Bill Wood’s – Some Things You Should Know: 11-08-16

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Tanner Foust has his own version of the events at the Dutch round of the European Rallycross Championship last weekend. Stewards excluded him from the event results after they accused him of failing to stop when they displayed a black flag for alleged rough driving. We’ll have an indepth interview with Foust on Tech House & Speed Wednesday night, 8pm Eastern on Race Fan Radio. But here’s a quick comment from Tanner after he returned from Europe Monday.

Citroen DS3 WRC Tests in Germany in preps for this weekend’s Rally Germany.

WRC 2011 Rally Germany Preview; Part 2/4.

Warming up for the upcoming WRC Rallye Deutschland 2011 later this weekend, here´s a pure engine sound mix of the 2007 edition of Rallye Deutschland featuring the previous generation of WRC cars driven by the top drivers of their time (1 Sebastien Loeb, 2 Dani Sordo, 3 Marcus Grönholm, 4 Mikko Hirvonen, 5 Manfred Stohl, 6 Francois Duval, 7 Petter Solberg, 8 Chris Atkinson, 9 Jari-Matti Latvala, 14 Toni Gardemeister, 15 Jan Kopecky, 20 Xavi Pons).

The Ford World Rally Team tests for the ADAC Rally Germany this weekend.

Mopar® Ram BFGoodrich tires truck driver Samuel Hübinette continues to rack up wins with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series. The Crazy Swede, a Formula Drift champion in 2004 and 2006, won in the PRO Light category Sunday and was runner-up on Saturday’s event at Bark River (Mich.) International Raceway.

Hübinette started fifth in the PRO Light main event on Sunday, after the top-six finishers from Saturday’s race were inverted. He moved up to fourth right at the drop of the green flag and then used a sweeping three-wide move in the first turn to take the second position and set his sights on leader Shawn Morris. Hübinette worked on Morris for a lap before taking the lead and was out front when the mandatory competition caution flew, bunching the field up for the last handful of laps. Here’s a bit of insanity for Sam at El Toro Marine Base where he gives an autocross lesson. Problem is, the only vehicle around is a Freightliner Sportchassis.

Go Pro presents Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s Pikes Peak 2011 Hill Climb World Record at 9:51.278. Check it out as the “king of the mountain” beats his 2007 record of 10:01.408 – all captured by 10 onboard GoPro cameras!

Lola has announced it will introduce a cost-capped LMP2 coupe for 2012. The B12/80 is a response to the latest low-budget LMP2 ethos and will be the first coupe for the class’s new era. It will borrow heavily from the company’s recent experience with in LMP1 and LMP2. Lola Group executive chairman Martin Birrane believes the future of the category looks strong. Here’s more:

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In the midst of your Northern Hemisphere Summer heat, Southern Hemisphere forecasters are describing it as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Snowflakes have been falling in the New Zealand capital Wellington, second city of Christchurch and several other areas. Christchurch rarely gets snow, the few inches that fell on Sunday and Monday is the most in at least 30 years. Services across the country were disrupted on Monday by the snow showers, which were accompanied by heavy rain and high winds.

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