History of Racing Cars
Racing / April 26, 2018

History of Racing Cars

Auto racing comes in many forms. In America, stock car racing has become one of the most popular sports (and NASCAR one of the most recognizable brands) in the country. Formula 1 racing takes center stage throughout Europe and is expanding internationally, where icons like Michael Schumacher have captivated crowds. Yet there are many other forms of racing, including…

Famous Girls Race Car Drivers
Race Car Drivers / April 21, 2018

Famous Girls Race Car Drivers

At 19, she was the youngest driver at the time to compete in an IRL race (Texas, 1) and has the most Indianapolis 500 starts (8) by a female driver. We talk with the 29-year-old racer. C/D: Growing up in Ohio, as an only child, you began racing quarter-midgets at age five and never stopped. What drew you to racing? SF: It’s pretty much all I knew. My parents raced…

Pontiac Grand Prix Race Car
Racing / April 16, 2018

Pontiac Grand Prix Race Car

The obvious part of the formula is obviously far from new: Cram a big ol V-8 in there, make the car go faster. Detroit has been doing this since the 60s. But what may not be so obvious is that there s a big asterisk to the formula when you start applying it to a front-wheel-drive car. The footnote reads something like this: Put enough power through a front-drive…

Popular Street Racing Car
Street Racing Car / April 11, 2018

Popular Street Racing Car

It’s a Saturday night in the back streets of a large North American city. Sitting behind the wheel of small import cars with engines revving are two young men staring each other down. Their feet poised over the gas pedals, they anxiously await the thumbs up. When given, the car is dropped into gear, the pedal is slammed to the floor and the two cars are quickly off…

4 Door Street Racing Car
Street Racing Car / April 6, 2018

4 Door Street Racing Car

The 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 retains the LT4 moniker and packs the Z06’s forged aluminum pistons, powder-metal forged connecting rods, titanium intake valves, and an Eaton blower pushing 1.7 liters of air per rotation. Aside from the intake and exhaust arrangements, the major difference between the Corvette and CTS-V engines is the lubrication system. In the Corvette…

Hamilton Race Car Driver
Types Of Racing Cars / April 1, 2018

Hamilton Race Car Driver

NASCAR driver Pete Hamilton, who won the 1970 Daytona 500 driving for Petty Enterprises, passed away Wednesday. He was 74. Hamilton won four times during a career that spanned six seasons and included 64 starts in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He won the series Rookie of the Year title in 1968. NASCAR issued a statement on Hamilton s passing Wednesday…

Mustang Drag Race Cars
Drag Race / March 27, 2018

Mustang Drag Race Cars

(Ford Motor Company Press Release) Ford’s support for grassroots drag racing continues with an advanced new Cobra Jet Mustang; limited 50-car run is race-ready for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition New four-link rear suspension and electric water pump applications are firsts for Cobra Jet, which is engineered for performance at the track Cobra Jet shares 75 percent…

Best Car to Build for Drag Racing
Drag Race / March 22, 2018

Best Car to Build for Drag Racing

It s easy for a seasoned car guy to give advice on what he or she thinks is best when it comes to modifying your car or truck, but many times that advice is biased based on their own belief of what is best and based on what they read on their forum. What a beginner needs is advice that comes from the basics of automotive performance and what makes or doesn t make…

JR Drag Racing Cars
Drag Race / March 17, 2018

JR Drag Racing Cars

The JR Race Car Junior Dragster program is designed to allow racers between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to race against their peers in near-replica models of the cars that the pros drive. They compete at the local track level and selected divisional events as well as at the Summit Team Finals and at individual Junior-only JR Race Car Team Finals events. These…

Hottest Race Car drivers
Race Car Drivers / March 12, 2018

Hottest Race Car drivers

431 shares share tweet sms send DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Locked into the seat of a race car for hours on end, drivers have heat coming at them from all directions. Temperatures inside the cars range from 120 to 130 degrees in early races like the Daytona 500 – kicking off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday – and can spike up to 160 in the middle of…

Datsun 240z Race Car
Racing / March 7, 2018

Datsun 240z Race Car

The difference between the Datsun 240Z and your everyday three-and-a-half thousand dollar sports car is that about twice as much thinking went into the Datsun. It shows. For the money the 240Z is an almost brilliant car. The people at Datsun balk at calling the 240Z a sports car. To them it s a personal GT car. Even so, they know perfectly well who the customers…

Best Car for Drag Racing
Drag Race / March 2, 2018

Best Car for Drag Racing

How did muscle-car madness start? 1 of 8 Ford Because it is a genre that enthusiasts are passionate about, you are bound to generate some criticism when compiling a list of the 7 greatest muscle cars of all time. However, Bankrate stuck its neck out to do just that. Some enthusiasts trace the history of muscle cars to the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. But the heyday…

RESOURCES