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  • The 2016 US Open The Ferrari Challenge returns to Laguna Seca Some of the prettiest (and fastest) cars ever built will give the corkscrew a go May 3-6 down in Monterey, Ca. Phot by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NASCAR Some shine' in wine country The TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 hits Sonoma Raceway June 22nd - 24th Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor Some two wheel motion Some of the best riders in the world return to Monterey for the World Superbike championship June 22nd - 24th Photo by ERIC TAYLOR/1STSTRING.COM
  • Photo by Eric Taylor The Indy 500 The Indy 500 is always a much watch event. This years version shuld be no different. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Daytona 500 Jr is kicking back Retirement is suiting Dale Earnhardt Jr. just fine who, after 20yrs of racing, likes life in the slow lane. Photo by ERIC TAYLOR/1STSTRING.COM



The 2018 Indy Car season gets off with a bang

By Eric Taylor

Photo by Eric Taylor

Photo by Jason Reed/1st String Magazine

There was everything from great racing to pit lane drama to a last lap crash that knocked out the leader as the Indy Car series 2018 version got underway.

In the end a familiar face was back in victory lane at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Hometown driver Sebastien Bourdais (by way of France) took advantage of race leader Robert Wickens getting taken out by second place Alexander Rossi in turn one during a restart with two laps left.  

It was the 37th time Bourdais has found his way to victory lane and the second time in a row at St. Petersburg.

Despite leading a race high 69-laps, the rookie Wickens can only look back at think of what could have happened. He started from the pole and the only thing that could help the rest of the field keep up were yellow flags. More click here

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your engines

Photo by Eric Taylor

Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

And with that classic line the 2018 auto racing season got underway at the Daytona Motor Speedway with the running of the 56th 24 Hours of Daytona.

Some of the worlds best drivers came out to test their hands in the different classes that make up the race.

 Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque opened up the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a win in the #5 car.

The trio turned a record 808 laps driven over the 24 hours that started Saturday and ended Sunday afternoon.

11 of the 24 hours were raced at night over the famed oval that will host the Daytona 500 in a couple of weeks. The IMSA series runs a modified race course that tests the handling of the cars while letting them open on the high banked, high speed curves of the track. More click here






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