Why Do We Risk It?

The death of racer and all around good guy Justin Wilson has hit the racing and enthusiast community hard. Though I didn’t know him myself, we share a name, he’s younger than me, and I know someone who was at that race, and had a nice chat with him Sunday morning. But anytime a racer dies, no matter who it is, what… » 8/27/15 10:51am Thursday 10:51am

Using A Porsche 911 Shift Knob To Hold Ice Cream Is A Baller Move

Someone at Tuthill Porsche is a hero. François Delecour drove the team’s Porsche 911 R-GT well enough in shakedown for WRC Rallye Deutschland that he got an ice cream cone. Turns out, that cone can also fit in the shift knob. Drivers love ice cream: fact. This is pure genius. » 8/20/15 9:48pm 8/20/15 9:48pm

Forget the Nurburgring, I Want to Drive Ouninpohja

If there’s one rally stage fans know by name the world round it’s Ouninpohja and for good reason. This 21 mile stage is one of the fastest on the calendar and is filled with sixth gear 120 mph straights, high speed corners over blind crests, massive slides, massive crowds, and the massive 180-foot Yellow House Jump.… » 8/19/15 9:09pm 8/19/15 9:09pm

Fantasy WorldRX Preview: R8 Hell Is A Place On Earth

The WorldRX and EuroRX return this weekend with a record 46 car entry, to one of the countries where rallycross has been huge in 40 years. Together with the regular drivers we have some debutants and some familiar names, all wanting to dominate the interesting track in Hell, Norway.
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RedBull Global RallyCross DC (Video/Gallery)

To the average person the word “rally” typically elicits some sort of political context, especially here in our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Especially during campaign season. But this weekend, DC was home to the 2015 RedBull Global RallyCross series and hopefully quite a few DC citizenry were exposed to a whole… » 8/18/15 7:23pm 8/18/15 7:23pm

Kelsey MC2: The Road Legal, Homebuilt Rally Car That's Too Fast for the WRC

You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot 206 207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Only the… » 8/18/15 1:54am 8/18/15 1:54am

Fantasy WRC Preview: Deutschland is (Still) Happy and Gay

It’s late August and that means it’s time to return to the wurst round of the WRC calendar for the season’s first proper tarmac rally (we all know Monte is really a snow rally with random bouts of tarmac). That means it’s time for high speeds, hinkelsteins, and the last round of Fantasy WRC before we start dropping… » 8/17/15 1:00pm 8/17/15 1:00pm

Why You Should've Been At One Of The Best American Rallies In Years

Not knowing whether the man you shook hands with three hours ago broke down in-transit from stage to stage or rolled into a ditch is a frightening situation. When you’re out on a stage with no cell service and no other informative resource, all you’re left to do is guess and assume the worst. » 8/07/15 7:26pm 8/07/15 7:26pm

Want To See Some Terrifying Turbo Lag? Watch This Group B Test Video

In the 1980s, Lancia developed a supercharged and turbocharged (aka twincharged) engine for their midengine/AWD Delta S4 Group B rally car. The idea was the two compressors would eliminate any kind of lag in boost. It doesn’t look like it worked out that way. » 7/29/15 6:37pm 7/29/15 6:37pm

Fantasy WRC Preview: Grand Prix on Gravel

Here it is, the rally everyone waits all year for, the rally every fan wishes they were at and every grassroots racer wishes they were competing in. This is where banging off the rev limiter at 130 mph is routine and cars spend almost as much time in the air as they do on the ground. The flow, the flight, the fans,… » 7/27/15 1:00pm 7/27/15 1:00pm