Articles By: More Front Wing Staff
This third and final excerpt from Hard Luck Lloyd discusses the 1969 Indianapolis 500, one of Lloyd Ruby’s closest calls with the Borg-Warner Trophy that instead became one of the most infamous DNFs in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
[Andersen PR] Teams and drivers from all three levels of the highly acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy have converged on Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., for the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Open Test.
[Alberico PR] Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing will launch a new Pro Mazda campaign in 2014 and will take this year’s second-place USF2000 finisher, Neil Alberico of Los Gatos, Calif., along with them.
[CMwWTR PR] Jake Eidson, the reigning F1600 Formula F champion and 2013 recipient of the Team USA Scholarship, has moved up the ladder into USF2000 with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing for the 2014 season.
[IMS PR] As previously reported, IMS has confirmed that long-time ABC and IMS Radio Network analyst Paul Page will return to become the Chief Announcer and the Voice of the 500.
[INDYCAR PR] The 2014 IndyCar Series television schedule will feature three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network’s 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 25. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise 13 races, including 11 in a row that culminates with the season finale on Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
More Front Wing continues its series of excerpts from “Hard Luck Lloyd.” In this second excerpt, titled ‘I blew a wheel,’ we get an inside look at the 1967 Indianapolis 500 and the slow-talking Texan’s response to his team’s tire woes.
[IMS PR] Throughout his racing career, Tony Kanaan has hungered to see his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy as one of the spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500. That long-sought achievement was finally realized Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
[NASCAR PR] NASCAR announced today that it has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized today under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
[Andersen PR] Andersen Promotions today announced Advanced Engine Research Ltd (AER) as the new engine supplier for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
[INDYCAR PR] Team Penske’s newest driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, sampled his Chevrolet-powered Indy car for the first time on Nov. 25 during the first day of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway.
In the coming weeks we will be running excerpts from “Hard Luck Lloyd” to help generate interest for the release of this new book authored by MFW contributor John Lingle. This first excerpt tells the story of how Lloyd learned to fight for himself in the rough and tumble world of midget racing.