The golden voice of Dave McClelland, beloved by NHRA and other motorsports fans and participants worldwide, has been silenced. McClelland, 85, is said to have passed of natural causes on May 22nd.
Scott Dixon is a record-setter. He has six NTT INDYCAR SERIES championships to his credit, 51 career INDYCAR victories (third all-time – for the moment), has won the Indianapolis 500 from pole in 2008, one of his – now – five pole positions after taking the fastest Pole Day four-lap record in qualifying for the 106th Indy 500 on Sunday, May 22.
IMSA’s new GTP class, premiering in 2023 with LMDh prototypes is growing in strength of numbers and in prestige. Lamborghini has elected to join Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche in the LMDh category that will be known as GTP (Grand Touring Prototype) once all cars hit the track.
This weekend marks the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ return to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) after being unable to compete at the Richmond-area drag strip since 2019.
The 106th Indianapolis 500 is coming up in just a few weeks, scheduled for the final Sunday in May.
NHRA’s annual trip to Minnesota and Brainerd International Raceway has gotten a bit more interesting, thanks to Kruckeberg Industries and its D-Wagon product, bringing a FuelTech Pro Mod shootout specialty race to Brainerd this August. This marks the first ever specialty race for Pro Mod, occurring during the 2022 season.
The face of international motorsports is in a state of flux, with changes to most series occurring in the next few years as sanctioning bodies prepare for a world with less fossil fuels propelling racing cars. Formula 1, for instance will be moving to new technical regulations in 2026 that introduce synthetic fuel. INDYCAR will be utilizing KERS energy recycling with hybrids in 2024, once supply chain issues have been resolved.
NASCAR has announced three new members to its Hall of Fame for 2023, as well as a Landmark Award for this 13th class. New inductees are Matt Kenseth, Kirk Shelmerdine and Hershel McGriff.
For the past few years, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has allowed exhibition runs of pure electric vehicles during its national events.
Signaling another return to the “normal” of pre-COVID-19 activities, the 34th annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show in Seal Beach, California took place on Saturday, April 30th as more than 500 classic cars and trucks – and their proud owners – lined the streets of this Pacific Ocean-adjacent town to celebrate all things automotive.