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Pagenaud Takes Pole in Sonoma for Championship Race

Pagenaud Takes Pole in Sonoma for Championship Race

Report From Peter Habicht Motorsport Correspondent The Auto Channel Sonoma CA September 17, 2016; Simon Pagenaud’s pole position today has placed him in the best position to win the championship at tomorrow’s GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. Drivers tried different tire strategies on a warmer track following two ... Continue reading

Indian Motorcycle Makes History Again

Indian Motorcycle Makes History Again

MINNEAPOLIS—Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today confirmed that its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike will make its racing debut on Sunday, September 25 at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track race in Santa Rosa, California. The race takes place at the Sonoma County Fa ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

* August brought a slowed pace to new vehicle sales with the SAAR dropping below 17 million. Down 3.5% from a year ago, total volume was 1.51 million. The big players are all down although FCA was up 2.9%. Jaguar-Land Rover is up a huge 46.5%, Volvo up 30.9%, and Subaru up 14.7%. * Volkswagen AG is promising U.S. deale ... Continue reading

F-1 Notes: The Summer’s Over – Back To Work Boys!

F-1 Notes: The Summer’s Over – Back To Work Boys!

Nicholas Frankl Senior Editor and Motorsports Correspondent. The drivers and teams are all back from the enforced summer break, when the teams shut off their emails and send staff packing! It’s a great way to recharge the batteries when ‘you don’t have homework’ as Alonso commented upon arriving at SPA, where t ... Continue reading

Opel Promotes Italian Rally Talent Tamara Molinaro

Opel Promotes Italian Rally Talent Tamara Molinaro

◾18-year-old to take the wheel of the Opel ADAM R2 as opening car for rallies in Austria and Germany ◾Joint effort to provide effective, lasting promotion of young talent in rallying Rüsselsheim 2016-07-22; Tamara Molinaro will quite literally be at the front of the field in her first rally season, guided by exper ... Continue reading

2016/2017 'Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge' Teen Safe-driving Slate Announced

2016/2017 'Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge' Teen Safe-driving Slate Announced

MORRISON, CO - July 23, 2016: "Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge" program returns for seven additional events, third year of teaching teens importance of being safe behind wheel New schedule announced during Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals drag race at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, site of return visit by program New ... Continue reading

2016 British Grand Prix - Sunday

2016 British Grand Prix - Sunday

Home race heroics from Hamilton with Nico Rosberg completing a Silver Arrows 1-2 Lewis today took his 47th career victory – his fourth at Silverstone and fourth of the 2016 season so far Nico completed a third Silver Arrows 1-2 of the season in P2 Nico (171) leads the Drivers’ Championship by four points from Lewis ... Continue reading

Chevrolet Camaro SS to Race in 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series

Chevrolet Camaro SS to Race in 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series

Sixth-generation Camaro bodywork debuts next February at Daytona DAYTONA - June 30, 2016: As the Camaro marks the 50th anniversary of its introduction this year, Chevrolet announced today the sixth-generation Camaro SS will serve as the model for Chevrolet race cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, starting next season. T ... Continue reading

2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

PIKES PEAK, Colo., June 27, 2016 -- The recently-launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed victory Sunday in its North American racing competition debut, climbing the 14,115-foot pinnacle of Pikes Peak and clinching first place in the Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 100th annive ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News - June 13-19, 2016

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News - June 13-19, 2016

* Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co. credited with saving the Dearborn automaker, will be inducted next month into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Mulally joins a 2016 class that includes Roy Lunn, engineer of the Ford GT40 that swept the podium at the 1966 Le Mans race; automotive safety advocate Ralph Nader; ... Continue reading

2016 Canadian Grand Prix - Friday

2016 Canadian Grand Prix - Friday

Times tumble on opening day in Montreal Lewis topped both sessions with Nico second in FP1 and third in FP2 A 1:14.212 from Lewis in the afternoon session saw him eclipse the 2015 pole time by 0.181s Both drivers ran the SuperSoft and UltraSoft compound tyre in the morning session, the Soft and UltraSoft in the afterno ... Continue reading

Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner At Canadian Grand Prix,

Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner At Canadian Grand Prix,

Speaking to Haas F1 Team principal Guenther Steiner on Friday at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, I was curious to know how he felt the team was doing as the season approaches the one-third mark this season. Having spoken to him at the Australian GP on the team’s debut, the team’s approach and success ... Continue reading

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens Grand Prix of Monaco In Toyota Mirai

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens Grand Prix of Monaco In Toyota Mirai

Monaco May 29, 29016; On Sunday May 29, Prince Albert II of Monaco, accompanied by his wife Princess Charlène, completed the lap of honour at the Monaco Grand Prix in the Toyota Mirai, the first Toyota fuel cell car introduced in Europe. Brussels, Belgium - The Mirai, which means “Future” in Japanese, is t ... Continue reading

"What They're Saying" from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

"What They're Saying" from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis IN May 29, 2016; JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "It's disappointing for Verizon and Chevy and everybody who has worked so hard. The car was just hard to drive and it was a little bit tighter there in that corner and it got away. It was a disappointing day. People in race cars do ... Continue reading

F1 Hamilton Beats Ricciardo in Wet-Dry Monaco thriller

F1 Hamilton Beats Ricciardo in Wet-Dry Monaco thriller

Monaco 29 May 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco Results;   Share    The started behind the safety car in wet conditions, but was run mainly in glorious sunshine with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton narrowly defeating Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo after an epic battle around the streets ... Continue reading

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