Author Archives: RRDC Webmaster

RRDC AT THE RUNOFFS + MEMBER NEWS

STRONG SHOWING FOR RRDC MEMBERS AT THE SCCA RUNOFFS Despite a truncated 2020 SCCA National racing program, a herd of Club Racers answered the call for the National Championship Runoffs at Road America, Oct. 5-11 – 577 in all. Andrew Aquilante led a Phoenix Racing assault on the podium scoring a hard fought victory from […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP KICKS OFF 30TH YEAR

THREE TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 30TH YEAR The Team USA Scholarship reaches an important milestone in 2020, celebrating 30 years since Jimmy Vasser was confirmed as the inaugural scholarship recipient in 1990. Despite the global pandemic, three young American racers nonetheless have been chosen to compete in England later this Fall – Bryce Aron, […]

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LATEST FROM SAFEisFAST; JIM MILLER PASSES

NEW FROM SAFEisFAST – GEORGE RUSSELL AND LATEST RACE READY INSTALLMENT Williams F1 Driver George Russell is Latest Ask a Pro. George Russell, driver for the Williams F1 team and 2018 FIA F2 champion, is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.    Russell’s debut F1 season in 2019 saw him out-qualify experienced teammate Robert Kubica at […]

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MEMBER NEWS: SiF CHASSIS SERIES; iRACING; VARSHA UPDATE; JIM HALL LB REPRISE; DEREK BELL LUNCH; TORQUE SHOW; MSHoF ARTWORK

SAFEisFAST: REFRESHER COURSES ON CHASSIS SET-UP Fellow racers,  Basic chassis set-up is required knowledge in every form of racing. And you can’t fake it. In this third installment of our Race Ready series we are focusing on the technical side of racing with IndyCar engineer Jay O’Connell.  This three-part series focuses on the basics of […]

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DAVE AMMEN – 1925-2020

“It is with great regret that the RRDC has once again lost an important member of the racing community with the passing of Dave Ammen. “A Board Director for the SCCA at critical times, a former RRDC president, and for many years a successful SCCA racer in his own right, Dave exemplified the term ‘gentleman […]

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SIR STIRLING MOSS DIES AT 90

We at the Road Racing Drivers Club are saddened by the passing of one of the most dynamic and iconic race-car drivers that have ever competed on race tracks around the world, Sir Stirling Moss. He was an honorary member of the RRDC since the 1960s and a good friend. Stirling was legendary in the […]

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DON SESSLAR 1927 – 2019

We recently learned of the passing of Don Sesslar on May 19, 2019, at age 91. As a young man, Don fell in love with cars through his father. Following WWII, he began stock car racing which led to his meeting entrepreneur Cyrus Fulton who asked Don to be his sports car driver. Over the […]

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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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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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