Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance The 63rd Hoosier Hundred is slated for Thursday, May 25, on the legendary Track of Champions at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Once considered the most prestigious dirt race in America, the resurgent Hoosier Hundred is quickly regaining its status and draws the top Silver Crown drivers in the nation. The rich history of the event compares favorably with any race on earth. No fewer than seven Indy 500 champions have won the Hoosier Hundred, including A. J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Al Unser Sr. and Parnelli Jones. Auto racing at the Track of Read More
UNSCRIPTED: WHAT RACERS THINK OF INDYCAR – Answers from 10 Random Participants at All Levels
March 3, 2014
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“It's all about money nowadays. I don't think it matters about how much talent you've got. It seems like if you've got more money, you get the shot. People like Oriol Servia, he's out of a ride and a talented guy. You've got Alex Tagliani... me... people who could do it. It's really difficult to get funding.”
- Katherine Legge, 2-time Indy 500 starter, to Autoweek magazine
SHORT TRACK: Five Minutes with Hoosier Hundred Promoter Bob Sargent
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INDYCAR: Is the Dream Still Alive?
There was a day when the greatest race in the world - the Indianapolis 500 - was within reach of the average local racecar driver. Sure, it was a long shot for anyone, but it was within reach.
Roger Rager bought his first racecar at age 14. He paid $35 for it. I watched Rager drive - brilliantly - on Paragon Speedway's 3/8th's mile dirt oval in the 1970's. In 1980 he started in row 4 at Indy alongside A. J. Foyt. The dream was alive.Read More
Darland Chosen for First USAC TV Show
8/24/11 - USAC sprint car driver Dave Darland of Nine Racing has been selected by Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions to be the first driver featured in the upcoming TV series on the famed Indiana Sprint Week auto racing event.Read More
Sopwith to Produce USAC’s Indiana Sprint Week
7/5/11 - The 2011 USAC Indiana Sprint Week, which starts tonight at Gas City I-69 Speedway and encompasses seven races in nine nights, will receive unprecedented television exposure through an agreement reached with Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions of Indianapolis. A series of 30-minute broadcasts will be produced covering one of America's most spectacular motorsports series, which concludes July 16 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.Read More