Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:42:09 -0700 Honda Racing: Formula SAE <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a4eb/1764/a4eb1764-a593-4d8a-ba29-1a0c12196b66-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Formula SAE Honda Racing Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/formula-sae http://hondanews.com/photos/formula-sae Formula SAE <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a4eb/1764/a4eb1764-a593-4d8a-ba29-1a0c12196b66-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Formula SAE Honda Racing: HPD Announces Collegiate SAE Program <ul> <li><strong><em>Student SAE programs now eligible to join the Honda Racing Line</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Includes Formula SAE, Baja SAE and other SAE university programs</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Provides access to Honda Racing Line products and services</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate-level programs will now be able to join the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, giving them access to products and services offered by Honda Performance Development.</p> <p>Universities operating SAE-affiliated programs, such as Formula SAE and Baja SAE can now apply for membership in the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, gaining direct access to HPD-developed racing products, original equipment replacement parts and support specifically tailored to the motorsports competitor.</p> <p>"We are delighted to be offering memberships in the <em>Honda Racing Line</em> to universities involved with collegiate-level SAE programs," said Jeff Barrow, HPD Manager of Commercial Motorsports.</p> <p>"Both HPD and our parent company, American Honda, have long been associated with the SAE and the organization's student competitions. Many current HPD associates participated in Formula SAE and similar programs during their university years," Barrow added. "Now these programs will have access to our performance product lines as well as our talented technical support."</p> <p>To join the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, a university SAE program administrator can contact HPD to obtain an HPD Collegiate SAE Program Racing Product Purchase Agreement. Once completed and returned to HPD, the university program will be assigned a membership number providing access to HPD products and services.</p> <p>For more information on the HPD Collegiate SAE program, contact Jeff Barrow, Manager, Commercial Motorsports, Honda Performance Development, Tel. 661-702-7845 or e-mail <a href="mailto:jbarrow@hra.com">jbarrow@hra.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development </strong><br> HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com" target="_blank">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> Honda Racing Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/51c7877e-5eaf-44ab-8515-d898f98cb81c http://hondanews.com/releases/51c7877e-5eaf-44ab-8515-d898f98cb81c HPD Announces Collegiate SAE Program <ul> <li><strong><em>Student SAE programs now eligible to join the Honda Racing Line</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Includes Formula SAE, Baja SAE and other SAE university programs</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Provides access to Honda Racing Line products and services</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate-level programs will now be able to join the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, giving them access to products and services offered by Honda Performance Development.</p> <p>Universities operating SAE-affiliated programs, such as Formula SAE and Baja SAE can now apply for membership in the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, gaining direct access to HPD-developed racing products, original equipment replacement parts and support specifically tailored to the motorsports competitor.</p> <p>"We are delighted to be offering memberships in the <em>Honda Racing Line</em> to universities involved with collegiate-level SAE programs," said Jeff Barrow, HPD Manager of Commercial Motorsports.</p> <p>"Both HPD and our parent company, American Honda, have long been associated with the SAE and the organization's student competitions. Many current HPD associates participated in Formula SAE and similar programs during their university years," Barrow added. "Now these programs will have access to our performance product lines as well as our talented technical support."</p> <p>To join the <em>Honda Racing Line</em>, a university SAE program administrator can contact HPD to obtain an HPD Collegiate SAE Program Racing Product Purchase Agreement. Once completed and returned to HPD, the university program will be assigned a membership number providing access to HPD products and services.</p> <p>For more information on the HPD Collegiate SAE program, contact Jeff Barrow, Manager, Commercial Motorsports, Honda Performance Development, Tel. 661-702-7845 or e-mail <a href="mailto:jbarrow@hra.com">jbarrow@hra.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Honda Performance Development </strong><br> HPD was founded in 1993 as the performance arm of American Honda Motor Company. Today, HPD offers a line of race engines and other motorsports products for track applications from karting and Quarter Midgets to Indy cars and prototype sports cars, showcasing "fun to drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.</p> <p>No other manufacturer has matched Honda's success in IndyCar open-wheel racing, which includes 210 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six manufacturers' championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2014.</p> <p>HPD's Le Mans prototype sports car racing efforts have resulted in more than 70 victories and multiple American Le Mans Series engine, chassis, team, and drivers' championships. HPD won the LMP2 title in the inaugural 2012 World Endurance Championship, and has twice won the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.</p> <p>For more information about HPD and the company's racing and street performance product lines, please visit <a href="http://hpd.honda.com" target="_blank">http://hpd.honda.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/457f/9ba0/457f9ba0-5f69-4ee3-96c6-2e3999e182bf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:10:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-3 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/457f/9ba0/457f9ba0-5f69-4ee3-96c6-2e3999e182bf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f035/6a82/f0356a82-b656-4945-8613-9c9481a024fb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:06:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-priority-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-priority-1 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f035/6a82/f0356a82-b656-4945-8613-9c9481a024fb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d7c/fefe/0d7cfefe-5370-4b99-a4b1-a0dc25a1838f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-11 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-11 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0d7c/fefe/0d7cfefe-5370-4b99-a4b1-a0dc25a1838f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/cf1c/a31e/cf1ca31e-8927-4622-970c-276919b8ccfa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-priority http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-priority 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/cf1c/a31e/cf1ca31e-8927-4622-970c-276919b8ccfa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Priority Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/15ff/da85/15ffda85-9594-4c02-ad76-6b125a6513bd-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:03:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-10 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/15ff/da85/15ffda85-9594-4c02-ad76-6b125a6513bd-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e21e/0c99/e21e0c99-aec0-4d69-9a27-48eece1d46b6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-9 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-9 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e21e/0c99/e21e0c99-aec0-4d69-9a27-48eece1d46b6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6830/97f9/683097f9-b011-4bc1-8e29-20f6e849f646-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:01:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-8 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-8 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6830/97f9/683097f9-b011-4bc1-8e29-20f6e849f646-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/145c/2309/145c2309-5b60-4399-ae33-cf9c4b42679f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:59:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-7 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-7 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/145c/2309/145c2309-5b60-4399-ae33-cf9c4b42679f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/86cf/a78a/86cfa78a-a5fc-4525-8516-06b62469a061-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:58:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-6 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-6 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/86cf/a78a/86cfa78a-a5fc-4525-8516-06b62469a061-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3452/d0ff/3452d0ff-c183-41d0-884f-f270c2397cff-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:56:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-4 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-4 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3452/d0ff/3452d0ff-c183-41d0-884f-f270c2397cff-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/fb24/bc78/fb24bc78-e15f-40f8-b020-f48dd7f785ce-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:56:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-5 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-5 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/fb24/bc78/fb24bc78-e15f-40f8-b020-f48dd7f785ce-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bde4/4621/bde44621-3c42-44a1-875d-89b7d3e03e3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:52:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-2 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bde4/4621/bde44621-3c42-44a1-875d-89b7d3e03e3c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e8bb/b81e/e8bbb81e-ea5f-484c-929b-3cdcc635b947-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:51:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono-1 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e8bb/b81e/e8bbb81e-ea5f-484c-929b-3cdcc635b947-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bc89/f1f9/bc89f1f9-3a69-4185-9636-3ea1486d7b12-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:49:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-pocono 2014 IndyCar Pocono <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bc89/f1f9/bc89f1f9-3a69-4185-9636-3ea1486d7b12-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Pocono Honda Racing: Pocono INDYCAR 500 Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile oval) Long Pond, PA<br> <strong>2013 Winner:</strong> Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 192.864 mph average<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Sunny, mild, windy, 77 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><strong>Fn.</strong></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  1.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Juan Pablo Montoya</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>202.402 mph (500-mile record)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  7.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+2.3403 seconds</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  3.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  3.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  4.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Ryan Briscoe</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  5.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>15.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>11.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton  </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  7.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>12.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 7 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  9.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  5.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em><u>Other Honda-powered Results:</u></em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><strong>12.</strong></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  6.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>199</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>199</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  9.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>181</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>19.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>157</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Spin</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>  89</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Stall</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  4</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>  25</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Stall</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>    0</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not start – crash in practice</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><u>Munoz Shines for Honda at Pocono</u></strong><u> </u></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Third podium finish of 2014 for Colombian, leads rookie points standings</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Aleshin runs seventh in another strong rookie performance</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pagenaud moves to third in championship with sixth-place finish</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>In a Verizon IndyCar Series season marked by an impressive Honda-powered rookie contingent, Carlos Munoz continues to shine brightest of all, finishing third Sunday at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono INDYCAR 500, the second round of the 2014 "triple crown" of 500-mile races.</p> <p>Munoz ran in the lead pack throughout the 200-lap contest at the unique, 2.5-mile Pocono "triangle", scoring his third top-three finish of the season with his Andretti Autosport Honda to move to sixth in the Drivers' Championship and take a 77-point lead in the Rookie of the Year standings.  Fellow Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya won, in an event slowed by only a single caution flag, making it the fastest 500-mile race in IndyCar Series history. </p> <p>All four Honda-powered 2014 rookies – Munoz; Mikhail Aleshin; Houston Saturday race winner Carlos Huertas and Jack Hawksworth – have finished on the podium at least once this season.</p> <p>Simon Pagenaud remained in strong championship contention with a sixth-place finish in his Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda.  Pagenaud, winner of last Sunday's race in Houston, moves to third in the Drivers' Championship, 42 points out of the lead with seven races remaining. Teammate Aleshin finished seventh as his strong rookie season continues. </p> <p>Josef Newgarden finished eighth after leading seven laps late in the race before having to make a late pit stop for a final splash of fuel, while Marco Andretti charged back to finish ninth at his "home" event after receiving an early-race penalty for speeding in pit lane.       </p> <p>Bob Pritchard, from Payson, Arizona, led the field prior to today's race start in the two-seat Honda Indy car driven by racing legend Mario Andretti.  For more information on the Honda <em>Fastest Seat in Sports</em> sweepstakes, go to <a href="http://www.shophonda.com" target="_blank">www.shophonda.com</a>.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at Pocono are being posted on a "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group.  CPG will be providing video highlight packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014.  The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The Verizon IndyCar Series run of consecutive races continues next weekend with the first short-oval event of the 2014 season, the July 12 Iowa Corn Indy 300, at Iowa Speedway in Newton. </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship </strong>(after 11 of 18 rounds):<strong></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1. Will Power<strong> </strong>446 points (2 wins)  </td> <td><strong>6. Carlos Munoz (R) 340</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Helio Castroneves 446 (1 win) </td> <td><strong>7. Marco Andretti 325</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>3. Simon Pagenaud 402 (2 wins)</strong> </td> <td>8. Scott Dixon  297</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4. Juan Pablo Montoya 391 (1 win) </td> <td>9. Ryan Briscoe 285</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>5. Ryan Hunter-Reay     388 (2 wins)</strong></td> <td>10. Sebastien Bourdais         271</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Manufacturers' Championship:</strong> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>1. Chevrolet  1,631 (6 wins)  </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>2. Honda 1,096 (5 wins)</strong></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>Carlos Munoz </strong>(#34 Andretti Autosport Honda) <strong>Started 3rd, finished 3rd, his third podium finish of 2014, leads rookie point standings:</strong><strong>  </strong>"We were so close.  I think we had a car capable of winning today, I was really fast on my own. I think third place is a great result for the championship, especially with the double points [for a 500-mile race]. I'm really happy with a podium. It was a long race, and I think that this time, I raced like a veteran. My crew did such a great job ... great pit stops ... and I'm happy."</p> <p><strong>Tom Reichenbach </strong>(HPD Senior Manager and Chief Engineer, Technical Division) <strong>on today's race:  </strong>"We're very happy to see another strong performance from Carlos [Munoz].  He continues to impress us with both his talent and work ethic. It also was encouraging to see Josef Newgarden make his late-race charge to the front.  The team's aggressive pit strategy almost paid off today, and Josef has been driving well all season.  Finally, congratulations to Simon Pagenaud for another quick and consistent oval-track run, as he gains one more spot in the championship.  Now we'll head to Iowa, and the challenges presented by the first short-oval race of the season."</p> <p><strong>For photos from today's race, go to:</strong></p> <a href="http://broadcast.sportssystems.com/hosting/display.cfm?key=101722" target="_blank">http://broadcast.sportssystems.com/hosting/display.cfm?key=101722</a></td> Honda Racing Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:13:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/13e45cce-5c7f-477e-9103-e2ff42b9d587 http://hondanews.com/releases/13e45cce-5c7f-477e-9103-e2ff42b9d587 Pocono INDYCAR 500 Race Report <p><strong>Circuit:</strong> Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile oval) Long Pond, PA<br> <strong>2013 Winner:</strong> Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 192.864 mph average<br> <strong>Weather:</strong> Sunny, mild, windy, 77 degrees F</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Race Results:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><strong>Fn.</strong></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>St.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Driver</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Team</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Engine - Chassis</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>Laps</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Average Speed/Notes</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  1.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  1.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Juan Pablo Montoya</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>202.402 mph (500-mile record)</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  2.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  7.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Helio Castroneves</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p>+2.3403 seconds</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  3.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  3.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Munoz-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  4.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Ryan Briscoe</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  5.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>15.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Scott Dixon</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Chip Ganassi Racing</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  6.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>11.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Simon Pagenaud</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson Hamilton  </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  7.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>12.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Mikhail Aleshin-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Schmidt Peterson </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  8.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Josef Newgarden</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Sarah Fisher Hartman</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Led 7 laps</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  9.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  5.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Marco Andretti</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>200</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong> </strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>10.</p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p>  2.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p>Will Power</p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p>Team Penske</p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p>Chevrolet Dallara</p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p>200</p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p> </p></td> </tr> </table> <p><em><u>Other Honda-powered Results:</u></em></p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><strong>12.</strong></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  6.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>James Hinchcliffe</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>199</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>16.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Justin Wilson</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>199</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>18.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  9.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Ryan Hunter-Reay</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Andretti Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara </strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>181</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Running</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>19.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>14.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Graham Rahal</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Rahal Letterman Lanigan</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>157</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Spin</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>20.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Carlos Huertas-R</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Dale Coyne Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>  89</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Stall</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>21.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>  4</strong>.</p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Takuma Sato</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>A.J. Foyt Racing</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>  25</strong><strong> </strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Stall</strong></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="23" valign="top"><p><strong>22.</strong></p></td> <td width="99" valign="top"><p><strong>Jack Hawksworth-R</strong></p></td> <td width="122" valign="top"><p><strong>Bryan Herta Autosport</strong></p></td> <td width="86" valign="top"><p><strong>Honda Dallara</strong></p></td> <td width="32" valign="top"><p><strong>    0</strong></p></td> <td width="261" valign="top"><p><strong>Did not start – crash in practice</strong></p></td> </tr> </table> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><u>Munoz Shines for Honda at Pocono</u></strong><u> </u></p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Third podium finish of 2014 for Colombian, leads rookie points standings</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Aleshin runs seventh in another strong rookie performance</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Pagenaud moves to third in championship with sixth-place finish</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>In a Verizon IndyCar Series season marked by an impressive Honda-powered rookie contingent, Carlos Munoz continues to shine brightest of all, finishing third Sunday at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono INDYCAR 500, the second round of the 2014 "triple crown" of 500-mile races.</p> <p>Munoz ran in the lead pack throughout the 200-lap contest at the unique, 2.5-mile Pocono "triangle", scoring his third top-three finish of the season with his Andretti Autosport Honda to move to sixth in the Drivers' Championship and take a 77-point lead in the Rookie of the Year standings.  Fellow Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya won, in an event slowed by only a single caution flag, making it the fastest 500-mile race in IndyCar Series history. </p> <p>All four Honda-powered 2014 rookies – Munoz; Mikhail Aleshin; Houston Saturday race winner Carlos Huertas and Jack Hawksworth – have finished on the podium at least once this season.</p> <p>Simon Pagenaud remained in strong championship contention with a sixth-place finish in his Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda.  Pagenaud, winner of last Sunday's race in Houston, moves to third in the Drivers' Championship, 42 points out of the lead with seven races remaining. Teammate Aleshin finished seventh as his strong rookie season continues. </p> <p>Josef Newgarden finished eighth after leading seven laps late in the race before having to make a late pit stop for a final splash of fuel, while Marco Andretti charged back to finish ninth at his "home" event after receiving an early-race penalty for speeding in pit lane.       </p> <p>Bob Pritchard, from Payson, Arizona, led the field prior to today's race start in the two-seat Honda Indy car driven by racing legend Mario Andretti.  For more information on the Honda <em>Fastest Seat in Sports</em> sweepstakes, go to <a href="http://www.shophonda.com" target="_blank">www.shophonda.com</a>.  </p> <p>Video News Releases from this weekend's action at Pocono are being posted on a "Honda Racing/HPD Trackside" YouTube channel produced by the Carolinas Production Group.  CPG will be providing video highlight packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014.  The video packages can be found at: <a href="http://youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside" target="_blank">youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside</a>.</p> <p>The Verizon IndyCar Series run of consecutive races continues next weekend with the first short-oval event of the 2014 season, the July 12 Iowa Corn Indy 300, at Iowa Speedway in Newton. </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship </strong>(after 11 of 18 rounds):<strong></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1. Will Power<strong> </strong>446 points (2 wins)  </td> <td><strong>6. Carlos Munoz (R) 340</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Helio Castroneves 446 (1 win) </td> <td><strong>7. Marco Andretti 325</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>3. Simon Pagenaud 402 (2 wins)</strong> </td> <td>8. Scott Dixon  297</td> </tr> <tr> <td>4. Juan Pablo Montoya 391 (1 win) </td> <td>9. Ryan Briscoe 285</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>5. Ryan Hunter-Reay     388 (2 wins)</strong></td> <td>10. Sebastien Bourdais         271</td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Manufacturers' Championship:</strong> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>1. Chevrolet  1,631 (6 wins)  </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>2. Honda 1,096 (5 wins)</strong></td> </tr> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>Carlos Munoz </strong>(#34 Andretti Autosport Honda) <strong>Started 3rd, finished 3rd, his third podium finish of 2014, leads rookie point standings:</strong><strong>  </strong>"We were so close.  I think we had a car capable of winning today, I was really fast on my own. I think third place is a great result for the championship, especially with the double points [for a 500-mile race]. I'm really happy with a podium. It was a long race, and I think that this time, I raced like a veteran. My crew did such a great job ... great pit stops ... and I'm happy."</p> <p><strong>Tom Reichenbach </strong>(HPD Senior Manager and Chief Engineer, Technical Division) <strong>on today's race:  </strong>"We're very happy to see another strong performance from Carlos [Munoz].  He continues to impress us with both his talent and work ethic. It also was encouraging to see Josef Newgarden make his late-race charge to the front.  The team's aggressive pit strategy almost paid off today, and Josef has been driving well all season.  Finally, congratulations to Simon Pagenaud for another quick and consistent oval-track run, as he gains one more spot in the championship.  Now we'll head to Iowa, and the challenges presented by the first short-oval race of the season."</p> <p><strong>For photos from today's race, go to:</strong></p> <a href="http://broadcast.sportssystems.com/hosting/display.cfm?key=101722" target="_blank">http://broadcast.sportssystems.com/hosting/display.cfm?key=101722</a></td> Honda Racing: Sage Marie drives the S3700 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/287a/1cc9/287a1cc9-3b58-456c-97d0-eb0d198d4664-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Sage Marie drives the S3700 Honda Racing Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:01:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-1 Sage Marie drives the S3700 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/287a/1cc9/287a1cc9-3b58-456c-97d0-eb0d198d4664-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Sage Marie drives the S3700 Honda Racing: Corey Taguchi's Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9697/d27a/9697d27a-13da-4375-aad5-c9dfe16cf6fb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Corey Taguchi's Honda Fit Honda Racing Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:01:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb Corey Taguchi's Honda Fit <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9697/d27a/9697d27a-13da-4375-aad5-c9dfe16cf6fb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Corey Taguchi's Honda Fit Honda Racing: James Robinson's Acura NSX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/56de/5aff/56de5aff-1a29-41c9-a820-2c254118096d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> James Robinson's Acura NSX Honda Racing Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:01:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/honda-associates-make-successful-runs-at-sunday-s-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-2 James Robinson's Acura NSX <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/56de/5aff/56de5aff-1a29-41c9-a820-2c254118096d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> James Robinson's Acura NSX Honda Racing: Romain Dumas Norma RD Honda <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5ccf/82bd/5ccf82bd-fc60-4ab3-9cfc-f05f9e1534f2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Romain Dumas Norma RD Honda Honda Racing Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:25:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/romain-dumas-norma-rd-honda http://hondanews.com/photos/romain-dumas-norma-rd-honda Romain Dumas Norma RD Honda <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5ccf/82bd/5ccf82bd-fc60-4ab3-9cfc-f05f9e1534f2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Romain Dumas Norma RD Honda Honda Racing: Roy Richards Honda Fit EV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7ffe/db6a/7ffedb6a-d939-4e13-8702-6e8f2e782de3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Roy Richards Honda Fit EV Honda Racing Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:24:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/roy-richards-honda-fit-ev http://hondanews.com/photos/roy-richards-honda-fit-ev Roy Richards Honda Fit EV <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7ffe/db6a/7ffedb6a-d939-4e13-8702-6e8f2e782de3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Roy Richards Honda Fit EV Honda Racing: Honda Associates Make Successful Runs At Sunday's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb <ul type="disc"> <li><em>Roy Richards' Honda Fit EV Wins with Record Time in Electric Production Class</em></li> <li><em>Honda Powers Romain Dumas to overall win</em></li> </ul> <p>Honda's racing lineup for the 2014 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb had a little something for everyone with a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner racing right alongside Honda associates in vehicles ranging from an Acura NSX to a Honda Fit. At the end of the day, four Honda drivers and riders earned top-five class finishes in Sunday's 12.42-mile sprint to the top of Pikes Peak, while Honda's world-renowned race engines did the job, powering Romain Dumas to his first overall Pikes Peak title.</p> <p>Associates from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda North America and Honda R&D combined to field six vehicles for Honda associates in this year's race. With five of the six Honda drivers having previously competed at  Pikes Peak,  each of the six vehicles made successful runs to the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak summit, including the Honda Fit EV of Roy Richards, which won the Electric Production class in a race-record time.</p> <p>In addition to the efforts of its associates in Sunday's race, Honda provided power for Dumas in his own Norma RD Limited prototype chassis entry in the Unlimited class. Starting first, Dumas pushed his Honda powerplant to a race-winning time of 9:05.801 to claim his first race win and the first overall Pikes Peak victory for a Honda-powered car.</p> <p>Richards' run of 12:55.591 gave his blue-hued Honda Fit EV the class win, marking the 13th consecutive year that a Honda-powered vehicle has won at least one class in the famed event. </p> <p>James Robinson posted the fastest time of the six Honda associate-driven vehicles in his Acura Pikes Peak NSX, finishing sixth in the Open Class with a time of 11:09.134. Zach Jacobs rode his Honda CBR600RR throughout the course's 156 turns in 11:11.885 to place fifth in the Middleweight motorcycle class, while Sage Marie's effort of 11:59.095 in his Honda S2000 was good for fourth in the Time Attack 2 class.</p> <p>Keith Steidl placed sixth in the quad class with a time of 12:31.245, while the only rookie in the 2014 class, Corey Taguchi, placed fourth in the Exhibition standings after posting a time of 14:26.438 in his Honda Fit.</p> <p><strong>Romain Dumas</strong> (Norma RD Honda) <strong>overall race winner:</strong> "After [finishing 2nd in] 2012, the target was to win one. This year, we did a perfect job, the [Honda engine] was running good and we prepared how we should. I knew I was running smoothly, so I didn't want to take any risks. It was a clear run. It was not incredible, but it was enough to win and that was the target anyway. We are very happy, and this is a big win for the team.'</p> <p><strong>Roy Richards</strong> (Honda Fit EV) <strong>winner, new record time, Electric Production class:</strong> "I am very pleased with the Fit EV's performance this year. "We knew from last year's practice times that the Fit EV had a shot at the record, but weather spoiled our run. Building on the knowledge gained from last year, our team refined the suspension settings and did additional weight reduction. The results were better than we expected with a new record for the production EV class."</p> <p><strong>James Robinson</strong> (Acura Pikes Peak NSX) <strong>6th, Open Class:</strong> " I'm very pleased I got to the top, because just after Glen Cove my rear brakes went out and driving became much more challenging! It was quite a handful getting it to the top with no brakes, so I was all the more thrilled that we were able to beat our time from last year by about 30 seconds!"</p> <p><strong>Steve Eriksen</strong> (Vice President and COO, Honda Performance Development) <strong>on the 2014 Hill Climb:</strong> "In returning as the Partnering Sponsor for the event, we were very pleased to power Romain Dumas and his team in their successful attempt at the overall title and additionally to set a new Electric Production Car record at the 92nd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Most satisfying was seeing the teamwork and camaraderie exhibited by Honda associates from a variety of Honda companies, including Honda R&D, Honda North America, and Honda Performance Development, working together to support a variety of competition entries highlighting the breadth of products that only Honda can provide. The inaugural application of the AirFence increased safety on the course in the sections applied and proved to be a worthy addition to the event. Despite this safety improvement, racing on the mountain has its risks, and our thoughts go out to the family of fellow competitor Bobby Goodin who succumbed to injuries sustained after completing his run up the mountain."</p> Honda Racing Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:17:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/2561dbdd-4425-4071-b333-1eaa8b1bc631 http://hondanews.com/releases/2561dbdd-4425-4071-b333-1eaa8b1bc631 Honda Associates Make Successful Runs At Sunday's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb <ul type="disc"> <li><em>Roy Richards' Honda Fit EV Wins with Record Time in Electric Production Class</em></li> <li><em>Honda Powers Romain Dumas to overall win</em></li> </ul> <p>Honda's racing lineup for the 2014 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb had a little something for everyone with a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner racing right alongside Honda associates in vehicles ranging from an Acura NSX to a Honda Fit. At the end of the day, four Honda drivers and riders earned top-five class finishes in Sunday's 12.42-mile sprint to the top of Pikes Peak, while Honda's world-renowned race engines did the job, powering Romain Dumas to his first overall Pikes Peak title.</p> <p>Associates from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda North America and Honda R&D combined to field six vehicles for Honda associates in this year's race. With five of the six Honda drivers having previously competed at  Pikes Peak,  each of the six vehicles made successful runs to the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak summit, including the Honda Fit EV of Roy Richards, which won the Electric Production class in a race-record time.</p> <p>In addition to the efforts of its associates in Sunday's race, Honda provided power for Dumas in his own Norma RD Limited prototype chassis entry in the Unlimited class. Starting first, Dumas pushed his Honda powerplant to a race-winning time of 9:05.801 to claim his first race win and the first overall Pikes Peak victory for a Honda-powered car.</p> <p>Richards' run of 12:55.591 gave his blue-hued Honda Fit EV the class win, marking the 13th consecutive year that a Honda-powered vehicle has won at least one class in the famed event. </p> <p>James Robinson posted the fastest time of the six Honda associate-driven vehicles in his Acura Pikes Peak NSX, finishing sixth in the Open Class with a time of 11:09.134. Zach Jacobs rode his Honda CBR600RR throughout the course's 156 turns in 11:11.885 to place fifth in the Middleweight motorcycle class, while Sage Marie's effort of 11:59.095 in his Honda S2000 was good for fourth in the Time Attack 2 class.</p> <p>Keith Steidl placed sixth in the quad class with a time of 12:31.245, while the only rookie in the 2014 class, Corey Taguchi, placed fourth in the Exhibition standings after posting a time of 14:26.438 in his Honda Fit.</p> <p><strong>Romain Dumas</strong> (Norma RD Honda) <strong>overall race winner:</strong> "After [finishing 2nd in] 2012, the target was to win one. This year, we did a perfect job, the [Honda engine] was running good and we prepared how we should. I knew I was running smoothly, so I didn't want to take any risks. It was a clear run. It was not incredible, but it was enough to win and that was the target anyway. We are very happy, and this is a big win for the team.'</p> <p><strong>Roy Richards</strong> (Honda Fit EV) <strong>winner, new record time, Electric Production class:</strong> "I am very pleased with the Fit EV's performance this year. "We knew from last year's practice times that the Fit EV had a shot at the record, but weather spoiled our run. Building on the knowledge gained from last year, our team refined the suspension settings and did additional weight reduction. The results were better than we expected with a new record for the production EV class."</p> <p><strong>James Robinson</strong> (Acura Pikes Peak NSX) <strong>6th, Open Class:</strong> " I'm very pleased I got to the top, because just after Glen Cove my rear brakes went out and driving became much more challenging! It was quite a handful getting it to the top with no brakes, so I was all the more thrilled that we were able to beat our time from last year by about 30 seconds!"</p> <p><strong>Steve Eriksen</strong> (Vice President and COO, Honda Performance Development) <strong>on the 2014 Hill Climb:</strong> "In returning as the Partnering Sponsor for the event, we were very pleased to power Romain Dumas and his team in their successful attempt at the overall title and additionally to set a new Electric Production Car record at the 92nd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Most satisfying was seeing the teamwork and camaraderie exhibited by Honda associates from a variety of Honda companies, including Honda R&D, Honda North America, and Honda Performance Development, working together to support a variety of competition entries highlighting the breadth of products that only Honda can provide. The inaugural application of the AirFence increased safety on the course in the sections applied and proved to be a worthy addition to the event. Despite this safety improvement, racing on the mountain has its risks, and our thoughts go out to the family of fellow competitor Bobby Goodin who succumbed to injuries sustained after completing his run up the mountain."</p> Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e021/7d80/e0217d80-185f-4e82-bf9b-333215a8049f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-6 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-6 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e021/7d80/e0217d80-185f-4e82-bf9b-333215a8049f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9a85/1630/9a851630-ac93-4954-9201-6abbd21af513-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-13 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-13 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/9a85/1630/9a851630-ac93-4954-9201-6abbd21af513-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e9bf/5704/e9bf5704-69f1-46fe-8cc7-31a1136683d8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-12 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-12 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e9bf/5704/e9bf5704-69f1-46fe-8cc7-31a1136683d8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/31e5/40cc/31e540cc-c8d0-4c6e-90a0-92cc90d5f128-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-4 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-4 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/31e5/40cc/31e540cc-c8d0-4c6e-90a0-92cc90d5f128-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/2a8e/a16d/2a8ea16d-7261-4b01-8e07-d62af5cbd3a4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-9 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-9 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/2a8e/a16d/2a8ea16d-7261-4b01-8e07-d62af5cbd3a4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/26de/7c3b/26de7c3b-173e-4dcc-bec6-ba7637065157-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-3 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/26de/7c3b/26de7c3b-173e-4dcc-bec6-ba7637065157-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7638/f2cf/7638f2cf-01d3-4244-ab1d-3ff98544e2f9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-priority-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-priority-1 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7638/f2cf/7638f2cf-01d3-4244-ab1d-3ff98544e2f9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1c5a/b65d/1c5ab65d-c60f-4cef-a3ee-07ad9b659c92-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-10 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1c5a/b65d/1c5ab65d-c60f-4cef-a3ee-07ad9b659c92-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/04a5/eaa5/04a5eaa5-1b02-4272-816a-a915f1fac66a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-8 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-8 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/04a5/eaa5/04a5eaa5-1b02-4272-816a-a915f1fac66a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/628a/3fd3/628a3fd3-dfd5-41df-9e2c-980e9d0c1b59-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-7 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-7 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/628a/3fd3/628a3fd3-dfd5-41df-9e2c-980e9d0c1b59-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6259/7660/62597660-7366-4453-95bc-297c19559d20-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6259/7660/62597660-7366-4453-95bc-297c19559d20-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/61f2/6aa0/61f26aa0-8b6f-4980-97d1-96982bf12711-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-2 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/61f2/6aa0/61f26aa0-8b6f-4980-97d1-96982bf12711-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/01a4/dc9d/01a4dc9d-a7b8-4b44-a162-aeb1c98306f5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-1 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/01a4/dc9d/01a4dc9d-a7b8-4b44-a162-aeb1c98306f5-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6974/25a8/697425a8-720b-449f-a224-09223a4f2090-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-priority http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-priority 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6974/25a8/697425a8-720b-449f-a224-09223a4f2090-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Priority Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5632/35db/563235db-d84d-4078-bbf2-82690e8303d3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-5 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-5 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5632/35db/563235db-d84d-4078-bbf2-82690e8303d3-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4db4/8d3f/4db48d3f-b502-4e17-8930-d637191b37d0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:02:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-11 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston-race-2-11 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4db4/8d3f/4db48d3f-b502-4e17-8930-d637191b37d0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Race 2 Honda Racing: 2014 IndyCar Houston <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/2055/ba24/2055ba24-57a7-4d4f-b88c-3552100ea8aa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston Honda Racing Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:59:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-indycar-houston 2014 IndyCar Houston <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/2055/ba24/2055ba24-57a7-4d4f-b88c-3552100ea8aa-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 IndyCar Houston