8Star Motorsports drivers Stephane Sarrazin and Emilio DiGuida preview Saturday’s VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 at Road America.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing
Series Statistical Report
Built Ford Tough Unadilla National
Unadilla – New Berlin, N.Y. – August 10
Unadilla was a part of the inaugural Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 1972.
Unadilla has some of the most uniquely-named obstacles in the country like the Gravity Cavity, the Wall, and the Skyshot.
With over 40 years of hosting world-class motocross racing, Unadilla is one of the sport’s most historic venues and was recognized as such when it hosted a “Retro National” during the 2009 season.
A total of 12 different winners have stood atop the Unadilla podium across the 450 and 250 Classes over the last seven seasons – six in the 450 Class and six in the 250 Class.
Bringing the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction to Reno-Tahoe in conjunction with the already huge Hot August Nights car show is a home run for both sides.
For the folks at Barrett-Jackson, Reno is a market filled with passionate automotive fans, and for show attendees, Reno is a new venue that allows many of them to attend a Barrett-Jackson auction for the very first time.
SPEED and the FOX family of channels will have 19 hours of live auction coverage, starting Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.
One of the most important and impressive components in Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s new collaboration with the Hot August Nights car culture celebration in Reno Tahoe, Nev., is the creation of the Barrett-Jackson Cup, a Hot Rod and custom prize designed to stand alongside such prestigious competitions as the Don Ridler Award and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster.
The inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup will be awarded during this year’s Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine for Hot Rods, Street-Rods and custom cars, a key event in the 27th annual Hot August Nights. With a total prize purse of $40,000 plus a 430hp LS3 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance and including $20,000 for the car that earns the Ultimate Best of Show Award, the Cup has attracted the interest of top designers and builders from all over the nation.
“It’s pulling guys who have never come to Hot August Nights,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s pulling the crème de les crème of the builders.”
Three of the most recognized names in the Hot Rod and custom car world – Bobby Alloway, Pete Chapouris and Bob Millard – have been enlisted as the judges for the Barrett-Jackson Cup, which elevates the competition’s national prestige and importance.
With Ryan Briscoe still recovering from a broken wrist, Level 5 Motorsports has recruited a pair of former American Le Mans Series champions to bolster its driving strength for this weekend’s round at Road America.
SPEED has learned that Simon Pagenaud and Ricardo Gonzalez will rejoin the Scott Tucker-owned team for Sunday’s two-hour and 45-minute race, with the IndyCar standout taking Briscoe’s seat in the No. 551 car and the newly crowned Le Mans LMP2 class winner joining ALMS P2 points leader Marino Franchitti in the No. 552 machine.