Category Archives: Racing

ARCA: Self wins career-first at Kansas; Theriault clinches championship.

ARCA: Self wins career-first at Kansas; Theriault clinches championship.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 20, 2017) — Michael Self was the meat in the middle of a five-wide sandwich on the final restart at Kansas Speedway and barely squeezed through as the leader off turn two. From there the Salt Lake City, Utah driver held off a spirited charge from Ty Majeski to win the Kansas 150 Friday night, his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory. Continue reading

ARCA: Theriault takes another thriller, wins Crosley 150 at Kentucky

ARCA: Theriault takes another thriller, wins Crosley 150 at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) — It was survival of the fittest tonight at Kentucky Speedway. It was also a daring four-wide move that included Austin Theriault on a late-race restart that paid off handsomely for the Fort Kent, Maine driver. In the end, Theriault, in the No. 52 Cross Insurance Ford, held off Sheldon Creed and Zane Smith over a green-white-checker finish to win the wild Crosley Brands 150 Friday night, his seventh ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of the season. “We had good position on the bottom and could run wide open down there,” said … Continue reading

Learn About ARCA and VR-12.

Learn About ARCA and VR-12.

VR-12 has been declared an Official ARCA Participating Manufacturer. For us this is truly an honor. Continue reading

ARCA: Late-race charge gives Bell big win at Chicagoland

ARCA: Late-race charge gives Bell big win at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2017) — They may not have had the best car, but they had the best strategy. Christopher Bell bolted on four fresh General Tires during the final caution; then, with a bold, bonsai move on the high-side, charged from the eighth starting position to the front over a green-white-checker finish to win the thrilling ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SCOTT 150 Thursday night at Chicagoland Speedway. Bell, in the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports-Musselman’s Apple Sauce-JBL Toyota, had barely a top-five car but got a big break with 10 laps to go when leader Michael … Continue reading

ARCA: Theriault takes another ARCA thriller; conquers DuQuoin’s Magic Mile

ARCA: Theriault takes another ARCA thriller; conquers DuQuoin’s Magic Mile

DuQUOIN, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2017) — Fort Kent, Maine’s Austin Theriault put an exclamation point on a picture-perfect day for Ken Schrader Racing Monday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt. Right after bossman Ken Schrader wheeled his own No. 9 Federated Auto Parts Modified to Victory Lane — holding off Tony Stewart for the win — Theriault steered Schrader’s No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota to the winner’s circle in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire GRABBER 100, the 64th edition of the Southern Illinois 100. Theriault, from outside row one, out-hustled leader Shane … Continue reading

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Check Out How F1 Cars Keep Cool

Thanks to the advent of turbochargers, big inter-cooler radiators enter the F1 vernacular since 2014. Where will they be sited? And how large they be? Craig Scarborough talks us through the radiator layouts – and talks, too, about the problems of keeping all the electrics at manageable temperatures. Continue reading

ARCA: Austin Theriault wins Road America thriller.

ARCA: Austin Theriault wins Road America thriller.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 27, 2017) — What looked like a full course Austin Cindric runaway turned into a last-lap Austin Theriault takeaway Sunday afternoon at Road America. Theriault, in Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Ford, steered through two last-lap incidents and came out the winner of the wild ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Road America 100. “We were lucky and smart today,” said Theriault. “We made the least amount of mistakes. I knew those guys were fast in front of me and behind me. It came down to not overdoing it, especially on that last lap. Everybody was … Continue reading

Some Insight To Cooling Systems In Race Cars

Some Insight To Cooling Systems In Race Cars

There are many ways for a race engine to have cooling problems. The air/fuel mixture has a definite bearing on engine heat. A lean mixture will burn hotter. The type of fuel is important, too. Continue reading

Racing Car’s Cooling System

Racing Car’s Cooling System

With a 400 HP engine and two 120KW motors, the ZEOD RC generates a good amount of heat. How does the ZEOD RC cooling system work? The ZEOD RC uses two cooling systems, both of which have cooling for both the ICE and electric systems. A single radiator on this vehicle cools the electric motors, controllers, the engine, the engine oil, and the transmission oil! The ZEOD RC is an electric racecar designed to make the first all electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June, 2014. The ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing … Continue reading

ARCA: Kyle Benjamin takes Winchester ARCA 200 checkers.

ARCA: Kyle Benjamin takes Winchester ARCA 200 checkers.

WINCHESTER, Ind. (Aug. 6, 2017) — It would have been difficult to hold off Kyle Benjamin over the course of 200 laps Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway, and in the end it proved impossible. Continue reading