Category: Race Reports

2018 IMSA Mid-Ohio

2018 IMSA Mid-Ohio

Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and IMSA couldn’t have scripted a better homecoming if they’d tried.  In June, 2013, the Grand-Am Rolex series raced at Mid-Ohio for the last time; the following year, the Rolex series merged with ALMS and Mid-Ohio was lost in the shuffled schedule.  Last weekend, some of the best sports car […]

2019 Mid-Ohio SVRA

2019 Mid-Ohio SVRA

June brought vintage racers to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 37th straight year — the longest continuously-running event at this storied track.  The last several years, this event followed immediately on the heels of SVRA’s Brickyard event, but with that event moving to August this year, Mid-Ohio hosted SVRA’s only June event once again, […]

2019 VSCDA Gingerman

2019 VSCDA Gingerman

As I drove North to Gingerman Raceway to cover VSCDA’s Spring Brake event, I caught up on some podcasts I’d let pile up, including Ross Bentley’s excellent “Speed Secrets”, and right there in the middle of episode 90, Paul Tracy was telling Ross about his tire test at Gingerman in a ‘96 Cart car.  Having […]

2018 SVRA Indy

2018 SVRA Indy

Now in its fifth year, SVRA’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is staking its place as a Father’s Day weekend classic for midwest racers and fans. In addition to the normal group-by-group vintage sprint races, Brickyard fans are treated to an Indy Pro-Am that pairs an amater owner-driver with an Indy Legend pro in a 50-minute […]

2018 Indy Month of May

2018 Indy Month of May

May in Indy. This motorsports phenomenon occupies nearly the entire month, the on-track action building suspense and drama like a theatrical performance. For the fifth year, the Indy Grand Prix provided the introduction to the month with a points-paying race, and Team Penske was ready. Scott Dixon and IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens both ran well […]

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

2017 Weathertech Brian Redman

For 2017, Weathertech assumed sponsorship of the July vintage race at Road America, so this event became known as the 2017 Weathertech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  For me, it’s still “The Hawk”.  Regardless of the name, pulling into the gates at Road America is always coming home for me. I had a great long weekend […]

2017 SVRA Open-Wheel Challenge

Four years ago, SVRA brought vintage racing to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it’s proven quite popular for drivers and fans alike. This year, SVRA doubled the fun, adding an open-wheel-only event held the week before the Brickyard Invitational. The addition of the Open Wheel World Challenge provides a little flexibility for some of the entrants […]

2017 Indianapolis 500

2017 Indianapolis 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 was a real treat for me.  This wasn’t my first trip to the speedway, but it was my first trip for the event that defines this great venue.  Immediately following the early-morning photo meeting, the pomp and circumstance of the day was absolutely non-stop. By mid-morning, the grid […]

2017 Gingerman Spring Brake

2017 Gingerman Spring Brake

(as published in Victory Lane magazine) Early May in Michigan means trees and tulips blooming, green bursting from the landscape, and completely unpredictable weather. The Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) has seen everything from sunny skies to snow flurries over the years for its annual Spring Brake Drivers School and Race Weekend at GingerMan […]