Category Archives: Club News

SAFEisFAST IS SEEKING A NEW PRESENTING PARTNER

The RRDC’s SAFE Is Fast program (safeisfast.com) needs your guidance and assistance. Please help us find our next Presenting Partner by reaching out to your friends in motor sports and introducing safeisfast.com by sharing our 2022 sponsorship pitch with them: https://bit.ly/sif-sponsor-deck. Over the last ten years, the RRDC’s Daytona and Long Beach banquets have featured films celebrating the club’s […]

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RICK MEARS HONORED BY RRDC AT LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2022) – Four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club in front of a capacity crowd at the April 7 RRDC Evening with Rick Mears Presented by Firestone. The audience included auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, and was held prior to the running of the […]

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MARTY KAUFMAN, 1939-2022

Longtime race director and competition official Marty Kaufman passed away March 31 at his home in Parrish, Florida. Here is what Marshall Pruett wrote about Kaufman on RACER.COM: Cloaked in immense respect from those who competed under his command, the sight of Marty Kaufman at an American Le Mans Series or IMSA event brought a […]

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VIC ELFORD, 1935-2022

Vic Elford, among the world’s most versatile race drivers ever, passed away Sunday (March 13) after a long bout with cancer. He was 86. Elford excelled in every form of motorsport he attempted from pavement to dirt to sand and gravel. Marshall Pruett penned a wonderful remembrance of the Londoner on Racer.com – a must […]

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RICK MEARS RRDC HONOREE AT LONG BEACH

Road Racing Drivers Club President Bobby Rahal cordially invites you to attend the RRDC Evening with Rick Mears Presented by Firestone: Long Beach Hilton, Thursday, April 7 Seats $280 ($250 for paid-up RRDC members only) in advance (or $300/$270 after March 28) Reservations Required (to rrdc2@cox.net) RICK MEARS – THANKS! Google “Rick Mears” and, by rights, you should be […]

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SPENCER BROCKMAN AND SCOTT TWOMEY PRESENTED 2020 AND 2021 RRDC MARK DONOHUE AWARDS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 26, 2022) – Spencer Brockman and Scott Twomey were named the 50th and 51st recipients of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award. This unique award is presented annually by the Road Racing Drivers Club for outstanding performance, competitiveness and sportsmanship during the Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs®. It is […]

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REDMAN’S TARGA 66 SET; BOB BOIG PASSES

The 31st annual Targa 66 gathering for high-performance sports cars and race cars returns to Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway on February 11-13, 2022. Founder and host Brian Redman has extended an invitation to owners of modern high-performance road cars and racing cars of all ages to exercise their cars on the 10-turn, 2.2-mile state-of-the […]

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T. E. McHALE PASSES AT 68

Thomas Eugene McHale, T.E. to all who knew him, died Monday, Dec. 21, from the ravages of colon cancer. He was 68. Marshall Pruett remembered him fondly as “our anchor – our center – in a loud and noisy paddock filled with wanton self-importance. “Honda’s longtime manager of motorsports communications, the personification of calm and […]

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BOB BONDURANT – 1933-2021

My life has been lived in two halves. The first was becoming a world champion race driver. The second was teaching the world to become champions. – Bob Bondurant Bob Bondurant, iconic racer and performance driving mogul, passed away Friday in Paradise Valley, AZ. He was 88 and survived by his wife Patricia. Racer.com traced […]

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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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