Author Archives: RRDC Webmaster

SAFEisFAST – AVOIDING CRASHES

If you watched this past Sunday’s British Grand Prix, I think you’ll find our latest video most interesting. The title “How to Stay out of Crashes” In the video, five Champion Drivers from top racing series around the world explain the key to racing wheel-to-wheel without crashing: “Know who you’re racing against.” As IndyCar driver Pato […]

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GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED A ROARING SUCCESS

The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed came off without a hitch in the face of discouraging odds given the state of the worldwide pandemic. Tour host Steve Austin of Portland’s Great Vacations called it “a brilliant, exciting, magnificent event that in most people’s books could never have happened.” Festival of Speed organizer and RRDC member […]

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ANOTHER TEAM PENSKE MILESTONE; GANASSI SELLS CUP TEAM; HOBBS ON NEW PODCAST, ED HUGUS REMEMBRANCE

ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR TEAM PENSKE Josef Newgarden’s first-place finish in the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sunday came on the 50th anniversary weekend of Team Penske’s first IndyCar victory – Mark Donohue on July 3, 1971, at Pocono. Newgarden, who had suffered recently from stumbles while leading, fended off a late-race charge by Marcus Ericsson for […]

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LONESTAR J.R. DRAWS A CROWD FOR AN AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford probably signed more autographs than any of the luminaries at the Speedway for the 105th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. J.R. helped create the Official Souvenir Program cover for the race’s 2021 edition, hand-drawing the cars of four-time champions A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears. Rutherford, […]

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BOBBY UNSER 1934-2021

Bobby Unser died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., his wife Lisa reported. He was 87. RRDC President Bobby Rahal commented on Unser’s passing: “We at the RRDC are saddened by the death of a national hero and icon, and one of our longtime members. Bobby Unser was a champion race-car […]

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ROB DYSON TO CHAIR INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM PLUS MEMBER CAR COLLECTIONS, THE ESSENTIAL TOLY AND 60-YEAR SCCA MEMBERS

ROB DYSON TO CHAIR INDIA, NAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM Rob Dyson has been named chairman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, having served on the Museum board for 10 years. He succeeds Tony George who had been board chair for 35 years. George will remain involved as Chairman Emeritus. [motorsport.com front page image] Dyson’s personal […]

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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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