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Jerry Bonkowski

  1. NHRA: Pro Stock driver Erica Enders hitting on all cylinders heading into U.S. Nationals

    Aug 26, 2015, 8:08 PM EDT

    Erica Enders (Photo courtesy NHRA)

    Just in time for the biggest race in drag racing, next weekend’s (Sept. 2-7) NHRA U.S. Nationals, Erica Enders is back where she wants to be: leading the NHRA Pro Stock point standings.

  2. IndyCar championship winning scenarios for six finalists

    Aug 26, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Double the amount of base points, in addition to bonus points, could have a major impact on who emerges as the 2015 IndyCar Series champion Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.

  3. IndyCar: After Pocono DNFs from contact, mechanical failures, teams need to rebuild ahead of Sonoma

    Aug 26, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT

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    This past Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway proved to be a very costly proposition for numerous teams.

  4. ABC Supply 500 post-event infractions, manufacturer championship points update

    Aug 26, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT


    INDYCAR announced on Wednesday several infractions and manufacturer championship points updates following this past Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

  5. IndyCar flashback: Justin Wilson finishes second, Will Power/Scott Dixon controversy at Sonoma 2013 (video)

    Aug 26, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Day 2

    There will likely be heavy hearts, tears and a great deal of emotion at this weekend’s season-ending Go-Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma, as the mourning for driver Justin Wilson continues.

  6. Six remaining IndyCar championship contenders to be busy in the days leading up to big race at Sonoma

    Aug 26, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

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    The six remaining Verizon IndyCar Series contenders will be pretty busy over the next few days prior to Sunday’s championship-deciding Go-Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

  7. NHRA: Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton enjoying sophomore trump, not slump

    Aug 18, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

    NHRA Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton is enjoying a sophomore trump, not slump.

    Many racers experience a sophomore slump in their second full-time season as a pro. But NHRA Top Fuel driver Richie Crampton is having a sophomore trump, as he keeps getting better and better.

  8. F1: McLaren, Toro Rosso look for fresh restart in second half of season

    Aug 18, 2015, 5:47 PM EDT

    McLaren teammates Fernando Alonso (left) and Jenson Button hope for a better second half of the 2015 season than they had in the first.

    With this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, it’s time for teams such as McLaren and Toro Rosso to wipe the slate clean from their first half struggles and essentially start from scratch.

  9. 15 years later, Mika Hakkinen reflects on spectacular pass of Michael Schumacher to win 2000 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

    Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen on the podium after the thrilling finish in the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. (Photo: Mark Thompson /Allsport)

    Former Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen’s vividly recalls his incredible pass by Michael Schumacher to win the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, which Hakkinen calls the “greatest circuit of them all.”

  10. Nico Hulkenberg to compete in his first Race Of Champions

    Aug 18, 2015, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Nico Hulkenberg will join fellow F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel in the annual Race Of Champions this November.

  11. Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross gives Scott Speed two-year contract extension through 2017

    Aug 14, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT


    Three-time X Games gold medalist Scott Speed will remain with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, signing a contract extension, the team announced Friday.

  12. Mario Andretti: Ferrari should keep Kimi Raikkonen for 2016

    Aug 12, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Former F1 champ Mario Andretti says Ferrari should keep Kimi Raikkonen for one more season.

  13. Jean-Eric Vergne believes Gene Haas F1 list is down to 3 names; hopes he’s one of them

    Aug 12, 2015, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Ferrari test driver Jean-Eric Vergne believes he may be on the short list for Gene Haas’ new two-car Formula One team in 2016.

  14. Indianapolis tire test gathers data for 100th Indy 500, while track springs for free lunch for fans

    Aug 12, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Wednesday was more than just your typical tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  15. Alex Tagliani to be inducted into Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame

    Aug 12, 2015, 3:44 PM EDT

    Alex Tagliani, following his win in NASCAR's Canadian Tire Series in June.

    Alex Tagliani will be honored on Oct. 17 with induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

  16. NHRA’s Seattle winners: Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock)

    Aug 9, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

    NHRA: Sunday's final round winners at suburban Seattle (from left): JR Todd (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock). Photo courtesy NHRA.

    Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) emerged as winners in Sunday’s finals of the NHRA Northwest Nationals near Seattle.

  17. Jeff Gordon car image by noted NASCAR artist Sam Bass to grace cover of Bristol night race program

    Aug 6, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT

    (Image courtesy Bristol Motor Speedway/Sam Bass)

    Noted NASCAR artist Sam Bass has done it again with a painting commemorating Jeff Gordon’s final race at Bristol in two weeks.

  18. Top drivers, team official offer thoughts on how to get NHRA back on-track

    Aug 5, 2015, 10:45 PM EDT

    Kalitta Motorsports vice president of operations Jim Oberhofer (photo courtesy Kalitta Motorsports)

    In less than two months on the job as president of the NHRA, Peter Clifford has already made several significant changes and upgrades.

  19. IndyCar: Takuma Sato hopes to generate good from bad race at Mid-Ohio

    Aug 5, 2015, 8:19 PM EDT

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    Hopefully for Takuma Sato, his 101st IndyCar start next week at Pocono ends better than his milestone 100th start this past Sunday at Mid-Ohio.

  20. IndyCar: Tristan Vautier showing increased performance, promise

    Aug 5, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT

    (Photo courtesy Dale Coyne Racing)

    It’s not every day that a driver starts out racing for a new team at the Indianapolis 500.

  21. Mid-Ohio podium adds to increased optimism for Simon Pagenaud

    Aug 5, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Simon Pagenaud’s evolution in his first season with Team Penske continues to move forward.

  22. NHRA: ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman earns 5th Funny Car win of 2015; Brown (TF), McGaha (PS), Krawiec (PSM) also win

    Aug 3, 2015, 12:24 AM EDT

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    NHRA Funny Car driver “Fast Jack” Beckman may want to consider changing his nickname to “Faster Jack” because it doesn’t appear he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.

  23. Cole Custer sails to first career ARCA win at Pocono, 9th first-time winner in series in 2015

    Aug 1, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

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    In his third career start in the ARCA Racing Series, Cole Custer breezed to victory in Saturday’s ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway.

  24. Marcos Ambrose looks to salvage lost season in V8 Supercars, has had no issues ‘moving on’ from NASCAR

    Jul 28, 2015, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Even though it has been pretty much of a lost season for him in Australia’s V8 Supercars series, Marcos Ambrose believes he can still find some success before the racing year is over.

  25. ‘Race With Restraint’ proves grassroots racers want, will use more safety equipment at affordable rate

    Jul 28, 2015, 6:56 PM EDT

    The "Race With Restraint" initiative made its debut this past weekend in suburban Chicago at the 24 Hours of LeMons. (Photo courtesy Motorsport Safety Foundation)

    The first attempt at bringing top-of-the-line safety equipment to the grassroots racing masses was an unqualified success.