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1952 Agajanian Special news, pictures, specifications, and information
 
J.C. Agajanian backed many successful racecars and drivers. At age 22, Troy Ruttman piloted this Agajanian Special to victory at the 1952 Indianapolis 500. Although the car caught fire at a routine pit stop, Ruthman restarted and finished first at an average speed of over 128 miles per hour. His closest competitor, Bill Vukovich, was eliminated when he crashed into a wall with only five minutes to go. To improve stopping power, racecars like the Agajanian Special were equipped with disc brakes, which had been used on military aircraft during World War II to enable them to land safely on short runways.
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...]
DARIO FRANCHITTI TO DRIVE CAMARO Z/28 INDY 500 PACE CAR
NEW YORK — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has been the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race. Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and he is only the third driver ever to win at least three consecutive IndyCar titles – among four championships overall. Franchitti's appearance in t...[Read more...]
FORMER F1 CHAMPION VILLENEUVE COMMITS TO WORLD RX
◾Former F1 World Champion, Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar king primed to make rallycross debut ◾French-Canadian 'excited' about prospect of sideways 600bhp action ◾Signing further underlines rocketing reputation of newest and fastest-growing FIA World Championship The new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has added a former Formula 1 World Champion to what is an increasingly competitive driver line-up for its inaugural campaign, with Jacques Villene...[Read more...]
GOODYEAR BLIMP INNOVATOR HONORED
 ◾Mickey Wittman inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ◾'Father of sports aerial broadcasting' led Goodyear blimp TV coverage for 28 years NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Mickey Wittman, known as the 'father of sports aerial broadcasting' for his work in developing the Goodyear blimp's role in sports television, will be inducted in to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame here tonight. Anyone who has ever watched a televised sports event and heard the words 'Tonight's aerial c...[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...]

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