BRODERICK BAUGUESS IS 2019 MARK DONOHUE AWARD WINNER

Broderick Bauguess, of Laurinburg, N.C., was named the 49th recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award. This unique award is presented annually by the Road Racing Drivers Club for outstanding performance, competitiveness and sportsmanship during the amateur Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs®. It is voted on by RRDC members attending the Runoffs […]

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TOM YEAGER – 1936-2019

Tom Yeager, 83, of Marion, OH and Naples, FL passed away Dec. 28, 2019 at Avow Hospice in Naples. In 1965 Tom received the first customer Ford Mustang GT 350R and competed as an original team driver for Shelby American. His successful year included a victory at the June Sprints and an invitation to the […]

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BOB VARSHA BATTLING CANCER

According to a report on RACER.com, motor racing broadcaster Bob Varsha has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer that will require intensive chemotherapy over the coming months. With an immediate need to step away from racing and focus on defeating cancer, the veteran of ESPN, NBC, SPEED, and Fox Sports […]

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HORST KWECH PASSES; ANNUAL DAYTONA MEMBERS DINNER

HORST KWECH – 1937-2019 Horst Kwech, an RRDC member since 1976, passed away Dec. 30 at age 82 according to the following edited notice in Vintage Motorsport. Shortly after his birth in Vienna, Austria, in ‘37 Kwech’s mother emigrated to Australia where he grew up. In the fifties, he began sports car racing with an […]

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RACING SAFETY PIONEER BILL SIMPSON PASSES

BILL SIMPSON – 1940-2019 Bill Simpson, renowned racing safety pioneer, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, in Indianapolis due to complications from a massive stroke on Friday. He was 79. Robin Miller eulogized the man on Racer.com: “He made safety part of the racing vernacular, but lived his life on the edge. He started in drag […]

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SAFEisFAST – TUNING SHOCK/DAMPERS FOR SPEED

We split this very technical instructional block into two segments: how racing shocks/dampers work (the hard part) and dialing the package in with on-track testing (the fun part). In Part 1, we had you sit in the classroom for a short tutorial featuring four IndyCar engineers: Craig Hampson (Dale Coyne), Julian Robertson (Ganassi), Jeremy Milless […]

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GANASSI HONORED, DAYTONA DINNER, DIFFEY-HOBBS-MATCHETT SHOW, ARIE LUYENDYK GUEST INSTRUCTOR, JORDAN TAYLOR TO CORVETTE

CHIP GANASSI TO BE HONORED WITH EXHIBIT AT PETERSEN MUSEUM Longtime NTT IndyCar Series team owner Chip Ganassi, whose career includes driving Indy cars, will be honored beginning next month with an exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit titled “Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success – 30th Anniversary Tribute” will present significant […]

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PENSKE TO ACQUIRE ALL THINGS INDY (WITH UPDATES); TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP’S HUFFAKER ON PODIUM AT SILVERSTONE

The official announcement on Nov. 4 read as follows: “The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, will acquire all Hulman & Company principal operating […]

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