MEMBER NEWS: NEW SAFEisFAST VIDEO, RUN-OFFS DINNER, JOHN COOPER PASSES

RACING A FORMULA E CAR

Fellow racers,

As a motorsports history buff, I’m amazed that the very first land speed records were all set by electric-powered vehicles. Yet it took well over 100 years before serious electric race cars would actually hit the track in an international race series.

160818+Formula EBut now they have the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. And these battery-powered open wheelers have attracted some serious manufacturer involvement – along with quite a list of top drivers. 

Is this a preview of the type of cars we’ll be racing in the not too distant future?  What are they like to drive?

To find out, we talked to some top drivers – Lucas di Grassi, Nick Heidfeld, Bruno Senna, Nelson Piquet Jr., Loic Duval, Mike Conway and Antonio Felix da Costa – plus team manager Roger Griffiths from the series. And they gave some very interesting insights. Check it out.

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Bobby Rahal
SAFEisFAST.com

 

RRDC DINNER AT SCCA RUNOFFS – TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

160818+BucksWHERE: Buck’s Bar and Grill

Main Street

Lexington, Ohio

During the week of the 2016 SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – GUESTS ARE WELCOME

6:30 Cocktails

7:00 p.m. dinner

Cash bar

Order off the menu, separate checks

160818+runoffsThe SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB will be held Sept. 19-25 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and this will be the first RRDC Runoffs annual dinner at Buck’s since 2004. So, this will be a great chance to meet up with your fellow competitors and/or other RRDC members just wishing to attend the dinner and enjoy the camaraderie.

The RRDC Mark Donohue Award will also be voted on at the end of the Runoffs week, and our Runoffs leader Don Knowles will keep you informed as to how and when the voting will take place.

Please RSVP directly to Don Knowles by Sept. 13.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THREE WINNERS OF CUSTOM-MADE PUMA PRO SLW DRIVING BOOTS

160702+Puma SiFOur latest SAFEisFAST  contest attracted thousands entries from across the globe. And the winners are:

Ayrton Little, age, 17 – Shifter Kart racer from the United States.
Anjaniaina Njaratiana Andriamaharo, age, 42 – Rally Driver from Madagascar.
Jennifer Mullan, age, 29 – Formula Ford driver from Ireland.

The Puma Pro SLW driving boots are the lightest FIA-approved racing shoes in the world. We trust our winners will put them to good use.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for more great competitions and prizes in the near future at SAFEisFAST.com.

 

SAD NOTE: JOHN COOPER PASSES

Longtime motorsports executive John Cooper passed away August 17. IMSA CEO Ed Bennett said, “John Cooper was a true icon in American motorsport for more than 60 years. He was the first man to serve as president of both Daytona International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition, Cooper represented this country on the international motorsports front as president of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS). He was a mentor of the highest caliber, providing sage advice and counsel to a countless list of friends and business associates. [excerpt from racer.com]

 

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