Bryan Sellers is an electric race-car driver. That is, he races electric cars. Which isn’t to say he isn’t exciting—i.e. electric—on the track, but rather that he’s currently competing in a Jaguar I-Pace EV, which its maker has organized a whole support series around called the I-Pace eTrophy, with races run before Formula E main events. He was in New York City recently to talk up the series, which comes to Brooklyn this weekend. New York bureau chief Jamie Kitman caught up with him and was there to record what he had to say. The text has been edited for length and clarity.
“I started similarly to most drivers, in carting when I was young, and I worked my way through there and then through the support series to IndyCar, Champ Car at the time. I did some … More
They broke barriers and made the automotive world better
Janet Guthrie inducted in 2019
Janet Guthrie is the first woman to qualify and compete in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500. Guthrie made the move from engineer to racecar driver in 1963 when her attempt to become one of the first scientist-astronauts was rejected. Guthrie faced backlash in the racing community but she didn’t let it stop her from reaching her goal. Guthrie has more than 47 races under her belt and has been inducted into the Motorsports and Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame. Her racing career began in a Jaguar XK 120 for which she built the engine. She’s even reported to have slept … More
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