Status: Memoriam

Howard Liebengood, Jr.

Howie Liebengood, Jr., was a talented racer from the Washington, DC, area, cutting his teeth in Spec Racer Ford in the late 1980s, graduating to Shelby Can-Am, USF2000 and Formula Atlantic. In 2000, Liebengood won the Motorola Cup ST championship, his co-driver Andy Lally missed one race and finished runner-up. He followed his late father […]

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Dennis Spencer

Dennis Spencer had a life-long passion for racing – anything from motorcycles to LMP cars; from go karts to Formula Mazda. He also had a passion for racing only Mazda rotaries, and quickly became one of the top three engine designers and builders in the country. Starting as a track hand for Jim Downing, he […]

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Bill Simpson

Bill Simpson was a pioneer in motorsports personal safety equipment with flame retardant uniforms, driver restraint systems, shoes, gloves and helmets, steadfastly advancing the technology over the years. Starting in drag racing as a driver before moving into SCCA and then USAC machinery, Simpson had 52 starts in Champ cars with 11 top-10 finishes. Recalling […]

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Andrew Scriven

Andrew John Scriven, 56,  passed away Dec. 24, 2017, the result of injuries suffered in October in a driverless cars accident near his home in Denver, N.C., where he was working as Chief Designer for Onroak Motorsport (aka Crawford Racecars). UK-born ‘Scriv’ was an accomplished motorsport designer whose career spanned nearly four decades. His accident […]

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Hal Stetson

Hal Stetson, an early member of the RRDC, ran his first race at Thompson in July 1948, finishing third in an MG TC. He raced extensively in the northeast through 1958, driving an assortment of Crosley-engined racecars including the Stetson and PBS Specials plus Crosley Hotshots and Super Sports. He switched to an E Production […]

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Arthur Francis Riley

FROM HEMMINGS SPORTS AND EXOTIC CAR, AUGUST 2009 Rick Hayden, member of the Society of Automotive Historians, recalls the remarkable career of Art Riley, who upset many apple carts by racing the Volvo PV444, a car that Helmer Petterson designed for Volvo that turned out to be as much racing car as family sedan. Riley […]

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