Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway almost 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

Adam spent several years covering motorsports for, where he had the opportunity to see the racing world from behind the scenes as well as the grandstands. He invites everyone to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for all things racing with the readers of

Be sure to tune in for his sports talk program, Thursday Night Thunder, where he discusses the latest in motorsports news with drivers, crew members, and fans. The show takes place (almost) every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST on the Speedway Digest Radio Network. 

Contact Adam: Email  


Ahead of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season opener in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, TAG Heuer has extended its Formula E collaboration with a new, multi-year partnership.
Having worked closely with Formula E since the Championship’s inception, TAG Heuer will continue to use its expertise as Official Timekeeper of the Championship and bring the partnership to life by awarding the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap in each E-Prix.
The collaboration between TAG Heuer and Formula E has a true impact on the sport as the driver who claims the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap is awarded one additional point, bringing them one step closer to winning the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. From Season 7, fans can get involved too as TAG Heuer Fastest Lap becomes part of the Formula E Predictor game.
The partnership extension will see TAG Heuer continue its long involvement in motorsport and maintain its strong connection across the Formula E paddock both as title partner of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and with double Formula E Champion Jean-Éric Vergne as brand ambassador.
“We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with one of Formula E’s founding partners. Extending this partnership allows us to deepen the integration of TAG Heuer into our sport. The TAG Heuer Fastest Lap is a fan favourite, because it influences the possible outcome of the World Championship on the track. Now fans will also be able to back their top pick for single lap speed as Fastest Lap becomes a feature of Formula E Predictor.”
“We’re thrilled to renew and deepen our partnership with Formula E, a championship whose values of innovation and high performance are a perfect match for ours. And with the introduction of the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap we look forward to thrilling moments on the track and offering our community of fans even more chances to weigh in on the outcome of the season”.

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Formula E and Discovery have today announced an extension of their media partnership to show the all-electric racing series live across Europe.
Discovery will utilise its extensive range of free-to-air, pay-tv and digital platforms to support the growth of Formula E in Europe. Live and on-demand coverage will be presented through its leading multi-sport brand, Eurosport, in more than 50 markets, available via its linear and digital channels as well as being introduced on discovery+*, Discovery’s global streaming product, to expand the reach of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to the widest possible audience.
The multi-year agreement covering more than 50 markets includes exclusive live and highlights coverage in 27 markets** in Europe with Formula E fans able to enjoy selected broadcasts via Discovery’s free-to-air channels in the UK (Quest), Norway (MAX), Poland (Metro), Spain and Turkey (DMAX), Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
"Discovery’s reach across Europe, through Eurosport, discovery+ and free-to-air channels, is vitally important for Formula E and has been since Season 1.
"We’re excited to announce this new phase of our partnership with Discovery, expanding our audiences through their extensive range of platforms and renewed focus on localising content, allowing us to showcase our unpredictable, all-action racing series to millions of households, in more than 50 markets across Europe."
"Formula E has established itself as the world’s most competitive electric racing series and our coverage has been entertaining fans since its very first Championship. We’re excited to continue to screen every race and use the full  scope of Discovery’s channels and platforms to continue the growth of the Championship, expanding the reach of this exciting sport for years to come.
"Our commitment to bringing innovative and electrifying motorsport experiences to fans everywhere further enhances our diverse portfolio of world-class sports rights that truly offers something for everyone."
"Season 7 is set to wow fans with more intense racing than ever before. The grid is so competitive now with so many talented drivers. When you add in more ‘firsts’ like the season-opening races under lights in Diriyah later this week, fans watching across Europe on Discovery and Eurosport will be in for a treat."

The much-anticipated Formula E Season 7 is set to begin on 26 & 27 February as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship lights up the streets of Diriyah with a double header in the dark.
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It is with a very promising duo that the ICAR Complex founded the ICAR Canada Racing Team; Justin Arseneau and Louka St-Jean, two young Quebec athletes.


The drivers, both 15 years old, will participate in the American F4 Championship in March 2021. The official practice will take place in Virginia on March 8th and 9th, in preparation for the first round, which will be held at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta from March 25th to 28th.


The drivers

Justin Arseneau is well known in the racing world. Canadian karting champion having made his debut at the age of 7, he represented Canada several times internationally, including at the Rotax World and FIA Academy Trophy championships, among other major races.

The year 2020 was significantly challenging for Arseneau, who was about to take a decisive turn in his career. “The pandemic has slowed me down a bit, but it certainly hasn't stopped me! I trained with the help of simulators and did a few car races here in Canada. I feel ready and very excited for my debut in F4!"


Louka St-Jean is a rising karting star who already has an impressive track record. He participated brilliantly, among other races, in the Montreal Cup and the Florida Winter Tour. St-Jean demonstrates great skills and an undeniable talent for his discipline. His F4 debut with the ICAR Canada Racing Team promises to keep us on the hook!


The ICAR Complex

The ICAR Complex, ultimate motorsports destination in Quebec, is proud to support young talents in the rise of the ranks of racing. “It’s very important for ICAR to be a resource for the young athletes wanting a career in racing. We offer the ideal playground to help them thrive, starting with karting, and then getting into race cars, ”said Marc Arseneau, President of the ICAR Complex and Founder of the ICAR Canada Racing Team.


For any athlete wishing to develop a career in racing, the first steps are indeed at the wheel of a kart. The ICAR Complex kart track has been thought out and designed by Ben Cooper, three-time karting world champion. If you are interested in knowing more on the subject, contact Mr. Louis-Philippe Gélinas, Motorsports Director at the ICAR Complex.


Ferrari has confirmed that it will enter the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercar category from 2023.

The Italian marque will return to the top class of endurance racing for the first time since 1973 and will be yet another major manufacturer to confirm its participation in the WEC’s new Hypercar category, which is equally appealing to both global automotive brands as well as specialist firms building road-going supercars. Ferrari is set to go against the likes of Toyota, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, Porsche and Audi, who have all committed to the Hypercar category.

The new-for-2021 Hypercar category is where teams and drivers can compete for overall championship victory in the FIA WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ferrari has a long and illustrious racing history in endurance racing and at Le Mans. The manufacturer has won Le Mans outright a total of nine times, the last time in 1965 as part of the famed Ford versus Ferrari battles of the 1960s.

In recent years, however, Ferrari has had plenty of success in the GT category of Le Mans, last winning the GTE Pro category in 2019 with its hugely-successful AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. The marque has won the FIA WEC LMGTE Pro title four times, including the very first FIA World Endurance GT Manufacturers’ Championship in 2017.

More details about Ferrari’s Hypercar programme will be released in due course.

John Elkann, Ferrari President: “In over 70 years of racing, on tracks all over the world, we led our closed-wheel cars to victory by exploring cutting-edge technological solutions: innovations that arise from the track and make every road car produced in Maranello extraordinary. With the new Le Mans Hypercar programme, Ferrari once again asserts its sporting commitment and determination to be a protagonist in the major global motorsport events.”

Jean Todt, FIA President: “The announcement of Ferrari’s commitment to the FIA World Endurance Championship with a Le Mans Hypercar entry from 2023 is great news for the FIA, the ACO and the wider world of motorsport. I believe in the concept of road-relevant Hypercars competing in the FIA WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I’m looking forward to seeing this legendary brand taking on this ambitious project.”

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO): "Today is a great day for endurance racing: Ferrari is coming back to the top level, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Hypercar field promises some epic battles. Alongside Ferrari, In 2023, many manufacturers who have already joined us are sure to pull out all the stops to win the race in its centenary year. This is excellent news for a discipline whose rule base forms a solid foundation on which to build a bright future."

Richard Mille, President of the FIA Endurance Commission: “We took a lot of risks developing the Le Mans Hypercar concept, and a lot of effort and perseverance went into defining the regulations so that they capture the spirit of what we wanted LMH to be, and that is to allow for various philosophies in terms of technical approaches and aesthetics of the cars. Today we can be satisfied with the achieved results, with Ferrari joining other renowned brands. Ferrari has a long and prestigious record in sportscar racing, most recently winning the FIA World Endurance GT Manufacturers’ Championship but also taking multiple overall victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although there’s still a lot of work to be done, we’re already witnessing history being made and in few years’ time the FIA WEC grid should be the strongest ever.”

Frédéric Lequien, CEO of the FIA WEC: “The news that Ferrari is set to join the new Hypercar category is simply amazing. What’s even more incredible is that Ferrari will join at least five other manufacturers to compete in the WEC’s top-tier category from 2023 - the scene is set for an unforgettable period in endurance racing history. We are delighted that our new regulations have attracted so many prestigious automotive brands. Ferrari is a prestigious marque which is synonymous with Hypercar, so I have no doubt that they will be extremely competitive out on track - we are honoured to welcome Ferrari back to the top class of endurance racing.”

As the anticipation ahead of the 2021 season of Progressive American Flat Track continues to mount, Coolbeth-Nila Racing confirms that Sammy Halbert will return as the team's Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle rider for the upcoming season.
His second year on the Indian Motorcycle FTR750, Halbert is set to perform with a solid commitment from team owners John and Nila Wise. After a strong debut season for the Halbert/Coolbeth-Nila crew - boasting a third-place championship finish, Springfield Mile victory and a staggering six visits to the podium - the Wises are all-in, promising to deliver the resources required to take the team to the next level in 2021.
Also returning as team principal is former Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., whose expert knowledge proved to be a pivotal asset to the team's 2020 success.
"I’m looking forward to another year with Sammy," said Coolbeth. "Now that we have a year under our belt working together and know each other better, I really think he can be the guy to beat. I can’t wait to get the season started here in a couple of weeks."
"Last year was a great experience working with Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and my team owner John Wise," said Halbert. "I'm stoked to be back with them and to continue the relationships with the brands that support us. AFT put together a great schedule for us this year and we're ready to come out swinging."
Continuing to support Coolbeth-Nila Racing in 2021 will be Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas, Castrol Motor Oils, Elkhart Indian Motorcycle, Voodoo Ranger and Wonder CBD.
A welcomed new addition to the Coolbeth-Nila team is Indian Motorcycle Of White Plains.
Coolbeth-Nila Racing also thanks Fly Racing, Kibblewhite, Motion Pro, 6D Helmets, Penske, Flying G Vintage Motorcycles, R.M.R. Construction, Shimano, Cardo, Pro Plates, Hinson, NJK, RLJ Performance, Gerencer Motorsports, Mika, Full Spectrum Power, SBS Brakes, Regina Chain, Works Connection, Cometic, Dick Tibbits, Arts Radiator & Welding, Michael Stambaugh and Chris Hathaway for their continued support of the program.
The 2021 Progressive AFT season kicks off with a Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021. Tickets for this season-opening extravaganza are on sale now at
For more information on Progressive AFT visit
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Formula E has today announced new media partnerships with Cultura and Globo to show the pinnacle of electric motorsport live, for the first time, on Brazilian TV.
Formula E’s unpredictable, highly competitive, all-electric racing series will receive comprehensive coverage on both Cultura and SporTV channels from February 26 & 27, as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship lights up the streets of Diriyah with a double-header in the dark to kick off Season 7.
Free-to-air TV channel, Cultura, will broadcast live coverage of each race and qualifying both on TV and online, with each practice session also being available to stream live online. After the live broadcast, Cultura will show prime-time highlights, with all coverage being available on demand.
Globo will also show live coverage of each race and qualifying on SporTV. SporTV will also show prime-time highlights following the race, with on demand streaming available, and Formula E will also receive news coverage on Globo’s free-to-air channels.
Brazil is a key market for Formula E with a rich motorsport heritage and is home to two of the five Formula E Champions to date: Nelson Piquet Jr (Season 1) and Lucas di Grassi (Season 3). Formula E’s new media partnerships will raise the profile of the sport with the next generation of socially conscious sports fans in Brazil, one of the largest automotive markets in the world.
"Securing two new media partnerships in Brazil - a country which has produced two Formula E champions, has a rich history in motorsports and is a key market for Formula E - is hugely important to us.
"We are confident that the partnerships with Cultura and Globo will help Formula E deepen engagement with both the existing and the next generation of sports fans in Brazil. Brazilians will be brought closer than ever to the unpredictable action of our all-electric racing series, through localised content coverage, across a mix of channels."
"The partnership with Formula E represents a great moment for the broadcaster. Not only because of the affinity of our values and the concern with sustainability issues, but also because it is a World Championship designed to promote interactivity with the viewer. At the same time, we see this as an opportunity to get closer to a new audience here in Brazil, who have never had access to this kind of content. The partnership strengthens our portfolio of sporting events."
“We are very happy with this agreement to broadcast the next seasons of Formula E, one more championship of world relevance and with Brazilian presence in SporTV’s portfolio.”

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Roof Systems Racing excitedly announced today a plethora of strong developments in its race program for 2021. Most notably, the nation's leading manufacturer of tortillas, wraps and tortilla chips - Mission Foods - has signed on as the main sponsor of the Mission Roof Systems racing effort.
With eight full-time sponsored riders flying the Mission Roof Systems banner in 2021, team owner Jerry Stinchfield is thrilled to welcome this key partner into the mix for the season.
"I met Mission CEO Juan Gonzalez at last year’s Texas Half-Mile and developed a great personal and business relationship with him," said Stinchfield. "Mr. Gonzalez is a huge racing supporter, involved in F-1, IMSA, NHRA, and now being the title sponsor of the Mission SuperTwins for 2021, and is also a racer himself! We also want to thank the entire marketing staff at Mission for all their hard work putting this sponsorship package together."
The Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle roster for the team is stacked with back-to-back AFT Finale at DAYTONA winner Brandon Robinson returning with Brandon Price and newly-signed Jarod Vanderkooi, who will be making his debut on the Mission Roof Systems Racing FTR750 machines.
"Robinson is a proven winner," said Stinchfield. "Brandon was injured the entire 2020 season but will be going into 2021 healthy and race ready. This is Price's third season with our SuperTwins team; he is fast, hungry and ready for his first premier class win. We are very proud to have Jarod Vanderkooi on the team. He comes from a family with deep flat track roots and will most definitely be a force to reckoned with. Our team owes a lot to Ben Evans. He was given the monumental task of preparing all seven of our FTR750s for the 2021 season. He works tirelessly and we cannot thank him enough for all that he does for this race team."
Mission Roof Systems will continue to support AFT Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines pilots Ben Lowe and Cory Texter - two of the toughest competitors from the 2020 season. Both Lowe and Texter finished multiple races in victory lane, Texter with a second place finish to follow up a 2019 AFT Production Twins championship.
Continuing its support of up-and-coming talent, Mission Roof Systems will continue to sponsor Kevin Stollings, Morgen Mischler and introduces Billy "The Kid" Ross in AFT Singles for 2021. All three have delivered results and will be formidable opponents in that highly-competitive class.
The Mission Roof Systems Racing program is most grateful for its dedicated family of partners to include Mission Foods, HCRR, Ben Evans Racing, Maloney INC. and G&G Racing.
The 2021 Progressive AFT season kicks off with a Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021. Tickets for this season-opening extravaganza are on sale now at
For more information on Progressive AFT visit
To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at
As driver program announcements continue in preparation for the start of the 2021 Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season in April, competitors in its iRacing eSeries continue to heat up the virtual racing world. Two double-header rounds remain in the championship chase beginning with this evening’s fourth event to be held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Five different drivers have claimed victories to date, showcasing a competitive playing field, but a pair of race wins by Max Esterson has vaulted the New York native into the points lead. The 2020 F1600 competitor holds a 20-point advantage, 121 to 101, over 16-year-old karter Bryson Morris from Mount Juliet, Tenn., the most recent race winner at last week’s Iowa Speedway round.
Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires driver Braden Eves of Exclusive Autosport lies only three points back in third (98 points) with a host of drivers in contention to break into the top three. As points are awarded for each race of the doubleheader – and 65 in total for a clean sweep – drivers such as Mac Clark (87 points), Max Kaeser and Josh Green (tied on 78 points), Benjamin Pedersen (75 points), Keawn Tandon (73 points), Michael Myers (69 points) and Nikita Lastochkin (60 points) all will be jockeying to capture maximum digits.
Representing the World Karting Association (WKA) this week will be Will Salisbury of Niagara Falls, N.Y. Salisbury earned his invitation into the event by winning the fourth round of the WKA Maxx Racing eSports Series.
“The first three eSeries events certainly featured their share of action, as we hit all three styles of our race tracks,” offered Rob Howden, Road To Indy Series Development Director. “We feel that some of the chaos could be attributed to the spec set-up we provided our drivers at Detroit and Iowa, so we’ve spent more time developing a highly-raceable set-up for tonight’s event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
“The championship is heating up with just two events to go and I’m thrilled to see the mix of our Road to Indy drivers and young RTI Prospects battling it out. Going off-track at Laguna is punishing, so look for the drivers who can paint between the lines to come out on top.”
Coverage from a virtual WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca can be found on the Cooper Tire Facebook page, the Road to Indy TV website and App, ApexRacingTV’s YouTube and Facebook and the series’ respective websites. In addition, live coverage will be carried by REV TV Canada.
By Jeff Olson
IMSA Wire Service
The team that drives to races together wins races together.
That's the case with AWA, anyway. Since the team's drivers and crew drove together from the team’s shop outside Toronto to Daytona Beach last month, they’ve decided to do it again next month for Sebring. 
The long drive is preferable to flying in part because of the difficulties and restrictions in travel between Canada and the U.S. during the pandemic, but also because it seems to work.
After the Toronto-to-Daytona drive, Kuno Wittmer and Orey Fidani teamed to win the BMW Endurance Challenge, the season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. And if a 19-hour drive to Daytona International Speedway leads to success, then a 21-hour drive to Sebring International Raceway seems almost essential.
“Whatever we did for Daytona brought us a win, so we’re going to do the exact same thing for Sebring,” Wittmer said. “If that means driving down, then that’s what we’ll be doing.”
During the haul to Sebring, Fla., for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring on March 19, the five AWA teammates will split highway driving duties while planning for the race.
The drive isn’t just about international travel issues. It’s part of a larger strategy to keep team members safe during the pandemic. The team avoids hotels and restaurants, opting instead for Airbnb rentals and home-cooked meals.
That, in turn, leads to a unique camaraderie.
“We cook together and stay in one home,” Wittmer said. “We’re all like in a bit of a module together, which is pretty cool. We get away together, and everybody is together. We have dinner together and good times together. That’s what’s really interesting.”
It certainly worked the first time. A thoroughly prepared AWA team, led by team owner and lead engineer Andrew Wojteczko and crew chief Trevor McClure, had the team’s No. 13 McLaren 570s GT4 ready to go at Daytona. Wittmer and Fidani held off challenges from four BMWs to grab the early points lead in the 10-race 2021 Pilot Challenge season.
“You have to come prepared,” said Wittmer. “You cannot show up at the track and let things go by. Everything needs to be thought of before the event and tested at the shop as much as we can. … Preparation is key with this team. I really love the way they operate. There’s a lot of fun with this team, too. They’re a lot of fun to be with away from the track, but once we’re at the track, it is game on.”
Game on is AWA’s plan for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 race at Sebring, which begins at 2:35 p.m. ET Friday, March 19 and will stream live in the U.S. on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass. The Pilot Challenge race serves as a support event for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts on March 20.
The key to Sebring for AWA is the same key that helped the team win at Daytona – the meticulous prep of the McLaren in the shop before the long journey to the track begins.
“We run everything through and make sure everything is A-to-Z checked, 110 percent,” Wittmer said. “If that means dropping an engine and putting it back in just to do it and make sure every bolt is nice and tight, then we do it. There’s a lot of work.”
Not to mention a ridiculously long drive. 
“It is long,” Wittmer said, laughing. “I live in Montreal, and the team is based in Toronto. For me to go to Toronto is a five-hour drive to meet up with them, then 19 hours on the way down to Daytona. I was wiped out when I got there.”
Obviously not too wiped out to win the race, which was Wittmer’s second triumph at Daytona in three years. He and Fidani will try to carry that momentum to Sebring, with practice starting March 17 and qualifying the following day. Tickets for Sebring SportsCar Week are available at
Highly regarded for its contributions to automotive performance, VP Racing Fuels is expanding its role with IMSA to become the Official Performance Additive of the race sanctioning organization.
Highlighting the use of its “Madditives” line of fuel treatments and octane boosters to enhance the performance of passenger and race cars, VP Racing’s status as the Official Performance Additive of IMSA comes on top of existing designations as IMSA’s Official Fuel Supplier and Official Performance Coolant.
“We are excited to continue the expansion of our IMSA relationship with our technologically advanced Madditive® as the Official Performance Additives of IMSA,” said Bruce Hendel, Vice President of North American Sales – Race Fuel and Consumer Products for VP Racing Fuels. “Joining our official fuel and Stay Frosty® coolants, our full line of Madditives include cutting-edge octane improvers, fuel stabilizers, fuel system cleaners and combustion improvers for both gas and diesel. Like our fuels and coolants, all Madditive products bring peak performance to IMSA race teams and fans alike.”
The new agreement allows VP Racing Fuels to become even more fan friendly at IMSA events, including VP Racing Fuels Madditives signage at select races and a presence at car corrals that will allow enthusiasts an up-close look into how Madditives can improve high-performance cars. Fans can learn the benefits of Madditives products including Octanium® Unleaded Octane Booster, Power Boost™ to clean fuel systems and remove deposits from the engine combustion chamber, Fuel System Cleaner, 622 Racing Brake Fluid and more.
“VP Racing Fuels has worked with IMSA to find creative ways to expand our long-term partnership,” said IMSA Vice President, Partnership Marketing and Business Development Brandon Huddleston. “The way our partnership has grown over the years, from Official Fuel Supplier to Official Performance Coolant and now to include Official Performance Additive, speaks to VP’s growth within the automotive performance sector and to the opportunities provided by IMSA’s growing audience.”
VP Racing Fuels has been the Official Fuel Supplier of IMSA since 2014. It added the distinction of Official Performance Coolant last year to promote the VP Racing “Stay Frosty” line of automotive coolants.
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