Author Archives: RRDC Webmaster

HARRY INGLE – 1943-2024

Harry Ingle, an open-wheel champion and racecar manufacturer in the early 1970s, passed away in late January in an advanced healthcare center in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. Ingle, 80, had suffered from dementia for several years. Ingle started racing SCCA production cars in the late 1960s but soon moved to Formula Vee, winning the […]

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IMSA ANNOUNCES 2024 HALL OF FAME CLASS

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today the second class of inductees for the IMSA Hall of Fame, and like the inaugural class it features an intriguing lineup of both competitors and cars that helped define North America’s premier sports car organization. The IMSA Hall of Fame lives digitally at www.imsahalloffame.com, with inductees chosen from a […]

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NASCAR HONORS JANET GUTHRIE; LIEBENGOOD FOUNDATION LAUNCHING MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR STRESSED POLICE OFFICERS

During the NASCAR Hall of Fame 2024 Induction Ceremonies Friday, Janet Guthrie was named recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Guthrie, 85, did not attend as she has not flown since the onset of COVID in 2020. However, she spoke by telephone to the Charlotte Observer’s Scott Fowler, who asked what […]

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GIL DE FERRAN, 1967-2023

Gil de Ferran suffered a fatal heart attack Friday while practicing with his son at The Concours Club race track in Opa-locka, Florida. RRDC President Bobby Rahal said, “All of us at the Road Racing Drivers Club are saddened by the passing of racing great and RRDC member Gil de Ferran. “Gil was a tremendous […]

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BILL WARNER GRAND MARSHAL FOR SEBRING’S SPEEDTOUR OPENER

Racer, collector, photographer and founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Bill Warner will serve as grand marshal for the season-opening Sebring SpeedTour, February 22-25, 2024. “We’re honored to welcome Bill Warner as the grand marshal of the Sebring SpeedTour,” said Tony Parella, CEO of SpeedTour. “A devoted motorsports and automotive enthusiast, Bill is a […]

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TOM DAVEY – 1942-2023

Tom Davey, a champion race driver whose day job as writer and filmmaker produced a body of work that has enriched motorsports for decades, passed away Tuesday morning at age 81. One of his proudest achievements has been the creative evolution of SAFEisFAST.com, launched by Jim Mullen in 2010 with grants by the FIA’s Institute […]

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CONNIE NYHOLM INAUGURAL PMH TRAILBLAZER AWARD RECIPIENT

Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) named Connie Nyholm, majority owner and CEO of VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), the inaugural winner of the PMH Trailblazer Award as reported by Racer.com. The presentation took place during a Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) Fundraising Dinner at the VIR SpeedTour on Saturday night. The newly established award recognizes individuals […]

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TWO FOR TEAM USA TO THE UK

Team USA Scholarship has chosen a pair of young racers for the annual foray to the UK to compete in the 52nd Formula Ford Festival at Brand Hatch, Oct 21-22, and the 23rd Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, Nov 4-5. Ayrton Houk and Jack Sullivan will follow in some illustrious footsteps during the next few […]

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TEAM PENSKE SCORES A RARE SWEEP

For the first time ever a racing organization won both the Indianapolis 500 and the World 600 on a Memorial Day weekend. Fittingly that organization was Team Penske which won a thrilling Indy 500 for a record-extending 19th time on Sunday and followed with a convincing victory Monday in the rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600. Roger Penske’s […]

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RAHAL ANNOUNCES “INDY RECOVERY PLAN”

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing limped away from the Memorial Day weekend at Indianapolis with a solid determination to come back from an uncharacteristic flop – only one of the 4-car team managed to qualify. Marshall Pruett posted an in-depth review of the team’s performance by Bobby Rahal who voiced a total commitment to right the […]

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TIM CINDRIC TO JOIN TONY GEORGE IN IMS HALL OF FAME

In ceremonies at the Indiana Roof Ballroom this May 26, Tim Cindric and Tony George will be formally inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. TIM CINDRIC: Tim Cindric currently serves as President of Team Penske. Cindric has overall management responsibility for Team Penske’s racing operations which includes teams competing in the NTT IndyCar […]

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SAFEisFAST 2023 TEASER

The SAFEisFAST gurus have pieced together snippets from the archives into a fascinating teaser for the 2023 season. This “Best of…” clip includes jewels from Mario Andretti, Fernando Alonso, Roger Penske, Juan-Pablo Montoya and many others. It’s a must-watch summary of what SAFEisFAST is all about.

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LUCY FOYT, 1938-2023

Lucy Foyt, wife of A.J. Foyt, Jr., passed away Wednesday in a Houston hospital after a brief illness. She was 84. Here is the text of the A. J. Foyt Enterprises announcement of Lucy’s passing: “Lucy had a special appreciation for life, always embracing new experiences, people, and challenges. There was never a dull moment […]

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JIM HAYNES 1933-2023

Jim Haynes, a seminal figure in the history of Lime Rock Park, has died, the track announced Friday on its Facebook page. A two-time SCCA National Champion driver, Haynes purchased Lime Rock Park in 1964 from its builders and over the next 11 years, first as owner and then as general manager, shepherded the facility’s […]

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