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.
◾Racing legend Jacques Villeneuve tests his new World RX Supercar
◾'It's a real fun track,' enthuses the 1997 world champ
◾Tickets now on sale with significant advanced booking discounts
Former F1 world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, was at Lydden Hill, Kent on Saturday (22 February) revving up for the latest chapter in his illustrious motor sport career.
Having already won the ultimate F1 crown when competing for Williams in 1997 and the legendary Indianapolis 500 – the world's riches...[Read more...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 30, 2013) – Robby Gordon will begin his tenth Dakar Rally in Rosario, Argentina Jan. 5 as one of 149 international competitors as he again competes to become the first American in history to win the most extreme and demanding motorsports event in the world.
Widely regarded as one of the world's best off-road racers, Gordon's previous attempts at overall Dakar Rally victory have resulted in an amazing nine stage victories, however, the overall title has eluded...[Read more...]
Jeff Curry is Brand Vice President of Jaguar North America, LLC. He joined the company in August 2013, reporting directly to Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC, and is responsible for marketing communications and product planning for Jaguar in the United States.
Curry has amassed more than 20 years of brand, marketing and product planning experience, working with a variety of automotive brands as well as industry-related consulting, marketing and communications compani...[Read more...]
July 25, 2013 (INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana) When the Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel racecar hits the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, it will be the first time in six decades that a diesel has competed at the most famous track in the world. Historians will note that the last time a diesel competed at the speedway was in the 1952 Indianapolis 500, when the Cummins Diesel Special surprised the establishment with technology unknown to most racers at the time. While there are...[Read more...]
ENGINE MANUFACTURER COMPETITION
◾The twin IZOD IndyCar Series victories for Honda last weekend in Detroit were the 198th and 199th wins for the manufacturer since it began Indy car competition in 1994. This total includes both seasons of manufacturer competition and the six-year period (2006-2011) when Honda supplied engines to the full IndyCar Series field.
◾Simon Pagenaud's inaugural IndyCar win in Sunday's IndyCar Dual at Detroit was Honda's 100th victory against competition from o...[Read more...]