style track, that had been carved out of the two feet or more deep snow, that covered this scenic lake in Fulton County, just inside of upstate New York's Adirondack Park.
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