We were recently at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a Batter Tender Global MX-5 Cup event. The race was pretty tight, with last lap, last corner passing for the win and such. A reminder that spec racing often leads to close competition if the car count is high enough.
Rounds three and four of the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich Tires will take place on Friday and Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We will have in-car streaming of drivers Mark Drennan and Tom Martin as well as the overall race broadcast.
This week, the IndyCar series heads to Indiana for Indianapolis 500 qualifying sessions, V8 Supercars gear up for the Perth SuperSprint, and you’ll get a second chance to catch the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Fox Sports 1.
Our friends at Motorsport Retro bring us this collection of fanastic images from last month’s inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a massive vintage racing event held by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. The famed race track hosted more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars as they competed on the recently reconfigured road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5 mile oval.
Two legs of motorsport’s Triple Crown take place on the last Sunday of May—the Indianapolis 500 and the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco. Naturally, we parked ourselves in front of the TV for a healthy portion of Sunday, and watched some racing.
Not surprisingly, this was a truly quick vehicle, capable of alarming speed. Like the CTS-V, there was more than enough power at idle to send the rear tires the way of the dodo. This was an entirely optional activity, though, as the power delivery and throttle response were quite smooth. In fact, we might argue that a sharper (or adjustable) throttle response could be fitted to make the ZL1 feel just a hair quicker off the line.
There is an anticipation that comes with attending an event like Indy that differs from other things in life. I just got home from Indy yesterday, and I’m already looking forward to the 2013 race. After this year’s race, though, I’m not really sure I’ll ever attend it the way I used to.
The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is this weekend. Indy is one of the crown jewels of the international racing calendar, along with the Monaco Grand Prix (also this weekend), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Daytona 500. Since the first running in 1911, there have been countless personalities that have crossed the finish line.
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is this Sunday, so, of course, Indy has been popping up in the news a quite a bit this week. To get you caught up, here are some of the stories emerging online ahead of the race.
The United States Postal Service has issued Indianapolis 500 Forever Stamp to celebrate the centennial of the famous race. The 100th Indy 500 will take place on Sunday, May 25. The stamp depicts the race’s first winner, Ray Harroun, in his self-designed Marmon Wasp, a six-cylinder, black and yellow car.
The name Sir Jack Brabham is very well known among Formula 1 fans, but lately Sir Jack has been fading into the background and we thought we would refresh everyone’s memories with his mind-boggling accomplishments.
Formula 1 and Indy have some exciting races this weekend. What are your predictions?