Category Archives: Club News

A FOND FAREWELL TO SCOTT PRUETT

[Editor: Scott Pruett sent the following thank you letter to friends and colleagues who offered kind words in a video tribute to one of America’s great all-around race drivers on the occasion of his final race.] My last race is now in the history books, the Rolex Daytona 24hrs. In a perfect world it would […]

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ERIC PRILL 2017 MARK DONOHUE AWARD WINNER

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2018) – Eric Prill, of Topeka, Kan., was presented the RRDC Mark Donohue Award at the annual RRDC members’ dinner at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 24. The dinner preceded the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Prill, who serves as the Vice […]

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DAVID HOBBS WINS RRDC’S 2018 PHIL HILL AWARD

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2018) – David Hobbs, whose career as a championship race-car driver has spanned three decades and his stint as a television commentator for more than four, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2018 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at the annual RRDC members’ dinner […]

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DANIEL SEXTON GURNEY, 1931-2018

RRDC PRESIDENT BOBBY RAHAL ON THE DEATH OF DAN GURNEY “It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we have to say goodbye to one of the most magnificent people to have represented our sport on this earth. He was not only an outrageously talented race-car driver, influential businessman, team owner and car constructor, […]

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KOTYK SHINES AT SILVERSTONE; FREY HONORED AT GLEN

TEAM USA’S KOTYK LIGHTS IT UP AT SILVERSTONE The buildup for Team USA Scholarship to the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone Circuit was a basket of delights for the young adventurers. After some fruitful testing at Donington Park, Jonathan Kotyk and Aaron Jeansonne grabbed a train to downtown London for a couple of days […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP SHOWS WELL AT FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL

WEST KINGSDOWN, England (October 22, 2017) – Team USA Scholarship drivers Jonathan Kotyk and Aaron Jeansonne posted excellent performances during a hard-fought 20-lap Formula Ford Festival Final this afternoon at Brands Hatch. The pair finished just outside the top 10 but posted very competitive lap times as they worked their way forward from 16th and […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLAND

Aaron Jeansonne, 19, from Sulphur, La., and Jonathan Kotyk, 23, from Atlantic Beach, Fla., have been in England for more than 10 days leading up to their overseas car racing debuts as the 2017 representatives of Team USA Scholarship. The pair are the latest in a long line of talented young American race car drivers […]

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BRUCE LEVEN – 1938-2017

The RRDC and the motorsports community as a whole lost one of its most interesting members last week with the passing of Bruce Leven. He was born in Chicago on June 12, 1938, and two years later moved with his family to Seattle. In 1964 the ambitious entrepreneur bought Bayside Disposal as a one-truck, one-employee […]

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F4 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP – LATEST SAFEisFAST VIDEO

Fellow racers, Way back when I began racing, Formula Ford was the place for aspiring champions to launch their careers. Fellow RDDC members such as Jimmy Vasser, Michael Andretti and Danny Sullivan all got their starts in FF.   Today, there is a new FIA-sanctioned class designed for young karting drivers to show their mettle […]

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2017 TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATES IDENTIFIED

Ten young drivers, ranging in age from 16 to 23, have been selected as candidates for this year’s Team USA Scholarship. Ultimately, two winners will follow in the footsteps of a long line of accomplished professional drivers – headed by Jimmy Vasser and Bryan Herta who claimed the first two scholarships in 1990 and ‘91, […]

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YOUNG GUNS ON A TEAR; EMMO SET FOR AMELIA ISLAND

Our two RRDC/Team USA/SiF young guns have really been delivering the goods this season and were totally dominant this past weekend. Oliver Askew won the Mazda Iowa 60 race at Iowa Speedway from the pole – his first USFF2000 oval race and first oval win. With six victories this season, Askew is leading in the […]

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NEW SiF ASK A PRO PLUS MEMBER NEWS – VIR HISTORY BOOK, NEW VEHICLES FROM AAR, INNOCENT ABROAD, TEAM HIGHBALL REUNION

Newest IndyCar recruit and ex-F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com. The 25-year-old driver in IndyCar for Dale Coyne Racing having previously enjoyed stints with Sauber, Ferrari and Haas in F1. Gutiérrez has also competed in Formula E, racing for Techeetah during the 2016/17 season. After rising through the karting ranks […]

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NEW SiF VIDEO: QUALIFYING

Today, overtaking in all forms of racing has become more difficult that ever – and that has made the ability to qualify well one of the real keys to winning. But how do the fast guys lay down a flyer when it really counts? To find out, we asked some of the fastest guys from […]

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NEW FROM SAFEisFAST – 24-HOUR RACING + MEMBER NEWS

The world’s eyes might be on Le Mans this week, but when it comes to endurance racing there’s no tougher test of man and machine than the Nurburgring 24 hour race, held each year at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Here, well over 100 of the world’s fastest touring cars, driven by more than 400 drivers, battle for 24 hours around […]

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HOW TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE MARK DONOHUE FOUNDATION

Members of the Racing Community: Last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the RRDC announced the establishment of The Mark Donohue Foundation, Inc. – a 501(c)(3) organization that allows your contributions to the RRDC to be tax-deductible. Roger Penske has graciously agreed to be Honorary Chairman, and gave the Foundation a jump start with an extremely […]

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NEW SiF VIDEO: DEVELOPING A WINNING STRATEGY

DEVELOPING A WINNING STRATEGY With the Indy 500 coming up, there’s going to be a lot of talk about strategy – and how it can determine the outcome of a race. In our latest SAFEisFAST video, three of IndyCar’s best strategists – Penske’s Tim Cindric, Ganassi’s Mike Hull and Andretti’s Bryan Herta – explain race strategy […]

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