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03/06 2017

Rob MacCachren finally wins the Mint 400

1 OF 17After 30 years of racing, including winning the last three Baja 1000s, Rob MacCachren finally won the Mint 400. It was as close as he’ll get to a home course win for the Las Vegas-born driver, who has had class wins in The Mint but never an overall. HOMETOWN HERO BREAKS A 30-YEAR […]

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02/28 2017

Track boss wants NASCAR at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas

Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, has hosted Formula 1 racing since 2012.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC BOBBY EPSTEIN SAYS COTA ‘WOULD BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT’ FOR NASCAR BY:  MIKE PRYSON If NASCAR truly is looking to interject something different, something exciting, the racing series should look at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. That’s […]

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02/25 2017

Racing on TV listings for February

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back in action at Daytona International Speedway after missing half of the 2016 campaign with a concussion.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC TV LISTINGS FOR MAJOR RACING ACTION BY:  MIKE PRYSON FRIDAY, FEB. 10 — NHRA qualifying, Pomona, CA; 10 p.m., FS1 (S)   SATURDAY, FEB. 11 — Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, […]

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02/20 2017

Maxime Cheng’s BMW R60/2 motorcycle is currently in a competition to reach commercial production. PHOTO BY MAXIME CHENG

1 OF 12 Help the BMW R60/2 become a Lego set you can buy CLASSIC HEAVY BIKE WITH SIDECAR IS IMMORTALIZED IN LEGO BY:  JAY RAMEY Lego has produced motorcycles for its figures since the 1970s, before the figures themselves had articulated legs, arms or even facial features. (The aesthetic of early Lego figures would probably […]

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02/16 2017

Godfather of X Games: Evel Knievel items hit the auction block

Evel Knievel’s leathers and hollowed-out walking stick have been put on the auction block by Evel’s son, Kelly.PHOTO BY HERITAGE AUCTIONS, HA.COM MOTORSPORTS AND POP CULTURE LEGEND’S MOTORCYCLE LEATHERS AND WALKING STICK UP FOR GRABS BY:  MIKE PRYSON Evel Knievel defined the term “larger than life.” The godfather of everything X Games, Knievel had the […]

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02/13 2017

Two die in Las Vegas fantasy driving experience

A screen grab from SpeedVegas’ website showing some of the cars available DRIVER AND INSTRUCTOR KILLED WHEN LAMBORGHINI SPINS, HITS BARRIER, BURSTS INTO FLAMES BY:  MARK VAUGHN A driver and instructor were killed at a fantasy driving experience track just outside Las Vegas when their car spun, hit a barrier and burst into flames. Online photos showed […]

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