True Road Racing Is Still Alive

July 11, 2012

Auto racing has a rich history of competition on public motorways. Once upon a time, the legendary LeMans endurance race was conducted entirely on public roads. Historic road races were held on the streets of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin long before Road America was built. Competing on open roadways was the rule, not the exception.

SHORT TRACK: The Great Helmet Scam

July 1, 2012

The majority of auto racing sanctioning bodies mandate safety equipment for drivers. Like all regulations, these mandates have become increasingly burdensome over time.

COLLECTOR CARS: Vintage Grand Prix of Mid Ohio

June 24, 2012

Okay, I’m becoming a fan of this whole vintage racing thing.

Years ago, vintage racing began with a handful of guys who had old cars but were afraid to drive them. Now it’s exploded and the competition level is insane.

SHORT TRACK: Super Cup Ansel’s Tire Super 50 Review

June 15, 2012
If you were hoping for a wild victory celebration in this column, well… so was I. But the Pack Motorsports/Boschett Timepieces/McGunegill Engines Special had a lousy night at Motordrome Speedway in Pennsylvania this past weekend despite the best efforts of my fantastic crew. We’ll get to that in a minute.
I have a quick story for you first.

INDYCAR: Resurgent 500 Remains Pinnacle of Auto Racing

May 27, 2012

If there was ever any doubt that the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is still the Mt. Everest of motorsports, it is gone after today's record-breaking event. Yes, I have a few gripes about the DW-12 chassis and the lame, new re-start procedures. We'll get to those in a moment. But the race itself was a sight to behold.