Daily Archive: June 19, 2010

Jun 19

Villeneuve deserved a better fate in Road America

Edwards dominates at Road America for first 2010 win

Carl Edwards swooped past Carl Edwardson a restart with nine laps to go, then ran away from the field to win the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Road America on Saturday. Villeneuve made a wild charge to the lead with 12 laps to go. But another caution bunched up the field, allowing Edwards to make his decisive move. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Ranger captures win at Infineon (+result)

Two-time Canadian series champion pulls out win

Andrew Ranger ran out of gas on the final lap, but fortunately, the checkered flag was in sight. Ranger coasted across the finish line to capcture the Thunder Valley Casino Report 200 at Infineon Raceway Saturday. It is Ranger’s first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory in his first start. The two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion had made two starts previously this year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Iowa Corn Indy 250 qualifying report

Alex Tagliani will start the Iowa race from the third row

Alex Tagliani - 2010-06-19The FAZZT Race Team rebounded in spectacular fashion during Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Round 8 qualifying session at Iowa Speedway when Alex Tagliani posted a four-lap average speed of 291.054 km/h good for sixth place on the grid for Sunday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Edwards on pole for first series race at Road America

Jacques Villeneuve will start second.

2009-08-29_0131Carl Edwards will start from the pole in the first Nationwide Series race at Road America. Jacques Villeneuve will start second. The top 10 is littered by drivers with road-racing experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Paul Drayson: Green impressions from Le Mans 2010

A glance at what the future may hold for Le Mans-style racing

There may be no greater champion of green racing than Paul Drayson. A former Minister for Science and Innovation in the UK, Drayson is combining the passions of sports car racing and environmental efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Stoneman claims commanding Zolder victory (+results)

Briton closes in on championship lead after second win of season

Dean Stoneman took a polished victory in the opening race at Zolder, converting his second pole position of the year into his second win – closing the gap to championship leader Jolyon Palmer in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Andrew Ranger in 8th position with Team Waste Management Recycling NDS Motorsports in Sonoma

Jason Bowles wins pole for NASCAR K&N Pro Series race in Sonoma (+result)

Jason Bowles, a driver from Ontario, won the pole for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma on Friday. It was the 10th West Series pole of his career. The reigning West Series champion has won the previous two West Series races in Sonoma. He is making only his second West Series start of the season, opting to race in other series, including select NASCAR Nationwide Series events. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Bucyrus 200 at Road America: Villeneuve returns (+result & photos)

No racer this weekend at Road America can match the career credentials of Jacques Villeneuve 

Today, for the NASCAR Nationwide Bucyrus 200, the French-Canadian driver aims to add to his legacy — and maybe prove to sponsors that he’s ready for a full-time ride again. Villeneuve, 39, has raced at Road America twice; he is 2-for-2. Racing in the CART IndyCar Series, he won his first IndyCar race at Road America in 1994, and won his last one here, in 1995, before joining Formula One in 1996.. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

TXM Engines score victory in Pan-American competition

Marc Stehle puts on a clinic at New Castle in Rotax Masters action

TXM Race Engines of Alliston, Ontario along with Canadian kart racing veteran Marc Stehle, headed to the famed New Castle Motorsports Park to take on a full field of Rotax Masters competitors for the 3rd and 4th rounds of Rotax Pan Am Challenge just west of Indianapolis, IN. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

IndyCar chassis announcement to be delayed?

‘Not a hard deadline” – Bernard

IndyCar officials have admitted that the scheduled June 30 announcement regarding the 2012 IndyCar chassis is not a hard deadline. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard told the Indianapolis Star, “I don’t want to jeopardize (potential) contracts just to make the June 30 date,” he said. “But we’ll have something to say by (the stated deadline).” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Bell breaks Continental tire Sports Car Challenge track record

Giving Camaro first pole at Mid-Ohio

Top Five for  Jean-Francois Dumoulin

Matt Bell broke the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge track record Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, earning his sixth career Grand Sport (GS) class pole position and first of the season in the No. 6 Sunoco Chevrolet Camaro. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

K&N Filters to sponsor Sport Twins

K&N Filters will sponsor the new Sport Twins class in this year’s Parts Canada Superbike Championship

The category will be known as the K&N Filters’ Sport Twins division. Based in Riverside, Calif., K&N Engineering, Inc. DBA: K&N Filters, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for Powersports and automotive applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Rojas wins pole for Emco Gears Classic on final lap

Jordan Taylor wins third GT pole position of  the 2010 season

Already running at the limit, Memo Rojas was told he needed to go a little faster in Friday’s qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He responded with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Prokart Challenge South coming down to the wire

Series enters fifth round of six-race championship chase at Buttonwillow on June 25-26

The chase for the 2010 ProKart Challenge South titles are heating up as the series prepares for the fifth round of the six-event series. On June 25-26, the Superkarts! USA Southern California regional program will head to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park to compete on the challenging 7/10-mile kart track. Read the rest of this entry »