What is it like to stand trackside at a major motorsports event? Well, now you know with trackside. No story, no opinion, just raw energy and excitement. This is what it's like to hear, feel, and see the best racing cars in the world, from just over the other side of the wall.
2012 Sebring 12 Hr Race Stories - /SHAKEDOWN
The 1st races of WEC - World Endurance Championship and ALMS - American Le
Mans Series at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring. Leo Parente walks the pits
and the track, speaking to the head of the FIA, Jean Todt and the racers.
The 24hrs of Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sebring Test - /SHAKEDOWN
After winning the Sebring 12hrs, Audi stayed over to conduct tests of their
new 2012 R18 e-tron quattro and ultra Le Mans racecars. Leo Parente and
/DRIVE were invited to observe and talk with the team. Watch the e-tron in
action, listen to the thoughts of Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich [Head of Audi
Sport], Ulrich Baretsky [Head of Engine Development] and Allan McNish [one
of the 2012 Sebring winning Audi racers]. And more.
MulsannesCorner.com has a ton of R18 details. Enjoy.
Sebring 2012 ShakeDown Stories -
Sebring 2012 TrackSide -
12 Hours of Sebring Race 1966
The 1966 12 Hours of Sebring was an endurance race held at the 5.2 mile
(8.3 km) Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida, United States on
March 26, 1966. It was the sixteenth running of the endurance classic and
the second round of the 1966 World Sportscar Championship season. The race
proved to be a disastrous event; one of the darkest in American motorsports
Ford had just come off a 1-2-3 triumph at the first 24 Hours of Daytona in
February, with 2 of their 7-liter engined GT40 Mk.II's being run by Carroll
Shelby. They had effectively trounced Ferrari and Porsche, and were looking
to do the same thing at Sebring in March.
Ford's assault on Sebring (which has always been a good preparation run for
Le Mans) was unprecedented. There were 11 GT40 Mk.I's, Mk.II's and a
special X-1 Roadster (which was a heavily modified GT40 Mk.I with an
aluminum chassis, a Mk.II nose, no roof and a 7-liter 427 engine, the same
motor in a Mk.II) at Sebring- these cars were entered by at least 5
different teams- all of whom had direct factory support. The two main works
teams, however, were Shelby-American, a team with direct connections to
Ford and seasoned with lots of road-racing experience; and the Holman &
Moody team, which was known for its successes in NASCAR. There were also 2
works Ferrari's (originally there were supposed to be 5) and 2 Chaparral
2D's. American Dan Gurney qualified his Shelby-entered Mk.II on pole
position with a lap record of 2:54.6, followed by the new Ferrari 330P3 of
Bob Bondurant and Mike Parkes, then a Mk.I of Britons Graham Hill and
Jackie Stewart, then another Mk.II of Americans Mark Donohue and Walt
Hansgen, then the X-1 of Briton Ken Miles and American Lloyd Ruby and then
a Chaparral 2D of Americans Jim Hall and Hap Sharp.
Ford would dominate yet again. Gurney and Grant were leading- and on the
last lap, while Gurney was driving, the car's engine failed. People at the
pits were expecting Gurney to take victory- but Ken Miles crossed the
finish line first in the GT40 X-1. Gurney was pushing his GT40 Mk.II on the
course, and he made it to the finish line. Although pushinlg a car during
the race was illegal- and the car was disqualified, and the Holman/Moody
entered GT40 Mk.II was awarded 2nd place. 3rd was an Essex Wire entered
GT40 Mk.I of Skip Scott and Peter Revson, and then a works Porsche finished
Text from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_12_Hours_of_Sebring
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Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
2011 12 Hours of Sebring - Falken Tire
The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at
Sebring International Raceway, a former Army Air Force base in Sebring,
This year, Falken Tire returns with the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and a new
team for the American Le Mans Series. Walker Racing is a racing team
founded by Derrick Walker in 1991 racing originally in the CART
Championship Car series.
With Walker's direction, and the driving abilities of Bryan Sellers, Wolf
Henzler and Martin Ragginger, Falken hopes to build on the results of their
2010 season at the first race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series.
Sounds of American LeMans! 2011 Sebring
http://www.Facebook.com/Xrm150 I share great stuff on there!
Please let me know what you liked or hated about this video! I read
Just some clips I took while at the 12hrs of Sebring in 2011. These cars
are so addictive. Wish I got more audio from the paddock area before the
race but I was sleeping in my car. Oh well....there is always next year.
12 Hours of Sebring with Audi's R18 TDI! - Wide Open Throttle Episode 9
On this special episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang heads to Sebring,
Florida to experience one of the most challenging races on earth: The 12
Hours of Sebring.
After race day we take a look in to the future of Audi Motorsport with the
team's upcoming electric-powered e-tron quattro race car that the team will
be campaigning next year. Plus we get an exclusive interview with Wolfgang
Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport.
Wide Open Throttle appears every Thursday on the new Motor Trend channel.
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650 HP BBi Autosport Porsche 997 Turbo S - /TUNED
TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new
Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable
machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake
upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading
into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate
street car for the track.
2012 Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta - /TRACKSIDE
You know the drill guys. Bringing you closer to tens of thousands of horsepower, hundreds
of liters of engine displacement, countless fragments of shredded rubber,
unbelievable noise, and many miles traversed. This is TRACKSIDE at the 2012
Petit LeMans, Road Atlanta.