In Segment One we talk with Cadillac Racing World Challenge driver Andy Pilgrim, second in GT points, and first in a national campaign to stop distracted driving by students and their parents. Andy also gives us some background on why Cadillac stays in World Challenge because the return on investment is so great. This is an exclusive THS Breakout interview on the world’s only weekly topical webcast on sports car racing, rallying, drifting and time attack. TRT: 10:47Read More
Finally in Segment Four we talk with V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup who won three of the four races at COTA. Whincup is on a great run in the V8s series. He’s won the last two championships and leads the points in a quest for a third straight, his fifth in all. He’s been no worse than 2nd in the last six seasons in the Australian championship. This is an exclusive THS Breakout interview on the world’s only weekly topical webcast on sports car racing, rallying, drifting and time attack. TRT: 3:41Read More
Finally in Segment Four we get background on the Global Rallycross rainout at Barcelona last weekend from three-time European Rallycross champion Sverre Isachsen. Sverre also has some background on the new Subarus he’ll be using in the GRC this season. This is an exclusive THS Breakout interview on the world’s only weekly topical webcast on sports car racing, rallying, drifting and time attack. TRT: 6:46Read More
In Segment Three we talk with John Dagys, a global sports car racing journalist for Speed.com, who has insight into the V8 Supercars/World Challenge weekend at Circuit of the Americas last weekend. Dagys says the V8s were a huge hit with a significant audience appeal for the U.S. fan. Do we need American drivers to seal the deal? This is yet another exclusive THS Breakout interview on the world’s only weekly topical webcast on sports car racing, rallying, drifting and time attack. TRT: 13:37Read More
In Segment Two we talk with Pat Moro, a two-time American stage rally champion, who is bringing new factory support into Global Rallycross. Moro is building a program with engineering help from a growing motor racing cottage industry in Central Ohio which includes IndyCar engineering and engineering brilliance from THE Ohio State University. This is another exclusive THS Breakout interview on the world’s only weekly topical webcast on sports car racing, rallying, drifting and time attack. TRT: 12:11Read More
Guests: Andy Pilgrim (00:00), Pat Moro (14:19), John Dagys (27:11), Jamie Whincup & Sverre Isachsen (41:33)
Content: Variety is the password this week on Tech House & Speed. We have a race winner, a champion bringing new factory support into rallycross, a journalist who brings us V8 Supercars impressions from COTA, the V8s Silverback from COTA and a European Rallycross champion who can tell us details about Barcelona rain and new Scandinavian rallycross machinery. A motor racing menu you’ll only get on Tech House & Speed.
In Segment One we talk with Cadillac Racing World Challenge driver Andy Pilgrim, second in GT points, and first in a national campaign to stop distracted driving by students and their parents...Read More
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Porsche recently had a two day academy at Barber Motorsports Park to try and find the next great North American sports car racer. This is what happened. The academy brought out four of the best drivers under 25: Spencer Pigot, Cooper MacNeil, Sean Johnston, and Kyle Marcelli. For two days, they received instruction and were judged by Patrick Long, Hurley Haywood, Andrew Davis, and others. Basically, some of the greatest Porsche drivers of all time. Here’s more:
An insider look at how Porsche hand selects upcoming driving talent. Sanctioned by Porsche Motorsport North America. Who will be the next great North American sports car driver? Find out.
VW Polo WRC Test Acropolis Rally: Sebastian Ogier
Jari-Matti Latvala testing VW Polo WRC for Acropolis ...Read More
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The Global Rallycross event at X Games Barcelona scheduled for Sunday, May 19 was cancelled. “Due to heavy rain and the resulting adverse course conditions, the Global Rallycross competition at X Games Barcelona was cancelled,” said Colin Dyne, Global Rallycross CEO. “Global Rallycross will announce the addition of another race as a makeup race on the calendar shortly.”
Mercedes-AMG – An overall victory for the AMG Customer Sports Team Black Falcon with their drivers Bernd Schneider, Jerome Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards, and Nicki Thiim! See the exciting final hours of this year’s 24 hour race at the Nurburgring and be caught by thousands of fans celebrating the victory and the great third and fourth positions for ROWE RACING!
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May 20, 2013 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – It looked as though Duncan Ende’s run of bad luck was coming to an end in the closing stages of Sunday’s Cadillac Sports Car Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. In the closing stages of the race, Ende had the no. 24 STANDD / Merchant Services Audi R8 LMS solidly in second position after passing Andy Pilgrim’s Cadillac CTS-V.
However, it would be a slow puncture, coupled with a late-race caution period, which would end his chances for his first podium of the season. The puncture, which happened before the caution, meant Ende wasn’t able to mount a challenge to the race leader, James Sofronas in the sister no. 14 GMG Audi R8 LMS, or defend from the charging cars behind when the race went green with two laps remaining...Read More
Update: 12:55 pm Pacific US: Still no official word from GRC about a makeup up event to replace today’s Barcelona round that was canceled due to rain. I’m told that GRC will need to come up with a plan to make up the points, if that’s what it wants to do. Still no updates on Facebook or website. A Twitter post only said they were disappointed that the race was canceled.
Update: 11:25 am Pacific US: They’ve announced from Barcelona that the Rallycross competition has been canceled due to rain in the city. The announcement came on the X Games telecast on ESPN. Nothing to add on the GRC website, Twitter nor Facebook at 11:30am. Stay tuned…
There’s a GIANT rain delay at GRC/X Games Barcelona...Read More