They have been described by the men who drive them as the Formula One of tin-top racing. Amazingly complicated and engineered to do very much with very little. It’s amazing how fast the just 1.6L four cylinder turbocharged engine can propel these WTCC cars around the track. High-revving, quick shifting, door and bumper banging for the length of the race. If rubbing is, indeed, racing, then these guys have it down to a science. The elevation changes and scenic views of the venue chosen for the United States round of the globe trotting series, Race Sonoma, make the action all that more interesting to watch.
Here are some for my favorite photos from the 2013 US Round of the FIA WTCC. As always, the full gallery is presented at the end of the post.
Here is the rest of the photos from the US round of the FIA WTCC at Race Sonoma.
I've been around some form of racing since I was a kid. First hanging around Ascot in Southern California. Then, after moving to Texas as a teen, I got hooked on drag racing and did that for almost fifteen years. In between I have raced Dirt bikes and Quads.
2011 Marked my 8th and final year racing up Pikes Peak: Five in the Pro Quad division and three in Time Attack. Future racing plans are in the works, but until then I'm at the track shooting for My Life at Speed as much as I possibly can.
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