Sports Cars
Jun 28

TUDOR Championship: Brundle Takes OAK Morgan-Nissan to Pole at The Glen

(Photo courtesy John Dagys)

The No. 42 OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan, driven by Alex Brundle, Gustavo Yacaman and Ho-Pin Tung, will start on pole position for Sunday’s Six Hours of the Glen. (Photo courtesy John Dagys)

OAK Racing broke through to score its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole, following a blistering lap set by Alex Brundle in qualifying for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

The 23-year-old second-generation driver reeled off an impressive 1:37.902 time in his Morgan-Nissan, outpacing the competition by seven-tenths. He was the only driver to break the 1:37 barrier.
Jun 23

Audi wins two 24-hour races within seven days

Audi R8 LMS ultra #4 (Phoenix Racing), Christopher Haase/Christian Mamerow/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (D/D/D/D)

The No. 4 Audi R8 LMS ultra Phoenix Racing team celebrate on the podium. (Photo courtesy Audi MediaInfo)

Just one week after the manufacture’s 13th win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi returned to a victory lane in another twice-round-the-clock endurance race known as the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Christopher Haase, Christian Mamerow, Rene Rast and Markus Winkelhock drove their Audi R8 LMS ultra en route to victory in a record-breaking 159 laps around the ‘Green Hell.’

Jun 22

VIDEO: Viper Nearly Crushes Safety Car During Nurburgring 24 Hour

Add this to the long list of bonehead moves we’ve seen lately in automobile racing.

Early on in this weekend’s Nurburgring 24-Hour race, a safety zone was in effect and all drivers were forced to drastically reduce their speed as track marshals cleared the area — much like we saw in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, the No. 210 Viper did not slow in time and nearly crushed the intervention car that was sitting on the track.

Jun 22

VW Unveils New Beetle That Will Compete In Global RallyCross

First look at the all-new Volkswagen VW Beetle that will compete int he Global RallyCross Championship. (Photo: VW)

First look at the all-new VW Beetle that will compete int he Global RallyCross Championship. (Photo: VW)

The Beetle has never been so super.

Volkswagen has unveiled the race car it will be fielding in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series later this year.

The all-wheel-drive bug is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out a massive 544 hp, making it 2.5 times as potent as the top street car.

Jun 20

VIDEO: Rally Driver Survives Vicious Crash Over 360-Foot Jump

On-board footage of Guerlain Chicherit's crash. (Photo: GoPro)

On-board photo of Guerlain Chicherit’s crash that occurred on March 18, 2014. (Photo: GoPro)

GoPro has released footage of Guerlain Chicherit’s massive crash that took place back in March when the French rally car driver was attempting a record-setting jump in Tignes, France.

Chicherit was aiming to break Tanner Foust’s record for the longest four-wheeled automobile ramp jump of 332 feet, set in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500. Chicherit was aiming to crush that record by an additional 28 feet in a modified MINI.