Another Step Up The Ladder – Matt McMurry

There are many factors needed to have a successful career in motorsport. A level head, determination and commitment to continually improve are within everyone’s reach. At the age of 15 Matt McMurry is using these qualities to develop a career in motorsport.

Mecca of Speed: As a young driver how much experience do you bring with you to Road America?

Matt McMurry: I’ve been here once before in a Skip Barber summer season race in which I finished second. more

Feel The Butterflies – Christian Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi has driven at all levels of motorsport. He is proud of his family name, has always been determined to make his own mark in the sport.  

Mecca of Speed: Welcome back to Road America, I presume you have some good memories of this track?

Christian Fittipaldi: Yes, this place has always been good to me. I have had a couple of DNFs but always ran really competitive here. I think my worst race finish was the last time I raced here and finished 5th or 6th.  Apart from those I have always been in a winning situation including my win here in 1999.

It’s an awesome drivers circuit, one of the best if not the best in America and I’m really happy to be back here. more

Road America Hosts The 50th Annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs One Last Time

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Sept. 12, 2013 - Road racing champions will be crowned next week at Road America as drivers from around the country participate in the 50th running of the pinnacle amateur road-racing event in the U.S., the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championship Runoffs® September 19-22. The event determines the best drivers of the season within each of the 28 classes of competition and this year over 700 entries are expected, making the Runoffs the largest annual amateur road-racing event in the world.  more
Notches On The Belt – Guy Cosmo

Standing at the career crossroads Guy Cosmo had a choice, an outside chance at a possible ride someday, or build a career one race at a time proving determination creates opportunity. 

Mecca of Speed: How did the car feel in the opening session today?

Guy Cosmo: It felt pretty good, just a lot of traffic to deal with. In these cars managing all the other cars on track is a whole different experience then in a GT (Grand Touring) car. Usually we come up on traffic so fast that we are braking in spots we would normally be going flat out.

In GT one of the things we always prided ourselves on was our average race pace. We could keep an hour and a half stint within a few tenths of a second of our ultimate lap because it’s easy to move over and let a prototype car go by. We could pace the GTC cars and hang in our GT group, maintaining our pace the full race distance. more

Two Wheels Is Different

For the last couple of weeks I have been pondering a simple question, why did the AMA race at Road America leave such a lasting impression. To the series credit my anticipation for the next round at Barber Motorsport Park was about 9 on a 10 scale.

The simple answer would be as a longtime motorcyclist who still rides with a sporting nature, it’s only natural the best riders in the top North American motorcycle series should impress me, but that’s too easy. more

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