This Dryer Sprint Car was built in the Jackson State Prison in Jackson, Michigan, as a program for the prison inmates. Lyle May, an inmate, received approval from the warden and headed-up the project. The frame and body were supplied by Pop Dreyer of Indianapolis and patterns to cast and machine the SOHC head in the prison were supplied by Slim Rutherford. The engine displacement of 213 cubic inches produced 200 horsepower from the four cylinders. Lyle May took the Sprint Car with him at the time of his release and opened the Owosso Speedway in Owosso, MI. The Dryer Sprint Car was always announced at any track it raced across the Midwest as 'The Prison Car'.
|TANNER FOUST WINS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS BARBADOS I IN WILD FINISH|
|Tanner Foust gave Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross its third consecutive race victory, while Scott Speed grabbed the points lead despite heavy last-lap contact that decimated his left front wheel, in Saturday's Red Bull Global Rallycross Barbados final. After a penalty to Patrik Sandell, Red Bull Olsbergs MSE driver and defending Supercar champion Joni Wiman completed the podium.
'Honestly, we were having trouble halfway through the day,' Foust said of Saturday's action. 'But we went back to wo...[Read more...]|
|HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF 2014 SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC|
| ||• Celebrating a decade of vintage racing, the Savannah Speed Classic boasts exciting additions, brings racing back to its roots|
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance (HHIMF), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, today announced the expansion of its Savannah Speed Classic, held October 24 – 26. The Savannah Speed Classic presented by Mingledorff's, Inc., brings togeth...[Read more...]
|TOYOTA'S PRIUS FAMILY TOPS CALIFORNIA NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS FOR 2012|
|33 BMW dealers honored as 2013 Centers of Excellence
BMW of North America, LLC today announced its annual Center of Excellence (COE) honors, awarded to the top performing dealerships in the U.S. Thirty-three of the 338 BMW dealers nationwide achieved '2013 Center of Excellence' status based on their 2012 performance in customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability.
'I am always very proud to welcome the Center of Excellence winner...[Read more...]|
|Mecum Auctions and Panther DRR Agree To Multi-Year Partnership|
|Mecum Auctions announced Thursday during the live broadcast of 'Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars and More' on Discovery's Velocity Network that it has become a sponsor partner of the Panther DRR team and the No. 22 machine for the 2013 and 2014 IndyCar seasons.
Founder and President of Mecum Auctions' Dana Mecum noted, 'Last season's inaugural sponsor partnership with Panther DRR was very exciting for Mecum Auctions with our fantastic finish at the Indianapolis 500. The entire Mecum family h...[Read more...]|
|Lotus Raises IndyCar Commitment|
|When Lotus entered the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series, the regulatory requirement to supply multiple teams and the late timing of Lotus' entry placed a significant restriction on the development programme. It was clear from the start that the 2012 season was going to be a huge challenge as Lotus debuted its IndyCar engine, but it was a challenge that Lotus was determined to meet.
Lotus was further hindered by unanticipated difficulties caused by the widely reported change of ownership and the subse...[Read more...]|