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OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Racing lost one of its own last week when Anne Roller was killed in a traffic accident coming home from work.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

When mistakes are made, today’s society frequently tears down the rich and famous, finding fault with almost everything. The idea of holding someone accountable is fundamental for achieving progress…

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

More than a week after it ended, the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship era beginning race has left unanswered the critical question of whether or not the series’ audience will accept the NASCAR-inspired vision that has spawned the title chase.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Big things don’t always come in gaudy packages. A case in point is the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona that will take the green flag at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

If the purpose of testing is to discover what works and what doesn’t, this week’s two-day try-out session for the new combined TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Daytona Int’l Speedway produced far less information than it left unanswered questions.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Rugged and in many ways untouched by time. As the home of the Mafia, it has lent itself as the setting for many crime novels and even major movies. For racing enthusiasts, though, the focus is less on organized crime and more on the last of the great natural road course events — the Targa Florio

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

To paraphrase an old cliché; the more things stay the same, the more they change. Although this might, at first glance, seem counterintuitive, a perfect example of this was to be found on the streets of Baltimore Labor Day weekend in an American Le Mans Series show that was more of a crashfest than it was a race

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

The upcoming Road America doubleheader which features both the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and its American Le Mans Series counterpart could be critical to the future of the sport

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Over the years death has become relatively rare in motorsports, so when it happens as it did this past Saturday during the opening laps of the 24 Hours of Le Mans when Dane Allan Simosen suffered fatal injuries when his Aston Martin slammed into a tree, the hue and cry about the safety of the eight-and-a-half-mile Sarthe circuit is brought front and center

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

If anything, this year’s Mobil 1-sponsored Sebring 12-Hour, the season opener for the American Le Mans Series’ last season, was predictable. At least when it came to the overall victory.

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