Director James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” race car epic has a lot of moving parts, and not just on the track. The 2 ½-hour tribute to Le Mans star Ken Miles and genius engineer Carroll Shelby piles conflict upon conflict. Besides the heroes’ schoolyard fisticuffs, the film pits Henry Ford II versus Enzo Ferrari; Shelby versus Ford’s corporate minio...

Rome will host a brand new American Festival at Vallelunga's Autodromo Piero Taruffi on Sept. 12-13, headlined by four double-points-paying NASCAR Whelen Euro Series playoff races and thus bringing Euro NASCAR to the heart of Italy. "We are very happy to bring the NASCAR show to the Roman fans and I'm sure this event will become one of the highligh...

NHRA Funny Car racer Alexis DeJoria was one of three inductees enshrined into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame recently in Rosemont, Ill.  DeJoria, a seven-time NHRA national event winner, joined an elite group of Italian-American athletes when she is recognized as a member of The Hall’s Class of 2019. Joining DeJoria were NFL star...

Word comes that Italy is planning to invade the United States — specifically Florida. The invasion will take place on Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9 at Pompano Park, as an amateur series will be featuring many of the best amateur drivers in the sport. The American contingent will be headed by last year’s Amateur Driver of the Year, Steve...

In an exceptionally-clean race that saw only two caution periods across 500 miles of battling on-track, Italian driver Michele Costantini was the man left standing at the end to win the inaugural running of the Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race on Sunday. Costantini, who pilots the No. 66 Dallara IR-18 Honda for Apex Racing Team with Indy 500 Group, le...

The greatest rivalry in racing history and a battle that transcended sport is about to play out on the big screen. "Ford v Ferrari" looks at the competition between America and Europe in the 1960s at the famous sports car race, 24 Hours of Le Mans. Less than half of the cars that start at Le Mans finish, and more than 20 racers have died over the r...

Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will stay at Alfa Romeo for his second Formula 1 season next year. The 21-year-old will again partner veteran Kimi Raikkonen, who will be heading into the final year of his contract in 2020. The decision to retain Giovinazzi probably ends the F1 career of German Nico Hulkenberg, at least for a year. The only seat yet to b...

The event is scheduled to take place between October 23 to October 26, and will comprise one day of regularity rally training and a three-day race that will cover 500 miles in and around the city. The finish line of the race has been set at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C., Villa Firenze, to mark a symbolic return to Italian so...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to auto racing legend Mario Andretti at a Nov. 9 induction and awards gala at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. A 1981 inductee of the hall of fame, Andretti earned victories in 111 races during a career that spanned five decades and six continents. Along the...

Over the summer, Middleburg and Creighton Farms have had multiple meetings with the organizers for the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA 2019 event, which will take place in and around Middleburg; Creighton Farms; Summit Point, W.Va. and other points in the D.C. region on October 23 to 26. The event will feature two days of time trials, as well as three days...