Close of the Ferrari Challenge Series season in Italy; Brown drops to sixth in the championship


The American contingent represented themselves well at the Ferrari Challenge World Finals at the Tuscan racetrack of Mugello in Italy. Scott Tucker scored a pair of eight places over all and two first places among the Americans which gave him enough points to secure second place overall in the American championship. Zak Brown did not make the trip and dropped to sixth overall.   “ I was disappointed but previous commitments prevented me from making the trip to Italy.  I hope to be there next year,” Brown said.

“All in all 2008 was a productive year for the Scottsdale/Della Penna Ferrari challenge team.  We won the biggest race of the season in Montreal, had a couple of podium finishes with Zak and had a great weekend in New Jersey with Pablo” added John Della Penna.  “ We look forward to 2009.” > continued

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F1:Nail-biter season;  IRL: A lean year for American Motorsports

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Paul Newman: The Ultimate Gentlemen and Racer

Paul passed away last week and to me that marks the end of an era; an era when Hollywood stars were in fact bigger than life; when they had an air of dignity and class rarely seen anymore amongst today’s version of Hollywood stars and even more rare amongst us regular mortals. I had the pleasure of knowing Paul Newman although not very well; I used to see him from continued