Ever since the creation of the automobile the design and mechanical components have continued to evolve and improve. Fuel sources, engine sizes, suspension, weight distribution, aerodynamics, braking, and more have all been experimented with and undergone rigorous testing and development. It is only suitable that at the local racing circuit, eager individuals were continuing this development in efforts of securing themselves a podium finish. To compete in races during the early years of the automobile, all that was required was a vehicle that could compete. Those who had more money often had more resources at their disposal and could take their vehicle to the next level in terms of power and performance.
At the time, the Ford Flathead V8 was an excellent resource to utilize. Parts were in abundance, power was plentiful, and it was fairly reliable. To fuel the fire, Fred Frame appeared in a 1934 Ford ad declaring 'I picked a Ford V8 for 1933… it brought me home in front. It takes a lot of automobile to average 80.22 miles per hour for 200 miles over a course like that.' Alone, this may not have meant much, but coming from the winner of the 1932 Indianapolis 500, it was a solid endorsement.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2007
|NO. 01 FORD ECOBOOST/RILEY FROM CHIP GANASSI RACING TAKES HISTORIC VICTORY IN MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING|
| ||· Pruett, Rojas And Franchitti Score First Overall Sebring Wins In Maiden Ganassi Run
· No. 54 CORE autosport Team Takes Second Straight TUDOR Championship PC Win
SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2014) – America's oldest sports car race made history in many different ways on Saturday in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup event at Sebring International Raceway.
The 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fre...[Read more...]|
|PETER SACHS RECEIVES RRDC'S 2013 BOB AKIN AWARD|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Peter Sachs, a retired successful SCCA, IMSA, USRRC and vintage racer, received the 2013 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2014 TUDOR SportsCar Championship.
Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Akin's son Bobby, RRDC members Brian Redman and ...[Read more...]|
|RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013) - Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members.
'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]|
|Ford To Auction Prototype Of The 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet For National Multiple Sclerosis Society At Barrett-Jackson|
|◾Ford is selling a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
◾The sale includes an once-in-a-lifetime Mustang experience. The winning bidder will become an honorary member of Team Mustang with full backstage passes to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and Ford Racing
◾Ford to also offer Ride-and-Drives and hot laps at Mandalay Bay Event Center featuring t...[Read more...]|
|AMERICAN LE MANS NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX NEWS & NOTES|
| ||The Place:
Lime Rock Park
American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix
1.5-mile, 7-turn road course
Saturday, 3:05 p.m. ET
The Race Length:
2 hours, 45 minutes
ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET LIVE
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Looks To Flex At Lime Rock
Dyson Racing calls Lime Rock Park its home track, with the team based in nearby Poughkeepsie, N.Y.However, P1 class challenger Muscle Milk Pickett Racing has felt very much at home at ...[Read more...]|