Category Archives: Club News

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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RRDC AT THE RUNOFFS: JOHN HEINRICY CAPTURES TWO MORE TITLES, 31 NOW FOR JOE AQUILANTE; JOE HUFFAKER NABS 10TH; MICHAEL VARACINS, 7TH

It was a vintage year in Napa Valley for RRDC members John Heinricy and Joe Aquilante, plus Joe Huffaker and Michael Varacins at the 2018 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Sonoma Raceway in the heart of California’s wine country, Oct 19-21.   John Heinricy scored a pair of championships pushing his gold medal total to […]

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MEMBER NEWS: PARNELLI, JOHN PAUL JR., RON GRABLE, HOBBS, LYN, ROGER

PETERSEN MUSEUM HONORING PARNELLI JONES THIS WEEK In celebration of Parnelli Jones’s legacy and his contributions to automotive engineering and motorsports, the Petersen Automotive Museum will welcome guests to this Thursday night’s opening reception of “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and their Builders.” This very special reception will honor Parnelli Jones and […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP IMPRESSES AT SILVERSTONE

SILVERSTONE, England (Nov. 5, 2018) – This past weekend, 2018 Team USA Scholarship winners Colin Mullan and Jake Craig wrapped up three-plus weeks in England at Silverstone Circuit with a stellar showing in the 18th annual Walter Hayes Trophy, named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Formula Ford. More than 100 drivers […]

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TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP AT THE FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL

BRANDS HATCH, BOOTS ON THE GROUND After a successful “warmup” race meeting the previous weekend at rainy Donington Park and three days of testing this past week at Brands Hatch, both Team USA Scholarship racers Jake Craig and Colin Mullan felt well prepared as they headed into the British Racing & Sports Car Club’s 47th […]

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TEAM MILESTONES FOR PENSKE AND GANASSI

500 WINS FOR TEAM PENSKE Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, marking the 500th victory for Team Penske over more than five decades. “Thanks to everyone throughout our organization for their hard work and all their dedication for helping us reach this […]

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