Category Archives: Club News

NUMBER 20 FOR THE CAPTAIN

Josef Newgarden nipped past Pato O’Ward starting the white flag lap and held off the Arrow-McLaren driver to win the 108th Indianapolis 500, his second consecu8tive victory in the Memorial Day classic and the record-extending 20th win for Team Penske. Owner and chairman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger Penske launched the 500 with the […]

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DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK’S ONLINE AUCTION

In support of Dementia Action Week, the organization has launched an online Silent Auction which includes VIP Paddock passes to 2025 Monaco GP, plus a number of other sought-after experiences and signed memorabilia from Sir Jackie Stewart, Michael Schumacher, Charles LeClerc, George Russell, Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt and many more sports stars. Stewart founded The […]

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WALLY DALLENBACH, SR. – 1936-2024

IndyCar legend Wally Dallenbach, Sr., passed away in his sleep last Monday at age 87. Family and friends said he watched the IndyCar race at Barber on Sunday. After his successful driving career ended, the senior Dallenbach assumed the duties CART’s Chief Steward in 1980, shaping the IndyCar World Series into the motorsports dynamo it […]

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INDY 500 “WREATH LADY” HONORED

As Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s official ‘Wreath Lady’, Julie Vance is usually accustomed to making things to be presented to other people. But after 33 years and counting of making the BorgWarner Victory Lane Wreath for the Indianapolis 500, she found herself on the receiving end on Tuesday when her contributions were recognized with a special […]

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ADRIAN NEWEY STIRS UP THE F1 SILLY SEASON

For once, a major driver move is not the current talk of the Formula 1 “silly season”. It’s the announcement last week that Adrian Newey is departing Red Bull after 17 seasons. For the short term, Newey will be overseeing the pre-production details of the Red Bull Advanced Technologies hypercar – his brainchild, the RB17, […]

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LBGP EVENT PASSES FOR RRDC MEMBERS

RRDC members attending the April 18 RRDC Evening with Sir Jackie Stewart, have paid your 2024 dues, and would like to have event passes for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach for the weekend, please email Judy Stropus at jstropus@earthlink.net and let me know by April 10. You may pick up the passes at the dinner registration […]

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SPEEDTOUR ALL-STARS COMING TO LIME ROCK IN JULY

Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) and Lime Rock Park are proud to announce the SpeedTour All-Star Race, which will bring together an unprecedented gathering of motorsports legends to race at the historic Connecticut circuit, July 19-20. Gathering icons from Formula 1, NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA, the SpeedTour All-Star Race will pair all-star drivers with competitors from […]

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WILSON FITTIPALDI – 1943-2024

Wilson Fittipaldi, Jr., the older brother and father of RRDC members Emerson and Christian, passed away following an illness precipitated by an eating incident over the holidays. A piece of meat lodged in this throat, and he suffered a cardiac arrest. He had been in poor health ever since. RACER.com was one of dozens of […]

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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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