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WTCC in the USA

23 Sep

If you want to see some bumper to bumper racing, the kind that is equal parts SCCA runoffs and the bumping and grinding scenes from Days of Thunder, then tune in to Speed Channel today at 10 PM Eastern tonight for WTCC.

World Touring Car Championship is non stop action with every major manufacturer participating. Chevrolet, Mercedes, BMW, Seat, Ford combine in a field that’s 30 cars deep. They bill themselves as “Real Cars, Real Racing”, and it really is. This is the 3rd most popular series in the world behind F1 and WRC and today’s race in Sonoma is the first time it’s in the US. Props to Speed for covering it same day.

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US Based F1 Team?

24 Feb

…. so says the rumors swirling around.  Peter Windsor, of Speed F1 coverage fame, who also is a former Williams F1 and Ferrari F1 employee, and all around F1 guru is said to be one of the principals involved along with Ken Anderson (who’s got a mile long motorsports resumee himself).  “We’ve got the capital to do it” he’s said.  “The money” is rumored to be around $62M per year.  The team is said to be based out of Charlotte, NC, which is home to  a huge motorsport oriented talent pool.  Bernie is said to be 100% behind the project.  Could this be the start of a true F1 renaissance in the US?  Let’s hope!

 

Just 4 weeks to go till F1 2009 begins

2009 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar