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VARA Competition returns to Auto club Speedway

January 4, 2019 -- VARA welcomes competitors and fans to the return of the most incredible vintage racing event in Southern California! California. Speedfest will feature Datsun and 50 years of the “Z” car. This event will not only include all Vintages classes racing on the GP course, VARA is partnering with Group Z to provide a Japanese car show, and Speed Ventures will be running an Autocross for those who do not have race-prepared cars and would like to participate at this venue. This welcome back event at Auto Club Speedway is one not to be missed for any Datsun / Nissan enthusiast.  As a tradition for VARA, the public is invited to attend our race weekend. Be sure to bring out all your friends and family! Entry gets you into the whole facility, so all can see the cars up close in the pits, on the track and experience the people that make up VARA. This [...]

Go Fas Racing Signs Lajoie for NASCAR Cup

December 22, 2018 -- Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Corey Lajoie has been signed as the driver of the No.32 Ford Mustang for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. LaJoie will compete full-time with Go Fas, beginning with the 61st running of the Daytona 500 in February.  LaJoie, a 27-year-old third generation racer, is a North Carolina native with a family deeply rooted in motorsports.  His grandfather, Don LaJoie, is a member of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame alongside his father, Randy LaJoie, who won NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships in both 1996 and 1997. Corey has six wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, three wins in the ARCA Series, and several top 10's in NASCAR's top series. He completed his rookie campaign in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and earned an 11th place at Daytona International Speedway, his highest [...]

Alonso to Use Chevy Power in 2019 Indy 500

December 5, 2018 – Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will compete in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 in a McLaren Racing entry powered by Chevrolet’s 2.2 liter twin turbocharged direct injected V6 IndyCar engine. The Chevy power plant powered the defending winner of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and three Indy 500 winners since its 2012 IndyCar Series introduction. “It will be a privilege to wear the Bowtie Brand at the 2019 Indy 500,” Alonso said. “Having Chevrolet power behind me means we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to compete at the front. I had a bit of a taste of Chevy power last week in Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR and I liked it! The opportunity to contest any Indy 500 is an honor, so I’m proud to have Chevrolet as part of the team.” Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 and 2006, and is sixth all-time in the [...]

NASCAR Rickets for Under The Christmas Tree

December 5, 2018 – Experiential gifts continue to gain popularity and are the perfect way to create memories for shoppers that want to go outside the traditional gift box. Why not surprise someone with a gift that everyone can enjoy such as tickets to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway?  Whether someone is a long-time race fan or thrill-seeker, Auto Club Speedway has several race day experiences that fit any budget.  Plus, when you buy a ticket, guests get access to the giant O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone for driver appearances, live music performances, autograph sessions, Monster Energy stunt shows, delicious food options, Lefty’s Fun Zone, Luche Libre Wrestling and other family fun. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race weekend is March 15-17, 2019. The following NASCAR ticket specials and packages have special early pricing through Dec. 31. Prices [...]

Light to Join NHRA Museum Board

December 5, 2018 – Graham Light, who earlier this year announced his retirement as NHRA’s senior vice president of racing operations at the end of 2018, announced today that he will join the Board of Directors of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Auto Club of Southern California. Light will put his relationships, knowledge and years in the sport to the best use possible – furthering Wally Parks’ dream of creating a world-class motorsports museum to preserve NHRA’s history. As a member of the board of the Museum, Light will work closely with Museum chairman of the board Tom McKernan, and the other members of the Museum board, to help move the Museum forward. Thus, Light will serve in a key stewardship position for the history of the sport which will be a natural fit due to his strong connections with many of the people who helped to [...]

Champions Capture Trophies at HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour

December 2, 2018 -- A determined and deserving group of Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) competitors broke through for victories this weekend in the Third Annual HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour that concluded Sunday with the presentation of custom-made HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour edition B.R.M. Chronographes watches to four overall Run Group winners at Sebring International Raceway. A retro-tribute race to the timeless Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, which will be run for the 67th time this March, the Classic Sebring 12 Hour format featured each of the four Run Groups taking to the track four different times the past two days. Saturday's schedule included the first three 42-minute rounds for each Group - appropriately within the span of a 12-hour period - while the fourth and final segment races today determined the overall winners. Group A was controlled from the start by a pair of McClendon International Lolas that scored [...]

GARY SCELZI LEGENDS: THE SERIES EPISODE TO PREMIERE 

December 3, 2018 - For the second year in a row CompetitionPlus.com owner and publisher Bobby Bennett will unveil a new episode of the popular Legends: The Series at the 31st Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in the PRI Media Center inside the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.  The premiere, which will be sponsored by Aeromotive Fuel Systems, will take place on December 7 at 2:30 p.m. and will feature 4-time NHRA champion Gary Scelzi, one of the most outrageous, outspoken and dominant drivers in the history of drag racing. "It is always exciting to launch a new Legends episode, but it is extra special to do it in the company with passionate drag racing fans and it an event like the PRI Trade Show," said Bobby Bennett. "Last season was an emotional launch with the Eric Medlen episode, so this year I felt it was best to go in a different direction. I wholeheartedly feel [...]

Battles Still On at Sebring HSR 12 Hour

December 1, 2018 - The Third Annual Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour hit the halfway mark soon after nightfall Saturday at Sebring International Raceway where four Run Groups of vintage and historic sports cars will keep the close competition going until just before Midnight. With all four Run Groups having completed their first two rounds, no runaway leaders have emerged and the racing action across the board has been close and competitive. Group A has turned into an all McClendon International Lola battle with the 1969 No. 77 Lola T70 of Toni Seiler and the 1969 No. 127 Lola T165 of Mauro Casedei andAndy Feigenwinter splitting the first two segment victories. After winning the race-opening round, Seiler trailed the No. 127 to the finish line in the second segment but still maintained a 39-second overall lead on the field at the halfway mark. The only other Group A [...]

Haley to Debut 2019 Kaulig Racing Ride

December 1, 2018– Kaulig Racing is eager to announce the development of a multi-year deal with 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion contender, Justin Haley. Starting with the season opener in Daytona, the 19-year-old Winamac, IN native will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevy Camaro owned by award-winning entrepreneur, Matt Kaulig. “I am really looking forward to 2019, said Kaulig. Justin [Haley] is coming off of the best season of his young career and I can’t wait to see what he can do in the No. 11 car.”  Details regarding personnel and sponsorship will be announced at a later date.

Heavy Competition in HSR 12-Hour Classic Sebring Races

November 29, 2018) - The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, officially began Thursday with opening practice for this weekend's featured event and the first three races of the season-ending HSR Sebring Historics kicking-off a full four-day schedule of on-track action at Sebring International Raceway.  In addition to the third annual HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, the Sebring weekend also drops the curtain on HSR's season-long 2018 WeatherTech Sprint, B.R.M. Chronographes Enduro Challenge and Sasco Sports International/American Challenge racing series. The one-hour B.R.M. Vintage and GT Classic (GTC) Enduro and season-ending sprints for the HSR Global GT and Sasco Sports series were run in quick succession Thursday afternoon, setting the tone for a competitive weekend of racing ahead at Sebring. Teaming up with race and championship-winning pro driver Leh Keen, Todd Treffert scored his second-straight Sebring [...]