Articles tagged Rick Galles

Page 102, November 2014

Lunch with... Kenny Bräck

He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...

Page 99, January 2013

Lunch with... Rick Mears

The great American racer not only won four Indianapolis 500s, but remains one of the most modest men in racing to this day By Simon Taylor These Lunch With.... pieces start out as long and often colourful one-to-one conversations, over a pleasant meal. But they end up in black and white, as printed words. So I can give you what the man says, but sometimes it's harder to communicate how he says it...

Page 34, February 1995

Cape Horne

Despite the frustration, and occasional humiliation, of its 1994 Indy programme, Honda is continuing in America's premier series with a new team, and a fresh sense of purpose... The news that Honda has found a new dancing partner for its Indy V8 engine programme should come as a relief to everyone connected with IndyCar racing. After all, while it may have given US racing's collective psyche a...

Page 93, June 2011

The go-to guy

F1, Champ Car, GTs, historics - if you need a driver in a hurry, Roberto Moreno has always been ready to give it everything. And he's still got the fire...By Rob Widdows In America they called him 'supersub'. Super he may be, but he is so much more than a substitute. When Roberto Pupo Moreno left his home in Brazil he was still a teenager and had never raced a car. His mother promised to keep his...

Page 30, January 1996

Postcard from America: Leagues apart?

The great American divide continues. Who holds the upper hand The Indy Racing League opened its new Walt Disney World Speedway last month and, in early December, released an entry list for the inaugural IRL race at Disney World. Although the innovative new facility's track was positively received, the entry failed to meet even the most mediocre of expectations. The list featured a whopping 41...

Page 68, May 2011

Speedway royalty

One family – the Unsers – has enjoyed more success at the Indianapolis 500 than any other in its 100-year history By Gordon Kirby Without doubt they are the first family of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Between 1968-94, the Unsers — Bobby, Al and Al Jr — won nine Indy 500s, an incomparable record unlikely to be equalled. Older brother Bobby won three times, Al is a rare four-time winner, with...

Page 82, July 2008

Born of necessity, died of neglect

Inspired by team owner Dan Gurney, CART rose to become a powerful series that even Bernie Ecclestone feared. Sadly, its downfall was equally as spectacular By Robin Miller In 1978, Indycar racing was underpaid, undervalued and under the blundering leadership of the United States Auto Club. Purses were paltry, television money was a joke, sanction fees were laughable and car owners had little if...

Page 38, June 1995

Is America ready for touring cars?

There is widespread agreement that FIA Super Touring sedans will be racing in the United States in 1996. The creation of the North American Touring Car Campionship, at the behest of Gerald Forsythe, Roger Elliott and Alan Gow, has seen to that. The question is, will Championship Auto Racing Teams sanction the NATCC? More significantly, the manner in which that question is decided will speak...

Page 80, January 2003

Fifteen minutes of fame: Junior formula

Alan Mertens' first Glamer Indycar design won the worlds biggest race at its first attempt. Set up for life then? No, not exactly. Adam Cooper reveals why this was its only attempt, too The Galmer G92's spell in the spotlight probably extended to half an hour, since it did win two major races, but the fact that it appeared for just one full season before being canned makes it an ideal candidate...

Page 34, August 1993

Brave new world

Be careful what you wish for," goes the saying, "because your wish might come true." Never have truer words been spoken when it comes to IndyCar racing. For more than a decade the PPG IndyCar World Series was one of auto racing's best kept secrets. The competition was close and spectacular, the drivers were skilled and accessible; and the politics, though byzantine and often bitter, seldom had an...

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