Leo Parente heads to the 2011 Long Beach Grand Prix to check out the behind the scenes of IndyCar, ALMS, and World Challenge. While on location, Leo speaks to Doug Fehan from Corvette Racing, Kevin Kalkhoven from KV Racing / Lotus, and John Potter from Magnus Racing. What makes the Long Beach Circuit so challenging? Leo finds out.
Merging F1, IndyCar, Formula Drift. Vs Keeping Racing Real.
What happens when Leo Parente goes off the deep-end after getting into one too many fights with race organizers? He decides to tell them what he really thinks: Merge Formula 1, IndyCar, and Formula D. Why? Because racing has turned from a technology testbed with drivers who have no fear into just a show for the general public, all in the name of making more $$. Leo has a problem with that, and that's this week's installment of Shakedown.
Falken takes on the 2011 Long Beach Grand Prix
Finishing just one place out of a podium spot in the hotly contested GT Class, Team Falken's Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, piloted by Porsche Works and team driver Wolf Henzler, and his partner, team driver Bryan Sellers, ran strong all afternoon on the challenging streets of Long Beach, and ended up 4th out of 14 GT entrants during the annual visit by the American LeMans Series to the Long Beach Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious street races in the world, now in its 37th year.
SHAKEDOWN - The Racing Line Explained
Leo Parente takes a week off from reporting on racing news to go back to Shakedown University. This week, he explains the racing line - it's more than just the shortest distance around a corner. Leo explains every variable to a fast lap. http://tinyurl.com/JHelpHope
SDU / The '4 Fasts' - http://tinyurl.com/sd120310
SDU / Driving Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd121010
SDU / Passing Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd21111
SDU / The Racing Line - http://tinyurl.com/sd4811
Starting w/ Karting - http://tinyurl.com/kartskills
SDU / Car SetUp - http://tinyurl.com/sd81911
Formula Drift 2011 round 1 long beach ca April 8
Formula DRIFT kicks-off the 8th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course. 2011 will be Formula DRIFT's 6th consecutive year at the famous Street Course. The expanded 2-day event will again be one week prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will kick-off the 2011 Championship season in style with new cars, new drivers, and all the sideways excitement that Formula DRIFT is known for. Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be back to defend his title against all competitors including Ryan Tuerck, Dai Yoshihara, Chris Forsberg, Rhys Millen, and the rest of the talented pool of drivers.
2012 BMW M5 Concept, BMW M3 Pick-Up Joke, Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3
A journalist leaks the new BMW M5 prior to it's reveal at the Shanghai Auto Show, BMW releases their April Fools joke of the new M3 Pick-Up, and Zagato announces the Dodge Viper based Alfa Romeo TZ3 will go to limited production. Fast Lane Daily hosted by Derek DeAngelis.