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Tanner Foust was untouchable this past weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park where he dominated both days of the 2016 season-opening Red Bull Global Rallycross double header in Phoenix, Arizona.

GRC-E17On Saturday May 21, Foust had strong momentum throughout the day. He won both heats and the semi-final earning him the ability to choose his lane for the final. Foust flew out of the gates with an early lead and never looked back claiming the over all win.

His teammate Scott Speed battled for second as the race went on, giving the team a chance at a 1-2 finish. However, late in the race mechanical issues dropped Speed from the runner-up position giving Patrik Sandell the opportunity to inherit second place. Meanwhile [...]

After just a years absence, Hot Import Nights has returned to Phoenix, Arizona, set at a new location and featured up-and-coming performers, as part of their 2016 event schedule.

Ho_DSC2754t Import Nights is a producer of touring automotive lifestyle events and aims to provide car shows in unique venues, showcase music, and in a sense can be regarded as a pop-culture festival for the automotive millennial.

Held at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 21, Phoenix marked the seventh event of 16 that make up the 2016 HIN tour schedule.
“Phoenix is always a destination city we want to visit,” said Wayne Raqueno from HIN, adding “the crowd is awesome and the car scene is still growing. It is also a locati [...]

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association drivers took to the 21-turn, 2.8-mile road-course configuration last weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, for the 15th annual Southern California Historic Sports Car Festival.

I can appreciate the long-bodied, elegant pre-war cars with seductive curves, and even family-style sedans built for “grocery getting,” and of course I enjoy “go-fast” muscle cars and hot rods, but nothing is more alluring than a purpose-built race car. I’ve always thought that not every show car can be a race car, but every race car can be a show car. While there’s nothing like seeing these cars ripping around a racetrack, more such historic racers are making their way to the auction block and show fields and, with their presence, bring light to their eras of technology while representing a role in the evolution to modern race cars.

While it’s educational seeing such cars parked at a show, it’s even better seeing

Clocked at 111.58 miles per hour, Wayne Talkington set a new Hot Rod Semi world speed record in his 1963 Kenworth 921 on May 1 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park during the Strictly Diesel NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals.

According to Talkington Motorsports, the Kenworth used to compete was purchased for $650 in 1998 by Wayne’s father, John Talkington, specifically to race after having raced road trucks for fun. The truck endured a redesign to appear as it is today, featuring a custom built twin turbo Detroit engine with Nitrous Oxide, mated to a 740 Allison automatic transmission. In an effort to improve aerodynamics, the the hood was extended and lightened to accommodate the Detroit engine, while maintaining the Classic Kenworth Look. Additionally, the front axel was changed to aluminum and the rear end was switched out to an Eaton, which improved safety for racing purposes.

Saturday, April 30, Matt O’Connor organized his fourth Supercar run in Arizona to Prescott. Lamborghini’s participated in the run along side Nissan GT-R’s, Ferrari’s, Maserati’s and other capable vehicles for a total of 50 participating cars.

The run began at the Scottsdale Vault at 9:00 a.m. with a drivers meeting shortly after to go over the route.

The journey to Prescott took around two hours and consisted of mountain grades, twists and turns. All the the participants seemed to have enjoyed the drive as the group arrived at Cracker Barrel, in Prescott, to enjoy lunch.

At the conclusion of lunch the group split into several smaller groups based on the area of the Phoenix they were returning to.

Photography by Matthew Fink

Held at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, TX2K is an event that was developed to simulate what would go down during a highway street racing battle.

For Tx2K16, entries were limited to around 130 cars that are narrowed down to the top 16 qualified cars in three classes: Unlimited, Super Sport and Sport. Elimination rounds consist of two cars using 700 feet of the strip to get up to 60 mph before the start flags. At the marked start, each car can be no more than a half a car length apart and must be within five miles per hour of each other or a re-race occurs. The race then travels 1,500 feet to finish, however the total length covered is 3200 feet.

TX2K trap speeds ranged from 165 mph to 200 mph, depending on class.

Photography by Jose Pineda

 

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