Good News for Sauber!

It appears that the deal with Qadbak has fallen through and BMW has agreed to sell its Formula 1 team back to Peter Sauber. This is, of course, contingent upon the team being allowed back onto the grid by the FIA, since BMW failed to sign the new Concorde Agreement before they announced that the [...]

Jimmie Gets It Done

Jimmie Johnson reserved himself a place in the NASCAR Hall of Fame yesterday when he became the first driver in the 61-year history of NASCAR to win four consecutive Cup championships by finishing fifth at Homestead. Although you never know who might be involved in one of “the big ones,” there was little doubt he [...]

Button to McLaren, Kimi Opts Out

The world’s Formula 1 press is reporting this morning that World Champion Jenson Button has done the deed and left Brawn GP for a “several year” deal at Mclaren. Button says he did it for the challenge, but one can’t help but think money played a role. [...]

The NHRA Finals at Pomona

In an action-packed weekend at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Tony Schumacher won his seventh overall and sixth consecutive golden Wally when both he and Larry Dixon were put on the trailer in yesterday’s semi-final round of the last race of the 2009 NHRA season. In the [...]

Mercedes Buys Brawn

Mercedes-Benz confirmed today that it has purchased a 75.1% stake in Brawn GP, the 2009 Formula 1 constructors champion. The team will be renamed Mercedes Grand Prix and will race as the factory team for the 2010 season. Mercedes will be relinquishing its 40% share of McLaren but will continue to supply its engines to [...]

Happy Birthday!

Happy 234th birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Semper fidelis, from Tun Tavern to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Voodoo Bob

Toyota Withdraws from Formula 1

Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda announced today that Toyota is withdrawing from Formula 1. This is the third withdrawal of a major automotive manufacturer in the last year. Honda, which morphed into Brawn GP, was the first. More recently, BMW’s, and now Toyota’s, boards of directors [...]