We didn’t plan this but its turned out to be a Sean Edwards week here at oneighturbo! At 26 years of age, Englishman, Sean Edwards is having a profound impact on American motorsport fans. He has quickly become a front-runner in both Grand-Am and ALMS racing and his name is synonymous with Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Championships. Last year, Edwards was even able to play a part in Ron Howard’s film Rush where he portrayed his father. Edwards is coming off an awesome Supercup win last weekend and heading into the “Green Hell” for this weekends Nurburgring 24 Hour. Continue reading ‘Interview: Sean Edwards chats with oneighturbo’
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Audi chief designer Stefan Sielaff is embracing the challenges that come with styling the cars of the future. He says that new powertrains and new materials are “revolutionizing” Audi. The 49-year-old German, who has been head of Audi design since 2006, says Audi has given him a bigger budget and a larger staff to help the company stay competitive. Sielaff talked with Pia Krix, a reporter with Automotive News Europe sister publication Automobilwoche. Continue reading ‘Interview with Audi chief designer Stefan Sielaf’
When one talks about ultimate speed, tuning and Porsche, SharkWerks is one of those names that always comes up. “ZKERMIT” the 2007 997 GT3RS that pushes out 500hp or the 2009 997TT with EVOMSit ECU Tuning that hits 580hp on 91 octane are just a few of the outstanding cars to come out of the SharkWerks stable.
Our good friends over at Porsche Heritage had the great opportunity to interview Alex Ross, co-owner at SharkWerks. It’s a must read if you want to learn a bit more on one of the most respected Porsche tuners, worldwide.
Alex Ross of SharkWerks
When the racing season comes to an end here in the U.S, we tend to get bummed out but before you know it the Roar Before the Rolex 24 is here. This year brings new teams, new faces and new cars to the Grand-Am Series. One team we will be watching is newly formed Magnus Racing out of Salt Lake City, Utah. We had the chance to sit down and catch up with Jeroen Bleekemolen (Dutch) in Daytona, yesterday. (continue reading…)
The final race (watch our play-by-play) to the 2009 American Le Mans Series ended with a lot of controversy regarding the GT2 class battle between Flying Lizard Motorsports, Joerg Bergmeister and Corevette Racing’s Jan Magnussen. It is eerily reminiscent of Joerg’s loss to Rizi Ferrari/Melo in 2007 at Sebring but without the crash. We see it as racing with an unfortunate end, yet a thrilling one. If Jan had never bumped Joerg in the first place, would we be talking about this? Did it tarnish the sport? No. Did it tarnish ALMS? No. Will GT2 be all the rage in 2010? You can count on it!
Since we are both Porsche fans and big Flying Lizard fans, we’ve asked some of our motorsport friends to contribute their un-biased thoughts. We even went as far as inviting Keith Cornett of CorvetteBlogger.com fame! Rounding out the list, motorsport photographer, Darren Pierson, Riley Racing’s Jameson Riley, Chris Bailey host of fastmachines.com radio, professional driver Michael DeNino and last but not least, the Declan Brennan of Radio Le Mans. There’s even a special appearance by Oliver Gavin! They are in no particular order but Jameson Riley will be up first, since he started it!
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Continue reading ‘ALMS Laguna Seca 2009: Special guest discuss the GT2 last lap controversy’
If your on twitter and an auto freak, check out the newest trend called carchat! It’s crazy fun and this weeks session includes Bob Lutz. Here is the how-to on connecting to carchat on twitter. Brought to you by vLane and Michael Banovsky.
Big news! Bob Lutz, General Motors Vice Chairman and marketing chief will be our featured guest on #carchat next week, at a special 3 PM EST to 5 PM EST time slot. Our topics will fall under a General Motors theme for obvious reasons…
Those are his own words… Welcome guest contributor AJ Nealey and his race report from Mosport.
What a roller coaster of a weekend! This was round 7 of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup at Mosport in the lovely Ontario, Canada. This was also my first time at this historic track and looked to be extremely fast! Weather also looked pretty flukey for the weekend and was amped coming into the weekend after my podium finish from the last round at Road America.
Friday evening consisted of our track walk with Jan Heylen, our chief driving instructor. Again, in car footage and photos do not do this track any justice. Getting out on the surface and looking at it from a driver’s stand point show just how much elevation this track has. No other track can really compare.
What you don’t always see are the frantic repairs that occur in the middle of the night. You never know when a mechanical problem will occur and you must be prepared for anything and react quickly in order to get back in the race as swiftly as possible. That is what just happened to the #65 TRG car. Craig Stanton drove about half of his stint without power steering. They brought the car into the garage and changed the alternator in addition to performing a brake service. The TRG mechanics did a great job of repairing the car while it was in the garage. Craig Stanton explains. Continue reading ’24 Hours of Daytona: Hour 9 Update’