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Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway more than 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

Adam spent several years covering motorsports for Examiner.com., where he had the opportunity to see the racing world from behind the scenes as well as the grandstands. He invites everyone to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for all things racing with the readers of SpeedwayDigest.com.

Be sure to tune in for his sports talk program, Thursday Night Thunder, where he discusses the latest in motorsports news with drivers, crew members, and fans. The show takes place (almost) every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST on the Speedway Digest Radio Network. 

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The event drag racing fans and drivers have waited for all season, the prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, is set to take place on Aug. 31-Sept. 5 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, and there’s plenty in store on the sport’s grandest stage.
 
The biggest, longest, and most historic event in drag racing is set to be one to remember with action across several categories, the specialty Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout in both Top Fuel and Funny Car, special concerts throughout the weekend and thrilling bonus events like the Dodge HEMI Challenge and JEGS Allstars for sportsman racers. Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is also welcoming fans to the Big Go with free parking throughout the entire race weekend.
 
It is the 16th of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, as well as the final race before the Countdown to the Championship, and there’s nothing like winning a Wally on Labor Day Monday at the Big Go.
 
A victory on drag racing’s biggest stage ensures a place in the record books, and several top drivers have a chance to add to their legacies in new ways. The Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Top Fuel Callout started in Gainesville in March and now Brittany Force, Steve Torrence, Mike Salinas, and Justin Ashley are the final four in the specialty race, which will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 3. In the Pep Boys All-Star Funny Car Callout, eight drivers will vie for the win on Sunday, Sept. 4 during the special race-within-a-race, with the top three competitors getting a chance to call out their first-round opponent. In all, the specialty events in the thrilling, must-see 11,000-horsepower nitro categories will award an additional $260,000 in prize money during an already massive weekend at the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
 
Torrence (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all picked up wins a year ago at the Big Go. This year’s race will be broadcast on both the FOX broadcast network and Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including live eliminations coverage starting at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 5 on FS1 and continuing at 2 p.m. on FOX.
 
Top Fuel’s Torrence picked up his second U.S. Nationals win last year, parlaying that success to his fourth straight world championship. Torrence has been on a dominant tear in recent seasons, but he’ll look to pick up his first victory of 2022 at the biggest race of the year. Looking to stop him is a star-studded group of drivers, including points leader Brittany Force, who has four wins this season, four-time 2022 winner Mike Salinas, Tony Schumacher, who leads all NHRA drivers with 10 Indy wins, Justin Ashley, 2019 winner Doug Kalitta, Leah Pruett, Josh Hart, Clay Millican, Antron Brown, and Shawn Langdon, who has a pair of U.S. Nationals wins.
 
In Funny Car, Wilkerson played the underdog role perfectly a year ago, winning at the Big Go for the second time in his career. This one came 18 years after his first, defeating Ron Capps in the final round and denying the eventual world champ his first U.S. Nationals victory. Capps, a two-time world champ, will try to change that this year and finally crack through at the world’s biggest drag race against a multitude of stars in the class, including points leader Robert Hight, five-time race winner John Force, Dodge drivers Matt Hagan and Cruz Pedregon, Sonoma winner Bob Tasca III, J.R. Todd, who won the race in 2017 and 2018, and 2014 winner Alexis DeJoria,
 
Enders has reigned supreme in Pro Stock at the prestigious U.S. Nationals the past two seasons and the four-time world champion has been dominant thus far this year, winning six times and taking a commanding lead in the points standings. A third straight win – and her fourth overall at the track – would put her in elite territory, but it won’t be easy in a class loaded with talent. That includes reigning world champ Greg Anderson, who has six Indy wins and 99 career victories, Aaron Stanfield, 2016 winner Chris McGaha, reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Dallas Glenn, Kyle Koretsky, Troy Coughlin Jr., Matt Hartford, Deric Kramer, Bo Butner, and rookie Camrie Caruso.
 
Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Angelle Sampey has enjoyed a terrific 2022 season as she aims for her fourth world championship. She is also after her fourth Indy win, as is Krawiec, who is the reigning event winner. That would be the most among active riders, but the competition is stiff as both Vance & Hines riders have to face off with defending world champ Matt Smith, who won the race in 2006, Sonoma winner Joey Gladstone, Steve Johnson, who has a pair of Indy wins, Angie Smith, Ryan Oehler, Jimmy Underdahl and Jerry Savoie.
  
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying for the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals will feature one round at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 2, two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:15 and 5:00 p.m. and the final two rounds on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 12:00 and 3:30 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 5.
 
The semifinals of the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Top Fuel Callout take place on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 2:40 p.m., with the final round to follow at 6:25 p.m. The next day, the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Funny Car Callout will begin with the opening round at 1:20 p.m., the semifinals at 2:45 p.m. and the final round at 4:55 p.m.
 
Television coverage of the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals includes racing action on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 and coverage of the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Funny Car Callout from 4-5:30 p.m. Qualifying action will continue from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sunday on FS1. On Monday, live coverage from eliminations will begin at 12 p.m. on FS1 and continue on FOX from 2-5 p.m.
 
To purchase tickets to the 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, fans can visit www.NHRA.com/tickets. All children 12 and under will be admitted free in the general-admission area with a paid adult. For more information about NHRA, visit www.nhra.com.

(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)

By David Phillips
IMSA Wire Service
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Take all five classes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, turn them loose on four of the most historic and challenging miles of racetrack in North America amid changing conditions with championship implications riding on the outcome, and what do you get? Two hours and 40 minutes of action-packed sports car racing otherwise known as the 2022 IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend at Road America.
 
What did we learn?
 
Nobody Ever Claimed Racing Is Fair
 
If they did, they were wrong. That maxim was proven for the zillionth time on Sunday when JDC-Miller MotorSports’ gamble of switching the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R to rain tires during an early full-course yellow paid off big time. Initially.
 
While the other five Daytona Prototype international (DPi) competitors tiptoed around a track that was alternately wet and damp on the slick tires with which they started the race, surefooted Richard Westbrook stormed into a huge lead on his grooved Michelins. Such was his pace that Westbrook was within sight of lapping the sixth-place DPi car when a full-course yellow was declared to clear a chunk of debris from the circuit.
 
Following the resulting pit stop shuffles and repositioning of the field by class, Westbrook’s three-plus-mile advantage evaporated as all six DPi cars were positioned nose-to-tail for the subsequent restart. With the JDC-Miller inspired gamble effectively nullified, Tristan Vautier spent the remainder of the race battling for position in a race he and Westbrook might well have easily won by putting a lap on the DPi field barring that full-course caution – a yellow caused when the sister (or is that cousin?) car, the No. 90 JDC-Miller Duqueine D08 Le Mans Prototype 3 entry, lost a chunk of its bodywork.
 
Racing fair? No. Ironic? Certainly.
 
Yin and Yang of Consistency
The yin and yang of consistency was much in evidence at Road America. After capturing the 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona, Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian has experienced a “so near yet so far” season, the No. 60 Acura ARX-05 consistently in the hunt for another win but just as regularly falling just short.
 
Thus, the No. 60 arrived at Road America with a string of five consecutive runner-up finishes. The regular collection of points enabled Meyer Shank to fashion a lead in the DPi standings that was at once substantial and fragile. Substantial enough that a win in Wisconsin would have built a comfortable championship lead heading to the Motul Petit Le Mans season finale; fragile enough that a lackluster finish coupled with a win by the chief rival No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura would force a must-win position in the season finale.
 
The late stages at Road America once again found the No. 60 Acura in the lead, with Oliver Jarvis battling to stay just ahead of Filipe Albuquerque in the No. 10. Not for the first time this year, Albuquerque pulled off a forceful – but clean – pass for the lead and went on to take the win. Meanwhile, under intense pressure from Earl Bamber in the No. 02 Cadillac Racing DPi V.R, Jarvis crashed in the Kink and was fortunate indeed that the resulting full-course yellow enabled him to nurse his badly damaged car to a fourth-place finish.
 
Thus, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura now heads to Motul Petit Le Mans with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, putting MSR in that must-win situation.
 
Speaking of Consistency …
Stevan McAleer and Mike Skeen steered the No. 32 Team Korthoff Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 to an eighth-place GT Daytona (GTD) finish Sunday, keeping McAleer and the No. 32 atop the GTD driver and team standings. After opening the season with third- and-second place finishes, respectively, at the Rolex 24 and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, the Korthoff Mercedes has not scored another podium finish. On the other hand, Road America was just the second time this season that the No. 32 Mercedes finished outside the top six.
 
While some other GTD campaigners have experienced higher “highs,” they’ve also experienced more “lows.” With races at VIRginia International Raceway and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta remaining on the schedule, that consistency finds McAleer and Team Korthoff 36 points clear of Ryan Hardwick, Jan Heylen and the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche GT3 R, with three other teams within striking distance of the championship.
A perfect finish to the Western Swing has Top Fuel’s Tony Schumacher on the right track and that could be dangerous for the rest of the loaded class heading into this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports Park.
 
Schumacher won in Seattle two weeks ago, erasing some early-season struggles for a team that appears to be coming together at the right time. That has the eight-time Top Fuel world champ excited for his first appearance in Topeka since the 2018 campaign, as the longtime star returned to full-time racing this year. There were some early bumps in the road, but as Schumacher and his team showed in Seattle, this team may be primed for a run at another world title as the Countdown to the Championship approaches.
 
He holds the track record for the quickest pass at Topeka’s House of Speed and a 2010 win at the facility, and Schumacher, who has 86 career victories, will try to add another this weekend in his 11,000-horsepower Scag Top Fuel dragster, knowing full well the importance of this stage of the season.
 
“You’ve got perform this time of the year,” Schumacher said. “The right attitude is important and there was excitement (in Seattle). Coming into (Seattle), we found ourselves 12th in points, 100 out of the top 10 and you’ve got to perform. These drivers in this class are all great. It’s a tough sport and you’ve got to be able to overcome adversity. It’s all really close right now and you’re to the point where there’s just a few races before the Countdown. We’re going to keep trying and we’ve got a group of people who are excited.”
 
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) won the 2021 event, and this year’s Topeka race will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including live eliminations coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 14. It is the 14th of 22 races during the 2022 season and only two events follow the annual stop in Topeka before the six-race playoffs begin.
 
Schumacher is just 10 points out of 10th place and only 51 out of eight in a tightly-bunched Top Fuel category, finally turning the corner in Seattle in the first race with new majority team owners Joe and Cathi Maynard. The team qualified third there and made a series of strong runs as Schumacher continued to praise the work of his team.
 
They’ve worked through a lot this year and Schumacher likes where the group is headed, even while dealing with Top Fuel stars like Brittany Force, the current points leader who won in Topeka last year, four-time defending world champ Steve Torrence, Mike Salinas, who has four wins this year, Justin Ashley, Doug Kalitta, Denver winner Leah Pruett, Antron Brown, Josh Hart and 2018 winner Clay Millican.
 
“I’ve been doing this a long time and there’s ebbs and flows,” Schumacher said. “The worst thing I can do is to put pressure on them when they don’t need it. The guys weren’t making mistakes and you can’t point fingers. They’re giving everything and it’s hard on them. These guys have worked so hard and it’s so hard to get here. It’s a tough sport, but when the good stuff comes, it’s a beautiful thing.”
 
In Funny Car, John Force earned an incredible 10th Funny Car victory at Heartland Motorsports Park a year ago, slipping past J.R. Todd in the final round. Todd is eager to get some redemption this year in his 11,000-horsepower DHL Toyota GR Supra and he heads to Topeka with plenty of momentum after one of his best showings of 2022 in Seattle. Todd advanced to his first final round of the year before falling to Force’s teammate, points leader Robert Hight.
 
It gave Hight his sixth win of the year, but it also showed Todd, a former world champion, that things may be getting in order at the ideal time. They ran extremely well in warm conditions, moving back up to sixth in points, and Todd has plenty of good vibes from last year’s performance in Topeka. Combined, it might lead to Todd’s first win of the season as he faces off with the likes of Hight, Force, Matt Hagan, who has three wins this year, Sonoma winner Bob Tasca III, Tim Wilkerson, defending world champ Ron Capps, Alexis DeJoria, and Cruz Pedregon.
 
“Last year Topeka was a good race for the DHL team with a No. 1 qualifier and then a runner-up finish,” Todd said. “We just came up short in the final. We were runner-up in Seattle two weeks ago and we let one get away. The most important time of the year is coming up in the Countdown. We have three more races including this weekend in Topeka to make up some ground and build some momentum. The DHL Toyota guys are doing a great job, as always. We are just going to work on staying consistent and keep doing what we’re doing. I really believe the wins will come. Topeka will be hot, but it was hot in Seattle, and we did alright.”
 
Dallas Glenn’s memorable rookie season in Pro Stock included a huge moment in Topeka when he had a perfect .000 reaction time in the final round to pick up the victory en route to NHRA Rookie of the Year honors. He has a win in 2022, but everyone is chasing points leader and four-time champ Erica Enders, who has an impressive six victories already this season. She’ll look to keep rolling against stiff competitors like reigning world champ Greg Anderson, Kyle Koretsky, Seattle winner Troy Coughlin Jr., Aaron Stanfield Matt Hartford, and rookie Camrie Caruso.
 
It is Pro Stock Motorcycle’s first trip to Heartland Motorsports Park in 25 years and only points leader Angelle Sampey has a victory among active riders, picking up the win in 1997. Joey Gladstone, who picked up his first career win in the class at Sonoma, is only two points behind Sampey in the standings, while other standouts include reigning world champ Matt Smith, Steve Johnson, Angie Smith, Jerry Savoie, Karen Stoffer, Eddie Krawiec and Jimmy Underdahl.
 
The event also will feature thrilling competition in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, which includes some of the sport’s top drivers, as well as Street Legal exhibition runs and action in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon. After nitro qualifying on Friday and Saturday, fans can see an exciting performance from the “Miss Elle” jet funny car driven by Mickey McCormick, as well as a wheelstander exhibition from the “Walking Tall” PT Cruiser driven by “NitroMike.” On Saturday, fans can also attend Nitro School at 1 p.m. in the Tony Stewart Racing pits to learn more about how the cars operate and reach their thrilling speeds.
 
Race fans at Heartland Motorsports Park can enjoy the special pre-race ceremonies that introduce and celebrate each of the drivers racing for the prestigious Wally on Sunday and includes the fan favorite SealMaster Track Walk. The final can’t-miss experience of any NHRA event is the winner’s circle celebration on Sunday after racing concludes, where fans are invited to congratulate the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor event winners.
 
As always, fans also get an exclusive pit pass to the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet in Topeka. This unique opportunity gives fans a unique chance to see teams in action and service their hot rods between rounds, get autographs from their favorite NHRA drivers and more. Fans can also visit NHRA’s popular Nitro Alley and Manufacturers Midway, where sponsors and race vendors create an exciting atmosphere that includes interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and fun for the entire family.
 
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature one round at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 12 and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, Aug. 14. Television coverage includes qualifying action on FS1 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, and then eliminations at 2 p.m. ET Sunday.
 
To purchase tickets to the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, fans can visit www.nhra.com or call 800-884-6472. For more information about NHRA, visit www.nhra.com

 

(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)

After 13 races in 20 weeks, the F1 teams have retired their helmets and headphones for a well-deserved summer break. The next race commences on the 28th of August at the Belgian Grand Prix, so what better time to review everything that’s happened so far this season.

 Casumo has created a pre-summer round-up to reveal the most costly and penalised drivers for 2022 so far. From collisions and pit lane speeding to unsafe releases and driving scooters on track, this season has seen it all in terms of offences and the FIA hasn’t been shy in dishing out the penalties.

By analysing the FIA’s official documents, Casumo can reveal the F1 drivers and teams who have been collecting the largest fines, seconds and points this season and are able to crown F1’s biggest rule breakers. Can you guess who they are…

Tsunoda and Albon are crowned the biggest rule breakers so far this year

Drivers

Total Number of Offences

22 - Yuki Tsunoda

8

23 - Alexander Albon

8

24 - Zhou Guanyu

7

5 - Sebastian Vettel

7

10 - Pierre Gasly

6

14 - Fernando Alonso

6

18 - Lance Stroll

6

31 - Esteban Ocon

5

55 - Carlos Sainz

5

77 - Valtteri Bottas

4

11 - Sergio Perez

4

3 - Daniel Ricciardo

4

20 - Kevin Magnussen

3

16 - Charles Leclerc

2

4 - Lando Norris

2

6 - Nicholas Latifi

2

63 - George Russell

2

1 - Max Verstappen

1

44 - Lewis Hamilton

1

47 - Mick Schumacher

1

Out of 13 races, two drivers’ names keep sticking out in the penalty documents - Yuki Tsunoda and Alex Albon. These rule breakers have the highest number of warnings and penalties – collecting 8 offences each so far this season.

Tsunoda got picked up for pit lane speeding in Canada, driving unnecessarily slow in the Australian qualifying and numerous accounts of impeding and collisions. This resulted in him being reprimanded, getting two-point penalties, one 5 second time penalty and €1,300 worth of fines.

Meanwhile, Albon has an accumulation of penalties such as gaining an advantage, leaving the track for unjustifiable reasons, pit lane speeding and impeding other drivers – just to name a few. This resulted in him collecting 6 penalty points, 15 seconds in time penalties and €1,800 worth of fines.

Surprisingly, despite his aggressive driving reputation, Max Verstappen is one of the golden boys of F1 in the eyes of the FIA - sat alongside Lewis Hamilton and Mick Schumacher for only collecting 1 penalty over the last 13 races.

 

Vettel is the costliest F1 driver, racking up €30,000+ fines for bad behaviour and riding a scooter

Driver Team Total Cost
5 - Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin  € 35,900.00
55 - Carlos Sainz Ferrari € 25,000.00
11 - Sergio Perez Red Bull € 10,600.00
44 - Lewis Hamilton Mercedes  € 10,000.00
3 - Daniel Ricciardo McLaren  € 10,000.00
24 - Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo € 10,000.00
16 - Charles Leclerc Ferrari  € 10,000.00
1 - Max Verstappen Red Bull € 10,000.00
18 - Lance Stroll Aston Martin € 5,900.00
77 - Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo € 2,000.00
23 - Alexander Albon Williams Racing € 1,800.00
22 - Yuki Tsunoda Alpha Tauri € 1,300.00
10 - Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri € 1,300.00

Unfortunately for some teams, their drivers’ penalties have resulted in a hefty fine. Sebastian Vettel has accumulated the largest sum of penalty fines so far this season – racking up a bill of €35,900 for Aston Martin.

His offences, however, are some of the most unique out of the whole paddock. Whilst he picked up €600 and €300 fines for pit lane speeding, and a €5000 fine for an unsafe release, the offences which cost him the most is for bad behaviour and riding a scooter.

Due to ‘behaviour during the Driver’ meeting’ at the Austrian qualifying, Vettel landed himself a €25,000 fine, one of the most expensive penalties on our list. He also drove a scooter on track within the five-minute window after P1 in Australia, resulting in a €5,000 fine.

 

Aston Martin have the largest penalty fine bill, exceeding €40,000 over 13 races

Team

Total Cost

Aston Martin

 €41,800.00

Ferrari

 €35,000.00

Red Bull

 €20,600.00

Alfa Romeo

 €12,000.00

McLaren

 €10,000.00

Mercedes

 €10,000.00

Alpha Tauri

 €2,600.00

Williams Racing

 €1,800.00

BWT Alpine

 € -  

Haas

 € -  

Aston Martin have felt the biggest repercussions of their driver’s bad behaviour, with Vettel and Stroll racking up a combined bill of €41,800 within the last 13 races for 13 different offences. Stroll added to Vettel’s already large bill with a €5000 fine for unsafe release and €900 for pitlane speeding.

Ferrari have the second biggest bill of €35,000 with Leclerc picking up a €10,000 fine for driver assistants in Parc Ferme and Sainz collecting a hefty €25,000 fine for impeding a car in practise 3 in Monaco.

Meanwhile, Red Bull is left with the third largest bill of €20,600 so far this year. Perez collected €600 worth of fines for two different occasions of pit-lane speeding as well as €10,000 of unnecessary impeding; whilst Verstappen picked up his only fine of €10,000 for driver assistants in Parc Ferme in Austria.

If you would like any more in-depth information on the F1 penalties which have been given so far this season, please don't hesitate to email.

Thanks,

Eve

 

 

Methodology

Data was collected from FIA's official offence documents and analysed accordingly. 

 

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From Championship Driver to XITE ENERGY Racing driver, Timo Scheider was thrown in the deep end as he took on his first race at Extreme E’s first double-header, co-organised by Automobile Club d’Italia and Regione Sardegna.

The German was called up to join Tamara Molinaro, who drove for the Championship alongside Scheider last season, behind the wheel for the XITE ENERGY Racing team in Sardinia.

Despite the difficult circumstances, it was a scenario that the 43-year-old took in his stride as he secured second on his maiden X Prix start in a dream debut.

Extreme E: What did you make of your Extreme E debut?
Timo Scheider: I think the entire paddock, the team managers, and drivers made something of this. They reacted nicely to my success and of course, it felt good to get that kind of feedback and spread that kind of energy in terms of performance.

It’s always something special when you’re on site for one and a half years, and you finally get the chance to prove yourself in terms of performance. In the end, we all know racing is down to performance and results.

To just jump in with XITE and Tamara without knowing each other as teammates and without knowing the team meant no advantages for us. We started from scratch, and we were guessing a bit in terms of set up and directions.
The team’s all-new driver line-up made an instant impact at the NEOM Island X Prix I to finish second in Sardinia after on-track winners Rosberg X Racing (RXR) received a 30-second time penalty which dropped them to third.

XE: A podium first time out is hugely impressive. How did you manage that?
TS: In the end, I think I was just lucky to jump in and feel comfortable and to set good pace straight away. I had confidence even though we had no idea about the set up, but it was more about finding ourselves as teammates and getting Tamara comfortable.

I couldn’t just focus on my own feelings which has been something new for all of us. That was the target, and in the end, it was about making no mistakes and avoiding problems and penalties and stuff like that.

It was pretty impressive to be honest because we didn’t expect anything coming into the weekend without testing and without knowing the new suspension – but that was a positive shock I would say!

XE: Yourself and Tamara looked like a great partnership, how did you gel so quickly?
TS: Well, we know each other like teammates but of course when it comes down to driving everyone has their own feelings and their own preferences. I have my thoughts on the car, but I understood quickly that getting Tamara comfortable in the car was just as important. We’ve known each for quite some time now and it was super lucky for us to team up and perform well together.

 
XE: You've been working with Extreme E and helping to develop the circuits throughout your time in the Championship. What were you advising the team in terms of development during the week?
TS: This time all the teams knew the track from last year. I had no idea about the last sector as that had changed. Honestly, yes, I was driving the track last year for a few laps in the ODYSSEY, but after this the other teams have been racing and testing, and I haven’t had anything.

Just knowing a track layout doesn’t mean you are facing any advantage. So actually, compared to the rest of the field in pure driving and knowledge we are way behind the others.

Whatever it was, the team was super motivated and that was really impressive. To go there and see every mechanic and engineer fighting so hard, that was something amazing to see.

Scheider and Molinaro failed to do one better in the second part of the Sardinian double-header, coming away from the Crazy Race with a DNF after a run of misfortunes in the NEOM Island X Prix II.

XITE ENERGY Racing finished Qualifying in ninth place. The team could have been higher up the order, but with Tamara Molinaro recovering from a dislocated shoulder after the previous Final, she lost crucial seconds in Q1 with a half-spin and a penalty for Scheider in Q2 saw the team finish fourth in the Heat.

It all came down to the Crazy Race, which saw XITE ENERGY Racing chasing down the pack until Molinaro charged off course, unsighted by the dust from Woolridge's spin and putting the team out of contention for another podium.

XE: You were not able to score a podium in the second event - was that much more challenging?
TS: It was not much more challenging in the second event. Of course, after the first result you build up some expectations and from pure speed, we would have been easily able to finish in the top five or even the top three.

You have to get everything together though and we got unlucky with Q1 when Tamara had her half-spin. We lost a lot of time and ended up P9 which means you’re in a bad starting spot for the Crazy Race.

I also got a 30 second penalty for contact with Timmy [Hansen] which from my point of view was not a penalty at all. The result saw Timmy gaining a position via contact, and we have seen that many times. It’s how racing is, and I think that’s what spectators want to see, but of course we need to be sensible.

The good thing is that we had the pace. If anything, we picked up more pace and closed the gap to the front runners which was nice to see. Of course, there are bits and pieces that I need to improve on, and this is the case for Tamara and the team as well.

XE: What are your expectations for Chile?
TS: It’s a new track for everyone, nobody knows anything about it. We will for sure aim again for the Final and once you’re there, anything is possible. It would be nice to prove another time of the high level of performance we can achieve.


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With 23,500 fans on hand, the ADAC GT Masters this past weekend broke the attendance record at the Nürburgring for the fourth time running – and that wasn't the only record to fall. MANN-FILTER team driver Raffaele Marciello etched a new record in the history books with the fastest Nürburgring qualifying result of all time. 27-year-old Italian Raffaele Marciello and his 36-year-old team colleague from Germany, Maro Engel, rounded off a successful racing weekend with two pole positions, a race victory, and second place overall. The two MANN-FILTER junior drivers, Elias Seppänen (18, of Finland) and Frank Bird (22, of Great Britain), completed the weekend in the top 5. 

The MANN-FILTER Mamba bites: Raffaele Marciello sets a new qualifying record

While all of Germany was talking about a summer heatwave, the forty-two ADAC GT Masters drivers headed into the Saturday morning's first qualifying at a cool outdoor temperature of 12 degrees Celsius. It didn't take long until the tires heated up to racing temperature. In his second lap, Raffaele Marciello finally let the MANN-FILTER Mamba bite: the Italian completed a lap of the 3.629-kilometer track in just 01:25.544 minutes, setting a new qualifying record. If that wasn't enough, by clocking the fastest lap time, he secured for himself and teammate Maro Engel the best starting position for the first race and scored the first three points of the weekend.

"I'm very pleased," noted the 27-year-old happily. "I had fun on the track, not much traffic, enabling me to drive a very fast lap."

The two junior drivers in the sister Mamba were likewise successful in the qualifying: Elias Seppänen achieved his best result so far this season, recording the fourth-best time this session.

A race victory and the silver medal: Marciello takes the lead in the Championship standings

Saturday noon the famous words sounded from the speakers, "Drivers, start your engines", which in the MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF means "Beast mode: On!“ – words which the four Mamba drivers took literally. Marciello immediately moved ahead of the pack and steadily built his lead. Despite the safety car phase, which dashed his advantage of over six seconds, the AMG pilot succeeded in handing over the Mamba at race halftime to his new team colleague, Maro Engel, in first place with three seconds edge. The AMG driver clinched the wire-to-wire victory after a total of 41 masterful laps.

"Lello did a mega-job today," came his praise after the race. "He handed the car over with a solid lead and good tires. We set out to bring home as many victories as we can, and today was a good start. The team worked wonderfully together, all around." Marciello could only return the compliment: "I'm really happy to share the cockpit with Maro. He's certainly one of the best, if not the best GT driver in the world." Surrounded by umpteen joyfully celebrating fans sporting yellow-green caps and MANN-FILTER flags, the two drivers accepted the trophy and, the AMG pilot, thanks to the full point score, was crowned halftime champion.

"Go for the bite" is also the motto of Elias Seppänen and his teammate Frank Bird. Starting from the second row, the junior team ran a strong race. With thrilling duels and door-on-door maneuvers, the MANN-FILTER duo showed the spectators some exciting racing action. The second Mamba crossed the finish line on Saturday in sixth place overall: the best result yet for the two junior pilots this season.

Best result this season for the junior Mamba, and silver trophy in the second race

The Mamba drivers were confident and highly motivated as the track starting light was switched to green on Sunday morning. The second qualifying session stood on the program. Maro Engel did the same as his team colleague and didn't let any other driver catch him, securing him the double poles for the Mamba at the Nürburgring. The Pirelli Pole Position Award went for a second time to a snake charmer. Premier for Maro Engel: It was his first pole position in the ADAC GT Masters.

Frank Bird, who completed the qualifying with the MANN-FILTER junior Boliden, likewise succeeded in repeating the prior day's success and took fourth place, which then led to a third place starting position when the second-placed BMW was hit with a qualifying penalty.

The starting gun sounded for the second race, and Maro Engel displayed a real rocket launch. The Mamba came under a fair amount of pressure, yet a professional driver knows how to keep a strong opponent like Jules Gounon behind him. The prior day's story seemed to be repeating itself right up until the pit stop, but then Marciello was hit with a controversial penalty lap for blocking the pit lane after taking over. That cost time and the Italian lost the lead, yet he jockeyed the Mamba across the finish line in second place. "The penalty was rather odd," he stated, venting his anger. "It just depends on how you interpret things. Nevertheless, I'm not complaining. We've collected a good number of points, and after this weekend, we have the championship in our sights."

Frank Bird, who started the race from the third position, drove a strong first stint, and when he handed over to teammate Elias Seppänen, the team was already reckoning with a place on the podium for the junior Mamba. Running in third place, the young Fin was penalized for too short a pit stop time, which pushed the duo back into fourth place. Still: a spot among the top 5 placers was the best result for the two MANN-FILTER juniors so far this season, who were on the podium at least in the junior standings.

"We're getting better and better. I was faster than expected in the qualifying," notes Bird, summing things up. "The start was fantastic, and I was neck-in-neck with Jules Gounon. It was our best race so far, and I hope that we keep this pace up right through to the end of the year." Team colleague Elias Seppänen added, "We were too quick in the pit lane, that's why we were penalized. Still, the weekend was very good and I'm confident that we can build on these successes when we race at the Lausitzring."

Beast mode: ON! The fight for the championship is on.

A successful weekend comes to an end for the MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF. With 16 points lead, Raffaele Marciello moves to the top of the championship standings, igniting the fight for ADAC GT Masters championship. Six races at three events lie ahead for the team. The Mamba is hot for more victories, and is delighted in particular with the support of the many fans who also came in droves this weekend and created a fantastic atmosphere in the stands and paddock.

The successful weekend also inspired the junior talents on the MANN-FILTER Team. Elias Seppänen and Frank Bird have gotten a taste for it, and look forward to the coming races. With their best performance so far this season under their belt, the junior duo wants to continue strutting their stuff among the "big shots".

There's only a short breather before the next racing event. In two weeks already (August 19-21, 2022), the ADAC GT Masters will make a guest appearance at the Family & Friends Festival at the Lausitzring. The fast race track there promises some thrilling racing, and two fast Mambas are ready to bite! 

 Orange Comet, Inc., a premium NFT creative media and Web3 experience company, today announced an exclusive partnership with American motorsports legends Tony Stewart and Leah Pruett, alongside Tony Stewart Racing. As the first of its kind in its industry, this partnership is poised to create an all new fan experience, elevate fan engagement, and create a new means of storytelling through an emerging technology platform. With various collections set to drop throughout the year, these NFTs will tell the story of Tony Stewart, Leah Pruett and Tony Stewart Racing in a never before seen way. 

 

“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to highlight motorsports and bring unique, one-of-a-kind experiences to our fans, and this partnership with Orange Comet is doing just that,” said Stewart, the only driver to win championships in NASCAR, INDYCAR and USAC. “We live in a world where the digital experience is enhancing the live experience, and this collection we’ve created for the racing community blends these two worlds in a way we’ve never seen before.”

 

The partnership will officially kick off on Aug. 23 with a limited-edition drop on TonyStewartNFTs.com and OpenSea focusing on Stewart’s historic motorsports career. Comprised of a variety of signature animations and PFPs, the collection will honor Stewart’s legacy by featuring various cars he has raced over the years, while driving home his sense for innovation. In celebrating his days on dirt tracks to open-wheel racing to his remarkable career in NASCAR, this collection reinvents how fans will collect the traditional 1:18 diecast car as well as bring multiple motorsports series into the world of web3 for the first time ever. The gem of the collection features the opportunity for a fan to own a racecar from Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR team Stewart co-owns with industrialist Gene Haas. Additional unique, real-world utility will be included in the collection such as autographed hats, an autographed firesuit, and a chance to win a virtual hangout with Stewart.

 

“We’re thrilled to be working with Tony, Leah and Tony Stewart Racing to truly change the way fans across the globe experience motorsports,” said Dave Broome, CEO and Co-founder of Orange Comet. “The deeply detailed collections we’ve created are a conduit to engage with these legends through an all new medium, while also offering the chance to own a piece of history.”

 

The first collection drop, minted on Ethereum, will be broken down into two categories. The first - The Champion Series - will feature six signature animations spotlighting various cars, with 30 total NFTs available for purchase - each accompanied by an autographed firesuit. Additionally, if the series sells out, it will unlock the opportunity for one of the Champion Series NFT owners to receive a racecar from Stewart-Haas Racing.

 

The second category - The Legacy Series - will feature 500 total NFTs, all one-of-ones that will highlight select cars Stewart has driven, plus new car paint schemes inspired by his legendary career. There will also be a one-in-five chance to win a 30-minute virtual hangout with Stewart. For those who purchase more than one NFT, an autographed hat by Stewart will also be gifted. 

 

“This is an entirely new way for us to engage with our fans and the racing community as a whole,” Stewart said. “It’s story telling on a new and emerging platform. We knew we could create some championship-caliber collections for the fans that are both collectible and have some awesome experiences attached to them.” 

 

Sign up at TonyStewartNFTs.com now to stay informed on the latest news surrounding this one-of-a-kind partnership and follow on social media @OrangeCometNft.

 

Stampede of Speed returns

Wednesday, Aug 10
The Stampede of Speed, a 10-day festival of music, drag racing and amazing fan experiences in advance of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, will return in 2022. Hosted once again at the historic Texas Motorplex, the multi-use facility located just 35 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as in downtown Waxahachie the Stampede of Speed will feature non-racing activities, concerts, educational and business events for fans from across the country.
 
[See the complete schedule at stampedeofspeed.com]
 
“Last year we took a leap of faith with the Stampede of Speed and it paid off with thousands of fans coming to Texas Motorplex, Waxahachie and Ellis County for 10 days of racing and entertainment,” said Christie Meyer Johnson, Texas Motorplex co-owner. “Over the next two weeks we will be unveiling new events, a major country concert line-up, fan contests and additional elements making the second annual Stampede of Speed even bigger than last year. Our goal is to welcome visitors to the great state of Texas and introduce them to our facility, the NHRA playoffs and high quality family-friendly events.”
 
The second annual Stampede of Speed will once again feature an amazing stable of country music artists headlined by multi-platinum country music star Brett Young during the Stars Over Texas Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9, at Texas Motorplex. In addition to Young, Wade Bowen, Shane Smith and the Saints, Elvie Shane, and Kylie Frey will take the stage to entertain country music and racing fans throughout the afternoon and evening. The Stars Over Texas Festival will also feature the return of the Jambo sponsored BBQ contest, bull riding, beer expo and racing from the Funny Car Chaos champions. Additionally, the track has partnered with Night Lights to provide a once in a lifetime lantern release experience as part of the Stars Over Texas Festival.
 
“We are thrilled to bring Brett Young to the Stars Over Texas Festival as well as a host of talented country music stars,” said Meyer. “Sunday will be a jam-packed day of everything Texas from bull riding to BBQ capped off with a beautiful lantern release to light up the Texas sky. We’ll have some racing action between the artists to show off what Texas Motorplex has been known for over three decades. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the opening weekend of the Stampede of Speed.”
 
The Stampede of Speed, October 7-16, will once again be a ten-day Texas themed motorsports entertainment extravaganza. Highlights of the event include an opening day cattle drive through historic downtown Waxahachie (October 7, noon), Funny Car Chaos Series finale (October 7-8, all-day), Stars Over Texas Festival (October 9, noon-10pm), Scott Palmer Nitro Circus (October 10, 7-9 pm), Pro Mod Shootout (October 11, 7-10 pm), NHRA Fall Nationals professional testing (October 12, 10am-6pm), Champions’ Dinner (October 12, 6pm), NHRA FanFest downtown Waxahachie (October 13, 6 pm), and NHRA Texas FallNationals (October 14-16).
 
“Fans from all over the country are excited about the return of the Stampede of Speed and ticket sales for the NHRA Fall Nationals are on a record pace,” said Johnson. “Hosting concerts, racing events, fan events and the new addition of the Champions’ Dinner will only continue to make the Stampede of Speed one of the ‘can’t miss’ sporting events of the year.”
 
The Stampede of Speed event calendar will feature ticketed and non-ticketed events leading up to the NHRA Texas Fall Nationals.
 
Fans can visit www.stampedeofspeed.com for more information. For more information about NHRA, visit www.nhra.com
 
 
(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)
As the NHRA’s best drivers prepare for a pivotal Countdown to the Championship showdown at zMAX Dragway on Sept. 23-25, officials have announced that the event will have a new name. Betway, a global betting and gaming brand, has signed on as the entitlement sponsor for the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals.
 
The second race in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ six-event Countdown to the Championship brings cooler fall temperatures to the lightning-fast drag strip – providing the potential for track-record speeds when nitro-powered Top Fuel and Funny Car machines scorch zMAX Dragway’s pavement in search of a coveted Countdown triumph.
 
“When you can parlay the visceral on-track NHRA experience and unparalleled access to the drivers, cars and teams, the payout is a great weekend for the fans,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Greg Walter. “Bringing on board a global partner like Betway, which shares our focus on putting fans first and providing a best-in-class experience, everyone wins big.”
 
With the entitlement partnership, the first for Betway in motorsports, the company adds the NHRA to a growing list of more than 60 brand partnerships across the globe, ranging from the NBA, NHL and English Premier League to horse racing, cricket and esports, among other properties. In addition to naming rights, Betway will receive an extensive signage package, with visibility both at zMAX Dragway and Charlotte Motor Speedway during its upcoming NASCAR events to help raise awareness of the company, which was founded in 2006.
 
“The Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals are a huge fixture in the local calendar so it’s exciting for us to partner with Charlotte Motor Speedway, for what will no doubt be another weekend of fun and entertainment at the Concord racetrack,” said Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway.
 
The Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals roars to life with back-to-back days of qualifying Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, followed by an action-packed elimination day on Sunday, Sept. 25 that could set drivers up for a final run to the championship. Every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans unmatched access to the drivers and crews who tame the 11,000-horsepower machines and push them to their limits.
           
TICKETS:
Tickets, camping and upgrades to the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals can be purchased online at www.zmaxdragway.com, by calling 800-455-FANS (3267) or at the gate. For more information about NHRA, please visit www.nhra.com.
 
(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)

Progressive American Flat Track will finally make its long-awaited return to Castle Rock Race Park for this weekend’s 28th Castle Rock TT in Castle Rock, Washington, on Saturday, August 13.

 

Prior to the eruption of nearby Mt. St. Helens weeks ahead to the scheduled race date in 1980, the event was widely recognized as one of the nation’s most important motorcycle races, regardless of discipline.

 

Since its glory days, the Castle Rock TT has returned to the Progressive AFT calendar for stints in the ‘90s, ‘00s, and ‘10s, connecting its original heroes – riders such as Dick MannMert Lawwill, and Jay Springsteen – with a new generation of stars, including the likes of Chris Carr and Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750).

 

Halbert, who hails from Graham, Washington, is a three-time Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle Main Event winner of the Castle Rock TT, boasting victories in 2007, 2011, and 2012. He’ll be back in action this weekend looking to add a fourth win to his impressive tally.

 

However, he’s not the only local ace with race-winning expectations. He’s not even the one most heavily favored. With five wins in the series’ most recent six TTs, JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) would be considered the odds-on favorite at just about any TT, let alone one that’s basically set in his boyhood backyard, where he grew up racing.

 

Despite spending the bulk of his professional career collecting race wins and championships on pavement, Beach already ranks inside the top ten in career Progressive AFT TT wins. If he picks up another this weekend, he’ll not only move into a four-way tie for sixth all-time, he’ll also be within one-race striking distance of the championship lead no matter what anyone else does.

 

That said, the three riders currently leading him in the standings – Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), Briar Bauman (No. 3 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750), and Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) – all have serious TT skills of their own, along with a keen appreciation for history, which will similarly fuel them this weekend.

 

Meanwhile, any number of riders could emerge from the stacked field and prove to be spoilers at a track that was last on the schedule in 2014. That long list includes prior TT podium finishers Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R), along with Warren, Oregon native Davis Fisher (No. 67 Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750).

 

Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

 

Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R) saw his recent run of perfection foiled at last weekend’s Progressive Black Hills Half-Mile and his Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship lead nearly halved in the process.

 

With that in mind, Janisch is likely pleased to see another TT arrive at this time. The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson star is already the all-time winningest TT rider in Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER history. If he wins again this weekend, he’ll hold that distinction in Mission Production Twins as well.

 

And he’ll likely want to increase his advantage with some tracks more suited to the style and strengths of defending champion Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) looming on the schedule in what promises to be a thrilling title fight right down to the season’s final checkered flag.

 

And don’t count out the hyper versatile Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield 650), who finished as the runner-up to Janisch at the Peoria TT a couple weeks back.

 

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

 

The return to Castle Rock has served as an outstanding reminder that the Pacific Northwest is a serious dirt track talent hotbed. Along with the aforementioned Halbert and Beach, one of the most high-profile home-state heroes competing this weekend is Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER title leader Kody Kopp (No. 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE).

 

Kopp’s form has been such this year that back-to-back fourth- and fifth-place finishes feel like something of a slump. The Mica, Washington native will be hungry to return to his winning ways this weekend with the support of the home crowd behind him.

 

Second-ranked Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) was never really regarded as a TT ace, but he changed some minds two weeks back when he finished as the runner-up to Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) at the Peoria TT.

 

While still 44 points behind Kopp, Mischler has made up ground with consecutive runner-ups and looks to have rediscovered the form that saw him score two wins and four podiums in the season’s opening five races.

 

Mischler’s teammates, Chase Saathoff (No. 106 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R), could also pose a threat, along with last weekend’s winner and Peoria TT podium finisher Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F).

 

If you’re looking for a dark horse pick, you might want to consider Snohomish, Washington’s Jacob Lehmann (No. 14 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bullet Strong Racing). Ten years ago, Lehmann entered the Castle Rock TT to compete in his first-career Progressive AFT event… and won.

 

The Castle Rock TT is destined to be among the most unique and memorable on the entire tour as it will run as the featured attraction of an epic motorcycle event branded “The Return of Castle Rock” and co-promoted by The One Motorcycle Show, the world’s largest and best-known custom motorcycle show.

 

Stunt performer, actor, snowboarder, and Jackass-alum Danger Ehren will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal, while Truncheon Things will be playing Clash covers in the Beer Garden ahead of Opening Ceremonies and Portland’s DJ LéMix will be providing music between races.

 

Along with all the associated activities, there will be plenty to keep fans entertained at the venue, including numerous vendors, a variety of food and beverage options, there will also be a special Castle Rock TT Legends Ceremony including the likes of champions Steve BakerJoe KoppBrad Baker and many others, who will have their bikes on display and be signing autographs.

 

Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3855 to reserve your tickets today. General Admission Grandstand tickets are available for just $40 with kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

 

Paddock Access Upgrades are also available for purchase, which provide all-day access to the pits where fans can scope out the world’s fastest dirt track motorcycles and get up close and personal with the stars of the sport.

Gates will open for fans at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT ahead of the day’s Main Event program. You can catch the livestream of all the weekend’s racing activities on FansChoice.tv. FansChoice.tv provides free-to-view livestreaming of Practice and Qualifying. FansChoice.tv subscribers will then be able to watch the drama unfold from Opening Ceremonies through the Semis, Main Events, and podium celebrations. FansChoice.tv offers two subscription options, granting unlimited access to premium AFT content. Monthly subscriptions start at just $7.99, while a six-month subscription is available for $44.99.

 

The Castle Rock TT will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, August 21, at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT, including exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.

 

For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com.To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at https://store.americanflattrack.com.

 

How to Watch:

 

FOX Sports and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. FansChoice.tv provides livestreaming coverage of every Progressive AFT round at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

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