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SCCA announces new Hall of Fame class

Five famous names added to the roster.

Vintage racer Howard Katz third recipient of Gorsline Cup

Katz 'exhibits the qualities of a fine gentleman, has high standards, integrity, honesty and demonstrates sportsmanship on the race track.'

Tight battles mark opening day of SCCA BFGoodrich Tires Atlanta Super Tour

Timed 30-minute races were on the docket for eight race groups, comprised of 27 Runoffs-eligible classes.

Barnes, Bondurant, Gurney, Hubbard, Downing and Hylton join SCCA Hall of Fame

Banquet emcee Greg Creamer introduced the newly inducted Hall of Famers to the 428 members and motorsports fans in attendance.

Legends Bondurant, Gurney, Hubbard, Downing, Hylton, Barnes join SCCA Hall of Fame

Past inductees of the SCCA Hall of Fame include Mark Donohue, Denise McCluggage, Marge Binks, Carl Haas, Nick Craw, John Bishop, Paul Newman, Bobby Rahal, Carroll Shelby and Skip Barber.

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Iron Man Felton returns

Ingram's Flat Spot On Iron Man Felton Returns by Jonathan Ingram Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history. Gene Felton at a 2001 Road Atlanta Vintage event in his Pontiac Grand ...

Forrer wins C Sports Racing National Championship

Forrer wins C Sports Racing SCCA National Championship at Road America By: SCCA PR staff ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sept. 25, 2010) -- Gumout polewinner Steve Forrer, of nearby Milwaukee, earned his third SCCA National Championship with a C Sports ...

RRDC names Craw recipient of 2010 Phil Hill Award

NICK CRAW IS RECIPIENT OF RRDC'S 2010 PHIL HILL AWARD DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2010) - Bobby Rahal, president of the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC), named FIA Senate President Nick Craw as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Phil Hill ...

RRDC names Earle recipient of Bob Akin Award

STEVE EARLE RECEIVES 2009 BOB AKIN AWARD FROM ROAD RACING DRIVERS CLUB DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2009) - Steve Earle, creator and organizer of the Monterey (Calif.) Historic Automobile Races, was named the recipient of the 2009 Bob Akin Award ...

Racer's Edge signs Jordan Taylor and Todd Lamb

Racers Edge Signs Jordan Taylor and Todd Lamb for 2010 Rolex GT Season January 25, 2010 - Deland, FL - After successful pre-season testing in the ...

RACE: National Runoffs: Friday summary

First Eight SCCA National Champions of 2009 Crowned at Runoffs ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (Sept. 25, 2009) -- Eight SCCA National Club Racing Champions have been named, including two first-time winners and one Wisconsin native. Additionally, the first ...

RACE: National Runoffs: C Sports Racing race report

Miller Captures CSR National Championship ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sept. 25, 2009) - Matt Miller, of Orland Park, Ill., made the most of his rookie appearance at the 2009 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America, capturing the C Sports ...

This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 30 Gil Anderson drives a Stutz to victory in the Elgin Trophy Race in Elgin, Illinois, USA (1913). August 31 Tommy Kendall wins the Mosport Park 500 Trans-Am race at ...

HANS statement on Downing's Akin award

HANS CONGRATULATES JIM DOWNING ON BOB AKIN AWARD Atlanta, Georgia (February 5th, 2009) -- Jim Downing, a driving force behind the HANS Device, has been honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2008 Bob Akin Award. The Bob Akin Award is ...

RRDC honors Jim Downing with Akin award

JIM DOWNING RECEIVES 2008 BOB AKIN AWARD FROM ROAD RACING DRIVERS CLUB DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2009) - Jim Downing, a five-time IMSA championship, owner of Downing/Atlanta Racing, and principal in the development of the HANS Device, was named ...

RACE: Final champions celebrate at Runoffs on Sunday

By: SCCA Public Relations staff TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 12, 2008) -- All 25 SCCA National Champions have now been crowned at Heartland Park Topeka as the 45th SCCA National Championship Runoffs came to a close. In true Runoffs fashion, the week even ...

RACE: National Runoffs: Osborne - C Sports Racing champion

Osborne Crowned C Sports Racing Champion TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 12, 2008) - J.R. Osborne, of Atlanta, won his first-ever C Sports Racing National Championship at the 45th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka. Chris Farrell, of ...

VIRginia Int'l Raceway SVRA pre-event notes

SVRA Vintage Sports Cars Returning to VIR DANVILLE, VA -- VIR brings back sports car road racing the way it was in the "good old days" this weekend with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's VIR Fall Festival, September 27-28.. Combining ...

RACE: VIRginia Oak Tree nationals summary

Thunder and Lightning on and off Track at VIR SCCA Double National Races DANVILLE, VA. - The Sports Car Club of America held the club's Oak Tree Double National races this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, an event punctuated by thunder ...

RACE: National Runoffs: CSR provisional race results

Pos Car Driver Laps Gap Fast Lap Lap Speed --- --- ------------------------- ---- ------------ ------------ ---------- 1. 66 Hans Peter 18 0.000 1:25.443 105.333 2. 07 Jacek Mucha ...

RACE: National Runoffs: C Sports Racing grid

Pos No. Driver Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 66 Hans Peter Swift 014 Viking 1:25.480 ...

RACE: Midwest Division Topeka National summary

Hot Track, Hot Racing at Heartland Park Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. (June 18, 2007) -- There's no better place to spend Father's Day than at the track, which is where many Midwest Division Club Racers spent their weekend for the KVRG Salute To ...

LMS: Pre-season news 2007-01-24

1. FLF Racecars formally Finish Line Fabricating joins the ASA Late Model Series family of sponsors for the Fifth Anniversary 2007 Season. Lexington, Michigan (01/24/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts is continuing ...

HANS receives O'Neal safety award

HANS Performance Products Receives Jack O'Neal Safety Award Atlanta, Georgia (January 22, 2007) -- Bob Hubbard and Jim Downing, inventors of the critically acclaimed HANS Device, received the Jack O'Neal Safety Award at USAC's 51st National Awards ...

2006 Banquet summary

KAEDING/LEFFLER TEAM TAKES SPOTLIGHT AS USAC CELEBRATES 2006 CHAMPIONSHIPS Bud Kaeding and the Leffler/BK Racing Team, Champions of USAC's 2006 Silver Crown Championship Series presented by K & N Engineering, highlighted honorees ...

LMS: Pre-season news 2007-01-16

1. K&N Filters signs on with the ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts as the "Official Filters of the ASALMS". Lexington, Michigan (01/16/2007): The ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts continues to prepare ...

HANS receives AARWBA Safety and Humanitarian award

HANS Device Receives First Auto Racing Safety and Humanitarian Award Atlanta, Georgia (January 15, 2007) -- Bob Hubbard and Jim Downing, founders of HANS Performance Products, industry leaders of the internationally award winning HANS Device, were ...

HANS device wins AARWBA award

HANS Device wins inaugural Auto Racing Safety and Humanitarian Award Atlanta, Georgia (December 1, 2006) -- Bob Hubbard and Jim Downing, founders of HANS Performance Products, manufacturers of the internationally award winning HANS Device, are the ...

RACE: National Runoffs: CSR provisional race results

Pos Car Driver Laps Gap Fast Lap Lap Speed Status --- --- ------------------------- ---- ------------ ------------ ---------- --------------- 1. 66 Hans Peter 18 0.000 1:32.449 ...

HANS device featured at Biomechanics meeting

HANS Device Featured at 5th World Congress of Biomechanics Atlanta, Georgia (August 2, 2006) - HANS Performance Products, known for the internationally award winning head and neck restraint, the HANS® Device, was featured today at the 5th World ...

HANS recertifies to SFI 38.1 specification

Atlanta, Georgia (August 2, 2006) - HANS® Devices were tested and recertified last week by the SFI to ensure they maintain the durability and performance levels expected of the industry's leading head and neck restraint system. The independent ...

RACE: National Runoffs: Friday races report

Veteran Sets Record, Rookie Rolls on First Race Day of 2005 SCCA National Championship Runoffs LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2005) -- The weather at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course had been nearly perfect since Monday, so, of course, the skies on ...

RACE: National Runoffs: CSR starting grid

Pos No. Driver Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 07 Jacek Mucha Ralt JMS 1:21.782 ...

RACE: National Runoffs CSR provisional race results

Pos Car Driver Laps Gap Fast lap Status --- --- ------------------------- ---- ------------ ------------ --------------- 1. 27 Arnie Loyning 20 0.000 1:24.743 Active 2. 22 Eric Vassian ...

B-K Motorsports signs EFR for Petit

ELLIOTT FORBES-ROBINSON TO JOIN JAMIE BACH & GUY COSMO IN P2 MAZDA FOR 2005 PETIT LEMANS Veteran road racing champion and former Mazda factory driver brings wealth of experience to promising team (Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) Friday, September ...

Mosport: EFR to join Bach, Cosmo at Petit

FORBES-ROBINSON TO JOIN BACH, COSMO IN MAZDA-POWERED COURAGE FOR PETIT LE MANS Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada - When Mazda's return to the top level of sports car racing was announced at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring earlier this year, one of ...

HANS recertifies to SFI 38.1 specification

HANS RECERTIFIES TO SFI 38.1 SPECIFICATION Atlanta, Georgia (August 8, 2005) - HANS(r) Devices were tested and recertified last week by SFI to ensure the durability and performance level that they held a year ago. The 70G sled testing was ...

SRFKC: Goodwood season opener report

True 'young guns' rule opening weekend at Goodwood GOODWOOD, ONTARIO The fourth season of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels provided all on hand with an incredible show of two days of ...

Orrcon Racing, Bargwanna on HANS device

Bargwanna praises new safety device During the opening two rounds of this year's V8 Supercar Championship Larkham -- Orrcon Racing's Jason Bargwanna has been an unfortunate victim involved in a pair of high speed accidents. Bargwanna is ...

Mazda to supply engines for LMP-2 effort

Mazda Rotary Power Returns To Top-Level Sports-Car Racing SEBRING, Fla. -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) and MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development today announced that Mazda will return to the top level of professional sports car racing as ...

LMP675 final 2003 standings

@>LMP675 Drivers: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------------------- ------ 1. Christopher Dyson 137 2. Jon Field 121 = Duncan Dayton ...

Road Atlanta II: Petit Le Mans race report

Lehto, Herbert score victory in Petit Le Mans for ADT Champion Racing BRASELTON, Ga. - JJ Lehto and Johnny Herbert scored a dominating win Saturday in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, leading nearly all of the 1,000-mile American Le Mans Series ...

Champion wins at Petit, but Team Joest is champion

Although JJ Lehto and Johnny Herbert led from start to finish in the Champion Audi and won the sixth annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, it still wasn't enough to keep Infineon Team Joest Audi drivers Frank Biela and Marco Werner from clinching.

LMP675 standings after Miami

@>LMP675 Drivers: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------------------- ------ 1. Christopher Dyson 115 2. Jon Field 95 = Duncan Dayton ...

LMP675 standings after Laguna Seca

@>LMP675 Drivers: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------------------- ------ 1. Christopher Dyson 95 2. Jon Field 85 = Duncan Dayton ...

LMP675 standings after Road America

@>LMP675 Drivers: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------------------- ------ 1 Christopher Dyson 95 2 Jon Field 72 2 Duncan Dayton ...

LMP675 standings after Mosport

@>LMP675 Drivers: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------------------- ------ 1. Christopher Dyson 75 2. Jon Field 62 = Duncan Dayton ...

Road America race results

Pos Car Cls ClsP Driver Team/Car Lap Gap Status --- --- ------ ---- ---------------------- ------------------------------ --- ---------- --------- 1. 38 P900 1 JJ Lehto Champion ...

Road Atlanta: Drivers results

<pre> The finish, with starting position in parentheses, drivers, hometown or country, type car (class), laps completed, reason out, if any, winning time and margin of victory: 1. (3) JJ Lehto, Finland; Johnny Herbert, England; Audi R8 ...

Road Atlanta top race results

Pos Car Cls ClsP Driver Team/Car Lap Gap Status --- --- ------ ---- ---------------------- ------------------------------ --- ---------- --------- 1. 38 P900 1 Johnny Herbert Champion ...

Road Atlanta hour 1 standings

Pos Car Cls ClsP Driver Team/Car Lap Gap Status --- --- ------ ---- ---------------------- ------------------------------ --- ---------- --------- 1. 38 P900 1 JJ Lehto Champion ...

Daytona III: Driver race results

<pre> Rolex Sports Car Series Race results from Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 10, 2002) - Race results for the Dark Dog Grand American Finale at Daytona International Speedway, the tenth and final round of the ...