STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycars, Part 2 of 2

STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycars, Part 2 of 2

September 7, 2016 Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance   ...

MAVTV Air Times Announced for SCSCS Beginning September 2016

MAVTV Air Times Announced for SCSCS Beginning September 2016

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (August 17, 2016) – In January, the Super Cup Stock Car Series...

STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycar, Part 1 of 2

STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycar, Part 1 of 2

August 26, 2016 The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance  ...

Cox Runs 2nd Before Cutting Tire; Ebeling Wins Lonesome Pine

Cox Runs 2nd Before Cutting Tire; Ebeling Wins Lonesome Pine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coeburn, Virginia (August 7, 2016) – A new face to the Super Cup ...

TIME TO WIN: A Week in the Life of a Short Track Racer

TIME TO WIN: A Week in the Life of a Short Track Racer

August 1, 2016 The Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance  ...

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September 7, 2016
Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance
 
 
(Read Part 1 by clicking here) Ken Wallis was running out of time. Both of Carrol Shelby's turbine-powered cars were now at Indianapolis but they were nowhere near race-ready condition. His drivers, McLaren and Hulme, had only a six-day window before they returned to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix.
 
In a desperate bid to make the cars competitive, Wallis used a liberal interpretation of USAC's rules to design a new annulus (the engine opening that fed air to the turbine). When measured by technical inspectors, the annulus was under the legal 16-inch limit. But at full throttle on the race track, a variable valve system opened to permit greater air flow into the turbine. At best, this was a careful translation of the rules. If they were caught there was no guarantee that USAC wouldn't immediately disqualify the Shelby/Wallis Turbines. Such a move would be an unmitigated disaster not only for the team principals, but also for Goodyear, their drivers and their sponsors.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (August 17, 2016) – In January, the Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS) and the MAVTV motorsports network originally announced their agreement to televise multiple 2016 events.  After much anticipation, air dates and times have been released.
 
SCSCS, billed as Racin’ the Way It Used to Be, is enjoying its ninth season of competition, touring around short tracks throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  600 horsepower, 3,300 pound steel-bodied stock cars, many of which originated from the former Hooters Pro Cup Series, are featured in the unique race formats.
August 26, 2016
The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance 
PART 1 of 2
 
He wasn't the first to try, nor was he the last. Armed with a huge budget, a massive turbine engine and two of the finest drivers on the planet, in the spring of 1968 Carroll Shelby was ready to steal the Indianapolis 500.
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Coeburn, Virginia (August 7, 2016) – A new face to the Super Cup Stock Car Series paired up with a familiar name to the region, and it turned out to be a winning combination in the return to Lonesome Pine Raceway after a six-year absence.
August 1, 2016
 
 
Last season was a dream year. Seven starts produced three poles, a track record, five podiums and three wins.
 
This year not so much.
 
My car caught fire in a well-publicized road race at Circuit of the Americas, burning the team's Porsche to the ground and sending me to intensive care.
July 2016
 
In 1970, everyone took a two week vacation once per year. It was as American as apple pie. Two of the era's great, economical mid-sized cars perfectly suited for such epic road trips were Ford's Torino and the Cutlass from Oldsmobile.

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