The Geico 500 claimed 35 of 40 cars competing for the win at Talladega Superspeedway, and Brad Keselowski knew the best way to avoid trouble was by staying up front.
The win at Talladega is the second of the 2016 season for Keselowski and fourth overall at Talladega. Kyle Busch finished second, Austin Dillon third, Jamie McMurray fourth and Chase Elliott fifth.
“None of the accidents today were at the front,” Keselowski said. “That’s your highest percentage shot, if you can run up front. It sounds real easy, it’s not, otherwise everybody would do it. We were fortunate to be second, third or better in every one of those accidents.”
The Geico 500 was the second restrictor-plate race of the season and featured a rash of multi-car incidents including 12- and 21-car accidents and a seven-car crash on the last lap just as Keselowski crossed the finish line.
Legendary off-road champion, Rod Hall, will be competing in his 50th run of the Baja 1000 in a 1968 Stroppe-built Ford Bronco. The Baja 1000 is a glorious, yet treacherous, 1000 mile race in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.
Race fans may remember the Bronco from his overall win in the 1969 Baja 1000, where he also beat all of the the motorcycles and buggies to the finish line by 10 minutes.
After the win in 1969 he enjoyed a continuous winning streak for years to come, however Hall eventually sold the Bronco to two friends in Barstow, California. It was then raced by them for a few years.
According to Hall, they had trouble keeping the Bronco on its wheels and sadly it ended up at a junkyard in Southern California where it sat untouched for around 35 years.
Luckily a race fan and friend of Hall’s, Gale Pike, found it and rescued it. It’s said
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.
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.
Simon Pagenaud dominated the 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, earning his second straight win of 2016.
Driving the No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet, Pagenaud led all but six of the 90 laps around the 2.3-mile permanent road course and took the checkered flag 13.747 seconds ahead of runner-up Graham Rahal in the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.
With the win, Pagenaud has accumulated 188 points in the first quarter of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season and holds a 48-point advantage over Scott Dixon.
The series turns its attention now to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the historic month of May that includes the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course on May 14, followed by much-awaited 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on the legendary 2.5-mile oval May 29.
Hosted by the Art of Speed Events, Kilts and Kars is a monthly open car show staged at the Tilted Kilt in Boca Raton, Florida. What separates this car show from your typical local car show is the welcome diversity among show attendees and the cars on display. We saw an array of classic cars with seemingly every sub-culture within the hobby represented.
This diversity can be attributed to the hosts. At the helm of Art of Speed Events is John Zeilinga, chief executive and founder. Based in South Florida, Zeilinga said his mission is to produce car shows and racing events. He and his company also produce private-label car shows for local business’ and car clubs.
In addition to Kilts and Kars, Zeilinga organizes the Palm Beach Cars and Coffee events, which may be the largest cars-and-coffee gathering in the country with an estimates 2000 cars in attendance each month.