A month ago, the racing family mourned the passing of Joe Gibbs' son JD, a key part of the Joe Gibbs Racing organization. At age 49, JD died of a degenerative neurological disease. It doesn't make much sense, and it is completely tragic. The NASCAR season just kicked off with the annual Daytona 500, and in a tale one would think could be scripted, the JGR Toyotas went 1-2-3, the victory earned by Denny Hamlin, the driver who was closest to JD, driving the #11 car, which is the number JD ran during his brief foray as a NASCAR racer himself. Quite a few cars had a #doitforJD sticker on the windshield pillar, but only one car actually is #11. Hamlin drives it, and he won.
Add General Motors to companies getting involved in electric bicycles.
The first episode dropped this week and features Honda HRC’s and Red Bull athlete Ken Roczen, as well as Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb as they prepare for the start of the new season.
Last week, six-time MotoGP world champion, and avid dirt bike rider, Marc Marquez visited the country, and my goodness, look at the welcome he received.
MotoAmerica keeps trying in the search to rebuild American road racing. The series announced today that FS2 is now the new “Home of MotoAmerica Superbike Racing,” with the network airing 90 minutes of live or same-day coverage of the MotoAmerica Superbike class on both Saturday and Sunday from each of the 10 rounds of the 2019 championship.
In season 3, the company profiled the Isle of Man TT, which has been held since 1907, and is one of the few—and most famous—road races still held on public roads.
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 will be available this Friday! The second edition of the game will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC®/STEAM, and Nintendo Switch™.
Moving the American Flat Track (AFT) opener inside Daytona International Speedway has made it look cooler, but cramming the course on the infield grass led to tight corners and tough passing. Can opening this up via a run on the paved banking be the key? AFT isn't afraid of change, and most of them, recently, have been for the good.
According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, 8 percent of U.S. households had a motorcycle in 2018, the most ever recorded by the MIC. It’s a slight increase from 6.94 percent in 2014, the last time the MIC conducted a full survey.
A month or so ago, Jason Weigandt and I somehow ended up on an email blast chain by the off-road wheelchair company, looking for media outlets to notice their product—the Terrain Hopper. Little did they know, that here at Racer X Online we just so happen to have somebody on staff WHO ACTUALLY USES A WHEELCHAIR!