Archive for September 24th, 2006
The 2007 season has already gotten off to an early start for Walker Racing/Team Australia. Champ Car has introduced its new car, the Panoz DP01, which is not only bringing new life into the series but into the team as well, who already have three DP01’s ordered.
ENNIS, Texas — Brandon Bernstein and Robert Hight moved into their respective championship chases Sunday with convincing wins at the O’Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Jeff Burton nipped at leader Matt Kenseth’s bumper in the waning laps, ducked beneath him, pulled side-by-side and still kept falling behind. It wasn’t until six laps were left that Burton finally scooted by with the critical pass. Not that he even needed it: Kenseth ran out of gas, anyway. Burton finally found his way [...]
Facing elimination from the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford championship hunt, American Champ Car star A.J. Allmendinger (#7 Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) decided that a sunny Sunday in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin was no place to hold a championship celebration.
PKV driver Katherine Legge had a big crash at Road America when part of her rear wing came off, sending her careening into the outside retaining wall at Canada corner, the fastest corner of the circuit. Legge miraculaously has walked away from the wreck apparently unhurt.
Technically, Brian Vickers is Jeff Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate. Well, for nine more races at least. Certainly, Gordon doesn’t seem to mind that Vickers is leaving after this season, especially not after some hard driving led to some harsh words on Friday.
Steve Park, a former NASCAR Cup competitor, has dabbled in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the Busch Series this year. He placed second in the Sunoco 150 Busch East Series race at Dover on Friday.
(GMM) Renault boss Flavio Briatore has launched an attack on McLaren and other formula one rivals by accusing them of not focusing on winning races or improving the sport.
(GMM) Toyota is on the lookout for another new test driver — and Ferrari’s Marc Gene seems to fit the bill. ”He is definitely on our list for 2007,” team president John Howett is quoted as saying by specialist British magazine Autosport.
Three-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher raced to his 10th No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the O’Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex.