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Oct 1

Details For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis, Indy 500

 

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the new IndyCar Series event May 8-10, 2014 on the reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, will jump-start Month of May activities at IMS and build toward the 98th Indianapolis 500 later in the month.

As released by IMS

Many officials and dignitaries unveiled details about the first IndyCar Series road race at IMS during a media conference Oct. 1 at the Speedway, including Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, legendary IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal.

“The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is all about elevating the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series with more thrilling content for our loyal supporters and new fans,” Miles said. “This will be a very different event than the ‘500’ and will be one of three major weekends of excitement at IMS in May, all leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.”

Oct 1

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork Set Up For Record Run

Ford EcoBoost Engine, Bodywork; Set for Record Run

Ford will debut a new-look Daytona Prototype at the 2014 Rolex 24. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

Ford confirmed Tuesday that it will debut its new EcoBoost engine in next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with a new-look Daytona Prototype featuring the brand’s styling cues.

As originally reported at sportscar365.com

The Blue Oval took the wraps off its brand-specific bodywork, primarily featuring a revised nose and other aero developments from the Gen-3 Riley bodywork, which had been used in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series since 2012.

Oct 1

Vettel Using ‘Secret’ Exhaust-Blown Solution

Vettel Using 'Secret' Exhaust-Blown Solution

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull drives during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel’s dominance is being powered by a clever post-’exhaust blowing’ solution, a specialist Italian magazine claims.

After the reigning World Champion extended his 2013 points lead with a dominant performance in Singapore, former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi raised doubts about the legality of Vettel’s Red Bull.

Oct 1

Car Review: GM 2014 Camaro Continues To Perform

2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Here is the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS. (Photo: Courtesy of GM)

Since resurrecting the venerable Camaro after a sever-year absence, Chevrolet has enjoyed considerable success with its traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive muscle car.

Reintroduced as a 2010 model, the fifth-generation Camaro has been a hit with buyers and generally well received among critics as well.

Oct 1

Rolex Champions Honored At New York’s Gotham Hall

Rolex Champions Awards At New York’s Gotham Hall

The 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series champions celebrate together at New York’s Gotham Hall. (Photo: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM)

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series gathered one final time on Monday evening at Gotham Hall in Manhattan to put the wraps on 14 years of outstanding competition and honor its deserving champions and award winners.

Second-generation driver Jordan Taylor was feted for his first Daytona Prototype driver championship, while his No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Corvette DP co-driver Max Angelelli celebrated his second DP title. Angelelli co-drove to his first DP championship with Jordan’s father, Wayne Taylor, in 2005. Wayne Taylor owns the No. 10 team.