Tag Archives: Sports car racing

March 21

Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas

The Pirelli World Challenge sports car racing series had its season opener at Circuit of the Americas at the beginning of March, and your faithful motorsports reporter was there for the Saturday race! (I had plans for Sunday.) I may have mentioned before that I love Pirelli World Challenge, but let me recap: I love […]

September 27

15 Hours of Motorista: Lone Star Le Mans

Last Saturday, I claimed a personal record that probably no one else cares about: I spent 15 consecutive hours at Circuit of the Americas, that amazing racetrack less than 45 minutes from my house. If you count travel, that makes for a ¬†16 1/2-hour day. It was delightful. The occasion was the Lone Star Le […]

June 02

Detroit GP! Sunday

More Detroit, more racing, more delight! Sunday, the second day of the “Dual in Detroit,” brought a warmer sun and a track devoid of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship cars (although they were still in the paddock!), but the Pirelli World Challenge and IndyCar races were every bit as fun as they had been the […]

May 31

Detroit GP! Saturday

Greetings from beautiful Detroit! The skies are blue, the foliage is green, and the air is filled with the sound of race engines and the smell of exhaust fumes. Belle Isle, the beautiful (newly christened) state park located on the Detroit River between Detroit and Canada, played host today to the Pirelli World Challenge, TUDOR […]

April 27

Why Sports Car Racing is the Best

A bold claim, you say? Consider this: Ferraris, Audi R8s, Aston Martins, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Mercedes, Vipers, etc., etc. tearing around a road course, occasionally on two wheels, their bumpers separated by the width of an eyelash. Sounds pretty sweet, amiright? IndyCar traveled to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend, and brought the […]

March 26

Le Racing Weekend * UPDATED*

Happiness is race weekend, and we’ve got a doozy coming up. This weekend marks the season opener of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge, with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia). As I may have mentioned once, or perhaps twenty times, I love the Pirelli World Challenge – some of my absolute favorite […]

March 15

12 Hours of Sebring 2014

Apparently, there is a saying that the 12 Hours of Sebring is longer than the 24 Hours of Daytona. Having watched this year’s Sebring race, I get it. This year’s race holds the dubious distinction of eleven full course cautions. ELEVEN. As a frame of reference, last year’s had FOUR. This year, there were a […]

March 15

Sebring and F1 Weekend! *UPDATED*

What a great way to end a busy work week: a weekend stuffed to the gills with racing! The 12 Hours of Sebring (part of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship) is happening NOW – watch the broadcast online here¬†(commercial free!). This is the second race of the season – you may recall me talking about […]