Saturday, January 31, 2009

Herta Autosport going Lights racing

The pride of The Ohio State University (that would be Bryan Herta, right?) has teamed up with former AGR engineer Steve Newey to form Herta Autosport. The team will contest the Indy Lights championship with American Dan Herrington (not the poker player) driving.

Check out the team's website. It's a bit light on content, but you get the point.
To wet your thrust for infinite amounts racing-related ballyhoo, stroll on over to the interweb page of the IMS Video Library. A good amount of video content is being added in advance of The Speedway's Centennial Era Gala at the end of February in downtown Indianapolis. We're awaiting our VIP invites, so we can hit the buffet line with Gordon Johncock. Take it away, Roger:

Friday, January 23, 2009

First race of the sportycar season... wrapped.

KONI: Auberlen, Bell Win Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Opener

To the victors go the spoils. The spoils in Bill Auberlen's case? His wife, of course. (She's the one on the right. Like it matters.)

Go get some rest racing faithful. Tomorrow is a big day.

Daytona update

Youtube helps out with some fresh updates from the 47th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Below you will find updates from both the Farnbacher Loles and TRG GT efforts. (It was Sylvain Tremblay in GT quals who captured the pole. That's the two in row for his Mazda RX at the 24.)

David Donohue put the No. 58 Brumos Porsche DP on pole. Timo Bernhard was p2 in the newly formed Penske Porsche DP program.

Donohue Captures Rolex 24 At Daytona Pole 40 Years After Father's Victory.

Session one qualifying results.

Session two qualifying results.

The Koni Challenge race will run at 1:45 PM ET this afternoon. Live timing and scoring can be had here.

Race cars make the world happy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stolen from the interwebs

-Rolex 24 edition.

Official entry list.

Event schedule.

TV schedule:

Jan 24, 3:00 PM ET, FOX
Jan 24, 4:30 PM ET, SPEED
Jan 25, 7:00 AM ET, SPEED

Completely extraneous montage of 80's IMSA machinery at Daytona:

Damn it, we're getting fired up.

Welcome back

Rb editors, staff, our droves of freelancers, and the little Filipino boy who makes us coffee would like to officially welcome you to the 2009 motor racing season. This past month has been a welcome reprieve from the pressures and stress associated with operating the finest motor racing weblog on the intertubes. But the vacation is over. Sporty cars will be turning wheels in anger this weekend at Daytona. Will we be there? No. Will have access to any insider news from the event? Doubtful. Will we cherry pick links and embed youtube video with little discretion? Hell yes. We're back, baby.

Let us all have a great race year.