Aug 4

Charlie Kimball Breaks Through With Big Mid-Ohio Win

Charlie Kimball celebrates with his Ganassi Racing/Novo Nordisk team in Victory Lane at Mid-Ohio after scoring his first IndyCar Series win

Photo Credit: Marshall Pruett

Charlie Kimball overtook Simon Pagenaud at the end of the long backstretch on Lap 73 of 90 and went on to win the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory.

The Camarillo, Calif., native is the ninth different winner in 14 races this season and the fourth first-time winner. In the previous five seasons, there were five total first-time winners. Four different teams were represented in the top five.

“It’s nice when the team gives you such a great car,” said Kimball, who started fifth in the Honda-powered No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chip Ganassi Racing car on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. “All I needed to do was to hit the lap times they needed me to.”

Aug 3

Hunter-Reay Takes Mid-Ohio Pole

Ryan Hunter-Reay took his second pole of the year--both on road courses.

Photo Credit: Marshall Pruett

Ryan Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519 seconds in the Chevrolet-powered No. 1 DHLcar for Andretti Autosport to earn the Verizon P1 Award for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 4.

The reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion came tantalizing close to the track record of 1:05.347 shared by Dario Franchitti (August 1999) and Gil de Ferran (August 2000) in the Firestone Fast Six to claim his third pole of the season and first in eight starts at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

There are six races left in the season and Hunter-Reay is third in the standings (68 points behind front-runner Helio Castroneves).

Aug 3

Champions Crowned At Loretta Lynn’s

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Day four of the 32nd Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL wrapped up its second set of motos on Friday at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The day was a jam-packed full of racing as 20 National Champions emerged after three hard fought motos on the most prestigious amateur motocross platform in the country – Loretta Lynn’s.

Aug 3

Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

F1- Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

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Luca di Montezemolo says that Ferrari can still bounce back in 2013 – and has made it clear once again that Fernando Alonso has to remember that the team has priority.

Montezemolo was speaking in a lengthy interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, which was republished on the Ferrari website.

“Fernando is a great driver and I understand him; he is a bit like me – he wants to win,” said Montezemolo. “He must just remember that one wins and loses together, and for its part, Ferrari must give him a car capable of starting from the front two rows.

“It doesn’t sit well with me seeing our car is not competitive. That’s why I intervened, even if I didn’t want to abuse my authority over my men. However, it had to be done. But how? We started so well, we had begun the World Championship with a very competitive car, maybe even considered the best. But something happened, and instead of moving forward we went backwards.

Aug 2

Second Set Of Motos Begin At Loretta Lynn’s

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Following a condensed day of racing due to Wednesday’s inclement weather, day three resumed on Thursday with sunny skies and warm temperatures at the Loretta Lynn Ranch for the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

With the new day came the start of the second set of motos and that’s where the championship battles begin to take shape. With 23 classes already through Moto 2 of the three-race format, riders in 12 of those classes remain undefeated in their field of competition.