2013 Racing In Review

F-1

Michael Schumacher 7-time F-1 champion suffered a severe head injury while sking at the Meribel resort in France.

Michael is in intensive care at a hospital an his condition remains critical .

Red Bull’s Sabastion Vettel 4-time F-1 champion, wins 9 races in a row with 13 wins for the season. Being among the most dominant F1 driver of today he may prove to be greatest of all time in F-1.

Will Red Bull’s & Sabastion Vettel’s dominance continue for 2014 with the changes coming for 2014 in F-1?  I think so but only time will tell.

Mark Robinson, volunteer marshal, was killed at the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix in a freak accident after being hit by a crane at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve track after the race. Many drivers and racing officials expressed their condolences after the incident.

 

Indy Car

Dario Francitti, 3 Time Indy 500 & 4 time Indycar champion,  announced his retirement after a terrifying airborne crash in Houston Oct 6/13 where he sustained spinal and head injuries.

Dario Francitti Career: 4 Indycar Championships, 3 Indy 500, Win 32 Poles, 31 Wins

Scott Dixon 2013 IZOD Indycar Champion 2013: 4 Wins, 2 Poles, 10 Top 5, 12 Top 10,

Career: 3 Indycar Championships, 1 Indy 500, Win 22 Poles, 33 Wins

James Hinchcliffe has his best year with 3 wins in the Go-Daddy Car with a last lap, last turn win at the˜Sao Paulo Indy 300. He returns to Andretti Autosport for 2014 with a new sponsor: United Fiber & Data

Juan Pablo Montoya leaves Nascar Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and joins team Penske Indycar team

 

Nascar

Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Car # 48 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports 2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Champion.

Career: 6 time Sprint Cup Series Champion, 2 time Daytona 500 Winner, 66 wins, 272 top-tens, and 32 pole positions

After an investigation by NASCAR Jeff Gordon was added to be the 13th participant in 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup field.

NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing,  for late-race actions the team to took to alter the outcome of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR fined Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 & penalized him with the loss of 50 championship driver and 50 championship owner points, which removed Martin Truex Jr. from the chase, and added Ryan Newman to it.

Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed that Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg in a crash at Southern Iowa Speedway, a half-mile dirt oval in Oskaloosa, Iowa. This caused him to miss the rest of the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Champion.

At a spectacular Daytona 2013 Nationwide crash more than 30 people were injured when Kyle Larson’s car went airborne on the final lap of the race. The crash ‘peppered’ the upper and lower section of the stands with debris, including a tire!

Danica Patrick wins pole for 2013 Daytona 500 Patrick’s with a qualifying time of 45.817 seconds and a top speed of 196.434 mph. The driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet becomes the the first woman to qualify for The Sprint Unlimited Daytona 500.

16 year old driver Cameron Hayley from Calgary Alberta, Won NASCAR K&N Pro Series portion of inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach Daytona non-points race.

Won NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Roseville Points Race. 6 Poles & finished 2nd place in points.

NHRA

Champions:

Top Fuel: Shawn Langdon

Funny Car: John Force

Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin Jr

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Smith

 

IHRA

Champions:

2013 Top Sportsman World – Graham Foster

2013 Top Dragster World – Austin Cowan

2013 Super Stock World – Jimmy Hidalgo Jr

2013 Stock World – Wes Neely

2013 Quick Rod World – John Dustin

2013 Super Rod World – Dave Marcus Jr

2013 Hot Rod World – Daryl Griffin

 

Castrol Raceway: Road course opens for the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club 2013 racing season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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