Entries for 'Chris'
Posted on April 08, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Matt Plumb won Saturday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, giving the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche Carrera (co-driven by Nick Longhi) its second consecutive victory at Barber Motorsports Park. Plumb passed John Edwards, who was seeking his second victory of the day, when he missed a shift in the No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro with 24 min. remaining. Edwards and co-driver Robin Liddell had won the GT class in the Rolex Series race for Stevenson earlier in the after...
Posted on April 06, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Max Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing – Corvette DP) took the lead with 45 minutes remaining in the race and was still there with 7:30 min left, over the Gainsco Corvette DP driven by Alex Gurney. Alessandro Balzan’s Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 chasing Robin Liddell’s Stevenson Motorsport Camaro for the lead in GT.
When the white flag waved Angelelli led by 1.3 sec and was pulling away. Angelelli (with Wayne’s son Jordan Taylor as co-driver) won by 4 sec. The victory was Ta...
Posted on April 06, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Photo: VUE Images / Red Bull Content Pool
Australian V8 Supercars will debut at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin May 17-19. The series’ first US race, the V8 Supercars Austin 400, will feature 4 x 100 km races rune on COTA’s shorter 2.3 mile circuit, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. A qualifying session will be held each morning.
Former Aussie Champion and NASCAR stalwart Marcos Ambrose said the short track was ideally suited to his former category and he looked forward to w...
Posted on March 31, 2013 at 7:39 PM
On March 14, 2013, United SportsCar Racing was introduced as the new premier North American sports car racing series beginning in 2014, combining the current GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will be the sole sanctioning body moving into 2014. Originally created in 1969 by John Bishop and NASCAR’s Bill France Sr., to produce high-level, professional sports car racing in Nort...
Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM
SXSW is but a distant Los Alamos-like memory at this point, its half-life nowhere near expired, but enough decay having occurred that the feet feel normal and the mind can begin to wander to other musical experiences, both future and past. May is going to be an unbelievably full month of rock in greater Houston, with no less than the Dwarves, the Queers, Suicidal Tendencies, Sick Of It All, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Kvelertak, Cancer Bats, Black Tusk, Torche, King’s X, Clutch, and The...
Posted on March 29, 2013 at 7:16 PM
While wandering around late Wednesday night during SXSW 2013 in Austin, Tex., I ran into these two young ladies offering free foot washing. I had been waiting for a while outside Buffalo Billiards, looking for a way to crash the badges/wristbands-only Ash showcase when they appeared, asking each and every passerby – regardless of size, geometry, color, gender, or generally observable hygiene level – if they wanted their feet washed for free.
After a few minutes on...
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM
Chapel Hill, NC’s, mighty VALIENT THORR releases its sixth studio album (and first in 3 years) Our Own Masters June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. The band recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, Ga., with Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk) producing, engineering, and mixing.
Valient Thorr, as epitomized by front man Valient Himself, is the high point in the crossroads of party and thought. You cannot party harder while at the same time stretching your brain pan. If yo...
Posted on March 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Photo: Chris Smith/Gonzogeek Media Inc.
With the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., now less than 2 weeks away it seemed a good time to share some the sights and sounds of Grand-Am’s first visit to Circuit of the Americas earlier this month. First up is a clip from Rolex Series practice on Friday, Mar. 1
Here are the cars returning to the paddock post-practice
Next out are the Continental Tire Challenge participants, again obs...
Posted on March 24, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) won the season’s opening round in Australia, and starts seventh on the grid in Malaysia today for Race 2. Defending 3-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) won his second straight pole, followed by the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. In the run up the race both rain and rapid tire degradation featured prominently in conversation.
Most teams took to the track on intermediate tires, with rain on parts of the course and sunshine on o...
Posted on March 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM
The third and final day of my abridged trip to SXSW is a marathon [aren’t they all? – Ed.], and I ease in slowly by taking care of things nooner style at Brooklyn Vegan with free Jameson and the best vegan food a meat and cheese loving slob like myself will ever eat, a queso made by www.FoodForLovers.com. Truly outstanding. Come for the flavor, stay cuz your guts won’t feel like someone shit cement into them afterwards.
Suitably fortified and sustained my gaze eventually turn...