Category Archives: Racing

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

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

ARCA: Haley holds off Herbst to win at Pocono.

ARCA: Haley holds off Herbst to win at Pocono.

Three days before the race, Justin Haley had no idea he’d be racing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Pocono Raceway. As it turned out, he’s glad he did, especially after winning the rain-delayed ModSpace 150 Friday afternoon in the No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet. Continue reading

ARCA: Sargeant again…wins at Lucas Oil Raceway

ARCA: Sargeant again…wins at Lucas Oil Raceway

Dalton Sargeant drove underneath Michael Self with eight laps to go, then scooted away to win the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway. Continue reading

ARCA: Sargeant leads the charge; wins at Iowa

ARCA: Sargeant leads the charge; wins at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (July 8, 2017) — It came down to a 40 mph drag race down pit road, and by a foot, Dalton Sargeant beat Austin Theriault to the line. Both knew it would be for the right to restart in the preferred outside line, and the best opportunity to go to Victory Lane. Continue reading

ARCA: Theriault wins another short track thriller; conquers Madison.

ARCA: Theriault wins another short track thriller; conquers Madison.

MADISON, Wis. (June 23, 2017) — Austin Theriault didn’t have the best car in the beginning, but his Ken Schrader Racing crew got it right for the most important part. Continue reading

ARCA: Jones spins and wins at Michigan.

ARCA: Jones spins and wins at Michigan.

Brandon Jones spun, then he won the 36th running of the Corrigan Oil 200 Friday afternoon at Michigan Int’l Speedway. But it was way more than that. Jones, fighting a wicked-loose race car, had to track down Kyle Weatherman in the closing laps to secure his fourth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory and second consecutive at Michigan. Continue reading

ARCA: Rookie Riley Herbst wins at Pocono

ARCA: Rookie Riley Herbst wins at Pocono

According to Riley Herbst, it was “a long time coming.” In reality, it took just six races for the 18-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada rookie to find his way to Victory Lane. Continue reading