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I Continue To Be Impressed By The Ragdoll Physics Of Motorcycle Racers

It’s in the nature of a racing motorcycle to try and buck its rider off, and it’s always impressive when a rider manages to hold on for dear life when the going gets really very rough. Science can not explain how Steven Odendaal managed to hold on to his bike during last weekend’s Czech Republic […]

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There is Nothing Quite So Unpredictable As Mazda MX-5 Cup Racing at Road America

There is little in racing more incongruous than putting an entire swarm of relatively low-power MX-5 Cup cars out on the long-straights of Wisconsin’s famed race course. This just shouldn’t work, the track is usually seen as one that rewards big power and even bigger cubic inches. The long start/finish straight is…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept: Why Must Toyota Make Us Beg

Get out your bingo cards, there’s yet another 2019 Toyota Supra concept car. This one, the Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept, is what a privateer racing Supra could look like. In fact, it’s almost exactly what Toyota could sell you. Instead of doing that, we’re just calling this a concept for now.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Now Is a Great Time to Get Into Supercross

The frenetic dirtbike races taking over baseball and football stadiums known as Supercross are a blast to watch on their own, but this year the sport promises to be particularly hot. The two riders who claimed all eight titles between 2010 and 2017 have retired, leaving a highly competitive field to put their mark on…Read more… […]

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The Worst Idea In Racing

In a moment it was all silenced. The screaming of the fans packing the stadium. The 14 cars all tearing into a collision course with me. The passenger airbag blew as another skidplate car made contact and it finally snapped me into realizing what I’d gotten myself into.Read more… Continue Reading at

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A Definitive List Of Car Books You Just Have To Read 

There are an immeasurable amount of books on motorsports. These few are a some of my favorites because they capture the dream of motorsport. Guys like Donohue, Hunt, Hill, Caracciola and Rosemeyer, Buffum, and Perry McCarthy. Guys that weren’t born into a motorsport family. Guys that found racing on their own and did…Read more… Continue […]

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