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Koch Completes Mazda MX-5 Cup Weekend Sweep at CTMP

 Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, did the race-weekend double by winning Round Eight of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, finished second, just off the rear bumper of Koch. Ara Malkhassian, of Houston...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Koch Scores Fifth Mazda MX-5 Cup Win of Season at CTMP

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, led Saturday’s Round Seven SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires race from start to finish, as part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville, Ohio, completed the podium, in that order.  In his No. 12 ALARA Racing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Koch Captures Mazda MX-5 Cup Pole at CTMP

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, will start from the No.1 position for Saturday’s Round Seven race of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Koch wasted little time in setting a high bar to beat by turning his pole-winning time on only his second...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires heads north for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented by Hawk Performance

The SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires makes the trek across the border to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the famed circuit just an hour northeast of Toronto, to contest Championship Round Seven and Eight. Last year’s doubleheader event resulted in some extremely close finishes with the winner from both races being decided by less than one second...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenton Koch sweeps Grand Prix of Houston

Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California, two-stepped into back-to-back wins, after finishing Sunday’s race in the top position, in the SCCA Pro Racing MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, in support of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Nathanial Sparks, of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Sebastian Landy, of Great Falls, Virginia, completed the podium. The 25-lap race, which...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Koch wins in flag-to-flag victory at the Grand Prix of Houston

After starting from the pole of  Saturday’s Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at NRG Park Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California dominated the race and finished  finished the race with a 23-second lead.    His domination started during Friday's qualifying session, where his...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Szymczak and Koch split fast times in practice for Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires

 Christian Szymczak, of Palos Verdes, California, stopped the clock with the quickest time in the first practice for Round Five of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, part of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at NRG Park, while  Kenton Koch, of Glendora, California set the fastest time in practice two   While Szymczak will not compete...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking up on the Mazda MX-5 Cup Rookie Class of 2014

For any athlete, their rookie season is usually difficult. However, the fresh crop of new drivers who joined the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires have been up to the task as they approach the mid-way point of 2014. For many of the drivers, this is their first experience in the ranks of professional racing.   As the series takes part in some of the largest...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Rzadzinski to run Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for Tagliani

Tagliani Autosport announced last month that Stefan Rzadzinski will drive the No. 18 Team EpiPen/Dicom Express entry in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) season opener on May 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Alex Tagliani was originally scheduled to run the full NCATS schedule in 2014, however, he will miss the season opener as it falls on the same day as Indianapolis...
Via On Pit Road
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Westphal: Laguna Seca

Thursday, as I packed my things at my place in SF after a 50-mile bike ride, I was thinking only about the track. The track that I took my first ever green flag at in a Skip Barber car. It was 8 years ago, but I still remember everything about the day. I was thinking about how the Ferrari would feel in the corners that I’d seen before, the braking references I had used before,...
Via Formula 1 Blog
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tagliani Autosport Selects Edmonton Driver for NCATS Opener!

Tagliani Autosport and popular Canadian IndyCar/NASCAR and SportsCar racer, race winner and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani, are very pleased to announce one of the fastest-rising racing star drivers in Canada has been chosen to drive the Team EpiPen/Dicom Express entry in The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series ( NCATS ) season opener May 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

How much experience is necessary before starting F1?

The new drivers signed for 2014 have prompted some questions over their experience, and whether they are ready for F1. Interestingly none of the three (Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen or Sergey Sirotkin) have any experience in the FIA’s preferred feeder series GP2.  Their experience is shown below: Kvyat: three years karting; 147 races over four seasons (F BMW, F Renault 2.0, F3...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Karam leans on wrestling to aid racing career

Overcome by fury after a bitter defeat, Sage Karam started running home. It was about a dozen miles between Karam's house in Nazareth, Pa. and the gym where he'd just lost with a state wrestling tournament berth on the line. But Karam was so upset about blowing his shot at states that he grabbed his shoes and took off before anyone stop him. Karam got roughly halfwaybefore...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar's Newgarden showing promise, maturity

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer Rookie Josef Newgarden bumped Justin Wilson during his IndyCar debut, then made a point to apologize afterward and assure the veteran he wasn't going to make a habit of driving that way. The gesture was no rookie move. ''That's reassuring to me that, OK, he made a mistake and understands he made a mistake,'...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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