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Kibilov hangs in to Win Super Touring
  by Ali Arsham
George Kibilov won his second consecutive Super Touring class race at round two of the United States Touring car Championship while Thomas Pitre had to fight all race long to win the Sportsman class.  Gary Sheehan won the Touring Car class while Daniel Akhromtsev had a fight on his hand in order to come out ahead in the GT class.
Luca di Grassi wins in Mexico City
  Formula E craziness

As low as last, Lucas di Grassi won the first race of the 2016/17 Formula E season in Mexico City in what can only be described as chaotic. The Abt Audi Sport driver was last after having to pit on the third lap to fix a broken rear wing, but gambled on a safety car just before the halfway mark and claimed the win ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird.

The New Peugeot 208 WRX To Break Cover In Barcelona
  FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend
Peugeot 208

Ahead of the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend, Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are to take the wraps off the all-new, 2017-configuration PEUGEOT 208 WRX which proudly boasts a bold new livery and a strikingly aggressive look. Kevin Hansen, meanwhile, is fired-up to start his maiden full campaign at the pinnacle of the sport behind the wheel of his ‘2016 plus’-specification 208.

Formula Drift 2017 Pro Championship Season Kicks Off
  In 4 Days In Long Beach
The Formula DRIFT Black Magic Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras will kickoff the 14th Pro Championship season beginning with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach in 4 days. On March 31 - April 1, drifting will return to city streets in Long Beach, CA.  3-time Formula DRIFT champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z will look to defend his championship and has teamed up with top driver Ryan Tuerck. 
FIA smart cities, imagine for cities of the future
  Electric Cars to clean up big city air pollution

In an age of rapid global urbanization, it becomes ever more pressing to redefine a new model for sustainable urban mobility. Today, at the Geneva Motor Show, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) launched a new initiative – the FIA Smart Cities– with the aim of helping cities to define solutions best suited to tackle new scenarios in which mobility has a central role. The launch platform for this initiative is the FIA Formula E Championship, the first race series for single-seaters entirely powered by electricity, with events held in the heart of some of the most important cities in the world, since 2014.

New Zealand race tracks and legends
  by Lucille Dust

No vacation of mine is complete without visiting a race track or two, even in the gorgeous countryside of Auckland, New Zealand.  And there are many tracks outside Auckland that have had many racing legends race on them.  The youngest of those legendary drivers, IndyCars' own Scott Dixon, started his racing career at the tender age of 13 in this area.  While there his Mother, Glenys Dixon, took me to the local race tracks to show me where Scott started his open wheel career.

Buemi becomes hat-trick hero in Buenos Aires
  Three wins in a row for reigning Formula E champion
Sebastien Buemi has made Formula E history by becoming the first driver to win three races in a row. Victory for the Renault e.dams ace continues the perfect start to his title defense. It was his ninth win in the all-electric street racing series, and the 12th for the team. That means Renault e.dams have now won half of all the Formula E races that have taken place.
Plymouth Superbird: The Car That Richard Petty Built
  by Stephen Cox

It has been claimed that Plymouth's legendary winged muscle car, the 1970 Superbird, was the brainchild of NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The rumor has been around for decades but I've never found anyone with first-hand knowledge who could absolutely confirm or deny that the car's origins truly began with The King of Stock Car Racing.

5 Things You Won't Expect When Your Race Car's on Fire
  by Stephen Cox

My burnt helmet

It was exactly one year ago that my race car caught fire at Circuit of the Americas during an endurance event. Suffice to say that as fires go, this one was bad. Perhaps my fellow racers will find the following thoughts from that experience helpful. When a fire breaks out while you're barreling down the race track at full speed, you'll realize that you cannot hit the fire suppression button because Fire extinguishing material will burst in every direction and potentially coat everything - including your face, visor and eyes - while you're still at speed.

Ice, Baby Ice!
  World Rally Cars head to Sweden & Norway

The all-new specification World Rally Cars head for another fresh challenge as the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship takes the contenders to the snowy and remote forests of Sweden and Norway for the only true winter round in the series.

Ferrari Wins Dramatic Bathurst 12 Hour
  Record Crowd For 12 Hour classic

Almost a decade since scoring a hat-trick of Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 victories, Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes have rekindled their partnership in perfect fashion. In a dramatic finish to the Bathurst 12 Hour, Whincup drove the Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 that he shared with Lowndes and Toni Vilander to victory. Whincup, who made his GT Racing debut this weekend was ecstatic about the result.

Ferrari Storms To Emotional Bathurst Pole
  Toni Vilander puts Italian team on pole

The first ever Pirelli Top-10 Shootout at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour has been emotionally claimed by Ferrari team Maranello Motorsport – delivering them the prestigious Allan Simonsen pole award.  Finnish ace Toni Vilander powered the team's Ferrari 488 GT3 to the top spot to claim the pole award named after the team's late driver, who tragically died in an accident overseas in 2013.

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