Articles tagged Kevin Kalkhoven

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

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Lotus signs Sato for Indy 500 comeback

On the weekend that the Lotus name returned to F1, Group Lotus confirmed it would also be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 – as predicted by Motor Sport (March). The traditional green and yellow colours will be carried on Takuma Sato’s Dallara-Honda in this year’s IRL series, thanks to a commercial deal with KV Racing Technologies, run by Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser. The deal has been...

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2013 Indianapolis 500

This year’s Indianapolis 500 was a fiercely competitive race with 14 drivers leading at least one lap and a long line of cars snaking along in pursuit of the leader. Polewinner Ed Carpenter led the opening laps before Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay established themselves as the leading contenders. Hunter-Reay looked the strongest as the race wound down, but Kanaan was able to...

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Building an IRL future

The US Scene As everyone knows, Indycar racing is trying to pull itself together under the banner of Tony George’s Indy Racing League. A bitter 12-year civil war has come to an end, and it’s encouraging to hear both George and former Champ Car boss Kevin Kalkhoven say that the key to Indycar racing’s future is the new formula for 2011, as discussed in this space last month. Indianapolis Motor...

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Teams turn back on Indycar

Tony George’s OFFER OF cash incentives to persuade Champ Car teams to join the unified Indycar series has not been enough to lure some of the top outfits. Indianapolis boss George has struck a deal for each Champ Car team to be granted a one-year Honda engine lease, two Dallara chassis and $1.2 million from the IRL’s new team support programme paid for each car entered into the championship. To...

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A love of engineering

To most of us Cosworth means motor racing. But now it’s applying its engineering skills to wider fields – and seas, and skies... By Gordon Kirby Founded in a tiny north London garage in September 1958, Cosworth's motor sport record includes 13 Formula 1 World Championships, 176 GP wins, 17 USAC/ CART/Champ Car titles, 284 Indy or Champ Car victories including 10 Indy 500s, and hundreds of other...

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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...

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Indy teams plan 2012 prototype

Most of the Indycar team owners – Chip Ganassi, Roger Penske, Michael Andretti, John Barnes, Tony George, Kevin Kalkhoven, Dennis Reinbold and Keith Wiggins – have formed a company called Delta Wing to design and build a prototype Indycar for 2012. Former Lola designer Ben Bowlby’s brief is to produce a smaller, lighter, more raceable four-cylinder turbo car. “All the owners agree that we need...

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Lunch with Mike Costin

At one time Colin Chapman’s deputy, Costin is famed for his engine business with Keith Duckworth. And when it came to product testing, he was handy at the wheel By Simon Taylor The first seeds of many a great enterprise have been planted by the meeting of two young people with similar ambitions and complementary talents: like the day in May 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce sat down to...

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