Category Archives: Club News

RRDC AT THE 27th SONOMA HISTORICS

It was two weekends ago – May 17-19 – that Sonoma Raceway (nee Infineon, nee Sears Point) hosted the 27th Annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival (nee several other monikers).   No matter what it’s called, it’s still the grand annual party thrown by RRDC member Steve Earle – this year with more than 350 historic […]

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TONY KANAAN WINS THE INDY 500

In one of the more popular victories in decades, Tony Kanaan got the Indianapolis 500 monkey off his back permanently with a stirring victory in the 97th running of the Memorial Day classic. The race was run at a record average speed of 187.433 mph and featured 68 lead changes, doubling the previous record of […]

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NEW SAFEisFAST VIDEO – BLOCKING VS. DEFENDING

One of the more talked about topics around racing paddocks today is blocking versus defending your position – the overt versus the covert and the fine line between the two.   During the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend, Tom Davey and Jeff Tan found 10 racing people not only willing to talk about this often […]

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EVENING WITH BRIAN REDMAN VIDEO NOW UP

The Evening with Brian Redman presented by Firestone at Long Beach last week was an unqualified success. RRDC president Bobby Rahal conducted the much anticipated chat with Redman which is now posted on You-tube for your viewing pleasure. Sam Posey’s marvelous video overview of Redman’s career provides the introduction. Rahal doing his best impersonation of […]

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WOLFIE HANGS IT UP

Wolfgang Husdedt, one of the best known factory reps in this history of motorsports, has retired after 44 years with Bosch – 38 as the company’s motorsports manager. There are hardly any among the membership of the RRDC who don’t know Wolfie, who became a member in 2000. Our friend Gordon Kirby recently penned a […]

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RALPH SANCHEZ – 1948-2013

Ralph Sanchez – one of the two successful street racing promoters ever in the U.S., the other being Chris Pook – lost a 10-year battle with cancer in the early morning hours of April 1, 2013. By shear force of personality, Sanchez founded Miami Motorsports which staged both IMSA and IndyCar events at various circuits […]

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THREE NEW BOOKS BY AND ABOUT RRDC MEMBERS

Three recent books by and/or about RRDC members are currently available: The Stainless Steel Carrot – An Auto Racing Odyssey Revisited by Sylvia Wilkinson; Daytona 24 Hours – The Definitive History of America’s Great Endurance Race, 2nd Edition by J.J. O’Malley; and Virginia International Raceway – A Living History by William King.     THE […]

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2013 RRDC DAYTONA DINNER – DON’T MISS IT!

The Date: Wednesday January 23, 2013 The Place: The 500 Club at the Daytona International Speedway The Time: Cocktails at 5:00 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM Over the years, our dinner has grown from a small get-together to a major event – attracting a who’s who of road racing from yesterday and today. And providing […]

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