LATEST SAFEisFAST VIDEO – THE ART OF PASSING
It’s no secret that a good number of racing “incidents” occur when an optimistic passing maneuver doesn’t go quite according to plan.
There really is an art to passing quickly, efficiently and safely.
In our latest video, a group of Champions from Sports Car Racing, IndyCar and F1 take you through the process – from setting up the pass through executing it without losing a ton of time – or crashing.
I think all racers – especially young ones – can learn some valuable lessons from this video.
SAFEisFAST PLAYSEAT® COMPETITION WINNERS
Another way aspiring racers can learn is on a sim. And three lucky winners of our latest competition will be able to get closer to a real racing environment from the comfort of their own home with a top-level simulator seat.
Congratulations to Thomas Jones from the U.S. and U.K. residents Jack Dulmage and Brian Tychie. Each will receive a brand new Playseat® Evolution Alcantara Pro soon.
WALT CZARNECKI INTO TEAM PENSKE HALL OF FAME
Walt Czarnecki and Rusty Wallace were announced as the latest members of Team Penske Hall of Fame during a special ceremony over the weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Czarnecki connected with Team Penske and Penske Corp. in 1970 through his duties at American Motors. When Penske purchased Michigan International Speedway out of bankruptcy in 1972, Czarnecki was installed as president. On his watch, some 100,000 seats were added among other major upgrades in both facilities and scheduling.
Later, as vice chairman of Penske Speedways, Czarnecki oversaw the construction of Auto Club Speedway plus the purchase of Nazareth Speedway, North Carolina Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. When Penske Speedways merged with International Speedway Corp. in 1999, Czarnecki segued into his current role as vice chairman of Team Penske.
“I’m honored and very, very grateful and humbled by this,” said Czarnecki. “Roger and I have been together for 48 years and this is certainly one of the highlights of my career. I remember when Roger and I first met – at a Trans Am race in 1969 in California. We bumped into each other because we were staying at the same hotel. That was the beginning of it all and I’ve never looked back from there.”
Czarnecki and Wallace comprise the third two-person Penske HoF class with new members chosen annually. The first class included Roger himself and Mark Donohue. Last year, Rick Mears and Karl Kainhofer were honored.