Poor Elfyn Evans didn’t have the best time at Rally de Portugal. First, his M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC experienced throttle problems which plagued him all throughout Day 1. Then his car just gave up the ghost on SS8, and guess what? That ghost was a fire spirit. »
The great Swede Erik Carlsson, the man who helped establish Saab’s rally career (and the Saab mythos itself) passed away today. »
Saw a random tweet this morning that Erik Carlsson had passed on at the age of 86, but just saw some confirmation from the Saab Car Museum. Rest in peace, Erik. »
In front of last weekend, I said that out of all the iconic events, Lydden Hill was the one I looked the most forward to. And it didn’t disappoint at all, this is by far the best racing we’ve seen in WorldRX so far this season. »
Every motorsport fan has a favorite driver, a favorite team and a favorite car, but how many can mention a favorite racing car livery, so easily? Fortunately, I can think of many—and that’s why, in my regular series, we’ll be bringing you a collection of outstanding examples of motor racing liveries, both well-known… »
The 00 car at a rally has an important function: run the course before the competitors to inspect everything from signage and bannering to whether or not spectators are in the right locations. That is, unless it’s on fire. Then it doesn’t do a very good job of checking anything. »
Lorenzo Bertelli is out of the hospital with no serious injuries after rolling over on SS10 of Rally Portugal. He is very fortunate, since he had to wait more than three hours for an ambulance after the crash.
Never mind the loose wheels rolling around SS1 of Rally de Portugal. They’ll be picked up eventually. »
This weekend is one of the better weekends for racing and rallying. We have no less than four iconic events coming up with Rally Portugal, Monaco GP, Indy 500 and Rallycross at Lydden Hill. I’m mostly looking forward to the rallycross, where we see 30 Supercars on the entry list for what is the fourth round this… »
Following two challenging years of development, Subaru Rally Team USA puts everything they learned into new cars based on the 2015 Subaru WRX STI platform. Can the new sedan continue the winning streak for Higgins and Drew in the Rally America series? Will it bring more outright wins in Global Rallycross? It’s time to… »
Rally Portugal is just around the bend, and it returns to the legendary stages further north in Portugal. This version of the rally hasn’t been run since 2001, so it’s completely new to all the drivers! This fifth round in the WRC can really turn things around. »
No, not those stupid highway speeding crashfests dudes do in sticker-covered Bentleys. I’m talking about stage rally competition. That’s what this guy did, and it’s awesome. »
The third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship continues this coming weekend with the Belgian round, and this time we see 39 entrants divided between WorldRX and EuroRX, making this a huge event with lots of possibilities! »
For the third and final part of my Oregon Trail story, I decided to write an ending that’s almost completely educational and non-rally related. The Oregon Trail game, after all, was meant to be an educational tool, so I will painstakingly boringly be educational as well. If you’re a geek like me and enjoy science,… »
If your steering wheel fell of while you were driving, you’d probably pull over to the side of the road and wait for a truck to come and tow you to the nearest shop. But you are not a Polish rally driver. If you were, you wouldn’t give a crap if your steering wheel fell off. You’d keep going. »
I check my phone at 5:59am; like an eager kid on Christmas morning waiting to unwrap his Nintendo (said kid is me).
First off, apologies for possibly THE most distasteful Oregon Trail Rally/Oregon Trail Video Game joke/analogy ever conceived. With every tragedy comes opportunity - like making a drawing I could never have gotten away with otherwise.
The SCCA returned to rally style events yesterday, with the first RallySprint event taking place at Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH. A total of 26 competitors drove two different configurations of the school’s extensive network of gravel roads and training areas. This was the first SCCA event of its kind since… »