Tag Archive: John Edwards

Aug 08

Fall-Line BMW M3 Leads Road America Qualifying,

Edwards captures first Continental Tire Challenge Pole

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo John Edwards and Remo Ruscitti were tasked with the unfamiliar role of qualifying Friday at Road America. Both drivers – who normally finish races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – came through by winning their first TOTAL Pole Awards in their respective classes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Continental Tire Challenge: Bell drives No. 9 Camaro Z/28.R to TOTAL Pole Award at Indianapolis

Isman follows up first career win with first career pole in ST Class

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Former Stevenson Motorsports Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teammates Matt Bell and John Edwards went head-to-head at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon for the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge TOTAL Pole Award. The two-and-a-half hour race starts at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on IMSA.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Jensen MotorSport is pleased to announce renowned driver coach Lee Bentham re-joining the team

As driver coach for Firestone Indy Lights program

jensen motorsport logoJensen Motorsport - David OstellaBentham (40) previously managed Driver Development for Jensen MotorSport during the 2007 ChampCar Atlantic season, working with drivers Tom Sutherland and Frankie Muniz. Bentham’s resume also includes his Head of Driver Development role at Forsythe Championship Racing, where he developed successful drivers including Robert Wickens, John Edwards, and newly announced IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Darren Law with help from a legend wins pole for GP of Miami

In record-shatering session at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Edwards leads GT assault in Banner Racing Corvette

Darren Law

Darren Law

Law led a nine-driver assault on Jon Fogarty’s five-month-old Homestead-Miami Speedway Daytona Prototype track record in preparation for the two-hour, 45-minute race that takes the green flag at 5 p.m. ET Saturday (SPEED, live). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

AIM Autosport returns to Grand-Am competition at Homestead (+photos)

Debut race for new partner, Pacific Mobile™

This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, AIM Autosport will launch its 2010 racing season in the No. 61 Ford Riley at the Grand Prix of Miami with drivers Burt Frisselle and Mark Wilkins.  This will also be the first of a two race primary sponsorship by Pacific Mobile™, a division of Canadian based company Pacific Group™ Inc. Pacific Mobile™ specializes in Bluetooth accessories for mobile devices.

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Dec 29

EFCN Top-10: Atlantic Championship (+photos)

Jonathan Summerton ended the season tied for the championship lead and most wins

With funding at a premium, Jonathan Summerton was determined to make the most of every opportunity in 2009. Now the year is complete, the talented Floridian can certainly look back having accomplished that, further establishing himself as one the bright young stars in formula car racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Around The Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda

Atlantic Championship News & Notes

After a history-making 2009 Atlantic Championship season in which she became the winningest woman in series history, Simona De Silvestro had a successful two-day test in an HVM Racing/Team Stargate Worlds IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway last week with an eye toward a possible run in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. “She was very impressive,” said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

IndyCar: ‘Road to Indy’ development system unveiled

Seeking to create a defined path for young, career-minded, race drivers

A clearly-defined path from the lowest rungs of the US open-wheel ladder all the way to Indycars has been revealed by the Indy Racing League. Seeking to create a defined path for young, career-minded, race drivers to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, the Indy Racing League has launched its ‘Road to Indy’ initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Star Mazda: $1.5 Million awarded to drivers and teams (+photos)

A fully-sponsored ride in the 2010 Atlantic Championship for the champion

Series champion Adam Christodoulou exited the awards banquet with a fully funded ride in the Atlantic Championship care of MAZDASPEED. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

A statement from Newman Wachs Racing

Clarification needed

On the heels of Newman Wachs Racing Team Owner, Eddie Wachs’ statement made earlier this week regarding NWR’s future, it has become apparent that a few things need to be clarified. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Edwards wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; goes third-to-first in points (+result)

He becomes youngest Atlantic Champion in Series history on tiebreaker

John Edwards picked up his fourth Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda victory of the season and leapfrogged both Jonathan Summerton and Simona De Silvestro to become the youngest champion in the 36-year history of the series with a dominating performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Newman Wachs Racing finished 1-2 in Atlantic Championship (+photos)

Edwards wins and Summerton comes in second

In a spine-tingling performance by Newman Wachs Racing teammates John Edwards and Jonathan Summerton, they finished 1-2 for the 3rd time this season in today’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The duo started where they finished and with those results, actually tie for Championship points. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Edwards scores pole for season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (+results)

Edwards is now nine points behind championship leader Simona De Silvestro

Atlantic - John EdwardsNeeding every point he can get if he is to vault himself from third to first in the championship following Sunday’s race, John Edwards gained a valuable bonus point in a cool morning qualifying session by taking the pole positions for the 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

De Silvestro leads three-way Championship battle

To season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Simona De Silvestro heads into Sunday’s 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca looking to make one more bit of history in a history-making season as she hopes to become the first woman to win the championship in the 36-year history of America’s top open-wheel driver development series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Newman Wachs Racing heads to season finale

At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Championship in sight

As NWR heads into the last race of the 2009 Atlantic Championship season this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, both Jonathan Summerton and John Edwards still have the championship within their reach. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Three-way Atlantic Championship title fight (+photos)

Championship   moves to penultimate round at Road Atlanta

One year ago, a three-driver battle for the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda title was decided in a thrilling race at Road Atlanta, which was the 2008 season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

AIM Autosport geared up for Miller Motorsport Park

Team is poised for another top five result in championship

Heading into the final two races of the season, AIM Autosport has something to look forward to as well as the opportunity to take care of some unfinished business in the 2009 Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Vervisch runs quickest lap in practice day

At Grand Prix of Mosport

Belgian rookie Frederic Vervisch posted what would be the quickest lap of the day on Friday morning in preparation for Sunday’s Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda in the first official on-track activity for Atlantic machines at Mosport International Raceway in 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

De Silvestro extends points lead

Muniz finishes in eighth despite first lap incident

Clouds greeted the participants at this weekend’s Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda qualifying day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio but by the end of the weekend Team Stargate Worlds would be all smiles. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

De Silvestro and Edwards ready for Atlantic Championship battle at Mid-Ohio

De Silvestro is the only woman competing in Atlantic this season

The Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2003 and the “prime time” race on Saturday night is sure to put the spotlight on the battle for 2009 title honors between Simona De Silvestro and John Edwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

NWR heads to Mid-Ohio

Full speed ahead

Following a dominant weekend at Autobahn Country Club in nearby Joliet, Ill., the team had just one weekend off to prepare for round eight of the Atlantic Championship at the Acura Sports Car Challenge/ Honda Indy 200 held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Edwards scores second Atlantic victory in race #1 at Autobahn Grand Prix doubleheader

“It’s never easy, but I definitely had a handle today” -Edwards

John EdwardsIn the first Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda race of the Harrah’s Autobahn Grand Prix presented by Mazda doubleheader, John Edwards picked up his second series victory and led a 1-2 sweep for Newman Wachs Racing on the team’s home turf. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Edwards takes first career Atlantic Pole for Race #1

At Autobahn Doubleheader

In qualifying for Race #1 of this weekend’s Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda doubleheader, John Edwards earned the first pole position of his Atlantic career at the Harrah’s Autobahn Grand Prix presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Edwards leads Atlantic Championship back to Utah for round 2

$50,000 to win this weekend’s race at Miller Motorsports Park

The 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda swings back into action this weekend after a two-month break for Round 2 of the 12-race championship, the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

NWR heads to Salt Lake City

For round two of Atlantic Championship

Newman Wachs Racing drivers John Edwards and Markus Niemela are both winners at Miller Motorsports Park (MMP).  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Newman Wachs Racing April testing report

With two months between Rounds one and two

Of the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, what better to do than go testing? Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Edwards scores first Atlantic victory (+result)

Dominating performance at Sebring

Atlantic - John EdwardsTwo years after becoming the youngest driver in the history of the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda, John Edwards scored his first career Atlantic victory and a $50,000 winner’s paycheck in Friday’s season opener at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Atlantic: Edwards secures front row starting position at Sebring

Second qualifying today at Sebring was considerably slower

For the Atlantic Championship competitors but Newman Wachs Racing driver John Edwards was quickest, which secures him a spot on the front row for tomorrow’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

36th Atlantic Championship season gets underway (+photos)

This weekend in Sebring

The 36th anniversary season of the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda gets underway on Friday at Sebring International Raceway as part of the American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida festivities. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Atlantic: Garcia quickest again

As Atlantic Championship testing wraps-up at Palm Beach

After two days of Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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