F2000 RETURNS TO MID-OHIO WITH FIERCE CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE FAIRFIELD, N.J. (August 5) – For the second time this season, the U.S. F2000 National Championship heads to scenic central Ohio and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the CART FedEx Championship Series Miller Lite 200 Weekend, August 7-9. The U.S. F2000 boasts the top up-and-coming drivers in open-wheel racing competing in 150 horsepower, 150 mph Ford two-liter formula race cars, providing the complete motorsports education to drivers and mechanics on their way to Indy cars. The U.S. F2000 joins CART for the fourth-straight year at the 2.258-mile road course, and serves as Saturday's featured race beginning at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). Saturday's race will be nationally televised on a tape-delayed basis on ESPN2 Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. (EDT). Australian David Besnard and his No. 13 Primus Racing Karts Van Diemen Ford steam rolled the competition in the F2000's first 1998 Mid-Ohio appearance June 14, part of the … [Read more...] about NA-F2000: Mid-Ohio Preview
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Despite the news only being confirmed Oct. 30, Arrow McLaren SP’s dumping of James Hinchcliffe was a blaze of a story that rapidly spluttered out for want of fuel to feed it. Team co-owner Sam Schmidt described the decision as gut-wrenching , McLaren CEO Zak Brown said that, after “consulting with all the stakeholders”, grabbing Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew to replace Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson had been the best decision for the team . Meanwhile the fans, many shocked at the team’s late change of heart, were left pondering Hinchcliffe’s future but had little to go on. Then Sebastien Bourdais was released by Dale Coyne Racing and suddenly the ground movement beneath the IndyCar paddock was emanating from a new epicenter. As for Hinchcliffe himself, he issued a dignified statement on the day his departure from AMSP was announced, stating his aim to still land a full-time 2020 seat, but thereafter maintained radio silence on the subject of his immediate … [Read more...] about IndyCar 2020 hot topics: Can Genesys be Hinchcliffe’s savior?
An impressive list of 26 former Indianapolis 500 drivers that includes 1992 and 1994 winner Al Unser Jr. (in photo), 1996 winner Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear, Dick Simon, Willy T. Ribbs, Lyn St. James and many more will compete during the inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, June 6-8, on the recently reconfigured road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualifying and racing on the IMS road course and exhibition runs on the famed 2.5-mile oval will be virtually non-stop each day from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. In addition, when not on the track, all cars will be on display in the IMS infield providing fans up close access to the racecars and their owners. Twelve different race groups will compete ranging from early 1900s cars all the way up through to relatively modern prototype cars and everything in between. In addition, there will be three oval race groups that will focus on pre-war, roadsters and the wings and slicks era. The Sportscar Vintage Racing … [Read more...] about Twenty-six former Indy 500 drivers to compete at Brickyard Vintage Invitational