These new technical regulations encourage F1 auto designers to focus on new technologies, that are more relevant to road cars, and in particular techniques of improving fuel efficiency.
Formula One cars are the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by FIA.
Both series will alter the way the field is determined next season, eliminating rules locking a certain number of drivers into the starting lineup.
The move brings the other two series in step with the Sprint Cup Series.
Doug Bresnahan, VP of Marketing Partnerships, Andretti Sports Marketing, who spearheaded the deal with Caesars Entertainment, believes the new venue will serve as a perfect backdrop to the intense action of Red Bull Global Rallycross.
The championship round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season will run at The LINQ.
The series opens up its 2015 season at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX, March 6-8. All classes (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB) will be racing as part of a series headliner event weekend at the world-class 3.4-mile circuit.
The 2015 season finale weekend is set for a return appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The series has also announced the addition of its first two employees. Chuck Zitterich will serve as competition director, while Bill Wright will be public relations director.
The new 410 sprint car series founded by Tod Quiring is called the National Sprint League.
The track opened in 1999 and its kart-racing track has attracted some important contests. Nowadays the road course is used for race team practices, automobile testing, television show and commercials filming and law-enforcement driver training.
It's a 2.3-mile road course along side U.S. Highway 521.
In 2014, Sunday River Ski Resort played host to eight of the country's best professional off-road truck racers, who ventured far from their usual dirt, sand and gravel tracks to tackle unprecedented terrain, including icy berms, snow-covered jumps and steep slopes.
Motorsports legend Ricky Johnson was crowned champion at the 2014 inaugural event.
WELD Racing has announced the promotion of Mike Mulcahy to vice president of sales. Mulcahy now has total responsibility for company sales including street performance, truck and motorsports.
The company has also announced the addition of Greg Bennett to WELD’s sales and marketing team.
John Force is currently No. 2 in the Mello Yello Funny Car point standings, a mere 36 points behind rival Matt Hagan, with two races left in the NHRA Countdown. So far this season Force has three Funny Car wins, seven runner-up finishes.
Sam Michael has been at McLaren since 2011, after leaving his post as Williams technical director earlier that year. He will return to his native Australia to spend more time with his family. Michael was once touted as a future McLaren team principal.
Following the auction it was announced to the gathered crowd that Waterford Speedbowl would remain a race track under Bemer’s ownership. There were fears that the track would be purchased and promptly closed by whomever purchased it.
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