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    MX5 racer wins it
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    Already having collected a $200,000 scholarship from Mazda for his 2017 Battery Tender Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Championship, Patrick Gallagher (No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing) added a cool $75,000 bonus to his year by winning the Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday 14 2017.
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    Floridian Paul Holton wins Touring Car Championship

    Holton completes TC sweep in Monterey
    Saturday, 14 October 2017
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    Paul Holton scored a clean sweep Saturday Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by winning both pole positions, both 40-minute Touring Car races and claiming the Touring Car class driver's championship in the No. 71 C360R Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport in the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Monterey.


    Holton, the 21-year-old racer from Orlando, Fla., entered Saturday's double-header with an eight-point advantage and stormed over the 25-car field with one of the most impressive TC displays seen in some time. Along with the poles and race wins, Holton also recorded the quick race laps in both events.
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    Brakke helps build the racing community 16 years

    Tuesday, 24 October 2017




    Few drivers are as deeply committed to SCCA racing as Jon Brakke of Fargo, N.D. Brakke has collected three SCCA national championships driving a Miata in the E Production class, winning in 2003, 2010 and 2012. But he gives as much back to the sport as he claims on the podium. For the past 16 years, Brakke has served as the chair of SCCA's Production category ad-hoc committee.

    In SCCA's rule-making hierarchy, the ad-hoc committee is tasked with evaluating competitor requests and suggesting specification changes to equalize the competitive potential of each car. The ad-hoc committee makes recommendations to SCCA's Club Racing Board, but the real goal of each committee is to keep their classes healthy and competitive.
    “I think production has shown very well over the last few years,” Brakke says. “G Production was a real challenge when the numbers dropped low and we had to consolidate it with H and F Production. That was tough for everybody, particularly the competitors. But I think over the last several years the Production numbers have stayed stable, and they’ve actually grown. We’re seeing a real resurgence in H Production, so I’m very pleased. We’ve tried to take an approach of limiting the number of changes in the off-season. I think competitors like that.”
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    VEGAS STRONG CHARITY CAR SHOW MEET RAISES MORE THAN $50,000 FOR LAS VEGAS VICTIMS’ FUNDS LAS VEGAS – On Saturday, Oct. 7, more than 700 cars and bikes took over the west parking lot at M Resort Spa Casino for the #VegasStrong Charity Car Meet.

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    Organized by Celebrity Cars Las Vegas, Hellkat Racers and 360 CarShow, the event raised more than $22,000 for the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. A proud sponsor of the car and bike show, M Resort and its parent company, Penn National Gaming, are donating the car meet beverage sales and matching the total proceeds, giving an additional $28,000 to the National Compassion Fund Las Vegas, established by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Both the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund and National Compassion Fund Las Vegas are working in tandem to distribute 100 percent of proceeds to the victims of the tragic Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting #rodderfiles 2017 StrtRodder100Tv.

    From our Host: Last Monday night after Evil struck Las Vegas, I read a post on Facebook from Gary Schumacher of the Hellkat Racers Car club that he wanted to help by having a Charity Car Show for the victims. After some collaboration with Jesse Coronado of Cars and TACOS (Taking Action, Caring for Others), CelebrityCars and The Hellkats, we found a very generous Hussain Mahrous, the GM of M Hotel and Casino. Hussain and co. dropped what they were doing and provided us with their property to have the show this past Saturday.

    The Las Vegas automobile community came together in overwhelming (last minute) support to raise A LOT of money for the victims. MANY MANY thanks to all Car club members who helped as well as all of our families and friends who volunteered to help make such a large, last minute show, go so smoothly. Please read the following. We all still can’t believe this tragedy happened. But just look at all we were able to do to help!!! Thank you Las Vegas Community!!
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    Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt Jr 15 TIME MOST POPULAR DRIVER

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    World Champion Alex Zanardi wins another one

    By Alex lloyd


    Just making it down the famous steps into the Kailua Bay near Kona, Hawaii, would be a challenge for most severely disabled people. But for Alex Zanardi, a former CART champion and Formula One driver who suffered a devastating accident in 2001 that cost him both legs, those steps were merely the beginning of one of the most grueling days in all of sports. The ocean was raging on Saturday for the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championship, providing the athletes with some of the fiercest conditions in recent years. The most famous of all triathlons, the Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim in the Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112-mile bike ride to Hawi and back, followed by a full 26.2-mile marathon concluding on Ali'i Drive. It's an event that has consistently inspired people to achieve greatness since its birth in 1978.
    Without legs to help him swim, Zanardi made do with a buoyant wet-vest, a snorkel and arms the size of sequoias. As the canon went off at around 6:30 a.m., unleashing all 2,246 athletes into the Bay at once, his snorkel was kicked off his face and the flailing arms of his competitors around him, all vying for the same inch of ocean, shoved his head underwater. This would happen over and over again.
    Zanardi crosses the finish line on Ali'i Drive

    Zanardi, who turns 48 on Oct. 23, is no stranger to grueling events. Since losing both his legs, he partook in the 2007 New York City Marathon and won gold medals in hand-cycling at the Paralympic Games back in 2012 in London. On top of this, Zanardi is still racing professionally, driving in the high-profile Blancpain Sprint Series in a BMW Z4 GT3 equipped with hand controls for the brake and throttle. (He went back to racing within two years of his accident.)
    Zanardi completed the IRONMAN this past Saturday in 9 hours, 47 minutes, 14 seconds — good enough for 272nd overall among the 2,187 athletes who completed the course within the 17-hour time limit. But to the Italian, it wasn't about the position, it was about going the distance -- seeing it through, no matter what difficulties he encountered.
    After the race, he talked about that troublesome swim, where his lack of legs prevented him sprinting at the start, meaning every open spot of water in front was snatched by a fellow athlete, leading to another heel kick to the face and goggles full of salt water. Despite his issues, Zanardi completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1 hour, 8 minutes.
    On his custom handcycle, the winds for the 112-mile ride were so strong that at times he nearly crashed. In the headwind, he utilized a gear typically reserved for steep mountain passes — such was the ferocity of Mother Nature in Hawaii.
    After a further 6 hours, 7 minutes on the bike, Zanardi switched over to his Olympic wheelchair. He recalled climbing the steep hill up Palani Road at a mere 2 or 3 mph, with his hands slipping due to the sweat soaking his wheelchair's rims.
    As he finished on Ali'i Drive, after taking just 2 hours, 24 minutes to complete the marathon, the realization of what he had accomplished hit home: "When I passed down that narrow lane I have never experienced anything like that. It was amazing. I was always close to crying. I am not an emotional guy for these types of things, but this was very special.”
    During the 140.6-mile event, Zanardi saw men and women of all ages crying as they witnessed his struggles. To him, inspiring others makes the hardships he has dealt with during his life worthwhile.
    As he proved on Saturday, taking those first steps into the water is perhaps the trickiest part of all. It's not the steps itself; it's the fear of the unknown. Once again, Alex Zanardi has shown all of us that by simply getting in the water and not giving up, even the most unlikely of things becomes possible.
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    Congratulations to Jeanine Gill, Shooting Range Owner and Woman Pioneer of the Year

    By Beth Alcazar // 01/02/2018


    It’s always exciting for me to hear about the successes of other women in the firearms industry, and one of those victories that came to my attention recently was about Minnesota’s Jeanine Gill, President & Owner of Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop, who was awarded

    “Woman Pioneer of the Year” from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-MN) for extraordinary success and achievement in a predominately male-dominated industry.

    The NAWBO awards focus on the many accomplishments and contributions of exemplary women who have contributed to the women’s business community and who continue to build a legacy for future generations of entrepreneurs. But Woman Pioneer of the Year is particularly noteworthy, since it signifies that Jeanine has achieved success as a female business owner in our oftentimes male-oriented world of firearms.

    It’s also refreshing to see that a national entity like NAWBO (headquartered in Washington, D.C.) desires to “effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community,” and they gave this much-deserved recognition to a woman who clearly supports the 2nd Amendment and even owns and operates a shooting range … of all things!


    Jeanine is certainly a unique and exemplary woman who had a passion and a goal … and followed it through to fruition. At age 50, Jeanine left her career job of 20-plus years to construct and open a family-friendly public gun range located in downtown Osseo, Minnesota. The indoor, 20-lane facility features three separate indoor ranges for rifle and pistol, a 7,000-square-foot retail area, two classrooms with a variety of training opportunities, a firearms simulator room for virtual training and on-site gunsmith services.
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    Congratulations to Brittany Force, AARWBA Jerry Titus Award





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    Brittany Force, the first female NHRA Top Fuel world champion in 35 years, has been elected to the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All-America Team and earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Award.


    Force, who took four race wins in six final round appearances and two No. 1 qualifying positions on the way to her first world championship, is joined on the All-America Team by Josef Newgarden (IndyCar), Ricky and Jordan Taylor (IMSA), Donny Schatz (Sprint Car), Martin Truex Jr. (NASCAR), Kyle Kaiser (Indy Lights) and Christopher Bell (NASCAR Truck Series).
    Force and Truex tied for the most votes to earn them both the Jerry Titus Memorial Award, the AARWBA's "Driver of the Year" award that remembers the auto racer and journalist.


    "It's such an honor to be included on the All-America Team by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association," Force said. "This season has been incredible, taking home the 2017 championship title for our Monster Energy Team and then to finish off our year by earning the Titus Award is truly unbelievable. To be mentioned alongside so many influential names in the motorsports world is an accomplishment in itself and that is something I am very proud of. I have so much support around me and it's because of my fans, my family and my team that the 2017 season was such a huge success. I am so appreciative of this huge recognition."


    Founded in 1955, AARWBA is a motorsports organization comprised of writers, broadcasters, photographers, and other media-related professionals. The organization's charter is aimed at providing not only proper recognition for members of the motorsports media, but to recognize their work as well as the work of the competitors that they follow in print, on the air, and on film.
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    IMSA honored by Austin Hatcher Foundation Saturday, 06 January 2018

    The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer recognized one its most important longtime partners today, presenting the Founder Club Member Award to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The presentation was made at iconic Daytona International Speedway during the "Roar Before the Rolex 24" test sessions held prior to IMSA's season-opening sports car event, the Jan. 27-28 Rolex 24 At Daytona.


    Amy Jo Osborn, co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, presented the award to IMSA President Scott Atherton in recognition of the sanctioning body's assistance in generating nearly $2.5 million in contributions to the foundation from 2009-2017. That span started during the era of the American Le Mans Series which was sanctioned by IMSA; the Austin Hatcher Foundation was the longtime official charity of the ALMS. The relationship continued in 2014 when ALMS merged with the GRAND-AM Rolex Series under a revamped IMSA organization. Since then, the foundation has been a "Proud Charity" of IMSA.
    The IMSA link was a harbinger of things to come for the foundation. In recent years it has expanded its presence in both the motorsports and automotive industries via a partnership with Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and in becoming a member of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Cares family of charities. In addition, the foundation conducts visits to children's hospitals across the United States in IMSA race markets, bringing its signature Diversionary Therapy program to assist young cancer patients and their families.
    "IMSA has been one of our pillars from the outset of our organization," said Austin Hatcher Foundation Amy Jo Osborn. "IMSA was absolutely integral to the efforts in getting the foundation established and helping to open other doors for us in motorsports and automotive circles, either directly or indirectly. And it was especially gratifying when we were accepted by the people who worked for GRAND-AM when the merger occurred. IMSA endured and so did our relationship.
    "Now, all these years later the numbers speak for themselves. IMSA has clearly been vital to our mission of erasing the effects of pediatric cancer. We are proud to honor them with the Founder Club Member Award."
    The mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation, founded in 2006 by Osborn and her husband, Dr. James Osborn, is a non-profit organization. Services are provided to children with cancer, and their families, via the Foundation’s acclaimed Psycho-Oncology Division at the Educational Advancement Center (EAC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.












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    Max Root Receives 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship


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    Max Root, a 17-year-old driver from Rancho Santa Fe, California, is the 2018 recipient of the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Scholarship, which he will use toward a full-season ride in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season with Wright Motorsports.
    The scholarship is provided by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), with support from Porsche, Yokohama, Sonic Tools, OMP and RACER Magazine is worth nearly $70,000. Last year’s inaugural recipient of Hurley Haywood Scholarship, Jake Eidson with Kelly Moss Road and Race, went on to win the Platinum Cup Championship in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
    “On behalf of IMSA, we offer hearty congratulations to Max Root as our 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship recipient, and also to Wright Motorsports for securing Max’s driving services this season,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton. “Max has some big shoes to fill in 2018, as Jake Eidson set the bar high last year with his championship-winning performance, but there is no question Max is another rising star in our sport. We are grateful to our entitlement and presenting partners – Porsche and Yokohama – as well as OMP, Sonic Tools and RACER Magazine for their continued support of this important and beneficial program for aspiring young racers.”
    Racers between the ages of 16 and 25, with no previous full-time Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama experience, are eligible to earn the scholarship. Successful candidates must have a strong desire to compete in the series, outstanding previous race results and proven on-track potential in junior racing categories, and the ability to build a compelling business plan for securing the remaining funding needed to compete in a full season of the IMSA-sanctioned Single-Make Series.
    Root rose through the ranks of motocross and UTV racing before shifting his focus to sports car racing. Last year, he participated in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, winning in his first series start at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willow, California and adding a second victory at Circuit of The Americas en route to second in the 2017 Diamond class championship.
    He finished on the podium in all 16 races in the 2017 championship, and makes his Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama debut at Sebring International Raceway on March 14-17 as part of the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring event, kicking off the eight-weekend, 16-round season that runs through Oct. 10-13 at Road Atlanta and the Motul Petit Le Mans weekend.
    “It’s a huge blessing,” Root said. “It’s an honor, just for everything this scholarship stands for. Hurley is an amazing man. I’ve only known him for a little while, and it’s an amazing opportunity and I’m looking forward to everything it holds with IMSA, Wright Motorsports, Porsche, Yokohama and everyone involved.”
    Root will receive from IMSA, with support from Porsche and Yokohama, these rewards with a combined value of approximately $70,000:

    • Full-season Premium Entry into the 2018 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama
    • $20,000 in parts credit from Porsche Motorsport North America
    • One set of Yokohama tires for each 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama event
    • Tool credit from Sonic Tools
    • Complete OMP driver suit and gloves
    • Promotional consideration by RACER Magazine

    The scholarship is named after legendary sports car driver Hurley Haywood, one of the most accomplished sports car endurance racers in history. He earned five overall victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, three victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two wins at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida – all in Porsches – during his remarkable driving career, which spanned five decades.
    Haywood also was a mainstay of the illustrious Brumos Porsche team as a driver and a leader for more than four decades. He currently serves as the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
    “I am a big believer in giving back to the sport that has treated me so well, and there is no better way than by supporting up and coming drivers,” said Haywood. “Between our annual Porsche Young Driver Academy and this valuable scholarship, we are all able help attract young talent into the sports car competition arena. It was gratifying to see what last year’s IMSA GT3 Cup by Yokohama scholarship winner was able to do with the opportunity. Jake made the most of it, winning the Porsche GT3 Challenge by Yokohama championship his first year in the series. We believe we have made another quality choice with Max Root, and look forward to seeing what he can do over the course of 2018.”
    Root is the second recipient of the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, which was expanded in 2017 from a program IMSA, Porsche and Yokohama started in 2014. Previous IMSA Scholarship recipients were Eidson (2017), Victor Gomez IV (2016), Elliott Skeer (2015) and Michael Lewis (2014).
    “At Porsche, young drivers are always a big topic of conversation,” said Dr. Daniel Armbruster, President and CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America. “Our Porsche Junior program in Europe is one well-established component, as our Porsche Young Driver Academy has taken root here in North America over the past six years. We are constantly looking for new ways to support talented newcomers like Max Root, while expanding our Porsche ladder system for drivers. Working in partnership with IMSA, Yokohama and other generous sponsors, the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Scholarship is yet another way to attract and encourage new people into our sport.”
    "Support of this scholarship is one of the cornerstones of Yokohama's deep commitment to motorsports and development of racing talent in North America, and we're honored to be associated with a legend like Hurley Haywood,” added Drew Dayton, motorsports manager for Yokohama Tire. “We are excited to help support Max in his first year of GT3 Cup Challenge racing, his diverse experience in racing motocross, off-road and sports cars along with his commitment to the sport make him an excellent choice for the scholarship."
    The Batavia, Ohio-based Wright Motorsports team has maintained a long association with Porsche through a variety of racing series, and will field the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class for two-time and defending GTD champion Christina Nielsen and American Porsche factory driver Patrick Long – who won the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GT championship for the team – in addition to its longstanding IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama program.
    “It’s a great opportunity,” said Wright Motorsports Owner John Wright. “It’s always nice to have a driver that can run up front in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. It’s such a competitive field. Being involved with Hurley, too, he’s always been a hero and mentor of mine, and it’s an honor just being affiliated with the scholarship. It was a little difficult seeing it go to someone else last year, because I feel like I’m a part of the Brumos family, but everybody needs to have an opportunity to do this. I’m glad Max got it this year.”
    For more information about the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, visit www.imsa.com, follow hashtag #GT3USA @IMSA on Twitter or IMSA on Facebook.
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    Clauson to be inducted into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

    Thursday, 11 January 2018


    By RACER Staff / Image by F. Peirce Williams/LAT


    Bryan Clauson is among eight men who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on June 2 in Knoxville, Iowa.
    Clauson, who was 27 when he died from injuries suffered at the Belleville Nationals in Aug. 2016, was one of the sport's most popular drivers. He won 41 USAC National sprint car features and two USAC national sprint car championships. He also won the Chili Bowl Nationals, Indiana Sprint Week (twice), and after switching to wing racing he earned wins with the All Stars, National Sprint League, American Sprint Car Series and the Friday night event at the Knoxville Nationals.
    Clauson is one of three drivers in the Class of 2018. Also to be inducted are Pennsylvania racer Lance Dewease, who has won at least one sprint car feature every year since 1986, and two-time USAC Silver Crown champion Dave Steele, one of Florida's most accomplished short-track racers who was killed in March 2017 in a sprint car crash in Bradenton, Florida. He was 42.
    Fellow inductees include Scott Gerkin and Emmett Malloy in the owners/mechanics/builders/manufacturers/car builders category; Steve Beitler and Bob Mays in the promoters/officials/media/event and series sponsor category; and racer/builder Oscar Dwain "Red" Garnant in the pre-1945 category.














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