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Formula E reveals 2023 calendar

June 30th 2022

The provisional calendar for the ninth season of the ABB Formula E World Championship was published today by the series and the FIA, following ratification by the FIA World Motor Sport Council and with the support of local ASNs (National Automobile Clubs) for each city-based event. Although the prov …

Track Enterprises to acquire ARCA Midwest Tour

June 30th 2022

Macon, Illinois-based Track Enterprises has reached an agreement to acquire the regional ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Model series at the end of the 2022 season, as announced by Track Enterprises President Bob Sargent and ARCA’s Gregg McKarns. “As the asphalt Super Late Model landscape continue …

Assetto Corsa named platform for FIA Motorsports Games

June 30th 2022

The world’s top Esports competitors are set to battle it out on the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform in the 2022 FIA Motorsport Games, to be staged October 26-30 in Marseille, France.Each FIA National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) can nominate a single driver for the Esports competition, which was …

Toto Wolff collects the MIA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Motorsport Industry

June 30th 2022

Toto Wolff was last night presented with the Motorsport Industry Association’s most prestigious personal Award, by MIA Honorary President, The Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever PC DL, during their annual Summer Reception. 200 motorsport business and political leaders were present to applaud his contributio …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Technical & Business Webinars Series - Every Wednesday

June 29th 2022

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #225 - "Dynojet Dynos: Automotive, UTV, and Powersports Solutions"Carl Chastain, Research & Development Manager; Henry Tecza, Dynamometer Sales Lead and Jay Carpenter, International Liaison Dynamometer Sales. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, L …

LOLA CARS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

June 29th 2022

Lola Cars, one of the world’s iconic motorsport brands, and the most successful manufacturer of customer racing cars of all time, today announced it is under the new ownership of US-based Englishman, Till Bechtolsheimer.With the completion of the transaction, Lola Cars Ltd. now controls all of the a …

600 cars set for Le Mans Classic

June 29th 2022

The 10th edition of Le Mans Classic rolls off this week, June 30 to July 3, on the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours circuit. Generally held every two years, the 10th annual Classic should have taken place in July 2020, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it’s been four years since …

Recreation of first Pontiac GTO to be enshrined at MSHFA

June 29th 2022

A near-perfect recreation of the Pontiac Tempest that shocked the racing world in 1963 by beating Ferrari GTOs and factory Corvette ZO6s at Daytona, and in so doing served as the launchpad for the fabled Pontiac GTO later that year, will arrive later this summer at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of Am …

Skip Barber Racing School joins Operation Motorsport for the 2022 Race of Remembrance

June 29th 2022

After a two-year break, Operation Motorsport returns to the 2022 Race of Remembrance (RoR) at Anglesey Circuit in Wales, UK, over Veteran’s / Remembrance Day Weekend: November 11-13. Expanding the number of car entries from previous years, Operation Motorsport welcomes Skip Barber Racing School as t …

Legacy Autsport announces Indy Lights plan

June 29th 2022

The Legacy Autosport team says it will enter two cars in next year’s Indy Lights championship. The Indiana-based team which opened the season running Simon Sykes in USF2000 (pictured above), has grand ambitions to return to the Road to Indy at the top step of the open-wheel training ladder.“I speak …

Jaguar completes build of first C-type Continuation

June 29th 2022

Jaguar Classic says it has finished building the first C-type Continuation. The strictly limited production run of cars, which are FIA approved and eligible to participate in all FIA Historic events, is underway at Jaguar’s Classic Works in Coventry in the UK, and the first vehicle has finished shak …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - JULY 13

June 29th 2022

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #225 - "Dynojet Dynos: Automotive, UTV, and Powersports Solutions"Carl Chastain, Research & Development Manager; Henry Tecza, Dynamometer Sales Lead and Jay Carpenter, International Liaison Dynamometer Sales. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, L …

You are in! Welcome to this session of RACE INDUSTRY NOW!

June 29th 2022

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST: Episode #224 - "Dyno Room Tools & Tips" by SpeediagnostixWhether you are using an engine dyno or chassis dyno, there are some simple and effective tools that allow you to gain the maximum data from your dyno session. Speakers are Lake Speed Jr., …

Red Bull to build track-focused hypercar

June 28th 2022

Red Bull will build its own hypercar that will retail at over $7.3million, with Adrian Newey’s track-only design intended to match Formula 1 performance.The RB17 – so-named to fill the gap between last year’s title-winning RB16B and the current RB18 – will be designed and manufactured in-house by th …

World of Outlaws mourns passing of Danny Schatz

June 28th 2022

No matter who you talked to, the sentiment would be the same — no one’s like Danny Schatz, no one tougher. A devoted husband, loving father and successful entrepreneur, Danny raised and built Donny Schatz into the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion he is today.On Mo …

USAC Hall of Fame inductions set for Thursday at IRP

June 28th 2022

The newest class of USAC Hall of Fame inductees will be officially introduced in a ceremony during this week’s Thursday Night Thunder Homecoming on June 30 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Ind.The racing portion of the event will feature an open wheel racing tripleheader on the …

Beloved Norwalk racetrack owner/operator Bill Bader Sr. passes away

June 28th 2022

Bill Bader Sr., who took an inoperable Ohio dragstrip named Norwalk Dragway and over the course of more than 40 years transformed it into a fan favorite facility, passed away June 26, shortly after the completion of the track’s annual NHRA Camping World Series event, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA …

Nickels Performance Sold to Summit Racing Equipment

June 28th 2022

Transtar Holding Company, the parent entity of Transtar Industries, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and software solutions, has sold Nickels Performance to Summit Racing Equipment, the company announced.“We will always be proud of the Nickels team, brand, and its excellent portfolio of …

Electric racing efforts helping McLaren in F1

June 27th 2022

McLaren is able to make better investments into facilities that will benefit its Formula 1 team as a result of its entry into electric racing series.McLaren will take over the existing Mercedes Formula E entry for the series’ third generation ruleset, to go alongside its existing team that competes …

Porsche unveils 963 for IMSA, WEC

June 27th 2022

Taking a page from its iconic factory and customer-driven 962 IMSA GTP model that ruled most of the 1980s, Porsche has formally unveiled its successor, the 963, which uses an LMP2-based chassis supplied by Multimatic and a 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produced in-house by the German auto manufactu …

Matthew Botos joins DEI as lead engineer and designer

June 24th 2022

Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) has announced Matthew Botos as its new lead engineer and designer. He will help design new products and improve current products.  “It’s great to have Matt on the team, and we’re thrilled to work with him on developing new products,” DEI Product Manager Mike Buca …

New owner hopes to take Lola back to Indy

June 24th 2022

Till Bechtolscheimer has high ambitions for where the one of the world’s greatest racecar constructors could make returns in the coming years.The British sports car racer and ultra-successful businessman leapt at the chance to purchase the assets of Lola Cars, which had been defunct for a decade, an …

Bruce McLaren's 'buried treasure' unearthed after 57 years set for auction at Goodwood

June 24th 2022

One of motorsport’s most legendary classic sports cars, Bruce McLaren’s 1964 Cooper-Zerex-Oldsmobile “Jolly Green Giant” – which became something of a long-lost “Holy Grail” to collectors – has been unearthed and returned to British soil for the first time in 57 years.The first sports car to carry t …

Maxim Chassis founder Chuck Merrill passes away

June 24th 2022

Chuck Merrill, the founder of Maxim Chassis based in Springfield, Illinois, has passed away at 78.   Merrill founded Maxim Chassis in 1988 and, soon after, launched a campaign in 1989 with Johnny Herrera behind the wheel. By June 1989, the company grew to six employees in a 7,000-square-fo …

Madrid registers interest in hosting an F1 race

June 24th 2022

The government of the Spanish city of Madrid has written to Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to register its interest in hosting a grand prix in the future.F1 has received a number of approaches from potential host venues wanting to join the calendar, as the sport enjoys strong growth and has been e …