Archivos por mes: agosto 2013

Scott Hantz and VR-12 win at Flat Rock Speedway

Scott Hantz and VR-12 win at Flat Rock Speedway

Hantz Scores ARCA/CRA Super Series Win At Flat Rock Scott Hantz was in the right place at the right time. With three laps to go in Saturday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, MI, Brian Campbell and current series points leader Travis Braden got together while fighting for the lead, resulting in Braden spinning around. After both drivers were sent to the rear of the field, Hantz, who was running third, inherited the lead and held off a late charge from Ali Kern to score his 31st career series victory. “Sometimes I’d rather be … Continuar leyendo

Travis Braden scores once again using VR-12!

Travis Braden scores once again using VR-12!

Travis Braden Extends Points Lead After Second Win Of The Year In Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125; Current Points Leader Scores Dominating Win at Auto City Speedway Clio, Michigan (Friday, August 16, 2013): It was Day I of the Michigan Doubleheader Weekend for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS as the premier series within Champion Racing Association (CRA) Powered by JEGS made their inaugural visit to the tricky 7/16 (0.437) mile semi-banked egg-shaped paved oval of Auto City Speedway, located north of Flint in Clio, Michigan for the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125. This event race … Continuar leyendo

Nathan Haseleu wins again with VR-12!

Nathan Haseleu wins again with VR-12!

Haseleu Holds Off Zehr To Capture DOC 360 100 At Norway Speedway by Gregg Paul DOC 360 Touring Star Nathan Haseleu captured his second consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings win at Norway Speedway. A fitting triumph not only as it was a race sponsored by DOC 360, but in the way that Haseleu spent two thirds of the race fending off Dalton Zehr for the checkers. A clean, well fought battle that Haseleu knew he was in the thick of. “It was a lot of work,” said Haseleu. “He (Zehr) was there … Continuar leyendo

12 worst cars for the environment in 2011

12 worst cars for the environment in 2011

Photo: Some rights reserved by Autoviva.com The mean dozen GreenerCars.org recently released its ratings for model year 2011 vehicles. The website, which is part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), assigns a Green Score to vehicles based on their fuel efficiency. The organization recognizes the most eco-friendly vehicles in the Greenest Vehicles of 2011 list but also draws attention to poor performers via the Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2011 list. While companies want to be featured at the top of the greenest vehicles list, no one wants to be mentioned on the meanest list. … Continuar leyendo

Dirt Showdown winner Brennan Poole and VR-12!

Dirt Showdown winner Brennan Poole and VR-12!

This time VR-12 celebrates with Brennan Poole, the winner of the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 Brennan Poole Wins Dirt Showdown at Illinois State Fair by draceday Springfield, Illinois (August 19, 2013) – Poole does it again! Continuing to build a strong case for an opportunity at the next level of racing Brennan Poole captured his fifth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory Sunday afternoon at the famed DIRT mile at the Springfield, Illinois State Fairgrounds. In just his third start of the season Poole led 43 laps of the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 collecting his second victory … Continuar leyendo

The end of an era at Sebring

The end of an era at Sebring

Photo: Some rights resrved by The Freewheeling Daredevil Come 2014, it’s going to change, for better or worse. The iconic races we love so dearly have one thing in common: heritage. You can feel it at Sebring just walking up to the race track on Saturday morning. Race day. Those old cracks and rubber-filled concrete slabs along the front straight have seen many a race car run by. It’s a special place. Sport’s car racing’s greatest teams have always brought their best cars and drivers, decade after decade, to challenge the grueling 12 hours. But this year’s running represented … Continuar leyendo

Decade in Review: Technology

Decade in Review: Technology

Photo: Some right reserved by tuppus The 10 technologies that changed cars for the better during the 2000s. The past decade gave us steady increases in performance, fuel efficiency, and safety. Conventional wisdom says these attributes are at odds with one another—for example, safety can mean more size and weight, the enemies of performance and fuel economy, and the most-fuel-efficient car would be slow and small, the antithesis of safe or fast. But advances in technology have helped us get everything at once, whether it’s a formerly high-end feature that has trickled down to the masses or something brand-spanking … Continuar leyendo

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

Some rights reserved by Horia Varlan ADAM DACHIS Whether you bought a new car yesterday or you’re riding along in a decades-old junker, your vehicle of choice may not have all the modern capabilities you desire. A few key upgrades can fix that, providing you with everything from a killer Bluetooth audio system to a smoother, more enjoyable ride. I lease a relatively new car, but it’s about as featureless as you can get. I can’t do much to alter it or I’ll lose those upgrades when my lease is up. Some of my friends own older cars that … Continuar leyendo

Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

Photo: Some rights reserved by ricardodiaz11 EVs selling at faster pace than hybrids after their introduction to market Pete Bigelow See More Articles from this Author This is a good time to be in the business of selling electric vehicles. Once moribund, sales of electric cars have more than doubled in the U.S. during the first six months of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Americans have purchased 41,447 of plug-in electric vehicles since January. Thirty-six percent of all the electric cars on the road today have been bought in the previous six months. The sales … Continuar leyendo

Corvettes at Carlisle

Corvettes at Carlisle

Photo: Some rights reserved by tokyosucks When Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, 2013 Where Carlisle, Pa. Event Type Specialty Show Note More than 5,000 Corvettes from the first year to this year will parade through downtown Carlisle during this event, which also includes autocross and burnout competitions. Admission fee. From www.carlisleevents.com