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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.
VILLENEUVE TESTS RALLYCROSS CAR AT LYDDEN HILL
Jacques Villeneuve conducted his first proper test in his Albatec Racing run Peugeot 208 at Lydden Hill over the weekend as the French-Canadian began preparations for his 2014 campaign in the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Villeneuve, a former F1 World Champion, Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar star, completed 40 laps round the home of British rallycross to allow the 42-year-old driver vital seat-time to perfect the car's set-up. After a debut ru...[Read more...]
TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) Appoints David Wilson President and General Manager
COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2014) – Effective immediately, David Wilson is promoted to president and general manager of TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development). Previously, Wilson, who has been with TRD since 1989, was acting president and general manager of the organization since last June. Prior to that, he held the title of senior vice president. 'David Wilson has been an integral part of the success of our Toyota Racing efforts, and we are pleased to promote him to t...[Read more...]
BMW TEAM RLL RESULTS FROM OAK TREE GP AT VIR
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Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 5, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL finished fourth and fifth in today's 2.75-hour American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. A spirited drive and great battle by Dirk Müller in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE during the final minutes of the race secured the fourth-place finish to keep the BMW Motorsport driver second in driver championship point s...[Read more...]
Mazda6 Becomes First Diesel To Win At Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 26, 2013 (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) Over the past four decades, Mazda has scored hundreds of race wins at tracks across the county, and around the world. But until today, Mazda did not have a win at what is perhaps the most famous racetrack in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That box has now been checked. In the Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix, the #70 SpeedSource Castrol Edge Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel scored the GX class win. The win was the fifth in a row for the al...[Read more...]
French Indycar Racing Star Simon Pagenaud Will Race At Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
 Colorado Springs, June 5----------Honda-powered IndyCar racer Simon Pagenaud of France, winner of Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Detroit Grand Prix, and eighth at the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago, will make his Pikes Peak International Hill Climb debut on June 30 at the 91st edition of the storied race, driving a highly-modified Honda Odyssey in the Exhibition Automobile division as part of Honda's record-setting 11-vehicle, nine-class effort in America's second-oldest motor s...[Read more...]

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