Monday, April 16, 2012

2012 Star Mazda pole videos

First up we have Connor De Phillippi's pole from round 1 of the championship from the streets of St. Petersburg. Notice how smooth De Phillippi's throttle applications are. None of the off and on junk a lot of guys do. Once he's on the throttle he stays there until the next braking zone just how they teach you.

The second video is Jack Hawksworth's lap from a wet Barber Motorsports Park. You can't help but be impressed with how smooth Hawksworth is as well, just what you want on a wet lap. Well done.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Video: Muscle Milk Racing behind the scenes from Sebring

Muscle Milk's new HPD ARX 03a (Photo: John Dagys)

 Check out this video courtesy of Sports Illustrated and Muscle Milk Racing documenting the team's promising yet ultimately disappointing start to the 2012 season.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ALMS 2012: Long Beach Preview

Klaus Graf leads Dyson's Lola B12/60 at Sebring (Photo: John Dagys)
After an exciting opening round at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the American Le Mans Series heads west this weekend, for round two of the championship at the famed Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Known for its unique atmosphere and cramped racing, it is definitely a unique stop on the series calendar.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Video: Petit Le Mans night practice

 Part of the allure of endurance racing is the aspect of the racing going on into the night. Take a spin around Road Atlanta with Corvette factory driver, Tommy Milner, during night practice of last year's Petit Le Mans.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rolex 24 Spotters Guides

With such a big field and so many new cars at this year's 24, keeping everything straight is going to be a bit of a challenge. Grab Andy Blackmore's handy spotters guide at his site (Its a two part guide, so be sure to download both sections).

(Photo courtesy of Andy Blackmore)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rolex 24 GT Preview

A huge GT field will take the green flag this Saturday (Photo: John Dagys)
Excitement for the Rolex 24 at Daytona is high every year. Fans and drivers alike, turn their attention to the high banks of Daytona for the event that kicks off every racing season after a winter break that always seems too lengthy. This year, however, excitement is noticeably higher for the race as an influx of new cars and manufacturers make their way into the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

While the Daytona Prototype class has received much of the attention this off season with the introduction of a new generation of DP, the GT class has made some exciting acquisitions as well with Audi and Ferrari joining the GT field. When the green flag drops on the 50th running of the Rolex 24 this weekend, 45 GT cars will take the field thus making predictions with any certainty a nearly impossible task. So in this preview, we’ll focus on the cars we feel have the best chance of taking the win come Sunday afternoon.

Video: Welcome to Magnus Racing Andy....

(Photo: John Dagys)

The guys at Magnus Racing know how to have a good time and their new vimeo channel is proof of that. Check out this video of the guy's "welcoming" Andy Lally to the team.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

News: Toyota LMP1 breaks cover

Ironically, on the same morning Peugeot's withdrawal from international sports car racing was announced, images of Toyota's Hybrid LMP1 machine were leaked. The car looks to borrow heavily from techniques used by both Audi and Peugeot.

(Photo: Racer Magazine)
Audi's R18 (Photo: John Dagys)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Video: Onboard with Gunnar Jeanette

 Take a few laps around Wisconsin's famous Road America circuit aboard Gunnar Jeanette's LMPC machine.

Road America Helmet Camera from Gunnar Jeannette on Vimeo.

Photo courtesy of John Dagys

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Desktop: APR's Audi R8

Our friends at APR make some of the best aftermarket parts for your Audi, VW, or Porsche, but they also have a kick ass racing program where they put their products to the test against some stiff competition in the Grand Am Continental Tire Series.

For 2012, APR makes the step up into Grand Am's Rolex division in the highly competitive GT class with an absolutely stellar looking Audi R8.

Photo courtesy of
 Be sure to head over to APR's website to grab some nice desktop images showing off their latest toy and be sure to watch the R8 make its debut at the Rolex 24 at the end of the month. All the action can be seen on SPEED January 26-29