The No. 67 Ford GT was one of a couple cars had issues keeping its doors shut on the bumps and curbs of Britain’s Silverstone Circuit early on at Sunday’s 6 Hours of Silverstone. Fortunately, it didn’t seem to affect driver Harry Tincknell at all when it popped back open in the final five minutes of the race.
Did you need to use the pit lane any time soon, at the start of the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone? Too bad. The No. 4 ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 prototype collided with the No. 97 Aston Martin and left an enormous mess all over the entrance to it.
Toyota wants so badly to be back in winning form this year after a 2016 saw them lose the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a last-minute connector failure. This is supposed to be Toyota’s year with a new, improved TS050, yet they’ve had the first major top LMP1-class Le Mans prototype crash of 2017 at the 6 Hours of…
The same model of brand-new Porsche 911 RSR race car that has run without major issues so far this year in the United States had a major engine failure at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, belching flames out of the engine cover that replaces its back window.
An open door must be really annoying at race speeds, as Andy Priaulx in the No. 67 Ford GT lost a position to the No. 91 Porsche during today’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after his Ford’s door kept popping open in the first hour of the race.
Onboard cameras are all but ubiquitous in race cars now, yet the audio that comes from them often isn’t so great. You may hear the car in the background underneath a harsh layer of windy sounds and mount rattles. Here’s the best cheap fix to bad or nonexistent onboard video audio yet.
An Acura NSX is a nice place to sit. You ride low in a comfortable leather-wrapped cockpit designed for driving pleasure and speed. But when you know what that 573 horsepower supercar is capable of, being forced to drive it slowly and responsibly over normal city roads is the worst.
Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon, really looks like a nice park with some asphalt laid down. There’s lush green grass, shade from the trees, neat paved paths, and oh yes—everything from vintage Nissans to overpowered BMW E36s ripping sweet sideways drifts in the middle.
Level 5 Motorsports’ Scott Tucker and others involved in his payday lending scheme were fined $1.266 billion last October by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive practices. Tucker’s got to pay the feds off somehow, so everything seized from his race team is going to auction.
Jenson Button, who took a “break” from racing after 2016 but was retained as a McLaren-Honda ambassador will be taking Fernando Alonso’s seat at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, reports Captain Obvio—er, I mean, Racer. Alonso is taking his own break to run the Indianapolis 500 that weekend.
When the No. 37 car of Chris Buescher was tapped from behind from the No. 77 of Erik Jones in the pit lane during this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in Texas, Buescher’s car spun around into its pits stall trunk-first—right into Buescher’s jack man Zack Young. Ouch!
“Blinker fluid” is a joke as old as the car itself, used to catch people who aren’t mechanically inclined. It’s pretty funny, that is, until some doofus uses it to embarrass his own daughter on the internet. Way to reinforce every stereotype that will keep your own daughters from being taken seriously in the future,…
Tony Stewart isn’t in the clear just yet regarding the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died of blunt trauma injuries after being struck by Stewart’s car in 2014. Criminal charges against Stewart were dropped two years ago, but Ward Jr.’s parents have since filed a civil lawsuit that they’re fighting to be heard.
Jumps are rad. Mud is fun. Everything about this jump- and wheelie-filled mud pit video will delight every redneck bone in your body. If you don’t watch this and feel the need to rip through the muck afterwards, I’m not sure we can be friends.
Former Formula One world champion Jenson Button said he was off to do what he wants this year—but remained under contract with McLaren. Part of that contract may force him to fill in for Fernando Alonso, reports the BBC. While there are other F1 drivers with experience at Monaco out of a drive this year, none are…
If you’re still sad about Audi’s Le Mans prototype effort going the way of the dodo, Audi has a mild consolation prize. It’s an R8 in Audi Sport racing colors, just like the R8s, R10s and others that you dearly miss seeing compete. Now you can live like Dieselgate never happened, and never forced any major cuts to…
I’m excited to see Fernando Alonso running this year’s Indianapolis 500, but there’s far worse news hidden behind that awesome announcement. There’s no way McLaren would let two-time F1 world champion Alonso out of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix if they thought they had a snowball’s chance in Hell with this year’s…
Yesterday we learned the BMW Car Club of America’s Genesee Valley Chapter banned newer cars with certain collision avoidance features from participating in their track events, sending the internet’s track day-going communities into a fiery debate. However, the group has now lifted that ban, saying that the issue…
There’s just something about watching a trophy truck in action that just makes you want to run over everything. Curbs. Trees. Fire. Jumps. Stairs. Seriously, everything. Here’s BJ Baldwin going wherever he pleases because he can through the streets of Havana, Cuba, in Recoil 4.
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