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Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:04:55 -0500


The Pro Set Border Less Trading Card Design Of 1991 Used By Topps Shut Down Pro Set

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:56:27 -0500

Between 1989 and 1991 Pro Set took millions away from rival sports card companies. Pro Set finally had to give way to Topps Stadium Club cards and shut down in 1994 facing a debt in the hundreds of millions. Topps took Pro Sets border less design and came out on, "Topp".

Time to Get KY Speedway Tickets Has Come

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:17:13 -0500

Fans of car races, lovers of speed, adrenaline seekers! This information will give you the desired delight! The time getting KY Speedway tickets for NASCAR racing series has finally come!

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Motorsport

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:30:02 -0500

Working in motorsport can be great fun. Or it can be emotionally draining. Learn about all the ups and downs experienced in a single race weekend by those on the inside.

How to Prepare Your Car and Wheels for a Race

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:56:52 -0600

You will see that during any races on television the crew changing the tyres quite often. Racing puts a lot of strain on the car and the wheels. Why is that?

Types of Tyres Suitable for Different Racing Conditions

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:56:42 -0600

Racing is an incredibly tense sport. It may not take a toll on you because you are always sitting but the car will definitely be affected. With all sports there are different types of sport equipment that could be used. For racing, tyres would be considered important.

Motor Racing on TV: Formula One and Indycar

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:52:47 -0500

The global reach of television has given motor racing enthusiasts an opportunity to view both the traditional European-based Formula One competition as well as the Indy series long popular in the USA. Formula One racing has always been on tracks that include most of the features of ordinary motor roads, especially tight bends and moderate inclines, whereas Indy racing was for many years confined to special race tracks formed in an oval with banked curves at each end. Since 2005, however, Indy racing has increasingly included some events on road and street courses and these have come to predominate with only about one-third of races now taking place on oval tracks. In this respect, the two motor sports seem to have become more alike, but the contrast between Formula One and Indy racing on the oval track remains.

Hot Rods On The Mississippi Gulf Coast - (1953-1957) The Early Years

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:04:42 -0500

Hot Rodding was a new sport where anyone with a car could prove how fast they were, if you loved cars this was the place for you! The American public was no stranger to Hot Rod Racing. Hot Rod Racing first became popular in California after World War II with newly coined words such as "stripped-down" and "souped-up". This was a time for strictly thrills, not any more than that. These were serious young men, and some not-so-young men who spent hours rebuilding motors and listening to safety lectures and watching films on safe driving. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the 1950s car enthusiast and teen-aged kids formed Hot Rod Clubs such as the Chariots, Coasters, Road Rebels, and Pace Makers. What was the difference between the Chariots & Coasters? The Chariots were organized in January 1956, with the purpose of providing directed activities in the maintenance and operation of hot rods. The Coasters organized Oct 4, 1954. Holding a charter with the National Hot-Rod Association made up of Keesler Field Men. The club was organized for on-the-base military personnel and their dependents.

2016 Monaco Grand Prix: The Fallout

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:50:56 -0500

The Monaco Grand Prix never fails to disappoint; the glamorous yet challenging street circuit separates the men from the boys, and is the race all drivers desire to win. With its limited overtaking opportunities some spectators consider this prestigious race to be boring, however they underestimate the complexity of the sport's slowest and most difficult circuit. Whilst narrowly swerving around the streets of the Principality, drivers are challenged with tight corners and numerous elevation changes as they negotiate their way through the tight and twisty track, tackling the hazardous hairpins and treacherous tunnel.

Formula 1 Rising Stars: Interview With Valtteri Bottas

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:50:02 -0500

Valtteri Bottas is regarded as one of Formula 1's rising stars. And rightly so; in 2014, in only his second season in the sport, the Finn secured six podiums and finished fourth in the Drivers' Championship, outperforming his more experienced teammate Felipe Massa. Bottas' breakthrough season greatly contributed to the resurgence of the Williams F1 team, which saw them finish third in the Constructors' Championship; their best result since 2003's second place.

Behind the Scenes With the Sahara Force India F1 Team

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:00:32 -0600

Have you ever wondered what it is like to stand in the Sahara Force India garage on a race weekend? Ever wondered what it's like to be a guest in the Formula 1 paddock? I am so proud to say that Sahara Force India invited me to spend Free Practise 1 with them at the Belgium Grand Prix 2015, all so that I can share the experience with you guys. One of life's most precious gifts is passion. Passion is what fuels people to do great things and what inspires teams to work together. It is an emotion which I felt was the key driving force behind the whole operation. The feeling of walking through the Formula 1 paddock for the first time is one I don't think I will be able to replace any time soon. Imagine starting a new job for the first time, one you have wanted for ages after years of applications, then multiply that feeling by a thousand.

A Brief Guide to the History of the 24 Hrs of Le Mans Race

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:46:31 -0500

In 1969, Jackie Ickx pulled on his leather driving gloves and walked across the track to his race car, while the other drivers did the traditional "run and jump" start. He did this in protest, encouraging the other drivers to race with seatbelts fastened. Jackie Ickx would go on to win the 24 hrs of Le Mans in a Ford GT 40.

The Youngest Driver In Formula 1 Divides Opinion

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:00:55 -0500

17-year old Formula 1 racing driver, Max Verstappen, has caused quite a stir since he came onto the F1 scene in March this year. Son of former Dutch F1 driver, Jos Verstappen, Max is the youngest ever driver in Formula 1. Incredibly, he hadn't passed his driving test when he joined the sport, so was allowed to race at 200 mph around a race track but not permitted to drive on public roads. He has since passed his test and due to a regulatory change, his record as the youngest driver to race in Formula 1 will stand, since the minimum age for a super licence (the type you need to be allowed to race on track) has been increased to 18 years old.

F1: Flyaway Races Pressure for Drivers

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:08:51 -0600

When you are watching F1 drivers flying from country to country to attend races, you might envy them greatly, for you think that the racers just have so many opportunities for free travel. However, do the drivers enjoy this kind of travel? The races taken place in various countries are called flyaway races. Every year, F1 will be held in about 20 countries, which means that the drivers have to fly from country to country throughout the year to enter the race. Indeed, this provides them a golden opportunity to sightsee. Nevertheless, F1 sport is time and energy consuming, which hinders drivers to have fun in their relaxed time. Above all, due to flyaway races, the drivers all suffer severely from jetlag and irregular schedule.

Looking To Get Into Motocross Racing? It's Easier Than You Think

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:29:01 -0600

Have you ever seen those freestyle racers that fly through the air on dirt bikes, whipping and flipping, seemingly defying gravity? Have you ever though, "Wow, I wish I could do that?" The good news is, you can. And it's easier to get started than you think.

Autocross - Your Choice for a Low-Budget Race

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:36:07 -0600

Are you a racing lover? Are you still worrying about the high cost of auto racing? Don't worry! Thanks to autocross, now you can have an exhilarating driving experience at an extremely low-budget. Take a look!

Ten Tips for Your First Weekend Track Racing

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:24:26 -0600

I know it is the first time that you have gone to a weekend track racing event. And I fancy that you desire some tips for it. Now I would like to give you some instructions on how to make your debut at the track successful.

Formula 1 Nostalgia: 1988 Japanese Grand Prix

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:17:56 -0600

Formula 1 Nostalgia. Suzuka showdown delivers first crowning glory for Senna.

Formula 1 Nostalgia: 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:17:29 -0600

Formula 1 Nostalgia. Jenson Button blazes to maiden Formula 1 win at the first-ever wet Hungarian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Legends: Interview With Mario Andretti

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:19:26 -0600

Italian-born, American-raised Mario Andretti's motorsport dream began at the 1954 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Monza. The 14-year-old Andretti, along with his twin brother, watched in amazement as the Ferrari of his first racing idol and hometown hero Alberto Ascari sped around the track, not knowing then that this cherished childhood moment would also be career defining for him. Monza holds a special place in Andretti's heart and he declares he could not have written a better script: in 1978 he secured the Formula 1 World Championship there, twenty-four years after attending his first...

Formula 1 Flashback: 2008 British Grand Prix

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:47:14 -0600

The 2008 Formula 1 season was a hotly contested Championship race between veteran drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, and British young-gun and 2007 World Championship runner-up Lewis Hamilton. By the time racing moved to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, the ninth race on the calendar that year, Ferrari's Massa had secured three wins to his teammate, and reigning Formula 1 World Champion, Raikkonen's two, while Hamilton for McLaren had also celebrated two victories. It was an eventful Grand Prix weekend all round, with more off-track drama than on-track action in the lead up to race day...

NASCAR Top Series Fate: After Sprint Pulls Itself Out

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:30:39 -0600

Due to the highly competitive business environment it is facing, Sprint, a giant telecommunications company, announced this week that it would end NASCAR top-tier series title sponsorship after 2016. As disappointed as NASCAR might feel, the urgent task for them at the moment is to find another proper title sponsor for the sport in the next 18 months. Will they succeed?

Will the Small Teams Get More Money?

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:36:20 -0600

It has been argued for a long time whether the small teams should get more money to survive in F1. Now reports have it that the small teams: Force India, Sauber and Lotus have written to F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to demand a fair share of the sport's considerable revenues after they failed to make any progress in talks with Ecclestone at the last two races.

The Formula One Experience

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:50:08 -0600

Fans of Formula One racing travel from all over the globe to witness the exhilaration of the sport. The noise and atmosphere of the events are breath-taking, along with the extravagant lifestyles of the sport's active members.

How Mil Spec Wiring Has Helped Enhance Automotive Technology in Motorsports

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:45 -0600

The racing industry has gained many benefits by utilizing mil spec wires and components in the assembly of their motorsport vehicles. This article takes a look at the reasons for adopting the same and the benefits incurred.

F1's Small Teams - Leave or Stay?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:28:18 -0600

The sad tale about the Formula One teams, Caterham and Marussia, missing the next two rounds in the US and Brazil has been confirmed by Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of Formula One Group. Actually, the absence is not a surprise. Failure to participate in the game usually happens when the money supply becomes tight. To make the matter worse, these two teams are being disturbed by other issues at the same time. Thus, maybe it is time for us to have a F1 grid made up with a third car from the leading teams.

RC Nitro Cars: Introduction

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:56:50 -0500

A brief overview of nitro RC cars. Provides information about the specific attributes of nitro RC cars and some of the pros and cons of purchasing one.

The Rise of Daniel Ricciardo

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:27:07 -0500

16 June 2014 - The 2014 Formula 1 season has so far been dominated by the seemingly unbeatable Mercedes team; the resurgent Silver Arrows have recorded six straight wins from six races, including five 1-2 finishes. They appeared unstoppable; until a 24-year-old Australian with a trademark ear-to-ear grin put an end to their dream run. Daniel Ricciardo, in his fourth year in the sport and his first with Red Bull, claimed his maiden Formula 1 victory in a drama-filled thriller at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Flashback: 1978 Canadian Grand Prix

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:28 -0500

6 June 2014 - As the Formula 1 season moves to Canada this weekend, we look back on the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix; the historic first race at the Montreal circuit, the final for the season, with a victorious hometown hero. The 1978 Canadian Grand Prix moved from Ontario's Mosport Park to the newly built and then-named Circuit Ile Notre-Dame in Montreal, due to safety concerns at the former circuit. The new track, constructed on a man-made island in the St.

Sir Jack Brabham: The Epitome of a Champion

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:23:45 -0500

30 May 2014 - The name Brabham is synonymous with Motorsport. In 1959 a young Australian won his first Formula 1 Grand Prix at the most famous race on the sport's calendar, the Grand Prix de Monaco. He went on to win the World Championship that year, and the next year.

Formula 1 Flashback: Memorable Moments From Monte Carlo

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:23:06 -0500

20 May 2014 - The Grand Prix de Monaco is the most prestigious and glamorous race on the Formula 1 calendar. Over the years the street circuit has delivered jaw-dropping, non-stop action against a breathtaking backdrop on the streets of Monte Carlo. Without fail the race continues to up the ante each year; and just when you think Monaco has shown you all of its tricks, this Grand Prix manages to shock and surprise once again.

The Magic of Monte Carlo: Monaco Grand Prix Preview

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:22:44 -0500

15 May 2014 - Set against the stunning backdrop of the picturesque Mediterranean, the Grand Prix de Monaco is the jewel in the Formula 1 crown and the most prestigious of all the Grands Prix. Alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours, the race is considered part of the triple crown of Motorsport. Graham Hill, the man known as "Mr Monaco" for his five wins at the event during the 1960s, is the only driver to have achieved the elite triple crown.

Remembering Roland Ratzenberger - Formula 1's Forgotten Tragedy

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:20:32 -0500

3 May 2014 - The first of May 2014 marked the 20-year anniversary of the death of three-time Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna. He lost his life tragically at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. A day earlier during qualifying, rookie driver Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life tragically, however his death is often overshadowed by that of Senna's.

Sebastian Vettel: Learning How to Lose

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:20:07 -0500

27 April 2014 - Four races into the 2014 Formula 1 season and the start has been less than impressive for the quadruple world champion, who came into the season on the back of a record nine straight wins in 2013. A retirement in Australia, an inspiring third place in Malaysia, a respectable sixth in Bahrain followed by a disappointing sixth after qualifying in third position in China, sees Sebastian Vettel in uncharted territory and at risk of not retaining his title for a fifth consecutive year. The problems Vettel and the Red Bull...

The 5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Formula 1 Tickets

Fri, 23 May 2014 07:29:32 -0500

"The 5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Formula 1 Tickets" educates fans about some of the pitfalls F1 fans have made in the past when buying tickets and how they can avoid them. This is especially important for newer USA based fans who aren't as experienced with F1 race planning.

Firestone Grand Prix

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:45:48 -0500

If You Love The Speed, Sounds and Action of Car Races, You Won't Want to Miss The Firestone Grand Prix, Held in Sunny Florida. Learn More About This Event.

Whose Fault Is It Really?

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:57:09 -0600

The driver market was more surprising this year than any other year that I can remember. The biggest name to lose his drive for the season was Paul Di Resta. This article will try to examine whose fault it really is in why so many drivers moved teams for the 2014 season.

Hey Rowdy, I Have a Cat Named Rowdy!

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:54:27 -0600

NASCAR is a fan-friendly sport, allowing their fanatics to meet and greet some of the biggest stars the sport has to offer. On a recent trip to the 2013 NASCAR truck race at Homestead Miami Speedway, my son had the chance to meet his favorite driver.

AussieGrit - A Look Back

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:44:54 -0600

The formidable Australian walked through the Formula One paddock for the last time in Brazil. Mark Webber has captured the hearts of Formula One fans all over the world through his 12 year period in the sport.

My Segway Rally Experience

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:40:15 -0600

I decided to give Segway driving a go with a few friends. Find out how the day went.

The Joys of Restoring Vintage Tamiya Radio Controlled Cars

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:53:37 -0500

The restoration of vintage Tamiya radio controlled cars is a fantastic hobby to get involved with, as the pride of ownership includes the full re-build of the chassis and detailing of the car's body shell, which will take pride of place on the shelf... or getting back to the early days of racing hard and avoiding accidents, which starts the process again of repairing and restoring back to showroom condition.

Looking For Go Karts For Sale? - What You Should Know!

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:09:22 -0500

Whether you're a NASCAR fanatic, or an ex-soapbox derby racer, it's next to impossible to deny that go karting looks and is incredibly fun. Whether you're young, or young at heart, go karting can be a great hobby or pastime.

The Greatest British Formula-1 Drivers of All Time

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:50:29 -0500

When it comes to great Formula-1 drivers, Britain has had its fair share of trailblazing talent. But from so many names, who are the most memorable of all time?

Robots Race Car Drivers - Yes, It's Coming

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:41:05 -0500

About five years ago, I wrote a very interesting article suggesting that the Google self-driving car would eventually be competing in NASCAR against human drivers. I laughed sometime later when on April 1 Google put out a joke video on YouTube stating that they were going to enter NASCAR and had sponsorship for their self-driving vehicle. I'm glad they liked my joke, and I'm sure everyone thought that was funny being as it was April Fool's Day, even if a large number of people probably figured it out.

Rich and Elite? How To Enjoy the Singapore Grand Prix in Style

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:25:10 -0500

If you are going to travel half way across the world to watch one of the most exciting motor races in the world why not do it in style? If money is no object, or you have been saving up for this trip of a lifetime to watch the unique Singapore Grand Prix there are several ways you can do this and live like a film star for the weekend.

What Formula One Is Missing

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:05:45 -0500

After the another win for Sebastian Vettel in Belgium, fans are beginning to feel that Vettel is going to run away and claim his fourth consecutive World Championship. This has meant that fans are becoming bored of Formula One. This article will look into what Formula One is missing.

Greet Your Car With Wheel Refurbishment Service

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:02:41 -0500

If you are the owner of a single car and like to drive to ever place you visit, then you may want to use wheel refurbishment services. This way your car will continue to look new and you do not need to spend your hard earned money on new wheels.

Pirelli Are Good for Formula One

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:24:04 -0500

To be honest you have to feel sorry for Pirelli at the moment in terms of their involvement within Formula One. In 2010 the FIA told Pirelli that they wanted tyres that degraded and made the racing much more entertaining in order to bring in more fans to the sport.

The Most Watched Races in North America

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:55:36 -0500

This article will help you find out about the favorite races of North Americans. Their broadcasts attract millions of viewers around the continent.

The New Man: Mark Webber

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:07:58 -0500

Mark Webber has announced that he will be leaving Formula One at the end of the season and that he had signed a deal with Porsche to run their LMP1 car in the Le Mans 24 hour race next year. Since this news has been broken out into the paddock, Mark Webber seems to be very relaxed about his situation at Red Bull and seems to be enjoying life in Formula One, which he did not look like he was doing before the announcement was made.

Inside The Mind Of A Professional Race Car Driver - Tips For Success

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:39:40 -0500

A driver is the most important part of a race team. This person literally has the fate of every crew member in their hands. The decisions the driver makes will improve or degrade the near term future of a race team single handedly. In choosing a driver I'm not looking for fast lap times, I'm looking at decision making instincts and the ability to keep the vehicle running. Egos are impossible to penetrate with reason and they can expend a race teams budget in three months, I've seen it many times. Ever see the movie, Days of Thunder? I think that movie was perfect in expressing the unseen realities that exist in a drivers mind.

Auto Racing, It's Not Just a Sport

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:43:12 -0500

Politics, religion, and automobile racing are hot topics that bring out the passion in people. For years, it has been questioned whether auto racing should be considered a sport. Understanding the superstars beneath their flamboyantly painted racing helmet is key before forming your opinion. So, suit up, strap in, and hold on as we take a closer look at automobile racing.

Making a Go Kart From a Riding Lawn Mower

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:53:39 -0500

You may have a riding lawnmower sitting in the back yard that became too much work, as the deck rotted out, the mower stopped working. All the riding lawnmower is good for now is towing wagons, and it is not very good at that. One thing that is dependable on the riding lawnmower is the engine, the tires and some other essential goodies for a fantastic go kart. You had some other intentions for this rusting hulk that you have not yet discovered. You have not discovered how it is possible to transform the parts of the riding lawnmower into a go kart that is sure to put a smile on everyone's face.

Why There Should Not Be A Tyre War In Formula One

Wed, 29 May 2013 11:29:11 -0500

Firstly, I agree that a tyre war in Formula One will add an entertainment factor to the sport as it is another external factor which may spice up the racing. However I feel that a tyre war in Formula One is not the way forward. With Pirelli's contract set to expire at the end of this season, some team owners feel that bringing in a tyre war would be good for Formula One.

Pre-Manufactured Slot Car Track Retaining Walls

Fri, 24 May 2013 13:00:27 -0500

Much has been written about the compatibility of various brands and types of slot cars working other brands and types of tracks. It is fairly well known, for example, that almost any analog slot car can work well on a Carrera analog track because Carrera has the widest and deepest slot of any of the major manufacturers. Conversely, many Carrera cars will not work well, or at all, on many other brands of track because the guide is too wide or deep to fit in something like a Scalextric track.

Sport Bike Equipment - Motorcycle Stands - Tips

Fri, 17 May 2013 13:44:26 -0500

You need the best equipment to protect yourself from the road and to protect your bike during maintenance. Some essentials include a well-made helmet, protective boots, gloves, and armor, and well-made shop equipment like a motorcycle stand to support your bike.

The Best Safety Apparel for the Budget Racer

Fri, 10 May 2013 10:06:50 -0500

So you want to start a hobby or career in racing... When it comes to anyone starting out in racing, everyone knows there are expenses involved with buying the necessary equipment to go racing; like buying the race car, tools, extra parts, and even paying to have a crew service your car. There is another important expense that a new potential race car driver needs to have in order to get to participate in local, regional, and national races. I'm talking about the safety equipment aspect of the racing pitch.

Alex Zanardi

Wed, 08 May 2013 08:45:13 -0500

Alex Zanardi, former Formula 1 racer, CART World Champion, lost both of his legs after a horrific race accident in 2001. After a successfully rehabilitation, he competed in the World Tour Car Championships with BMW only after 19 months since his accident. He was labeled as a "Legend" and was elevated to "Super Legend" status after winning two Gold Medals and a Silver at the London Paralympic Games at the age of 47 years old.

Exotic Supercar Drives

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:36:02 -0500

Like most of us, you can't afford to buy a supercar to fly around a track with. It's an expensive business owning a supercar, but now you don't have to forget about your dreams of driving one of these mechanical wonders. With an exotic supercar drive gift experience you, or someone you love, can get behind the wheel and drive a supercar as if it was their own, around a professional racing track.

Rally Driving Article

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:35:06 -0500

When people think of rallying what do they imagine? Adrenaline-fuelled exploits at high speeds through forests with glamour, celebrity status, untold riches, and adoring fans just part of another day at the office? For the top few drivers this is a reality, but for most this is something to aspire to. To be at the top takes time, lots of effort, and a lot of money! So, how does someone get started in rallying?

The Effect of Simulators to Improve Performance

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:57:09 -0500

Every instructor has a format or structure that he or she uses to give a golf lesson to a student. One can consider or think of the format or structure as "anatomy" of the lesson.

Look It's Tyres Again

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:11:34 -0500

Yes it looks like that once again tyres will play a key role in the 2013 Formula One World Championship. However Niki Lauda feels that this years tyres have already affected this season's World Championship as well as last season's.

7 Steps to a Race Car Driver's Safety

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:56:04 -0500

This is a short how-to essay. It shows in 7 simple steps how to properly gear up for an auto race.

Sutil or Bianchi?

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:42:40 -0600

Force India have yet to name their second driver for the 2013 season and we are already half way through the second test session in Barcelona. In this article I will give my opinion in which driver should get the final seat in Formula One.

Felipe Massa's Time to Shine

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:12:30 -0600

Felipe Massa has had a lot of criticism over the last couple of years for his performance in the Ferrari team. Felipe was given a one year extension on his contract with Ferrari this season after Ferrari where unable to sign a suitable replacement. However finding a driver in the F1 field who wants to play number two to Fernando Alonso was always going to be difficult.

To Work in Formula 1, You Only Need to Listen to One Person - Your Dream Job in F1

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:22:59 -0600

Friends, families and strangers, a lot of people are interested when I tell them that I work in Formula 1. The most common questions that people ask me are "What is in like to work in F1?" and "How can I get a job in F1?". The answer is you just need to learn as much as you can and never give up. A job in Formula 1 is perfectly within the grasp of most people and can give you a career that others can only dream of.

Choosing a Pull Behind Trailer: Aluminum Vs Fiberglass

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:23:20 -0600

If you're in the market for a pull behind travel trailer, it's important to investigate the materials from which the trailers are made. The material can make a decisive difference in fuel efficiency and overall longevity of the trailer. Typically, you'll see articles comparing steel versus aluminum. This article will discuss the differences between aluminum trailers and fiberglass trailers and how these types of materials could affect the pull behind your motorcycle.

Sebastien Loeb

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:20:03 -0600

Hailed as the most successful driver in the World Rally Championship history, Sebastien Loeb is the only person to have won the world championship for nine times in a straight row. An accomplished professional race car driver, Sebastien has not only won championships as numerous rallies but also holds numerous records for various racing events for having most points, wins and podium finishes.

Lewis Hamilton Move to Mercedes Is Good For Formula One

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:35:40 -0600

Lewis Hamilton has been under attack from many former drivers and the media over his recent move to Mercedes. However I feel that we should be praising Lewis for his move Mercedes. His move has created a huge spectacle for next season and is almost certain to draw more viewers to the sport to see how he performs.

Safety Measures in Auto Racing

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:25:00 -0600

Auto racing is a dangerous sport. However, there are certain safety measures that drivers can take that will ensure that they enjoy the game while still remaining safe.

F1 2012 Review

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:54:16 -0600

The 2012 season has finally come to its end. Sebastian Vettel yet again came out on top to claim his Third Drivers World Championship. However it was not easy for the young German driver compared to his 2011 campaign, as he had to fight all the way to the finish with Fernando Alonso.

India Formula 1 Thrills And Track - Featuring The Exciting Buddh International Circuit

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:15:15 -0600

Find out about the thrills and the track for the Indian Formula One race. It is one of the most exciting race tracks in the whole world. Read this great article now to know more.

NASCAR Races Are Great For The Entire Family

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:00:55 -0600

Sure professional baseball, football and basketball are great sporting events to attend in person, but nothing compares to the thrills and excitement of a live NASCAR stock car race event! There is simply no other sporting event on earth that can compare to the sights and sounds of NASCAR racing!

Goodbye McLaren, Hello Mercedes!

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:33:22 -0600

Controlled aggression... Nothing sums up Lewis Hamilton more than his aggressive driving style. This is what sets him apart in the world of racing and his 55 overtakes for the season tells it all. Who would have thought that a 10-year-old kid lining up for Ron Dennis' autograph, McLaren's Executive Chairman and former F1 team principal, would one day be offered a Formula One contract 12 years later? From a simple radio-controlled car to karting at the local circuit, the boy racer has simply sped on to pursue his dreams.

What Do I Like To Do, Business Concept for You - I Love to Race Cars You See, Can I Do It for a Fee?

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:29:45 -0600

Have you ever noted that teachers and educators work very hard to find niches for students to help in their learning? That is to say they try to find something that the student excels at, something they like to do, and then they let them go learning on their own. When the students do this and they find that special thing and it is amazing how it changes their outlook. It seems to transfer into everything else they do, and it is this type of passion which works throughout life, not just with kids.

Speedway Grand Prix 2011 Review

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:57:49 -0600

The Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) 2011 kicked off in Leszno, Poland on 30 April for the first in the 11 round series. Reigning world champion Tomasz Gollob could only manage second in the grand final behind Dane Nicki Pedersen, but topped the table on points after one GP. Round two saw the Swedish GP arrive in Gothenburg and was won by Australian Chris Holder, with USA's Greg Hancock finishing second.

Best Motorcycle Gear For Cold Or Rainy Weather

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:40:08 -0600

In the past, the only thing to keep you warm on a cold day's ride was heated clothing. But now, innovations have been made in motorcycle accessories and gear that can make it possible to ride for an hour or two without having to "plug in." Read on to learn more about the best motorcycle gear for cold and/or rainy weather.

Motorsport Sponsorship Tops the List for Sports Sponsorship - Why?

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:23:00 -0600

Car racing is the largest and fastest growing spectator sport in America from the Indy 500 all the way to NASCAR and all over the world it is a major sport with the popularity of F1 and Rally ranking among the best spectator sports in the world. It is therefore without a doubt that sponsors will flood this market. It is estimated that 25% of sports sponsorship deals are directed towards Motorsports. Other team sports have no support for the type of direct commercial sponsorship that Motorsports offers. Sponsors are an integral part of the team as they provide the operating capital for the team. They provide Motorsports sponsorship in exchange for mass advertising to the millions of fans who enjoy the sport so as to increase their market share in their respective fields and earn a profit. It's a fitting way to make a profit by increasing your consumer base.

Sponsorship In Motorsports

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:16:42 -0600

Motorsport sponsorship in its simple form is when companies agree to give financial support to Motor Racing teams in exchange of putting their company logos on the race cars so as to put across their message to potential customers. Motorsports is a capital intense sport and therefore teams require sponsors to help fund their activities. From the rough and rugged rally to the swift and sophisticated F1, many fans flock this tracks and venues to cheer on their various teams in the pursuit of glory. It is these fans that are the drive and motivation behind sponsorship deals. Their potential as customers to their brand is what drives the sponsors to make deals with teams so that these people may see their message and hopefully add to their client base and increase their market share in their respective fields.

Amazing Facts About Michael Schumacher

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:33:03 -0500

Michael Schumacher, a seven time World Champion is a German Formula One driver. He is one of the famous champions, well known for his racing. The number of races he has taken up so far is 304 with 91 tremendous wins.

A Brief Overview Of Formula One Racing

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:09:25 -0500

Probably the most notable feature of Formula One (F1) racing is the car itself. They are open-air, single-occupant vehicles that ride very low to the ground and use foils on the front and the rear of the car. The design produces significant downforce to keep the car on the track as a result of the cars' high speeds and lightweight body design. The car is not unique to Formula One, however. Rather, F1 racing is the top level using this vehicle.

Rally Driving - 2012 Experts Cup - WA State Rally Championship

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:40:06 -0500

Proving the popularity of the Wellington Dam forest roads, the 2012 Experts Cup Rally had a good field. 35 State Rally Championship (WARC) and 9 Clubman Rally Series (Clubman Cup) teams made the trip to Collie in the states southwest for round 3 of the respective championships. The Experts Cup was again a fully pace noted rally and used 4 special stages that were repeated for a total competitive distance of just over 115km.

Keeping Safe on Go-Karting Circuits

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:26:25 -0500

Go karting is a fast-paced, fun, and existing for the young and old. It has rapidly established itself as an exciting actively, and it has now become extremely easy to find a local circuit or track in any of the major cities near you. A professionally run circuit is most often designed to be fully family-oriented, with a variety of tracks and go-karts available, which are dependent on the age and skills of the driver.

Motorcycle History - The Honda CBR600 Series

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:55:34 -0500

The Honda CBR600 series has been touted as one of the best sport motorcycles in the industry. In fact, the Honda CBR600RR (the race replica version of Honda's CBRFx series motorcycles) has won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008. But how did it all start? Here is a brief history of the Honda CBR600 series and how it has evolved throughout the years.

How To Keep Cool On The Hot Summer Streets With A Breathable Motorcycle Helmet

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:41:11 -0500

Nothing seems to be more enjoyable in the summertime than cruising through the streets on your bike. Not having to fear the potential of ice covered roads and chin-deep snow, the summer months bring peace and ease to your lengthened days. Summer is a time when you polish up your bike, get the family or friends together and go for a ride.

Sponsorship in Formula One Racing

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:09:08 -0500

Formula one sponsorship liveries started being used in the mid-1960s, replacing the previously used national colors of the team's origin in order to attract sponsorship or advertise sponsors. Liveries can vary depending on the marketing ideas of the sponsors and the rules and regulations of some events e.g. at some formula one events tobacco sponsorship is prohibited.

A Beginner's Guide to Track Days

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:29:46 -0500

Whenever someone is serious about their car, they will spend a lot of time making modifications to it and getting it to their own personal level of looks and performance. When someone feels like they are then ready to show their car off, many enthusiasts will go to a track day to see how it performs when it is pushed to the limits. As track days take place on racing circuits, it often gives individuals the chance to get an adrenaline rush whilst in a safe but testing environment. However, there are several aspects someone will need to consider when they head to their first track day.

F1 2012 - Countdown to Buddh: The Five to Watch Out For

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:27:38 -0500

With the Grand Prix starting its Asian stretch shortly, the competition for the title of F1 World Champion isn't as one sided as it was last year. With 7 races to go the title can be won by any of the top 5 this year. Though Alonso is slightly far ahead, it is only a matter of time before the others catch up...

All You Have To Know About Formula 1

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:19:54 -0500

Among the many racing competitions in the world, the one that always stands out is F1. They are highly appreciated and praised by millions of fanatics all over the globe. Why?

Go-Karts - Safety Measures and Standards

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:57:40 -0500

Go karting is a fun activity that has become a preferred pastime for people of all ages. It is a great way of spending holiday afternoon outings for people who want to experience the thrill of track racing. Highly popularized by the likes of Michael Schumacher and John Webber, the formula one legends, go-karts brings in the sensation of fast races but with reduced dangers and glamour.

The Essentials in Jeff Gordon Merchandise

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:11:50 -0500

He has been the winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series four times, and the Daytona 500 three times. He holds third place on the all times wins list, and is the wins leader in races since 1972. He was the first NASCAR driver to receive the Heisman Humanitarian Award, and he was the very first NASCAR driver to exceed $100 million dollars in career race winnings.

Presales to India's Second GP Open - A Guide to the Best F1 Ticket for the Buck

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:21:12 -0500

Formula One returns to the Indian soil this Oct 2012. In case you decided to play couch potato the last time or ended up sweating it out on the wrong stand with very poor visibility, here's a guide on how-to purchase the ideal F1 ticket for your pocket and enjoyment. We've done your homework so you just have to worry about who to take along and not what F1 ticket to book.

Mid Season Review Part 2: What Is Wrong With Mercedes

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 09:40:44 -0500

It seemed to begin brightly for Mercedes at the beginning of the year with their double DRS system which became the first controversy of the season. However since Nico Rosberg win in China things have gone downhill rapidly. For a major car company like Mercedes is their performance so far this season acceptable?

Fantasy NASCAR and Auto Racing Is a Sport All Its Own

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:55:28 -0500

Fantasy sports are continuing to grow in popularity and we now see more fantasy sports than ever before, including fantasy NASCAR and auto racing. Millions of people are NASCAR fans, making it one of the most popular sports in the world and that has a lot to do with why it's such a popular fantasy sport.

When Racing Becomes a Struggle - Personally and Financially - How to Overcome and Move Forward!

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:23:25 -0500

Struggling racer? People telling you that you should quit?

Quad Bike Accessories

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:06:23 -0500

The right quad bike accessories can turn your standard ATV into so much more. With additions that help you get work done, travel further into the wild, or just enjoy yourself more comfortably while riding, these additions are worth the extra expense.

Yokohama Tyres And Aston Martin At Nurburgring

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:35:43 -0500

When it comes to high performance car tyre testing, you don't get more prestigious than the Nurburgring in Germany. At the recent Nurburgring 24 Hours race, the Japanese tyre manufacturer Yokohama had the opportunity to fit their tyres to two Aston Martin Test Centre cars. The cars managed to finish the incredibly arduous race with a second and a third position in the SP8 class they were part of; an impressive achievement. Both teams of drivers were pleased with the race and had a lot of fun.

Young Racers Excel at The Sim Room

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:06:10 -0500

Training via simulators is nothing new. Pilots have done it, as have long haul truckers. However, for a new way to train, the Sim Room gives the young racer a chance to test drive one of their ten hot simulators, complete with realistic racing-style chairs.

2012 German GP Preview

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:00:13 -0500

A preview of the upcoming Formula 1 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Find out how all your favourite drivers could fare on this exciting racetrack.

F1 Holidays - Destinations You Can Consider

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:01:32 -0500

For those who wish to consider F1 Holidays, there are a few destinations that you can check out for you to ensure that you are going to have an enjoyable holiday with your family. There are plenty of great destinations you can check out which will make your F1 holiday really memorable.

A NASCAR Narrative

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:16:21 -0500

NASCAR has had a rich and illustrious history since it's creation. This article talks about it's early foundation and national cup series.