1998 Reynard Racer news, pictures, and information
This 1998 Reynard CART/INDY Car was campaigned by the PacWest Indy Car Team during the 1998 and 1999 CART season. It was driven by Mark Blundell of England and sponsored by Motorola. It was powered by a Mercedes Benz V-8 Turbo Charged Racing Engine that produced approximately 900 horsepower for a car that weighs about 1550 pounds. It is currently configured for a road course set up with its larger front and rear wings and chassis settings to accommodate right and left hand turns. The chassis is made of carbon fibre and originally cost $375,000 without the engine. In speedway trim it is capable of a top speed of approximately 245 MPH. It was last used as a show car for Mercedes Benz.
The names on the top of the side pod reflect each individual's well wishes to Bobby on his 'last ride.'
During the 1998 season, Bobby qualified on the front row and had a best finish of third at the Mid-Ohio event in August of 1998.
|Honda Chases 10Th Consecutive Indy Triumph|
|05/21/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. An accomplished 16-driver lineup, including two previous race winners and 11 graduates of open-wheel training-ground series, make up the Honda-powered effort for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, as the company seeks its 10th consecutive '500' victory – and fourth-in-a-row with engine-manufacturer competition. In 2012, Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti scored his third Indy triumph in a thrilling battle to the finish with fellow Honda drivers Takuma S...[Read more...]|
|BMW TEAM RLL QUALIFIES 5TH AND 8TH FOR ALMS MONTEREY|
|Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 10, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will start in the fifth and eighth positions in tomorrow's four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race at Laguna Seca, the third round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Maxime Martin, driving the No. 55 Z4 GTE, set his quickest time in this afternoon's 15-minute qualifying session on his seventh lap of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit. His lap of 1:22.990 minutes was only 0.258 seconds from the class pole time. Class co-leaders in D...[Read more...]|
|BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES THIRD AT ALMS MONTEREY; MÜLLER TAKES GT DRIVER POINTS LEAD|
|Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 11, 2013 . . . Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, scored a third place finish in today's four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race. A second consecutive podium finish for the No. 56 machine and a win for the No. 55 car at Long Beach in only the third race of the new program keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings and moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points. Müller started the car from the ...[Read more...]|
|BMW TEAM RLL FINISH FIFTH AND SIXTH AT LIME ROCK PARK|
|BMW Team RLL fought back from a day of bad luck to finish fifth and sixth in the GT class at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Today's result was the first time a BMW Team RLL M3 GT did not reach the podium at their home track, but a determined effort kept the team in second place in manufacturer points and very much in contention for a third consecutive GT class title. The two BMW M3 GT cars lined up at Lime Rock Park with a black ribbon attached to the right fron...[Read more...]|
|Bob Lutz Named as 2012 Honorary Chairman At Hilton Head Island Concours|
|The 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the final Concours events on the 2012 calendar, October 26 – November 4, will include participation from Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: the battle for the soul of American Business, as this year's Honorary Chairman. Lutz joins a list of past Honorary Chairmen that includes names such as Nicola Bulgari, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Bobby Rahal and Dennis ...[Read more...]|