|Can-Am History Roars Back to Life at Spring Classic May 19-21|
|The Can-Am Series made its last appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at the 1973 Monterey Grand Prix. Vic Elford (10) in the UOP Shadow was chased through the Corkscrew by winner Mark Donohue (6) in the dominant Sunoco Porsche 917/30.
MONTEREY, Calif., March 17, 2017 — Sports car racing's booming popularity following WWII resulted in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the CASC (Canadian Automobile Sports Club) founding the Can-Am Series for Group 7 type sports racers i...[Read more...]|
|Neil Verhagen Presented with 2016 RRDC Mark Donohue Award in Daytona|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2017) - Neil Verhagen, a 15-year-old high-school student from Mooresville, N.C., was presented the RRDC Mark Donohue Award at the annual RRDC members' dinner at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 25. The dinner preceded the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, this weekend's season opener of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Verhagen, who had been previously announced as the award winner, earned the honor for his dominating performance a...[Read more...]|
|Murray Smith is RRDC's 2016 Bob Akin Award Winner|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Murray Smith, longtime event promoter and collector and driver of historic race cars, was named the 2016 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members' dinner on Jan. 25, prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/hist...[Read more...]|
|50 Years of Trans-Am Racing at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|• Milestone anniversaries with BMW at 100, Can-Am and Trans-Am at 50|
MONTEREY, Calif., March 23, 2016 — Raw horsepower was the name of the game in the highly popular Trans-Am races that first began in 1966. 'Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday' wasn't just a catchy phrase, it was serious business for these near showroom-looking Mustangs, Camaros, Barracudas, Javelins, Firebirds, Challengers and Cougars.
History will be celebrated as a thundering herd of 36 historic Trans-Am car...[Read more...]
|George Follmer to be honored by RRDC in Long Beach|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (March 2, 2016) - George Follmer, the only driver to have won both the Trans-Am and Can-Am championships in one year (1972), will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with George Follmer presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 14, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's eighth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders and icons.
Previous honorees ...[Read more...]|