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The long-awaited debut of SKI Autosports in the SRO Americas series is finally here. The team will campaign a Ferrari 458 GT with famed sports car driver Andy Pilgrim in the GT America category.
VIRginia International Raceway will host the series at the historic 3.27 miles, 17-turn course. The team will take part in the test days on Wednesday and Thursday before the official SRO event schedule begins on Friday, June 17th.
The GT America category is one of the most diverse in the SRO series. SKI will compete against other Ferraris, in addition to Mercedes AMG, Audi, Corvette and Lamborghini. With the weather forecast this weekend at VIR being between high 80’s and low 90’s the 40 minute races will be tough on both cars and drivers.
British born – American racing driver, Andy Pilgrim’s career has included stints as a factory Corvette and Cadillac driver. Pilgrim is a multi-time podium finisher at Le Mans 24 Hour and a Rolex 24 at Daytona winner. He’s not new to the SRO/World Challenge series and sprint race format. Pilgrim raced in the Cadillac’s in the Series top category for many seasons, winning the championship in 2005. The Cadillac factory program was one of the most successful in SRO/World Challenge series history.
“We've been waiting and preparing for this week for a long time”, said SKI Autosport team owner Kent Hussey. “Melissa and I have been involved in motorsports for decades in various roles and series but this is one of our most exciting ventures. We’re proud to have Andy Pilgrim at the wheel and veteran team manager Phil Creighton behind our efforts.
“As a team, we are very familiar with the Ferrari 458 GT and feel we will be competitive from the start. We had great success at VIR last year with Andy driving the same Ferrari 458 GT at the International GT event. We finished first overall in all three races on the weekend.
“The weather forecast is for high heat and humidity which will put all the teams to the test but we’re all up against the same elements, we will be prepared. We’ve put together a great team, with a very talented driver and we’re really looking forward to hitting the track.”
Friday, June 17
8:30 AM: Practice
1:45 PM: Practice
Saturday, June 18
8 AM: Qualifying
12:10PM: Race #1 - 40 minute race
Sunday, June 19
8:45AM: Race #2 - 40 minute race
Live on-track action is available at https://www.gtamerica.us/
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Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) will be back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this weekend for the first time since 2019 to mark the return of the ever-popular Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. The Father's Day Weekend event will welcome spectators Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. Tickets start at just $30, and children ages 15 and under are free with a paid adult ticket.
With over 250 cars slated to compete, some of the most anticipated vehicles include a group of Pre-War cars. Entries in that class include racecars that participated in the early years of the Indianapolis 500, as well as several produced by Indianapolis-based National Motor Vehicle Company. The group was assembled, in part, by Ragtime Racers, who are known for dressing in period garb while working to educate spectators about motorsports history before World War I, and keeping these historical cars in motion rather than sitting idle in a museum.
Keeping with the rich open-wheel history at IMS, over 75 Formula Ford, Formula Bs and Formula Vees are set to take the green flag this weekend. In addition to a collection of beautiful cars, spectators may also recognize a few drivers’ names from their successes on the racetrack. Jimmy Vasser, the 1996 CART IndyCar Champion and the last American to win the CART championship, will race a 1978 Crossle 32F with the Formula Fords—marking a full-circle moment for the driver that won the 1986 Formula Ford National Championship in SCCA competition. Meanwhile, Geoff Brabham, a four-time IMSA GTP champion, one-time Can-Am champion and winner of the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans, will drive a 1971 Brabham BT35-31—a car designed by his late father, three-time Formula One World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham.
With 13 decades of racing history on the track, spectators will have a host of other opportunities to take in unique and exotic cars at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, starting with the Hagerty Cars & Caffeine Car Show, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. In addition, the Shelby American Automobile Club will return to IMS for their 47th annual National Convention, which will cumulate with a Popular Vote Car Show available to spectators on Saturday. Another group participating in the weekend is the Vintage Ten Thousand Road Rally. Racing their way to IMS as part of their 2022 rally, the group will arrive midday Saturday and will close out the event with touring laps on the IMS course.
Spectator tickets for the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational and entry into the Hagerty Cars and Caffeine Car Show are both available for advanced purchase at SpeedTour.net, or available at the gate at IMS.
The Race at the Historic New York Road Course Also Serves as the Third Round of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup
(Courtesy of NHRA Communications)
Full 24 HOURS OF LE MANS Broadcast Schedule (*All Times EDT)
Free Practice & Qualifying
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:45 AM
Free Practice Session 2
Wednesday, June 8 at 3:45 PM
Free Practice Session 3
Thursday, June 9 at 8:45 AM
Thursday, June 9 at 1:45 PM
Free Practice Session 4
Thursday, June 9 at 3:45 PM
Saturday, June 11 at 4:10 AM
Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 AM
24 HOURS OF LE MANS - Race Begins
Streaming on MotorTrend+ (*Exclusively in the U.S. and Canada)
On television on MotorTrend TV (*Exclusively in the U.S.) and Velocity in Canada
Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 AM
For viewers in Canada, the practice and qualifying sessions will be available on MotorTrend+ in addition to the 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, and linear TV viewers can catch the 24 HOURS OF LE MANS live on Velocity Canada beginning at 10:00 AM EDT on Saturday, June 11, 2020.
The 2022 Supercross Year in Review special airs tomorrow - Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, and then will be available on demand at 3:00 p.m. ET on Peacock.
The one-hour program features the biggest stars of the sport and follows the major storylines as they unfolded throughout the season. Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the most competitive and highest-profile two-wheeled off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world and the 17-race series is a constant roller coaster of emotions for the athletes and teams that compete at this level.
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Going into the season, many questions surrounded Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson as both switched teams and manufacturers. Defending champion Cooper Webb made pivotal changes to his racing program that included leaving long-time trainer Aldon Baker who helped Cooper win two championships.
The 2022 Supercross Year in Review special revisits these key storylines and showcases the season-that-was for Ken Roczen, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia, Chase Sexton, Justin Brayton, and others, plus Eastern and Western Regional 250SX Class Champions Jett Lawrence and Christian Craig.