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The legacy of Alpenrose Velodrome will live on

It’s no coincidence that the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, South Carolina bears a striking resemblance to Alpenrose. (Photo: City of Rock Hill) The news earlier this week about the closure of Alpenrose Velodrome hit our community hard. As we take stock and think about what comes next, here’s something from reader that might help mend broken hearts. This story is from former Portland resident Spencer Lueders: I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina and just saw the news regarding the track and ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Rock Hill, Charlotte North Carolina, Rock Hill South Carolina, Jonathan Maus, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, Spencer Lueders, Giordana Velodrome, Rock Hill Supercross BMX track road


NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May

NASCAR’s inaugural run at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas will take place May 21-23, and Speedway Motorsports, the event organizer, announced their entitlement partners today. Sponsorships must be a term that’s passe these days, and so the entitlement partnerships made public were EchoPark Automotive, Pit Boss Grills, and FEVO. “The first-ever NASCAR at […] The post NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Events, Racing, Autos, Nascar, Motorsports, Branding, Austin Texas, Speedway Motorsports, Circuit of The Americas, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Sonic Automotive, NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races, EchoPark Automotive Pit Boss Grills


Alpenrose Velodrome and event site is permanently closed

A cyclocross race at Alpenrose in 2019 and the cover of the Dairyville Gazette from August 1962. The beloved racing event site at Alpenrose Dairy is now permanently closed. That’s the terrible news just released by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) in a statement released this morning from Alpenrose Velodrome Director Jen Featheringill and OBRA Executive Director Chuck Kenlan: Dear OBRA and Alpenrose Velodrome Friends, Although we expected this someday, we are sad to inform you ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Joe, Tony, Jonathan Maus, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, Peter Hoffman, Alpenrose Dairy, Chuck Kenlan


Mickey Thompson Tests Tire Toughness at King of the Hammers

Only 37 of 84 cars finished the King of the Hammers, proclaimed the planet’s toughest one-day off-road race, on time this year. Tad Dowker and Jordan Pellegrino, two racers on Mickey Thompson Baja Boss X tires, were among the finishers. “The Baja Boss X is an extreme competition tire designed to tackle the toughest terrains,” Ken […] The post Mickey Thompson Tests Tire Toughness at King of the Hammers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Events, Racing, Autos, Tires, Trucks, Off-road, Ken, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Mickey Thompson, Desert Racing, Don't Try This At Home, Jeeps, Buggies, TTAC Racing


Should You Let Your Kids Do Extreme Sports?

When your child is born, you imagine all the possibilities that await them over what you hope will be a long, healthy future. You might mentally fast-forward past their childhood from time to time, daydreaming that they’ll grow up to be a doctor, an engineer, a business owner, an accomplished chef. They might write…Read more...
Tags: Sports, Racing, Skateboarding, Lifehacks, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Human Interest, Individual Sports, Summer Olympic Sports, Sport Climbing, Types Of Climbing, Boardsports, Extreme Sport, Bari Nan Rothchild


2021 Audi RS3 LMS race car revealed, hints at the road car to come

Filed under: Motorsports,Audi,Racing,Performance,sedan Continue reading 2021 Audi RS3 LMS race car revealed, hints at the road car to come 2021 Audi RS3 LMS race car revealed, hints at the road car to come originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 8 Feb 2021 17:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Racing, Autos, Performance, Audi, Motorsports, Sedan


Can-Am Tops UTV King of the Hammers

The UTV King of the Hammers race had 113 side-by-sides (SXS) lined up at the start. True to its reputation as the most brutal one-day race, only 46 vehicles, or 41 percent, finished. Can-Am owned the podium, as their racers, Kyle Chaney, Cody Miller, and Phil Blurton finished one, two, and three. Chaney won $10,000 earlier […] The post Can-Am Tops UTV King of the Hammers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Chaney, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Can Am, Desert Racing, UTVs, SxS, King of the Hammers, UTV King, Kyle Chaney Cody Miller, Phil Blurton


Portland cycling club earns national honor as ‘Best Community Builder’

The Club Roule in Washington Park. (Photo © Bob Huff Photo 2019) “You don’t actually build a community if you’re constantly trying to appeal to the same group of people and rehashing the same ideas in slightly different packaging.”— Paul Wroblewski, founder One benefit of cycling that’s often overlooked is how it can build community — something that has gained even more value during this year of social restrictions and isolation. Earlier this week Portland-based The Club Roule was recog...
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King of the Hammers Nails Kick-Off Race

King of the Hammers returned to Johnson Valley, California for a week of racing, featuring the largest desert racing purse: $270,000. That was doled out to winners in T1, T2, B1, B2, B3, and Class 11 vehicles. T1, the unlimited desert racing truck class, was won by Bryce Menzies, piloting the Mason Motorsports 4WD truck. […] The post King of the Hammers Nails Kick-Off Race appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Events, Racing, Autos, Trucks, Motorsports, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Desert Racing, Don't Try This At Home, Johnson Valley California, UTVs, Buggies, TTAC Racing, King of the Hammers, Trophy Trucks, Bryce Menzies


Porsche Falls Short Of Podium Dreams In Daytona Endurance Classic

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, GTD, 911 RSR, GTLM, GT3 R, Daytona 24


The Koenig C62 Is Quite Literally A Race Car For The Road

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Koenig, 962, Tuned Porsches, C62


QOTD: Which Muscle Car is the Most Muscular?

Classic muscle cars are legendary, some blend of parts not originally meant to go together. Our question is, of all the muscle cars produced, which is the most muscular?   With muscular being an adjective for vigorously robust, which muscle car would you say was the most well-developed?  One reason why you won’t get an […] The post QOTD: Which Muscle Car is the Most Muscular? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Insurance, Racing, Autos, Nostalgia, Drag Racing, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Horsepower, Muscle Car, Rare Rides, HP rating


Porsche Secures Top-3 Starting Positions In Daytona 24 Qualifying Race To Kick Off IMSA Season

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Daytona, IMSA, GTD, 911 GT3 R, 911 RSR, GTLM, Daytona 24, Porsche Secures Top


New Canadian series promises international quality competition

Motorsport, like just about every business/activity/hobby/sport/whatever, has been in a bit of a state of flux since March 2020, as the world figures out how to deal with the challenges presented by operating during a global pandemic.That doesn’t mean that those behind the scenes are just hanging out on the couch swilling PBR and downing Doritos like the government wants us to do. There are those who are so passionate about the health of motorsport that they are, in between snacks, are layi...
Tags: News, Canada, Racing, PBR, Autos, Motorsport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Sports Car Racing, Multimatic, Aim Autosport, Chris Bye, Fel Drives, Franczak Enterprises, Pfaff Motorsport, Sportscar Racing


INDYCAR Announces Paretta Autosport

Sandwiched between the United States holiday celebrating the life of slain Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and January 20 when a new US president will be inaugurated, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced a new team formed by Beth Paretta. Paretta Autosport, a team geared towards motorsports opportunities for women, is entering the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with Simona De Silvestro as the driver of the Chevrolet-powered number 16 car. This won’t be ...
Tags: US, Alabama, Indianapolis, Racing, United States, Autos, Houston, Nascar, Martin Luther King Jr, Motorsport, Motorsports, Indycar, Katherine Legge, Danica Patrick, Simona de Silvestro, Sarah Fisher


Street Racing Ends In Fiery Crash In Solano County

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) – A street racing crash in Solano County led to major injuries for one of the drivers. Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a 34-year-old male from Fairfield was reportedly driving a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette on westbound State Route 37 at speeds over 120 miles. According to a witness, the car was racing another vehicle described as a Dodge Charger, said CHP Solano. As the Corvette approached State Route 29, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. After...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Crash, Racing, Fairfield, Solano County, Dodge Charger, State Route, Fairfield News, CHP Solano


How to watch Formula 1 online

Formula 1 racing is a high-octane sport that's fun to watch. Luckily, there are plenty of streaming options for F1 fans. Here's how too watch.
Tags: Cars, Trends, How-to, Racing, F1, Formula 1, Movies & TV, Tier 4


This One-Off Track-Spec Carrera GT-R Can be Yours for a Cool $1M

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Tags: Racing, Autos, Motorsport, WEC, Porsche Carrera GT, Carrera GT, LMP, Tuned Porsches


The Dakar Rally’s Twelve Days and Nights in Saudi Arabia

The Dakar Rally is being contested for the 43rd time, yet it’s only the second year that it is being staged in Saudi Arabia. Last year, the rally demonstrated to the world the Saudis’ ability to organize a global sporting event, bringing the Kingdom to prominence as a regional and international motorsports hub.   The […] The post The Dakar Rally’s Twelve Days and Nights in Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, Global, Events, Racing, Middle East, Autos, Motorsports, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Raid-rally, World Stage, Dakar Rally 's Twelve Days


Pro bowler scores a strike at 140 mph from a NASCAR Mustang

NASCAR driver Aric Almirola and top bowler Jason Belmonte teamed up for the world's fastest bowling strike. They had to use a special ball, because a regulation ball would have shattered on the track at those speeds. Aric has a behind-the scenes video: Image: YouTube / Jason Belmonte
Tags: Video, News, Racing, Records, Nascar, Strikes, Bowling, Aric Almirola, Jason Belmonte, Aric, NASCAR Mustang


Land Rover Defender Returns to Dakar in Supporting Role

  Land Rover Defender 110s are taking on the 2021 Dakar Rally, the 13-day, 12-stage, 4,751-mile all-terrain challenge. One of the toughest sporting events in the world, these production-spec models will support an ambitious new Dakar Rally team, Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) throughout the race. These Defender 110 4x4s will be tasked with negotiating extreme […] The post Land Rover Defender Returns to Dakar in Supporting Role appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Events, Racing, Middle East, Autos, Land Rover, Bahrain, SUVs, Hybrid, Dakar, Dakar Rally, News Blog, Prodrive, Defender 110, Support Vehicles


This 80-Year-Old Just Bought His 80th Porsche, A New Boxster Spyder

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Honsinger impresses with 2nd place European World Cup finish

Clara Honsinger (left) and the stars and stripes on the podium. (Image via Flobikes.com video) Riding past the World Champ like it’s no big deal. Portland local Clara Honsinger continued her ascension into the top ranks of cyclocross with a second place finish at the UCI World Cup in Namur, Belgium on Sunday. Honsinger (Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com) stormed through the field and set her sights on a podium finish about half-way through the grueling, one-hour race. On the third lap, Hon...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Clara, Namur, NAMUR Belgium, Jonathan Maus, Honsinger, Clara Honsinger, Anthony McCrossan, Denise Betsema Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal, Flobikes, Carmen Alvarado Alpecin Fenix, Sellwood Cycle Repair Team


Brad Binder breaks through the chaos

This year the KTM rider became the first South African to win a MotoGP World Championship race 11 and the first rookie to do so since 2013 The post Brad Binder breaks through the chaos appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sport, Racing, Formula One, Valentino Rossi, KTM, Marc Marquez, Romain Grosjean, Moto Gp, Top Six, World Championship, Alan van der Merwe, Brad Binder, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Formula One medical cars


Porsche Is Going Back To Le Mans With A New LMDh Race Car

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Le Mans, Motorsport, Hybrid, Daytona, IMSA, FIA World Endurance Championship, Sebring, Porsche Motorsports, FIA WEC, 919 Hybrid, LMDh


Porsche Defends Intercontinental GT Challenge Title With Podium Finish At The 9 Hours Of Kyalami

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EA to buy Codemasters for $1.2 billion after outbidding 'GTA' publisher Take-Two

The "Grid" racing series is one of several Codemasters racing franchises. Grid/Codemasters Electronic Arts, the American video game publisher behind major gaming franchises like "FIFA," "Madden," and "Need for Speed," is dropping $1.2 billion on the British video game company Codemasters. The company outbid another American video game publisher, Take-Two Interactive, which previously announced intentions to acquire Codemasters for just shy of $1 billion on November 10. Codemasters is a leg...
Tags: Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Linkedin, EA, Racing, Fifa, Acquisition, Bengaluru, Gareth Jones, Florin, Madden, Andrew Wilson, Electronic Arts


These engineers are pushing solar racecars to new levels

Derek Muller of Veritasium hosts this show on an Australian solar-powered vehicle race, with competitors from around the world braving wind, dust and a surprising number of crashes: "They'll race 2,000 miles across the Australian Outback to test their tech and teamwork, risking life and limb to build a better, more sustainable world." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Racing, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Derek Muller


Porsche’s 992-generation GT3 Cup Race Car Is Bigger And Faster Than Ever

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Triumph Joining British Supersport in 2021

Seven Sixty Five Triumph has its sights set on the 765cc racing class and plans to join the British Superbike motorcycle racing championship for the 2021 racing year. The company has been easing its way back into motor racing after becoming the sole engine supplier for the Moto2 racing series (one step down from MotoGP). Their plan is to take the current 765 Street Triple RS designs from their Moto2 endeavors and transfer them into a British Supersport spec motorcycle to hopefully take them int...
Tags: Racing, Motorcycles, Triumph, Daytona, BSB, WSBK, Dorna, PTR, Motorcycle News, Steve Sargent, British Superbike, British Supersport, Seven Sixty Five Triumph