By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer Updated 10:36 pm CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Horses jockey for position as they head toward the stretch in the San Antonio Stakes (Grade II) on Opening Day at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on December 26, 2018. In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita has canceled horse racing during the meet after a 21st fatality at the track on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. less Horses jockey for position as they head toward the stretch in the San Antonio Stakes (Grade II) on Opening Day at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on December 26, 2018. In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita ... more Photo: Gary Coronado, TNS Photo: Gary Coronado, TNS Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Horses jockey for position as they head toward the stretch in the San … [Read more...] about Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths
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Even though the 2018 season still has one race to go, IndyCar officials are already thinking about next year, announcing the series’ 2019 schedule Tuesday morning. The number of races will remain the same at 17 events. However, there will be two venue changes: Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, will replace ISM Raceway in Phoenix on the schedule, and Laguna Seca will assume the season-ending race in place of Sonoma Raceway. All events will be carried by the NBC Sports Group, including NBC and NBCSN, and will be highlighted by the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019. COTA has long been mentioned as a potential venue for IndyCar. The 3.426-mile permanent road course becomes the second-longest track on the circuit, behind Road America (4.048 miles) in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. COTA becomes the second track in the state of Texas to host an IndyCar race, the other being longtime series host Texas Motor Speedway (has hosted 30 races since 1997), which … [Read more...] about IndyCar unveils 2019 schedule, adds Circuit of the Americas to 17-race slate
He repeatedly attacked Newsom and Villaraigosa by name, saying that their proposals to build 3.5 million homes were unrealistic, accused them of "criminalizing" homelessness when they were mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, and blasted them for supporting funding from the Trump administration for sending the California National Guard to the border. … [Read more...] about High-stakes California governor’s race debate gets testy as personal and political attacks fly
Seventh victory for Corvette Racing, Team Chevy in IMSA at Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner raced their way to back-to-back victories in southern California by claiming the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach for the second year in a row. The duo won by 2.157 seconds in their No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It was the 107th class victory all-time for Corvette Racing and the first of its 20th season of competition. The team also won for the 16th time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. “This team just does not give up,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “While we didn’t have the ideal starting position, Olly and Tommy took advantage of every opportunity on track and the crew executed in the pits. Congratulations to the No. 4 Corvette team for back-to-back wins at … [Read more...] about Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Gavin, Milner Go Back-to-Back!
Defending GTLM champions will go for seventh class victory at venue LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2018) – Corvette Racing will go for its seventh victory on the streets of southern California from the second and third rows of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category following qualifying for Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R fourth Friday and Oliver Gavin fifth in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which will air live on FOX starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Magnussen, a two-time winner at Long Beach, set a best lap of 1:17.293 (91.661 mph) in the Corvette he shares with Antonio Garcia. Not far back was Gavin, last year’s GTLM winner with Tommy Milner, at 1:17.533 (91.377 mph). Gavin is a four-time class winner at Long Beach to lead all IMSA drivers in victories at the 1.968-mile, 11-turn venue. … [Read more...] about Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Second and Third Rows in GTLM Qualifying