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MAGAZINE: VIR Has Room To Roam

An overlook of Virginia Int'l Raceway. (Victor Newman Photo)

During the late 1990s, New York real estate developer and vintage car racer Harvey Siegel discovered that the track might be available and started negotiations to restore and reopen the track.

MAGAZINE: A Gateway Resurrection

Gateway Motorsports Park has gone from a shuttered facility to a thriving motorsports complex in just a few years. (Brad Plant Photo)

The facility’s roots date to an eighth-mile drag strip built in 1967, but in 1995 it went through a rebuilding process to add NHRA, Indy car and NASCAR events. With a model that perhaps didn’t use the facility to its fullest potential, the track closed in 2010.

MAGAZINE: CARS Tour Is Twice As Nice

The CARS Tour runs a pair of races at each event on its schedule, giving fans twice the bang for their buck at every event. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

As the 2014 racing season drew to a close, it looked as if the end was near for the X-1R Pro Cup Series.

SPEED SPORT Tweets Of The Week

Tweets of the Week

We’re back with the another edition of SPEED SPORT Tweets of the Week! We’ve searched the wide world of Twitter for some of the most interesting racing related tweets from drivers and other motorsports personalities and this is what we’ve come up with!

MAGAZINE: What Exactly Are Whoops?

The Whoops are some of the most challenging parts of any Monster Energy AMA Supercross track. (Simon Cudby Photo)

Whoops are long set of evenly spaced hills, usually about three or four feet tall and about 10 to 12 feet apart, but those specs vary. If riders hit them just right, they glide across the peak of each hill at about 35 mph, with what appears to be the greatest of ease.

MAGAZINE: A Promise To Keep Growing

Eldora Speedway has been a hotbed for sprint car racing for years and the fan turnout shows it. (Julia Johnson Photo)

Eldora Speedway officials and fans will honor the track’s creator, Earl Baltes, who died on March 23, 2015, at age 93, in a unique way on June 9.

SPEED SPORT Power Rankings

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We’re back with another edition of the SPEED SPORT Power Rankings. Which drivers moved up in the rankings this week and who fell out?

SPEED SPORT Photo Of The Week

USAC Silver Crown Series cars hit the Terre Haute Action Track as the sun sets on Sunday afternoon in Indiana. (Brad Plant Photo)

It’s time once again to recognize one of our great photography contributors by selecting the SPEED SPORT Photo of the Week.

Torn From The Headlines: April 7, 2004

Danny Lasoski led every lap of the IROC event at Texas Motor Speedway in 2004. (Harold Hinson Photo)

Danny Lasoski scored one for the short-track racers of America as he became the second World of Outlaws driver to win in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions.

MAGAZINE: NASCAR’s Convertible Division

NASCAR's Convertible Division was only active for a short time, but had a major impact on NASCAR history. (NASCAR Photo)

Known as a brilliant innovator, France found the answer. He organized a division that featured another of Detroit’s models — the popular convertibles with their decorative chrome and open interiors.

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