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RacingSabine Schmitz Gets a Nurburgring Corner Named After Her
The Queen of the Ring, Sabine Schmitz, who died from cancer on March 16, 2021 at the age of 51, is getting a fitting tribute. One of the corners of the legendary Nurburgring—a track she lapped more than 33,000 times—will now bear her name following a petition signed by 50,000 …
RacingHonda Indy Toronto Removed From 2021 Calendar
The NTT IndyCar championship and support series like Canadian Touring Car Championship won’t see the streets of Toronto in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the city and province. The Honda Indy Toronto event was scheduled for the July 9-11 weekend following a cancellation in 2020 for similar …
RacingMeet NASCAR’s Next-Gen Camaro, Camry and Mustang
Chevrolet , Toyota and Ford have just unveiled their next-gen cars for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series. They will all make their race debuts at the Daytona 500 next February. The three manufacturers have largely redesigned their cars to make them much more similar to their road-going production counterparts—the Camaro …
RacingRobert Wickens Back at the Wheel After 2018 Crash
A little less than three years ago, Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was involved in a terrible accident while participating in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 19, 2018. The catastrophic event resulted in a series of serious injuries for Wickens, including a thoracic spinal fracture, spinal …
RacingNissan Sentra Cup to Follow in Micra’s Footsteps
The Nissan Micra is no more—and the Micra Cup is dead, too, after six seasons. But the Japanese automaker is not dropping out of racing in Canada, even with the pandemic and major economic uncertainty. The most affordable single-model racing series in the country is just switching names and cars …
RacingDo Automakers Have a Future in Formula 1?
Honda shocked many people last Friday by announcing it will withdraw from Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season, leaving the prestigious racing series with only three engine manufacturers ( Mercedes , Ferrari , Renault). The Japanese automaker wants to focus on green energies including batteries and fuel …
Racing2020 Indy 500 to Run With No Fans in Stands
IndyCar president Roger Penske has finally changed his mind: the 2020 edition of the Indianapolis 500 will take place without any attendance. Earlier this year, the race was postponed until August 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will mark the first time in 109 years that fans are not …
NewsX-Men’s Michael Fassbender to Race for Porsche in ELMS
Michael Fassbender is following in the footsteps of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Patrick Dempsey and other actors who have competed at high levels of auto racing. Widely known for his role of Magneto in the X-Men movies and for portraying the founder of Apple in Steve Jobs , the German-Irish …
RacingFord Working on 1,400-hp Electric Mustang Cobra Jet for Drag Racing
This is a pretty incredible machine the Blue Oval is announcing today. Developed by the team at Ford Performance, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is a new, fully electric dragster prototype straight out of the factory. And as the name implies, it produces more than 1,400 horsepower. The goal is …
RacingNASCAR Steps up in Fight Against COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic compromising all NASCAR races through May 3, series officials and teams stepped up to keep fans entertained with the launch of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro virtual championship on March 22. More importantly, like many other businesses in North America, they are using their expertise and resources …
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