On the biggest motorsports stage imaginable, Alexander Rossi picked the perfect day to make unimaginable history before a sellout crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a worldwide television audience tuned in.
The 24-year-old Californian and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie literally coasted across the finish line to win the epic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Driving the No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts Curb Honda, Rossi stretched his last tank of fuel over the final 36 laps around the hallowed 2.5-mile oval, running dry of Sunoco E85R as he entered Turn 4 on the final lap.
The car’s momentum was enough to carry Rossi across the finish line 4.4975 seconds ahead of teammate Carlos Munoz. In the process, Rossi became the 10th rookie in Indianapolis 500 history to win the race.
“I have no idea how we pulled that off,” a stunned Rossi admitted in Victory Circle after drinking and then pouring the celebratory bottle of
Iam often asked what I shoot with to get “sick shots.” Time and time again, folks are surprised by the answer.
Last time I did an article like this, I was shooting with a very basic camera, the Canon t1i. I have since switched to a Nikon D7100 with various lenses. With the Nikon being an amazing crop sensor camera, I have been able to take my photography to another level. However, it’s not always the equipment. I have spent hours researching photography and different shooting styles that I can easily use on almost any camera.
To show you my point, I shot Hot Import Nights Phoenix 2016 with just my cell phone. That’s right, my Samsung Note 5! Although I did take a few pictures and some video with my Nikon, I spent some time walking the event capturing these images in my phone’s ‘Pro’ mode.
You hear that almost everyone with a camera is a photographer, but are
Martin Truex Jr. started on the pole and led a NASCAR-record 588 miles of a possible 600 miles in winning the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory was the first of the year for Truex and Furniture Row Racing after several near-misses.
“Just a lot of emotion right not and not real sure it’s sunk in yet,” Truex said. “But just an amazing day, an amazing weekend for all of us and just a weekend you dream about.”
Kevin Harvick finished runner-up to Truex by 2.5 seconds on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson placed third, with Hamlin fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.
Truex also broke the track record for average speed (160.644 mph) and fastest race (three hours, 44 minutes, eight second).
Have you always thought about building your own motorcycle but think you don’t have the skills to do so? Jack Chin the visionary behind Moto8ight and the do-it-yourself Cafe Racer Kit may have just changed that for everyone.
Chin understands that not everyone has the time, skills, know-how, or tools to build their own motorcycle and since not everyone is an expert fabricator, Chin has set out to provide the world with an easy DIY kit so that the everyday person can build and ride, their own motorcycle.
So far the project of creating this DIY kit has taken about 15 months of work. Moto8ight is still in a start up phase sharing work space with another company in order to lay the ground work and provide the kit to the public.
Chin explains that in order to start creating the kit they had to find the right donor for an engine. They considered
When you think of a Subaru, a few things automatically come to mind: Rallycross, all-wheel drive and the legendary “boxer” engine that sets it apart. This year, Subaru celebrates the 50th anniversary of its horizontally opposed engine, dubbed the boxer because its piston action resembles the punch-counterpunch motion of opposing boxers’ fists.
On May 14, 1966, the boxer was introduced with the Subaru 1000. The first boxer didn’t quite pack a Rocky Balboa-sized punch, though, managing just 54 horsepower for pulling the compact passenger sedan around.
Since the Subaru 1000 was initially released on the streets, the m [...]