Category Archives: Club News

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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SCOTT ATHERTON RETIRING, RRDC RUNOFFS DINNER, DONOHUE AWARD SELECTION, TEAM USA OPEN-WHEEL CHAMPIONS, RACER.COM GROWTH SPURT, SATO AT RLL

RRDC DINNER AT SCCA RUNOFFS The annual SCCA Runoffs dinner is set for the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Virginia International Raceway – 1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA. The festivities will take place in the Pagoda Building’s upstairs dining hall above the main paddock snack bar. Cocktails at 6:00 pm; dinner at 6:30. […]

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SiF HELPS FIND THOSE FINAL 10THS; LIME ROCK MEMBERS’ LUNCH; ASKEW AND KIRKWOOD SHINE; AL JR’s BATTLE; ZWART RACING IN THE RAIN; PETERSEN BREAKFAST CRUISE-IN; GRAND PRIX LOST IMAGES

LATEST SIF VIDEO – FINDING THOSE ELUSIVE FINAL TENTHS That ability to suck it up and find those final tenths can often mean the difference between starting on the pole – or being mired in the middle of the pack. In our latest video, James Hinchcliffe and a group of fellow IndyCar drivers reveal just […]

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HOBBS, REDMAN, EVANS IN THE NEWS

HOBBS AND BUXTON FEATURED AT SIMEONE FOUNDATION The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will honor authors and Formula 1 pundits David Hobbs and Will Buxton at its Nürburgring – German Performance Demo Day on Aug. 10. Hobbs, renowned racer, TV commentator and the Museum’s 2015 “Spirit of Competition” honoree, will join his former broadcast partner Will […]

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RAHAL HONORED BY IMRRC; RACER ACQUIRES VINTAGE MOTORSPORT

BOBBY RAHAL RECEIVES THE CAMERON ARGETSINGER AWARD International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries and race fans gathered on Thursday, June 27, to honor former race-car driver and current multi-team owner Bobby Rahal at the Corning Museum of Glass. RRDC President Rahal received the 2019 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions […]

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REMEMBERING NIKI LAUDA, 1949–2019

On behalf of all the members of the RRDC, we are truly saddened to hear of the passing of Niki Lauda. When one thinks of comebacks, no one can meet the example set by Niki – from being given Last Rites to winning two more World Championships! I had the privilege to work with Niki […]

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DAVID HOBBS FETED AT LONG BEACH

A capacity crowd filled the Long Beach Hilton ballroom April 11 for the RRDC Evening with David Hobbs Presented by Firestone, which included auto racing dignitaries, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers. Hobbs, an accomplished driver and TV commentator, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club, prior to the running of the 45th Acura […]

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F1 MOURNS THE PASSING OF CHARLIE WHITING

The Formula 1 community was thrown into both an emotional and organizational spin with the sudden death Thursday morning of race director Charlie Whiting just three days before the season-opener at Melbourne. Whiting, 66, suffered a pulmonary embolism. Michael Masi will fill Whiting’s positions as race director, safety delegate and official starter for this weekend’s […]

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HEY, SCCA! HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY!

On Feb. 26, 1944, seven sports car enthusiasts met at the Boston, Mass. home of Chapin Wallour to form a club dedicated to the preservation of sports cars. That group of gentlemen may not have known it then, but the birth of the Sports Car Club of America® that evening changed the face of motorsports. […]

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MEMBER NEWS: RUSSELL WINS DONOHUE AWARD; BELL/KENDALL DEBUT TORQUE SHOW; MARIO TO BE HONORED AT INDY; BETTY RUTHERFORD PASSES; LAW TO SPEAK AT PCA

CLAY RUSSELL NAMED 2018 MARK DONOHUE AWARD WINNER Clay Russell, of Spartanburg, S.C., was named the 48th recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award for his winning drive at the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway in October. This unique award is presented annually by the RRDC for outstanding performance, competitiveness and sportsmanship during […]

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SAD NEWS: MIKE HISS AND PETE BIRO PASS

MIKE HISS – 1941-2018 Mike Hiss passed away Dec. 19 at age 77 of complications from a 30-year battle with cancer. Robin Miller recalled Mike’s very interesting racing career on RACER.com: It didn’t last very long but Mike Hiss had one of the most majestic IndyCar careers ever. Hiss, who died Dec. 19 at the […]

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