Category Archives: Club News

JOHNNY RUTHERFORD HONORED BY RRDC AT LONG BEACH

The April 12 RRDC Evening with Johnny Rutherford Presented by Firestone was held in front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, as the three-time Indy 500 champion was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In the audience were […]

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A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RUTHERFORD

Last night, April 12, the Road Racing Drivers Club honored Johnny Rutherford at its annual Long Beach Legends Banquet. Here is the video that kicked off the evening’s entertainment – RRDC President Bobby Rahal’s Letterman-style interview with Lone Star J.R. Produced by Tom Davey and Jeff Drake with the assistance of Jeremy Shaw and Sam […]

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THE AMAZING UNSERS; SERVIA AND FISHER INDYCAR PACE CAR DRIVERS, KIDRACER® AT LBGP, PAUL NEWMAN’S RACECARS, GURNEY TRIBUTE

THE AMAZING UNSERS AT INDY “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque to Indianapolis” exhibit opens April 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Among the 25 Unser family racecars on display are eight of the nine Indianapolis 500 winners, including the Rislone Eagle Bobby drove to victory 50 years ago this May. In addition to the […]

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RRDC MEMBERS NOMINATED FOR MOTOR SPORT HoF – VOTE NOW

Time is running out to vote for inductees to the 2018 Class of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame. The annual voting includes nominees from Formula 1, Sports Cars, Motorcycles, U.S. Racing and Iconic Race Cars. Eight RRDC members are among the 2018 HoF nominees: Emerson Fittipaldi (F1); Emanuele Pirro, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Vic Elford (Sports […]

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OUR GUYS HAWKING SOME GOOD STUFF – REDMAN AND HOBBS

LIMITED EDITION BRIAN REDMAN PRINT BY ANDREW HILL New to the Motorsport Magazine shop by Andrew Hill – a recently commissioned spectacular print to commemorate one of Brian Redman’s most significant victories when – together with Jo Siffert – he won the 1970 Targa Florio in the Porsche 908/03 in its iconic Gulf livery. Supplied with a certificate […]

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MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA IS LATEST SAFEisFAST ASK A PRO Juan Pablo Montoya, two-time Indy 500 champion and current IMSA driver with Team Penske, is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.   Montoya’s extensive motor sport career spans from being CART champion in 1999, to competing in Formula One, and in NASCAR with Chip Ganassi Racing. […]

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GURNEY WALK PLUS LONG BEACH AND AMELIA ISLAND

GURNEY TO BE HONORED IN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK All-American Racers vice president Kathy Weida has participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk every year since 2011, the year Dan Gurney suffered a heart attack. “I walked for him,” said Weida. “Sadly, he passed away January 14, 2018 due to complications of pneumonia, so now I […]

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AMELIA ISLAND UPDATE – HOBBS IN PRINT

David Hobbs has been a faithful friend of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since its beginning in 1996. The 2009 Amelia honoree has chosen the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours to launch his long awaited memoir HOBBO, MOTOR RACER, MOTOR MOUTH. Although he was born in England, Americans consider David Hobbs one of our own. […]

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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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