|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS & BFGOODRICH® TIRES: CELEBRATING DECADES OF SUCCESS|
| ||May 1, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) — In 1984, Mazda, BFGoodrich®Tires and Jim Busby Racing teamed up to score an historic class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car, a Lola T-616, was powered by a Mazda 13B rotary engine and shod with experimental BFGoodrich T/A™ Radial street tires. The drivers were John Morton, John O'Steen and Yoshami Katayama, and between them, they brought home a real David vs Goliath win in the C-2 class. It was also just one of many great collaborations between Maz...[Read more...]|
|EVERY MILE IS A DATA POINT|
|• Mazda SKYACTIV Prototypes Rack Up 2,826 Miles in Daytona Endurance Test|
January 26, 2014 (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology helped its all-new Clean Diesel-powered sports racing Prototype go wheel-to-wheel with some of the world's fastest sports cars at Daytona International Speedway, as they tackled the grueling demands of this past weekend's 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The two Mazda SKYACTIV Prototypes started the 2014 running of the endurance classic at 2...[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...]|
|PETER SACHS SPEAKING IN WATKINS GLEN ON OCT. 5|
|WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Motorsports historian, car collector and retired racer Peter Sachs will speak about his racing years and his work with the Klemantaski Collection photography archives on Oct. 5 at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen.
The free talk, part of the Center Conversations speaker series, will be at 1 p.m. at the Center located at 610 S. Decatur St. It is open to all.
After a first parking lot gymkhana while still in college, Sach...[Read more...]|
|Corvette's Chassis Innovations Refined on the Race Track|
|Zora Arkus-Duntov's racing-bred development legacy continues to improve Corvette
It's been said that racing improves the breed, and when it comes to the Chevrolet Corvette, nearly six decades of checkered flags are the proof. As Corvette marks its 60th anniversary in 2013, the design of the chassis, suspension and other drivetrain features are rooted in the rigors of competition.
'Candidly, Corvette was not a high-performance car until Zora Arkus-Duntov fitted it with a V-8, and be...[Read more...]|