Category Archives: Club News

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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GANASSI HONORED, DAYTONA DINNER, DIFFEY-HOBBS-MATCHETT SHOW, ARIE LUYENDYK GUEST INSTRUCTOR, JORDAN TAYLOR TO CORVETTE

CHIP GANASSI TO BE HONORED WITH EXHIBIT AT PETERSEN MUSEUM Longtime NTT IndyCar Series team owner Chip Ganassi, whose career includes driving Indy cars, will be honored beginning next month with an exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, click to check for Nashville international show. The exhibit titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks […]

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PENSKE TO ACQUIRE ALL THINGS INDY (WITH UPDATES); TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP’S HUFFAKER ON PODIUM AT SILVERSTONE

The official announcement on Nov. 4 read as follows: “The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, will acquire all Hulman & Company principal operating […]

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SCOTT ATHERTON RETIRING, RRDC RUNOFFS DINNER, DONOHUE AWARD SELECTION, TEAM USA OPEN-WHEEL CHAMPIONS, RACER.COM GROWTH SPURT, SATO AT RLL

RRDC DINNER AT SCCA RUNOFFS The annual SCCA Runoffs dinner is set for the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Virginia International Raceway – 1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA. The festivities will take place in the Pagoda Building’s upstairs dining hall above the main paddock snack bar. Cocktails at 6:00 pm; dinner at 6:30. […]

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SiF HELPS FIND THOSE FINAL 10THS; LIME ROCK MEMBERS’ LUNCH; ASKEW AND KIRKWOOD SHINE; AL JR’s BATTLE; ZWART RACING IN THE RAIN; PETERSEN BREAKFAST CRUISE-IN; GRAND PRIX LOST IMAGES

LATEST SIF VIDEO – FINDING THOSE ELUSIVE FINAL TENTHS That ability to suck it up and find those final tenths can often mean the difference between starting on the pole – or being mired in the middle of the pack. In our latest video, James Hinchcliffe and a group of fellow IndyCar drivers reveal just […]

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HOBBS, REDMAN, EVANS IN THE NEWS

HOBBS AND BUXTON FEATURED AT SIMEONE FOUNDATION The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will honor authors and Formula 1 pundits David Hobbs and Will Buxton at its Nürburgring – German Performance Demo Day on Aug. 10. Hobbs, renowned racer, TV commentator and the Museum’s 2015 “Spirit of Competition” honoree, will join his former broadcast partner Will […]

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RAHAL IS ARGETSINGER HONOREE; GOODWOOD; ART EVANS WWII BOOK; MICHAEL LYNCH PASSES

BOBBY RAHAL TO RECEIVE 2019 IMRRC ARGETSINGER AWARD Race team owner and former champion race-car driver Bobby Rahal will be honored on June 27 by the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) with the 2019 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports. The 2019 award will be the sixth presented by the IMRRC. Chip Ganassi […]

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DAVID HOBBS FETED AT LONG BEACH

A capacity crowd filled the Long Beach Hilton ballroom April 11 for the RRDC Evening with David Hobbs Presented by Firestone, which included auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers. Hobbs, an accomplished driver and TV commentator, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 45th Acura […]

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JACKIE STEWART TO HELP FIND CURE FOR DEMENTIA; FRANCHITTI, ANDRETTI, RAHAL, STEWART HONORED

SIR JACKIE STEWART SET TO HELP FIND A CURE FOR DEMENTIA Sir Jackie Stewart has launched a campaign to find a cure for dementia which has afflicted his beloved wife Helen. She needs home care and Jackie contacted https://homecareassistance.com/charleston/ to help him. Stewart made the announcement today, March 21, calling the effort “my biggest-ever battle.” […]

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F1 MOURNS THE PASSING OF CHARLIE WHITING

The Formula 1 community was thrown into both an emotional and organizational spin with the sudden death Thursday morning of race director Charlie Whiting just three days before the season-opener at Melbourne. Whiting, 66, suffered a pulmonary embolism. Michael Masi will fill Whiting’s positions as race director, safety delegate and official starter for this weekend’s […]

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