AN EVENING WITH RICK MEARS AT LONG BEACH; PETER ARGETSINGER PASSES; NEW SiF PROMOTIONAL TRAILER; McALLISTER, LONG JOIN MONTEREY MRSC

Google “Rick Mears” and, by rights, you should be directed to multiple Wikipedia entries: Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner of course, but also racer and gentleman. For his singular fusion of scrupulously clean racing and modest grace made Rick not just a racer’s racer, but one of motorsports’ finest ambassadors; one who autographed countless hats and […]

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JOHN ANDRETTI PASSES AT 56

This morning, January 30, John Andretti lost his lengthy battle with colon cancer. The son of Mario’s twin brother Aldo and first cousin to Michael and Jeff, John was 56. Andretti Autosport issued this statement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts we share that John Andretti has today lost his battle with cancer. John […]

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ROB DYSON WINS RRDC’S 2019 BOB AKIN AWARD

Rob Dyson, retired American sports-car racing driver and owner of Dyson Racing, was named the 2019 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members’ dinner on January 22, prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the […]

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JACK ROUSH EARNS RRDC’S 2019 PHIL AWARD

Jack Roush – racer and team owner, former Ford engineer, college physics teacher, and current CEO of a number of engineering-related companies – was honored by the RRDC with the 2019 Phil Hill Award. The 2018 award recipient, RRDC President Bobby Rahal, made the presentation at the annual RRDC members’ dinner on January 22 prior […]

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BRODERICK BAUGUESS IS 2019 MARK DONOHUE AWARD WINNER

Broderick Bauguess, of Laurinburg, N.C., was named the 49th recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award. This unique award is presented annually by the Road Racing Drivers Club for outstanding performance, competitiveness and sportsmanship during the amateur Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs®. It is voted on by RRDC members attending the Runoffs […]

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TOM YEAGER – 1936-2019

Tom Yeager, 83, of Marion, OH and Naples, FL passed away Dec. 28, 2019 at Avow Hospice in Naples. In 1965 Tom received the first customer Ford Mustang GT 350R and competed as an original team driver for Shelby American. And the first car he used he bought on a nj used cars and succeeded […]

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BOB VARSHA BATTLING CANCER

According to a report on RACER.com, motor racing broadcaster Bob Varsha has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer that will require intensive chemotherapy over the coming months. With an immediate need to step away from racing and focus on defeating cancer, the veteran of ESPN, NBC, SPEED, and Fox Sports […]

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HORST KWECH PASSES; ANNUAL DAYTONA MEMBERS DINNER

HORST KWECH – 1937-2019 Horst Kwech, an RRDC member since 1976, passed away Dec. 30 at age 82 according to the following edited notice in Vintage Motorsport. Shortly after his birth in Vienna, Austria, in ‘37 Kwech’s mother emigrated to Australia where he grew up. In the fifties, he began sports car racing with an […]

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RACING SAFETY PIONEER BILL SIMPSON PASSES

BILL SIMPSON – 1940-2019 Bill Simpson, renowned racing safety pioneer, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, in Indianapolis due to complications from a massive stroke on Friday. He was 79. Robin Miller eulogized the man on Racer.com: “He made safety part of the racing vernacular, but lived his life on the edge. He started in drag […]

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