Welcome to RACER.com!
August is a huge month for us as we start to roll out substantial upgrades to the technology and design of the site, making it more user friendly, and modernizing it to reflect the cutting-edge nature of this sport we love.
We are also investing significantly in upgrading our content. Many websites and even bedroom bloggers can tell you what happened in a race. RACER.com's purpose has always been, and will continue to be, to take the viewer's knowledge several levels beyond that. We'll inform you of not only what happened, but also why it happened…and what is likely to happen next. We will also provide true insights into the characters, cars and venues that make up racing's cultural mosaic.
With our former competitor (and former partner!) SPEED.com set to diappear on Aug. 17, it's the ideal time to grab its three greatest assets – Robin Miller, Marshall Pruett and Adam Cooper.
From Aug. 18, Robin Miller, the doyen of IndyCar journalists, will be bringing his 45 years of experience to RACER.com. Here you'll find all his news stories, features, post-race videos and, of course, Miller's Mailbag, answering your questions about open-wheel racing.
Already we have Marshall Pruett on board, providing great insight, analysis and news stories from the worlds of IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am and the FIA World Endurance Championship. He's also at the cutting edge with news of the future of sports car racing on this continent – the United SportsCar Racing series.
Adam Cooper is a first-class Formula 1 reporter who's famous for always getting the right person to talk about the most significant events in F1. Cooper, along with (from left to right) David Tremayne, Edd Straw and Mark Hughes, are part of the F1 reporting elite whose work you will find here on RACER.com, covering the latest topics, the stars, the cars and the history of F1.
And that's not all: we'll step up our NASCAR coverage with penetrating features on the country's most popular form of racing; Todd Veney will provide perceptive features on the NHRA; Jen Horsey will report on the more specialized but increasingly popular forms of motorsport such as Global Rallycross, and the best rally reporter, David Evans, will take you behind the scenes of the WRC.
As well as expanded video content, you will also start to see an increasing number of galleries, as we display the best work of LAT Photographic, pulled from the archives or taken just last weekend, from the USA, Europe and all around the world. Mike Levitt and his team are a big part of our plans going forward.
So… like I say, these are exciting times at RACER. Whether this is your first visit to RACER.com or you've been a long-time follower, keep watching in August as we evolve into the go-to website for all motorsports fans. We're excited to have hired the best in the business and we're thrilled to have you along for the ride.