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F1's Pastor Maldonado: No One Said it Would be Easy

May 30, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

We all like to think that driving a racing car flat-out would be easy, but it isn’t, even if you have a natural born talent. You are probably wondering, “Than how are the pros that good?” Even the best-of-the-best Formula 1™ drivers have to work extremely hard day-in and day-out if he wants to win Grand’s Prix, and it doesn’t happen over night.

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Top 4 Reasons for Booking your Formula 1™ Austin Trip Early!

May 29, 2014 By Niala Samnarine

So as you may or may not have heard, Formula One™ United States Grand Prix Official Ticket Packages are available right now. But seriously, why should you care? The F1™ USGP isn’t for another six months. Who plans a trip a half of a year in advance?!

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First Timer’s Guide to United SportsCar™ at COTA

May 28, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

Whether you’ve been to a Le Mans race, a Formula One™ race or even a World Endurance Championship™, you have NEVER been to the all new, highly anticipated Lone Star Le Mans series at Circuit of The Americas!

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United SportsCar Championship for Rookies [Part IV]

May 21, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

It all ends here folks! The finish had to come at some point… that is to our Rookie Series of course, not the United SportsCar Championship™ or the World Endurance Championship™! We know you’ve enjoyed our rookie knowledge over the past four weeks, but don’t be saddened! Now, you are an expert in United SportsCar and WEC, and will enjoy the Lone Star Le Mans weekend series EVEN MORE! We...

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The Journey of Formula 1™ Romain Grosjean

May 20, 2014 By Kellie Canosa


Romain Grosjean caught the auto sport bug a lot later in life compared to his Formula 1™ competitors, as he only started karting professionally in 2000, at age 14. From the junior series to Formula ICA, his career followed the traditional route up the ranks to Formula 1 racing!

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Train like a United SportsCar & WEC Professional!

May 14, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a United SportsCar™ driver, a World Endurance Championship™ driver, or ever wonder what it takes to be one? Whether you’re seeking all or one of the above, we have all your lingering answers, and we just may convince you to further test your limits in one of the fastest racecars in the nation.

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2014 F1™ Drivers: For better or For Worse?

May 14, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

What a difference a year makes! It's rare for a Formula 1™ driver to go from one season to the next with no change in performance. A driver’s mental state may have changed, his competitors and his car could be different (especially with the 2014 rule changes), and he could even be racing for another team.

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Who is MotoGP™ Héctor Barberá?

May 13, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

The Details

Héctor Barberá originates from the small town of Dos Aguas, located just outside the rural outskirts of Valencia. Growing up in a town with no traffic lights and 400 inhabitants, it is no surprise to hear that most of the people are involved with either motorcycling or mountain activities. Barberá’s passion for two wheels began at a young age when he got his first bike… that was...

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United SportsCar Championship for Rookies [Part III]

May 09, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

AND... we're back with another round of United SportsCar Championship™ for Rookies! And the crowd goes wild! Are you feeling more knowledgeable already? We hope so! Let recap what we have covered thus far:

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A Look Inside Action Express Racing: United SportsCar's™ Leader

May 09, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

When we say “A Look Inside,” we weren’t kidding! Buckle up, ladies and gentleman, we are about to lay down some exciting insider information, just for YOU! On Thursday, May 9, 2014, we had the pleasure of visiting powerhouse team, Action Express Racing, who currently is leading the United SportsCar Championship™ Series – can you say OH MY GOSH!?

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United SportsCar Championship for Rookies [Part II]

May 02, 2014 By Kellie Canosa

Guess what day it is? GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?! –Friday! And you know what that means, another series on the United SportsCar Championship™ for Rookies. Last week we jumped right into what the flags mean before, during and after a United SportsCar race, because without flag knowledge you might as well be blind - just being honest folks!

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About the Bloggers

Victoria Barnett

QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 

 Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.

 Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

 Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.