woensdag 21 september 2011

Kenseth starts Chase from pole

Matt Kenseth claimed his second pole position of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season in qualifying for Sunday's opening Chase round at Chicagoland Speedway. The Roush Fenway Racing driver confirmed the recent upturn in his qualifying form by posting a fastest lap of 29.469 seconds at an average speed of 183.243 mph, which bumped his team-mate Greg Biffle from pole and then held up as the benchmark for the rest of the session. Kenseth, who starts the Chase from fourth place as the top ranked Ford driver, has now qualified among the top 10 nine times this season but most encouragingly, his last six top-10 starts have resulted in equally solid finishes

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/kenseth-starts-chase-from-pole/

Nanni Galli

dinsdag 20 september 2011

The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.
Tyre Chisholm was fatally struck by a drunk off-duty cop in the Bronx. The driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/09/16/the-weekly-carnage-148/

Piercarlo Ghinzani

Vergne takes home pole at Ricard

Jean-Eric Vergne secured his third pole position of the Formula Renault 3.5 season in a tightly-contested qualifying session at Paul Ricard this morning. On the series' first visit to the Provence circuit, the Frenchman bumped Epic Racing's Albert Costa from provisional pole on his last flying lap

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/vergne-takes-home-pole-at-ricard/

Masten Gregory

Abraham hospitalised for checks

Karel Abraham will stay in hospital for observation this evening after a violent crash at the start of the Aragon Grand Prix. The Czech rider, who had qualified an impressive eighth on his Cardion AB Ducati, was caught up in a first-corner incident at the Motorland circuit, and as he tumbled through the run-off area his head was struck by his bike's rear wheel. Complaining of a headache, he was taken to hospital for thorough medical checks.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/abraham-hospitalised-for-checks/

Denny Hamlin

Kansas Speedway Announces Fan Hospitality Option for Kansas Lottery 300 and Hollywood Casino 400 Weekend

Kansas SpeedwayKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 19, 2011) – Kansas Speedway unveiled a new fan hospitality option for fans attending the Kansas Lottery 300 and Hollywood Casino 400 weekend, October 8 & 9. The Finish Line at Turn 1 will provide fans the opportunity to enhance their race day experience and not miss a minute of...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/19/kansas-speedway-announces-fan-hospitality-option-for-kansas-lottery-300-and-hollywood-casino-400-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kansas-speedway-announces-fan-hospitality-option-for-kansas-lottery-300-and-hollywood-casino-400-weekend

Ken Kavanagh

maandag 19 september 2011

Dixon quickest in practice two

Scott Dixon led his team-mate Dario Franchitti in a Ganassi one-two in the first of Saturday's IndyCar practice sessions at Motegi. Dixon left it late, setting a 1m38.7710s with one of the final laps of the morning and beating Franchitti by a relatively comfortable 0.3976 seconds in a session where the entire 26-car field was covered by 1.6s. Franchitti had been in front since deposing title rival Will Power (Penske) in the early stages.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/dixon-quickest-in-practice-two/

Rupert Keegan

USA takes 7th Motocross of Nations title at Saint Jean d'Angely France

KTM Motocross of Nations Sun, Sep 18, 2011 Team USA pulled out all the stops in the final race of the three-race series to finish 1-2 and steal the Chamberlain Trophy in their seventh consecutive win in the Motocross of...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/09/usa_takes_7th_motocross_o.php

Elmer George

Rossi: Loss of practice hurts Ducati

Valentino Rossi believes the cancellation of second practice at Aragon will prove particularly painful to Ducati because it is trying to fine-tune the latest version of its 2011 bike this weekend.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/rossi-loss-of-practice-hurts-ducati/

Hubert Hahne

Video: Motorcyclist pulled from underneath fiery BMW speaks

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brandon wright says thanks to saviors

Brandon Wright is the lucky young man who was plucked from beneath the potential tomb of a burning BMW that we told you about earlier this week. Wright's motorcycle collided with the German sedan and it wound up on top of him. Luckily, a group of bystanders banded together and lifted the fiery car, with another bystander then pulling Wright out of harm's way. Now recovering in a hospital, Wright has gone in front of the cameras to thank those that kept him alive.

Wright calls the men and women heroes for putting their lives on the line to save his. He states that he is "forever in debt," and that he "can't thank them enough." Wright, who wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of his crash, goes on to say that he plans to wear the protective gear from here on out.

The young motorcyclist suffered a fractured pelvis, broken leg and burns to one of his feet. Doctors say it will take Wright several months to fully recover. Click past the jump to watch the video with more of his story.

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William Ashton Lewis Jr

zondag 18 september 2011

Dodge Motorsports’ KEYS FOR SUCCESS: GEICO 400

Dodge MotorsportsKEYS FOR SUCCESS: Geico 400 JOLIET, Ill., (Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011) – Each race weekend, selected Dodge Motorsports engineers, Penske Racing engineers and crew chiefs, drivers or engine specialists give their insight on the ‘Keys for Success’ for the upcoming race. This week, Travis Geisler, Director of Competition, Penske Racing, provides the keys for...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/17/dodge-motorsports-keys-for-success-geico-400/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dodge-motorsports-keys-for-success-geico-400

David Hobbs

Van Gisbergen triumphs in sprint two

Shane van Gisbergen took victory for Stone Brothers Racing in the second of the grid-deciding sprint races that set the starting order for V8 Supercars' Phillip Island 500k. Ford driver van Gisbergen benefited from his co-driver John McIntyre having made their car's compulsory pitstop in the first sprint

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/van-gisbergen-triumphs-in-sprint-two/

Horace Gould

Ford Racing, 2011 NSCS GEICO 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford RacingMatt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford (Qualified 1st) “It is hard to tell because there are a lot of great cars left today. It is kind of interesting because some guys went for the early draw and some went for the late. You don’t really know what everybody has. I know that was...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/17/ford-racing-2011-nscs-geico-400-post-qualifying-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ford-racing-2011-nscs-geico-400-post-qualifying-recaps


Nicki Thiim secures his second pole position of the season

PORSCHE Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Round 8 in Oschersleben Oschersleben/Stuttgart, Sat, Sep 17, 2011 It was only at the penultimate round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland that a driver succeeded in snatching pole position for the second time. Denmark's...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/09/nicki_thiim_secures_his_s.php

Divina Galica

zaterdag 17 september 2011

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang Chicagoland Speedway Preview

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - Photo Credit: Steve Langley for NASCARRicky Stenhouse, Jr. – Dollar General 300 Team: No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Chassis: RK-595 – primary – last ran at Nashville- finished second. RK–635 – backup – last raced at LOR- finished third Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/09/14/ricky-stenhouse-jr-no-6-roush-fenway-racing-ford-mustang-chicagoland-speedway-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ricky-stenhouse-jr-no-6-roush-fenway-racing-ford-mustang-chicagoland-speedway-preview

Jim Hall

Van Gisbergen triumphs in sprint two

Shane van Gisbergen took victory for Stone Brothers Racing in the second of the grid-deciding sprint races that set the starting order for V8 Supercars' Phillip Island 500k. Ford driver van Gisbergen benefited from his co-driver John McIntyre having made their car's compulsory pitstop in the first sprint

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/van-gisbergen-triumphs-in-sprint-two/

Ken Kavanagh

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – September 12-18, 2011

Toyota Motorsports LogoRICHMOND RECAP: Kyle Busch (sixth) and Denny Hamlin (ninth) were the highest finishing Toyota drivers in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway. David Reutimann earned his first pole of the season. Hamlin’s result was his third consecutive top-10 finish this season and eighth top-10 in 12 starts...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/14/toyota-nascar-tidbits-september-11-18-2011/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=toyota-nascar-tidbits-september-11-18-2011

Mack Hellings

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 104: 2012 Hyundai Accent

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play above. No one correctly identified this week’s sound as coming from the 2012 Hyundai Accent. Perhaps the Accent’s rather un-buzzy exhaust note surprised you—it surprised us, too. Like that sound? Download the MP3 and quiz your [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/_FEIKN0OltY/

Kyle Thomas Busch

vrijdag 16 september 2011

Video: Watch this Ferrari Enzo splash into the Atlantic at 2011 Targa Newfoundland

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Many of you have been following the 2011 Targa Newfoundland here on Autoblog, what with our own Zach Bowman competing. Perhaps you were surprised to find out that rare supercars like a Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari Enzo had entered the demanding race.

Unfortunately, the Enzo has bowed out early after taking a turn for the worse when it lost control and dove into the Atlantic Ocean off a coastal road. The Enzo was piloted (and owned) by Zahir Rana, who also owns ZR Auto exotic car dealership. Ferrari produced 400 Enzos, and of them, Rana's was one of the fastest that road-legal after being modified to similar specifications as an FXX. It was tuned in Germany to deliver a bewildering 850 horsepower and held a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds.

We were able to get a few quick glimpses of the Enzo with Rana and his navigator, Roland Linder, heading for the ocean thanks to Kia Canada. Kia is also entered in the race and was waiting in anticipation for their Forte Koup to come around the same bend in the road.

Rana has posted a video, which you can find after the jump, that clearly states his disappointment, but also his reasoning and reflection on what happened. He definitely has the right mindset, explaining how things like this happen in racing and he is lucky that he and his teammate were left unscathed in the incident. He also makes a point to sadly say, "It's only a car, it's not a big deal."

We agree wholeheartedly with Rana, but by the same token, having the incident happen to a car currently valued at $1.5 million is like throwing salt on the wound of enthusiasts and car insurance adjusters everywhere.

Follow the jump
to see the devastating video of Rana's Enzo coming down a hill and landing in the ocean, along with a walk-around video of the car before the Targa Newfoundland began.

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Georges Grignard

2013 Ford Focus ST Debuts in Frankfurt: Finally, the Focus ST You Can Buy

After a year of teasing—but not many changes—the production Focus ST finally appears. It was a year ago, in the lead-up to the 2010 Paris auto show, that we first got our look at the Ford Focus ST. Nobody at Ford called the Focus ST shown at that point a concept, but it clearly wasn’t [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/X__Fc2-x8WI/2013_ford_focus_st-auto_shows

Jim Hurtubise

donderdag 15 september 2011

Today’s Headlines

Election Results: Bob Turner Takes Weiner’s Seat, Dem Machine Wins 54th Assembly District (NYT 1, 2)
Van Driver Kills East Harlem Man Crossing 125th Street, Three Blocks From Home (DNAinfo)
Taxi Industry Keeps Livery Cab Bill Off Cuomo’s Desk, Convinces Sponsor To Chop By Two-Thirds (Post)
MTA Spends $500K Just to Study Repairs on Barely-Used Port Jervis Line [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/09/14/todays-headlines-1225/

Georges Grignard

F1: Perez, Bianchi Log Miles For Ferrari

F1 rookie Sergio Perez took a spin at the wheel of a 2009 Ferrari at Fiorano...

Source: http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-sergio-perez-jules-bianchi-log-miles-for-ferrari/

Ryan Joseph Newman

Kopecky wins in thrilling finish

Jan Kopecky took his second Intercontinental Rally Challenge win in succession in thrilling style - as he fended off Thierry Neuville in the series' closest ever finish after Andreas Mikkelsen crashed out of the lead two stages from the end in Hungary. Skoda UK driver Mikkelsen had looked assured of victory on the IRC's inaugural Mecsek Rally as he pulled clear of Kopecky's works Skoda this morning. But Mikkelsen drove too cautiously on the first stage of the final loop, and then crashed when caught out by a patch of gravel on the penultimate test

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/kopecky-wins-in-thrilling-finish/

Roberto Guerrero

Ryan Truex, No. 20 Martin Truex Jr. Foundation / Schick Xtreme3 Toyota Camry Chicagoland Speedway Preview

Ryan Truex - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington, Getty Images for NASCARRyan Truex, No. 20 Martin Truex Jr. Foundation / Schick Xtreme3 Toyota Camry Chicagoland Speedway Preview Chicagoland Speedway Dollar General 300 September 17, 2011 TV: ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET RADIO: MRN, 3 p.m. ET No. 20 Notes of Interest - Truex’s strong 4th place finish...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/09/14/ryan-truex-no-20-martin-truex-jr-foundation-schick-xtreme3-toyota-camry-chicagoland-speedway-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ryan-truex-no-20-martin-truex-jr-foundation-schick-xtreme3-toyota-camry-chicagoland-speedway-preview

Richard Allen Craven

woensdag 14 september 2011

Miss Sprint Cup Monica Palumbo Resigning at Season’s End

Sprint to Celebrate Monica Palumbo’s Four-Year Reign as Miss Sprint Cup HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Sept. 12, 2011 – After four years in the Miss Sprint Cup program, Monica Palumbo has notified Sprint that 2011 will be her last in the role that has made her one of the most recognizable faces in NASCAR. Listen to [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/09/12/miss-sprint-cup-monica-palumbo-resigning-at-seasons-end/

Paul Goldsmith

Kopecky wins in thrilling finish

Jan Kopecky took his second Intercontinental Rally Challenge win in succession in thrilling style - as he fended off Thierry Neuville in the series' closest ever finish after Andreas Mikkelsen crashed out of the lead two stages from the end in Hungary. Skoda UK driver Mikkelsen had looked assured of victory on the IRC's inaugural Mecsek Rally as he pulled clear of Kopecky's works Skoda this morning. But Mikkelsen drove too cautiously on the first stage of the final loop, and then crashed when caught out by a patch of gravel on the penultimate test

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/kopecky-wins-in-thrilling-finish/

Masahiro Hasemi

Tsunami victims invited to Suzuka

Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has invited 60 people from disaster-affected area in Japan to his home grand prix next month. The initiative will see a group of children and their parents - 60 people in total -attend the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/tsunami-victims-invited-to-suzuka/

Terrence Lee Labonte

Car Care: A ‘knock, knock’ could signal bad engine bearings (NASCAR.com)

Car Care: A knock, knock could signal bad engine bearings

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/car-care-a-knock-knock-could-signal-bad-engine-bearings-nascar-com.html

Jacky Ickx

dinsdag 13 september 2011

Earnhardt relaxed about Chase

Dale Earnhardt Jr says he is not putting himself under pressure to return to the Chase this year but believes his team to be good enough to make it into the play-off when the field is set at Richmond tonight. The Hendrick Motorsports driver arrives at the final race of the regular season needing a 20th place finish or better to secure a place in the championship battle, regardless of his rivals' results. Earnhardt has missed the play-off for the past two seasons, but despite not winning thus far in 2011 he has been able to remain in the top 10 in the standings for most of the season and is on the verge of entering the Chase by virtue of his consistency

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/earnhardt-relaxed-about-chase/

Eddie Keizan

Frankfurt: Audi Urban Concept Spyder redefines "Like nothing else"

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Audi Urban Concept

The Audi Urban Concept came out from behind its many renderings today, and yes, it is just as funky in person. In fact, it might be more so - the renderings simply can't prepare you for the soapbox-racer proportions of this dinky 1,000-pound open-wheeler. And even though there are but two seats, we're still intrigued by the thought of gaining ingress through the back of the car.

Underneath the slight skin of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, two e-tron electric motors propel the 1+1 with 'powerful' acceleration, which is just what you'd expect from a motorized water strider.

Interestingly, Audi had promised us a hardtop version of the Urban Concept, the Sportback, but we've scoured the German automaker's massive stand and have yet to find it. We'll keep our eyes peeled and let you know if it shows up tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the flyweight Spyder in our gallery.

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Fred Gamble

Harvick wins Richmond, now tops Chase standings

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/10/1478852/harvick-wins-richmond-now-tops.html

Lewis Hamilton

Schumacher delighted with fifth

Michael Schumacher declared himself very happy with his performance in the Italian Grand Prix after coming home in fifth place. The Mercedes driver was one of the protagonists of the early part of the event, when he was embroiled in a close battle with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton for third position. In the end Schumacher dropped down the order to fifth, but the seven-time champion felt he had extract everything from his car and was pleased with the result.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/schumacher-delighted-with-fifth/

Naoki Hattori

maandag 12 september 2011

2011 Official Top 12 NASCAR Chase Drivers

OFFICIAL 2011 CHASE DRIVERS 1 Kyle Busch 4 wins 2 Kevin Harvick 4 wins 3 Jeff Gordon 3 wins 4 Matt Kenseth 2 wins 5 Carl Edwards 1 win 6 Jimmie Johnson 1 win 7 Kurt Busch 1 win 8 Ryan Newman 1 win 9 Tony Stewart 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 11 Brad Keselwoski 12 [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/09/10/2011-official-top-12-nascar-chase-drivers/

Kevin Paul Lepage

Senna encouraged by points finish

Bruno Senna said he was very encouraged to see he is capable of fighting for F1 points after the Italian Grand Prix. The Brazilian, in his second grand prix with the Renault team after having replaced Nick Heidfeld, drove a solid race to grab his first points in Formula 1 with ninth position

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/senna-encouraged-by-points-finish/

Toyota Kimmy

Mikkelsen holds on as Kopecky gains

Andreas Mikkelsen's Mecsek Rally lead is down to just eight seconds over Jan Kopecky after the Czech driver launched a determined attack through Saturday's final three stages. The second run through Alsomocsolad - which should have happened later tonight - was cancelled due to the spectator issues seen there in the morning, meaning the leg concluded with SS7. Works Skoda driver Kopecky was quickest on all three stages that did take place, allowing him to reduce Mikkelsen's lead from 14 seconds at the midday service to 8.7s overnight

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/mikkelsen-holds-on-as-kopecky-gains/

Charles Robert Hamilton IV

Leitzinger rejoins Dyson line-up

Butch Leitzinger will return to Dyson Racing to join Steven Kane and Humaid Al Masaood in the #20 Lola-Mazda for the remaining American Le Mans Series rounds at Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/sports-cars/alms/leitzinger-rejoins-dyson-line-up/

Yuji Ide

zondag 11 september 2011

Pole Report: Surprising pole for David Reutimann

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/pole-report-surprising-pole-for-david.html

Z Line Designs Toyota

Pole Report: Surprising pole for David Reutimann

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/pole-report-surprising-pole-for-david.html

Gene Hartley

Richmond Nationwide Series Starting Lineup – Keselowski on pole

1 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Ruby Tuesday Dodge 21.817 123.757 2 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal/Honoring Our Heroes Ford 21.921 123.170 3 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Toyota 21.931 123.113 4 16 Trevor Bayne Fastenal/Honoring Our Heroes Ford 21.944 123.040 5 09 Kenny Wallace Federated Auto Parts Toyota 21.946 123.029 6 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal/Honoring Our Heroes [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/09/09/richmond-nationwide-series-starting-lineup-keselowski-on-pole/

Ryan Joseph Newman

Ten Years Later: NASCAR Remembers

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/ten-years-later-nascar-remembers.html

Matthew Roy Kenseth

zaterdag 10 september 2011

Today’s Headlines

MTA Debt Downgrade Could Shrink Capital Plan, Cut Needed Repairs (Crain’s, Transpo Nation)
Officials Warn of 9/11 Car Bomb Threat at Transit Hubs (News, NYT)
East Village Sees 50 Percent Drop in Parking Tickets Issued, Boom in Bike Ticketing (DNAinfo)
Karen Schmeer Killer Cries in Contrition After Receiving 5-15 Year Sentence (Post)
Cyclists Say Williamsburg Bridge Barriers And High Ramp [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/09/09/todays-headlines-1222/

Keith Greene

Loeb: Crash was concentration lapse

Sebastien Loeb put his Rally Australia crash down to a simple lapse in concentration, explaining that he had been distracted by reading a split time on his Citroen's dashboard. The reigning champion rolled several times on SS4 this morning, just after he had taken the lead from his team-mate Sebastien Ogier.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/loeb-crash-was-concentration-lapse/

Bruce Halford

Caption this...Chase Wild Card edition

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/caption-thischase-wild-card-edition.html

Z Line Designs Toyota

President Obama Welcomes 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion & Chase Contenders to the White House

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/white-house-welcomes-2010-nascar-sprint.html

Jacky Ickx

vrijdag 9 september 2011

Ford intends to employ team orders

Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson has confirmed he will look to implement team orders on his drivers for the remainer of Rally Australia. Mikko Hirvonen leads the event with a seven-second advantage from team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, with first non-Fiesta RS WRC runner Petter Solberg third, 37s behind Latvala and 44 off the front. "We have to see what happens tomorrow," said Wilson

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/ford-intends-to-employ-team-orders/

Walt Hansgen

Hunt to start despite turbo problem

British driver Harry Hunt will start Rally Australia this evening, despite a last-minute scare aboard his Citroen DS3 R3.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/hunt-to-start-despite-turbo-problem/

Armour Vienna Sausage Kroger Chevrolet

Prime Cuts: Them’s the Brakes. We Cut Up a ZR1 Brake Caliper

Prime Cuts: Them’s the Brakes. In a new feature, we cut stuff in two to explain how it works. And because it’s fun. First up, a ZR1 caliper. Have you considered cutting apart your car to unlock the mysteries hidden within? No? Well, we have. Over the next few months, we’ll be dissecting car parts [...]

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Richie Ginther Joseph Francis Nemechek III Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr

Frustrations in Baltimore as suspension problems put a halt to Mike Conway's charge through the field

Mike Conway London, UK - Monday 5th September, 2011 Suspension problems forced British IndyCar driver Mike Conway to make two lengthy pit stops during Sunday's race, putting a halt to his charge through the field and dropping him to the...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/09/frustrations_in_baltimore.php

Gerino Gerini Kevin Harvick Kerry Dale Earnhardt

Crafton & Sauter Ink 2012 Contracts

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/crafton-sauter-ink-2012-contracts.html

Jean Pierre Jarier Danny Kladis Al Herman

donderdag 8 september 2011

Patrick hopes to start Cup career at Daytona 500

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/08/1470953/patrick-hopes-to-start-cup-career.html

Romain Grosjean Georges Grignard Gus Hutchison

Vettel relishing position as runaway F1 leader

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/08/1470294/vettel-relishing-position-as-runaway.html

Gus Hutchison Helmuth Koinigg Denny Hamlin

Zizzo Racing Makes Its Mark on Indy With Great Run

Zizzo Racing CLERMONT, Ind. Mon, Sep 05, 2011 The Big Go was eventful for TJ Zizzo and the PEAK Motor Oil/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel team. It saw Zizzo make a strong lap Saturday night to get into...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/09/zizzo_racing_makes_its_ma.php

Stefan Johansson Bill Holland Paco Godia

NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart To Race ‘Honoring Our 9/11 Heroes’ Paint Scheme This Weekend At Richmond International Raceway

Special Red, White And Blue Scheme Will Be Featured On Stewart’s No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala During Sept. 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Race No 14 Office Depot Special 9/11 Tribute Chevrolet Impala SSNASCAR® driver Tony Stewart will race a special “Honoring Our 9/11 Heroes” paint scheme on his No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/07/nascar-driver-tony-stewart-to-race-honoring-our-911-heroes-paint-scheme-this-weekend-at-richmond-international-raceway/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nascar-driver-tony-stewart-to-race-honoring-our-911-heroes-paint-scheme-this-weekend-at-richmond-international-raceway

John James Miguel Ángel Guerra Juan Pablo Montoya

woensdag 7 september 2011

Video: Doc Brown goes Back to the Future, finds Garbarino electronics store

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Christopher Lloyd Back to the Future Delorean Garbarino ad

The DeLorean used in the Back to the Future movie trilogy may be the single most memorable movie vehicle for anyone who grew up in the 1980s (as did the vast majority of the staff here at Autoblog). And so, whenever we hear anything having to do with the car, the movie or its main characters, we sit up and take notice.

No surprise, then, that a company may want to make use of all that nostalgia to market itself - apparently, even one based in Argentina that we'd never heard of called Garbarino. The superstore apparently has all manner of high-end gadgetry, and it's hocked the skills of one Christopher Lloyd - forever known to BTTF fans as Doctor Emmet L. Brown - to help sell them.

You may remember a couple of videos that were floating 'round these parts a little while ago featuring Doc Brown and his time-traveling gullwing. It seems those were viral teasers intended to drum up some nostalgic interest ahead of the real deal.

We'll get this out of the way right off the bat... these are just commercials for an Argentinian electronics store and aren't going to set your BTTF-filled world on fire. Regardless, it's good clean fun, and it gives us yet another reason to ogle over a certain nuclear-powered DeLorean and its flux capacitor (which is what makes time travel possible...). Check out the vids after the break.

Finally, for more on the actual car used to film these commercials, check out this link. We also think it's cool that Garbarino is setting up a way for patrons to make donations to Michael J. Fox's charity to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.

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Gimax Robert Allen Labonte Carel Godin de Beaufort

BMW Working to Bring Lasers to Your Headlights, Because LEDs are Just So Audi

Perhaps because BMW’s rival Audi’s design strategy is based around LED lighting, or maybe because even the lowly 2012 Kia Soul sports the bright eyes, the Munich-based, propellor-clad automaker wants to develop and own the next big thing in headlight technology: lasers. Yes, we said lasers. BMW announced this week that it is working to [...]

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William Ashton Lewis Jr Damon Hill Leo Kinnunen

Granny Grump: Atlanta, Handsome Hornaday, Flippin’ Carl, Jeffie And Important Other Stuff

Granny GrumpHello loyal readers and other folks. Hope your race viewin’ days were safe and enjoyable. Once again “Mother Nature” changed things up in racin’ and oh my good and gracious LORD she took her toll on so many folks with deaths and destruction. So sad for all of them I say. Let’s remember those...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/otherseries/09/07/atlanta-handsome-hornaday-flippin-carl-jeffie-and-important-other-stuff/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=atlanta-handsome-hornaday-flippin-carl-jeffie-and-important-other-stuff

Mike Harris Charles Robert Hamilton IV David Lee Blaney

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Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/caption-this.html

William Clyde Elliott Horace Gould Clint Bowyer

Ron Hornaday Continues KHI Winning Streak at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga.—A Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it wasn’t the KHI truck that dominated the proceedings. Ron Hornaday Jr. stole a win with fuel-mileage strategy in the Good Sam Club 200, beating teammate-for-a day Clint Bowyer to the finish line by 1.596 seconds [...]

Source: http://thefinallap.com/2011/09/02/ron-hornaday-continues-khi-winning-streak-at-atlanta/

Gus Hutchison Helmuth Koinigg Denny Hamlin

dinsdag 6 september 2011

Power tops first Baltimore practice

Will Power got IndyCar's first visit to the streets of Baltimore under way by topping Friday's delayed opening practice session.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/indycar-news/indycar/power-tops-first-baltimore-practice/

Nanni Galli Loris Kessel Yves Giraud Cabantous

NASCAR By the Numbers: Racing in the ATL

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/09/nascar-by-numbers-racing-in-atl.html

Brian Henton Sam Hanks Bertrand Gachot

Priaulx seals RoC return

Andy Priaulx will return to the Race of Champions this year. The three time World Touring Car champion will compete in the RoC itself, and will also partner Jenson Button in the Nations' Cup event at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf on December 3-4

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/priaulx-seals-roc-return/

Ruby Tuesday Dodge Nicolas Kiesa John James

Ford Racing, 2011 NSCS AdvoCare 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Ford RacingMARCOS AMBROSE – No. 9 Kwikset Ford Fusion – “We don’t want it to get too cool here because this track is so temperature sensitive. We’re really looking to start decent on Sunday night and give ourselves for that $3 million bucks. We’ve got a good car. You can pass here, but I tell...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/09/03/ford-racing-2011-nscs-advocare-500-post-qualifying-recaps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ford-racing-2011-nscs-advocare-500-post-qualifying-recaps

Copart Ford Hans Klenk Hans Herrmann

F1: Imola Eyes Return With Top FIA Rating

The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari could again host Formula One events..

Source: http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-imola-eyes-return-with-top-fia-rating/

David Lee Blaney Lewis Hamilton Narain Karthikeyan

maandag 5 september 2011

Muller grabs win as BMWs quarrel

Chevrolet's Yvan Muller took perhaps the most opportunistic victory of his illustrious tin-top career when he won the second race at Valencia in Spain on Sunday to extend his points lead in the World Touring Car Championship. The win had looked destined to be claimed by a BMW driver, as although Franz Engstler stalled from pole position, Tom Coronel led a marque 1-2-3 from Javier Villa and Norbert Michelisz.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/muller-grabs-win-as-bmws-quarrel/

Alan Dennis Kulwicki Ruby Tuesday Dodge Nicolas Kiesa

President Obama Pushes Congress For a Clean Extension of Transpo Bill

President Obama exhorted Congress to pass a clean extension of the transportation bill, to keep people, like some of those by his side, at work.
“I’m calling on Congress, as soon as they come back, to pass a clean extension of the surface transportation bill,” President Barack Obama said from the Rose Garden this morning. “This [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/31/president-obama-pushes-congress-for-a-clean-extension-of-transpo-bill/

Naoki Hattori Jacky Ickx Floyd Anthony Raines

Next Week: DOT to Re-Present Plans for East Side Bike Lanes Up to 125th

After over a year of protests from residents and electeds clamoring for safer streets, next week DOT will present its proposal for extending the First and Second Avenue bike lanes north to 125th Street. The presentations will mark the second time around the community board circuit for bike-ped safety plans on those streets, which were [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/08/31/next-week-dot-to-re-present-plans-for-east-side-bike-lanes-up-to-125th/

Chris Irwin Bruce Johnstone Casey James Mears

2013 Audi S8 4.0T Official Photos and Info: Trading Cylinders for Turbos

The Audi S8 trades cylinders for turbochargers. The idea of a high-revving Lamborghini V-10 in an executive sedan still sounds pretty ridiculous, but that’s exactly the formula Audi followed to create the last S8. It’s a car of which we have fond memories, excepting perhaps our long-term example’s costly facial rearrangement (our fault) and propensity [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/CZCZzBI2eCE/2013_audi_s8_4.0t_official_photos_and_info-auto_shows

Virgil Ernest Irvan III Dan Gurney Bobby Grim

Polluters Rejoice! Obama Caves on Proposed Ozone Standard

This morning, President Obama announced that he would direct the EPA to back off of new ozone standards that would have saved an estimated 12,000 lives [PDF]. They’ll revisit it in 2013.

Get used to it.

Obama said the action was taken in the interest of “reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/09/02/polluters-rejoice-obama-caves-on-proposed-ozone-standard/

Juan Pablo Montoya Olivier Gendebien François Hesnault

zondag 4 september 2011

The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.
Erica Abbott was fatally struck by a driver while riding her bike on Bushwick Avenue. Photo: Gothamist
Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 103 [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/09/02/the-weekly-carnage-146/

Marc Gené Z Line Toyota Jim Hall

Boardman takes controversial victory

Tom Boardman took a provisional win in a controversial reversed-grid British Touring Car race at Knockhill. Starting second, the Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon driver attacked poleman Jason Plato (Chevrolet Cruze) in the opening stages.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/boardman-takes-controversial-victory/

Oswald Karch Tony Gaze David Hobbs

Suppo: Stoner ‘better than ever’

Casey Stoner is riding better than at any other stage of his career, according to Honda marketing chief Livio Suppo.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/suppo-stoner-better-than-ever/

Brian Henton Sam Hanks Bertrand Gachot

Shedden leads practice at home

Gordon Shedden dominated the first British Touring Car practice session at Knockhill in Scotland this morning. The local ace sat out the first half of the damp-but-drying session before coming out and going straight to the top of the timesheets.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/btcc/shedden-leads-practice-at-home/

Joseph Francis Nemechek III Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr Jeremy Allan Mayfield

zaterdag 3 september 2011

Sam Michael Q and A: Williams at Spa

Interview provided by Williams press office.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/sam-michael-q-and-a-williams-at-spa/

Christian Goethals Gene Hartley Kevin Paul Lepage

A Back-to-School Syllabus for Complete Streets Advocates

While Hollywood’s screenwriters, FX wizards, and product placers have contributed mightily to the idea of the automobile as the vehicle of freedom, joy, and rebellion, our literary lions have often taken a more gimlet-eyed view of car culture.
Now, as summer ends, high school and college students across the country will put the car chases and [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/31/a-back-to-school-syllabus-for-complete-streets-advocates/#more-115207

Johnny Herbert Copart Ford Hans Klenk

Filippi stays on top in final practice

Luca Filippi maintained his impressive start to the weekend by topping second practice, although his cause was aided by a sudden downpour just after he set his fastest time. Having also set the pace in first practice, Supernova's Filippi became the first driver to dip under the 1m23s bracket as he made a flying start to the final warm-up session ahead of qualifying.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/real-world-racing/3rdparty/filippi-stays-on-top-in-final-practice/

Leslie Johnson Lucas di Grassi Jeffrey Michael Gordon

Caraviello: For potential free agents, no place like home (NASCAR.com)

Caraviello: For potential free agents, no place like home

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/caraviello-for-potential-free-agents-no-place-like-home-nascar-com.html

Emmanuel de Graffenried Karl Kling Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr

NASCAR Nationwide Driver Jeremy Clements to Promote Haiti Cheri during Great Clips 300 Atlanta Race

Jeremy Clements ThumbnailFor Immediate Release – August 29, 2011: NASCAR Nationwide driver Jeremy Clements has generously given Haiti Cheri a prominent decal on his #51 car for this week’s Great Clips 300 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race is set for Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 PM ET, and is being televised nationally on...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/31/nascar-nationwide-driver-jeremy-clements-to-promote-haiti-cheri-during-great-clips-300-atlanta-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nascar-nationwide-driver-jeremy-clements-to-promote-haiti-cheri-during-great-clips-300-atlanta-race

William Clyde Elliott Horace Gould Clint Bowyer

vrijdag 2 september 2011

Mecum to auction final Mitsubishi Eclipse for charity

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Last-ever 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mecum is set to auction off the very last Mitsubishi Eclipse ever produced at its Normal, Illinois plant.

The 2012 Eclipse Coupe packs the company's 3.8-liter V6 engine and is equipped with the SE package - the only car in the model's history to receive that combination. The Eclipse marks the end of 22 years of continuous production with Kalapana Black paint, 18-inch wheels and SE side graphics. The interior, meanwhile, is laden with leather seats, a 650-watt Rockford Fostgate sound system, rearview camera and HID headlights.

The very first Eclipse rolled off of the line in 1989, and 980,000 vehicles have carried the nameplate since then. That figure makes the Mitsubishi the best-selling Japanese sportscar of the past 20 years, according to Mecum.

The last Eclipse will be featured in the annual St. Charles Auction at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The auction is set to kick off on September 17 at 1:55 pm with no reserve, and Mitsubishi has promised to donate the proceeds of the sale to Japan's Red Cross.The event is open to the general public with a $15 entry fee. Hit the jump for the full press release.

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Nicolas Kiesa John James Miguel Ángel Guerra

U.S. Army racing to honor 9/11 Pentagon victims

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/us-army-racing-to-honor-911-pentagon.html

Hans Herrmann Jo Gartner Oswald Karch

Notes: Five test tires at Phoenix

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/31/1450622/notes-five-test-tires-at-phoenix.html

Toyota Kimmy Ernst Klodwig Mark Anthony Martin

Gutierrez to test Sauber at Vairano

Esteban Gutierrez is to take part in a straightline test for Sauber at Vairano in Italy this weekend. The young Mexican, who is Sauber's reserve driver, has been called up to help with some aerodynamic evaluation that the outfit wants to conduct on its C30 car.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/gutierrez-to-test-sauber-at-vairano/

Nicolas Kiesa John James Miguel Ángel Guerra

2012 Kia Rio5 SX Tested: Looks Sporty, Could Feel Sportier

The little Kia moves up in the world. Like the U.S., where roughly 70 percent of new cars sold are black, white, or some shade of silver or gray, Korea’s automotive landscape is almost exclusively grayscale. This may have been why the locals gave us funny looks as we drove from downtown Seoul to the [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/Tagi8-82V6s/2012_kia_rio5_sx-short_take_road_test

Gimax Robert Allen Labonte Carel Godin de Beaufort

donderdag 1 september 2011

Stewart-Haas Review — Newman steady as Stewart struggles

Source: http://www.skirtsandscuffs.com/2011/08/stewart-haas-review-newman-steady-as.html

Kenny Dale Irwin Jr Joe Kelly Richie Ginther

Bentley Brigade: More Continentals and Possibly a Four-Door Coupe

Wolfgang Dürheimer provided scintillating insights into the future of the Bentley brand at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, much of which we highlighted in separate blog posts on the company’s planned SUV and sports car. But the chairman also touched on plans he has for Bentley’s core products, the Continental and Mulsanne. Continental: As [...]

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Hans Herrmann Jo Gartner Oswald Karch

Brad Keselowski, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview

No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/TBrad Keselowski No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger Great Clips 300 Atlanta Motor Speedway September 3, 2011 TV: ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET Radio: PRN/Sirius 90 at 7:00 PM ET No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger News and Notes · This Week’s Challenger… Brad Keselowski and the Penske Racing...more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/nationwide/08/30/brad-keselowski-no-22-discount-tire-dodge-challenger-rt-atlanta-motor-speedway-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brad-keselowski-no-22-discount-tire-dodge-challenger-rt-atlanta-motor-speedway-preview

Jackie Holmes Kamui Kobayashi Masten Gregory

2013 Nissan Altima Spy Photos: Nissan’s Next Family Sedan is On the Horizon

This new mid-size Nissan should appear by the end of next year. Among the recent whirlwind of mid-size sedan updates—including the 2012 Toyota Camry and the forthcoming 2013 Chevrolet Malibu—you might have forgotten about one of the group’s elders, the Nissan Altima. Right on cue, then, arrives this heavily camo’d prototype of the next-generation model, [...]

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/caranddriver/blog/~3/V8GCrmIE6mk/2013_nissan_altima_spy_photos-future_cars

Dick Gibson Mike Hailwood Dave Kennedy

How fast? Fast enough to make some people want to howl

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/31/1451444/how-fast-fast-enough-to-make-some.html

Charles Robert Hamilton IV David Lee Blaney Lewis Hamilton