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… »
I’d somehow gone all my life without realizing Mercedes built a rally car out of the R107 Mercedes SL, so when I bumped into one at the Legends of the Autobahn event in Pebble Beach I nearly lost my mind. Rally 500 SL! RALLY 500 SL! »
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.… »
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.
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… »
You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot
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… »
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… »
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. »
Speedhunters put together an absolutely awesome recap of the New England Forest Rally a few weekends ago, along with the difficulty of chasing Ken Block through the whole event. The whole thing is right here and super gorgeous. »
Welcome to the second half of this years rallycross season! This weekend is the first event outside Europe this year, and we have an interesting entry list, a revised track and two days of rallycross. »
When the M-Sport car of Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt broke a suspension arm on the Ouninpohja stage (SS4) during Rally Finland, they whipped out one of the best LeMons-grade on-stage fixes I’ve seen in quite some time.
This guy beat out all of the more modern R5 rally cars with his older Group N Mitsubishi Evo. And the way he drives is beyond gnarly. »
Factory VW-driver Andreas Mikkelsen and Alpine Skiing Olympic Champion Aksel Lund Svindal has a lot in common. Mikkelsen were once a talented skier himself, and Svindal is trying out racing this year. Both compete at high speed. They’re also sponsored by Redbull, so a video with both just had to be made! »
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,… »