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Stephen Cox: Short Track – Five Minutes with Hoosier Hundred Promoter Bob Sargent

The 60th running of the most prestigious dirt track race in the world is slated for Thursday, May 23rd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the 2013 Hoosier Hundred. Yup, I am openly promoting this race and nope, they don’t pay me. I grew up attending the […]

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to Pace 97th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace […]

Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaros Rolling Around Indy As 500 Festival Cars

INDIANAPOLIS – The 33 directors of the 500 Festival received their Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaros in a ceremony Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a longtime tradition leading into the Month of May and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The “Festival cars” have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and […]

Chevrolet Performance Offers Camaro Rolling Chassis

Limited run of NHRA-certified drag-racing foundations goes on sale March 28 DETROIT – Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other drivetrain components. The rolling chassis […]

2014 SRT Viper TA – Ready to Attack Any Road Course

- Viper TA (Time Attack) spec-package designed for extreme performance in a special road course focused handling package – Only 33 units in special “Crusher Orange” exterior paint color will be available beginning third quarter 2013 Auburn Hills, Mich. – Configured in-house by the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) team in collaboration with […]

Stephen Cox: Jeremy Clements – Another Witch Hunt Gone Bad

I wanted to let the dust settle on this story and see public reaction before writing on it. And after doing so, I’ve come to a startling conclusion: America isn’t following the script anymore. Instead, Clements became an overnight sensation thanks to the blundering, heavy-handed way in which his statement was mishandled. The story goes […]

SRT Viper GTS-R Fact Sheet

SRT Viper GTS-R is a North American-built premium production sports car with a racing heritage of championships earned in both American (American Le Mans Series) and European (FIA GT) series’. Introduced in 1996 with then European partner ORECA, Viper GTS-Rs competed in a limited schedule in the GT-1 class in Europe and the BPR Global […]

Fifth Aston Martin Confirmed for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aston Martin will run a fifth Vantage GTE at the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the first reserve #98 car is granted an entry. The car will now run in the GTE Pro class instead of the GTE Am class (as previously listed) thanks to reclassification from the ACO. John […]

De Retour! Viper Set for Return to 24 Heures du Mans With SRT Motorsports

- Two factory-supported SRT Viper GTS-Rs will compete in famous 24-hour endurance race in France in June Auburn Hills, Mich. – It’s official: Viper will return this year to the stage of some of its most impressive past road-racing performances – the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. SRT Motorsports today accepted an […]

SRT Motorsports – SRT Viper GTS-Rs Sebring Raceway Test Session Notes and Quotes – American Le Mans Series

Following a recent test at Sebring Raceway, members of the SRT Motorsports Team responded to questions about the performance of the SRT Viper GTS-Rs that will compete in the GT Class in the American Le Mans Series in 2013. Gary Johnson – Road Racing Manager – SRT Motorsports WHAT WERE YOUR IMPRESSIONS FROM THE TEST […]