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A day at the races: Skip Barber Summer Series hits soggy VIR

Earlier this week, the Skip Barber Summer Series was at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia, for rounds 13 and 14 of its 16-round season. The Skip Barber Summer and Winter Series are championships for drivers who have got their feet wet in the program’s Racing School, and who are either trying to break into top-tier open-wheel racing divisions, or who just enjoy...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR News and Notes – Sept. 9, 2015

1. Indy Lights Contenders Battling for $1 Million Prize for Verizon IndyCar Series Races 2. Wilson’s Funeral Set for Sept. 10 in Native England 3. Finalists Selected for Team USA Scholarship 4. Kimball’s Bonus Point Determines #INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge Champion 5. Of Note 1. Indy Lights Contenders Battling for $1 Million Prize for Verizon IndyCar Series Races: There...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mazda Salesman Danny Bender Wins Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Race at Road America in ModSpace Car

Danny Bender, of Northbrook, Illinois, scored his first career Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires race at Road America as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville. Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, finished second with John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, in tow in a race that served as Round 10 of the 2015 championship...

SCCA Champs can go from Club Racing to the Indy 500 through Mazda Road to Indy Shootout

Car Club of America drivers have a clear path from Club Racing to the Indianapolis 500, if they show the talent, after an announcement on Saturday that the Runoffs will be a part of Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout.   Joined by other major open-wheel and karting champions, newly-crowned Formula F and Formula Continental National Champions will be given the...

Mazda Road to Indy Introduces USF2000 Scholarship Shootout

The Mazda Road to Indy is expanding the global scope of its INDYCAR ladder series scholarship program with announcement of its USF2000 Scholarship Shootout beginning in 2016. The shootout, set for Fall 2016 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., will gather champions of select junior level open-wheel and karting series in 2016 from around the world to determine the recipient...

Gallagher Clinches Closing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Race from CTMP

Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, scored his second career SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, as part of the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance, which served as Championship Round Eight of the 2015 season. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, crossed the line second...

Steenbakkers Coming Home To Familiar Playground At Calabogie

Harry Steenbakkers is just 17 years old, a rookie driver in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin this season.   But it's not a stretch to say he will have turned more laps at Calabogie Motorsports Park than any of his rivals - some of whom are 35 years older than him - as the drivers take to the starting grid for Rounds 5 and 6 of the series July 4-5 at the...

Recent Graduate Catania Happy To Shift Focus to New Classroom At Watkins Glen

There are few things in the world that Lucas Catania likes more than putting on his helmet and firesuit and driving a race car.   But he'll be the first to admit he was even more focused through the first five months of this year on another piece of headwear and clothing - a cap and gown.   Catania, from Cazenovia, New York, was balancing his rookie season as a driver with NGT...

Musicality in the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Paddock

To many, making music and driving a racecar may not have much in common. However, making music, other than stepping on the accelerator of a racecar, has at least three things in common with the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented my BFGoodrich Tires. Those three things are drivers Ben Albano, of Greenwich, Connecticut; Sarah Montgomery, of Lafayette, Louisiana...

Janco's Focus On Fitness Aids Improvement At Track

What do you do when nobody is watching?   Performance Tech Motorsports driver Joel Janco takes no days off.   Janco, 66, understands the importance of being physically fit while racing in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series, and his determination is showing on track. Janco, from Key Largo, Florida, has stood on the Lites 1 Masters podium in all four races...

Nur Ali Teams up with Rally Ready Driving School

Nur Ali understands the value of education and for good reason. Throughout his life it has shaped him into a successful racer and businessman. Prior to embarking on any new challenge, Ali seeks out knowledge and wisdom to ensure success. First, it was American University. Next, it was Skip Barber School of Racing. Today, as the Trophy Club, TX resident takes on possibly his biggest...

Texan Nur Ali Enters Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) Lites Series Championship; Partners with Tweaker Energy Shot

Nur Ali has never shied away from a new challenge. Whether it was earning the distinction of becoming the first professional Pakistani-born race car driver, competing internationally in A1 Grand Prix - World Cup of Motorsports, NASCAR or the ARCA Racing Series, Ali has taken it all on. In 2015, the Trophy Club, TX native will take on perhaps the biggest challenge of his 17-year career...

Husain Pursues Personal Growth In Rookie IMSA Season

Husain relishes solving problems and tackling difficult challenges. He brings this passion to everything, be it running an innovative technology company or racing in his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda machine.   Husain is CEO of Cloudistics, a next-generation virtualization software company with ambitions to revolutionize IT infrastructure and application management...

Jamin Wins Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Thriller at Indianapolis

Come wet conditions or dry, Frenchman Nico Jamin has his rivals in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda covered just now. Two weeks after putting on a driving clinic in atrocious conditions at Barber Motorsports Park, the 19-year-old Frenchman showed he's just as adept in the dry, qualifying his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Diemen-Mazda on the pole...

Americans Pigot, Alberico and Eidson Lead the Way to Indianapolis

No fewer than 16 different nationalities will be represented when all three levels of the acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy development ladder continue their campaigns this week in support of the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Perhaps it is appropriate as they head for the premier open-wheel auto racing venue in North America that home-grown drivers currently hold the points...

Mazda Prototype Matches Best-Ever Finish at Mazda Raceway

The No. 70 Mazda Prototype with drivers Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito recorded a finish of sixth in class and seventh overall in today’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda. Both numbers match the best-ever results for the diesel-powered Mazda Prototypes, which began an aggressive development program in 2014. Tristan Nunez, who started the race in the No...

Gateway Motorsports Park Brings the Opportunity of a Lifetime to St. Louis Motorsports Fans with the Skip Barber School of Racing

Who hasn’t dreamed at one point in their lives of becoming a race car driver? Experiencing the insane g-forces of sharp turns and the adrenaline rush of whipping the pants of your competitors. The closest most of us get in our lifetime is smoking the person next to use at a red light as we approach a single-lane merge. Today, the officials from Gateway Motorsports Park are about...

Gallagher Takes Maiden Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Win at Mazda Raceway

Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, cashed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by taking his first career SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires win in Championship Round Six as part of the Monterey Grand Prix. Peter Portante, of Plainville, Connecticut, was second with Drake Kemper, of Toluca Lake, California, bringing his car home third.   ...

DeltaWing Looks for Solid Finish in Monterey

The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team heads to the picturesque rolling hills of Monterey, California this week looking for a solid finish in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda, race four of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.   Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of a handful of sports car race tracks that has hosted both iterations of the...

Rookie Steenbakkers Preparing For Learning Experience With Mark Motors Racing

Speed has surrounded Harry Steenbakkers almost since he was born in 1998.   His grandfather was a road racer. His father also competes as a driver in races and is one of the founders and owners of Calabogie Motorsports Park in Calabogie, Ontario.   Steenbakkers, who turns 17 on May 5, started riding a motorcycle when he was 4. Three years later, his father gave him a snowmobile...

Kuhlman Shows Hard-Charging Charisma On, Off Track

Reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Platinum Masters champion Kasey Kuhlman is a hard-charger in and out of his race car.   Kuhlman, 48, drove from the ninth starting spot to finish third overall April 11 in wet conditions at NOLA Motorsports Park in the No. 15 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, earning him the Yokohama Hard Charger Award. It was a fitting...

Copeland Seals his Second Victory of the Weekend at NOLA

Dean Copeland, of Bowie, Maryland, wrapped up the weekend sweep in the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires by winning Round Four of the season, held at NOLA Motorsports Park as part of the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. John Dean, of Sebring, Florida, finished second with Ara Malkhassian, of Houston, in third.   The result was the same for...

New Orleans be 'Jamin' as Frenchman Romps to Debut Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Victory

Frenchman Nico Jamin scored an emphatic maiden victory this afternoon when the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda made its first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Louisiana.   The 19-year-old Frenchman qualified his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Diemen-Mazda on pole this morning and took full advantage as he romped...

82 Mazda-Powered Entries Scheduled to Compete During Grand Prix of Louisiana

Mazda will have its racecars in a total of four series on the schedule this weekend at the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana, including two each from the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy and the Mazda Road to Indy. Mazda engines will power more than 60 percent of all of the racecars in the New Orleans paddock.   The Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy will feature 27 entries in the Battery...

Local Driver to Compete in First Professional Race in Front of Hometown Crowd

Lafayette, Louisiana, would not be considered by many a well-known city in the motorsports world, but Sarah Montgomery is looking to put her hometown on the motorsports map. As part of the SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, Montgomery will be racing at her home track, NOLA Motorsports Park, in support of the venue's first professional-level...
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