|CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF GM'S MILFORD PROVING GROUND|
|DETROIT – When the General Motors Milford Proving Ground opened in 1924 – 90 years ago this October – engineers lacked advanced tools and technology for safety testing. Judging from this video, some might say the only crash test dummies back then were human.
Engineers today keep their distance during crash tests. No more riding the running boards until seconds before impact. Inside the vehicles being tested are heavily instrumented anthropomorphic test devices – dummies – who capture t...[Read more...]|
|Selected Entries at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Span 81 Years of Racing History|
|• Cars Run Gamut from a 1911 National 40 to a 1992 Mazda RX-792P GTP|
MONTEREY, Calif., March 19, 2014 — The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is likened to a museum that springs to life each August on the Monterey Peninsula. And this year is no exception as 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathering, August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The oldest car accepted is Brian Blain's 1911 National 40...[Read more...]
|LAWRENCE LOSHAK PRESENTED WITH 43rd RRDC MARK DONOHUE AWARD TROPHY|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2014) - Lawrence Loshak, who was named the 43rd recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs last September, was presented the unique trophy at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club dinner in Daytona Beach. A record number of RRDC members and their guests attended the dinner, held prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
RRDC president Bobby Rahal and RRDC memb...[Read more...]|
|Daytona International Speedway Test: Day 1 – Nov. 19, 2013|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19 2013) – Competitors unofficially bettered the track records for both Prototypes and GT cars at Daytona International Speedway in the first of two days of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype (P) class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap of 1:47.058 (119.711 mph) in the No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R.
Both morning and afternoon sessions h...[Read more...]|
|BMW TEAM RLL – CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS PREVIEW|
| ||Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 16, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will face the 3.4-miles and 20 turns of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), in Austin, Texas, for the first time this weekend in Round 8 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Completed in 2012, the track is notable for being the current home of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix.
Most recently, BMW Team RLL finished third and fourth at the Grand Prix of Baltimore to keep BMW Motorsport driver Dirk Müller in the GT class title hunt. The p...[Read more...]|