|Dario Resta: A Man of Many Nations|
|Dario Resta would be born in August of 1882 in the Italian town of Faenza, not far from Imola. But though he would be Italian by birth, Resta would race under the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes. It would not matter for what nation he drove, for his true nationality would be racing driver.
An early pioneer within the motor racing scene, Dario Resta would either establish, or be around, motor racing Meccas all throughout his career. He would not only win races; he would also own a number ...[Read more...]|
|Resta-ssured: 1916 Indianapolis 300|
| ||The moment Dario Resta arrived in the United States from England he would be immediately successful in such races as the Vanderbilt Cup and other regional events. At the time, the sport of motor racing would be a fledgling proposition that would rely upon Resta's fame to help propel it forward into the consciousness of the public. He was one of the first great drivers, but there was one race that eluded him. That would change in 1916.
He had come oh so close the previous year. Starting the ra...[Read more...]|
|1956 Sebring 12 Hours: Musso Impresses on American Soil|
| ||Having more than proven himself within the 2.0-liter category with the factory Maserati team, Luigi Musso makes the short trip west from Modena to Maranello to drive for Ferrari. This would be a big step up in performance, for car and driver. Here Musso's real talent would need to be realized. Otherwise, the Italian would find himself an estranged patriot without a home. But, on American soil, the young Italian would find his place.
The Roman Musso had had an impressive run with Maserati. Af...[Read more...]|
|HAGAN TAKES MOPAR EXPRESS LANE TO RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS|
| ||◾Matt Hagan drove his Mopar Express Lane Funny Car to a runner-up finish at the third annual AAA Insurance National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Midwest Nationals
◾Second final round appearance for Don Schumacher Racing's (DSR) Hagan in the first three of six-event NHRA 'Countdown to the Championship' playoff series
◾Hagan remains third in the Countdown points standings and in the hunt for his second NHRA Funny Car Championship
◾Pro Stock semifinal finish for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and his JEGS.com D...[Read more...]|
|OREGON STUDENTS TAKE TOP PRIZE IN FORD/AAA AUTO SKILLS COMPETITION|
|DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2013 – America's top young automotive minds were on display today in Dearborn, as two-student teams representing all 50 states engaged in a race against the clock – and one another – in an effort earn the title National Champion at the 64th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals at Ford World Headquarters.
When the dust settled, the duo of Logan Boyle and Cody Collins from Vale High School in Vale, Ore. claimed the crown of America's top auto tech...[Read more...]|