Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, to check Ferrari F1 car
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher will pass towards emulating his father when he drives a Ferrari Formula One automobile in a professional take a look at next week. Ferrari says the 20-12 months-old Schumacher will force on April 2 in Bahrain. The German, who is racing in Formula Two this yr with the Prema team and is a Ferrari Driver Academy member, will drive on each day of the testing consultation. On April three, he might be on the wheel of an Alfa Romeo at the Sakhir circuit. Schumacher’s father Michael gained seven F1 titles, five of these with Ferrari from 2000-04.
Michael Schumacher holds the file for race wins with ninety-one and is second for pole positions behind Lewis Hamilton. The checks will come after Mick Schumacher’s F2 debut this weekend. Mick Schumacher says, “I am consciously placing all thoughts of the check to at least one aspect, due to the fact I am additionally very plenty searching ahead to competing in my first F2 race and would like to awareness a hundred percent on the weekend to come back.”
Five race automobile drivers had been honored on Saturday, March nine, on the eleventh Annual Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Program and Dinner held on the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Rick Graves, Tom Sweatman, Martin Hinderlie, Don “Slim” Erickson, and Bob Beerbower. Rick Graves Graves started out racing within the semi-changed magnificence in Elma during the 1974 season. He was impressed by completing second to future Elma Hall of Famer Rich Leighty inside the seasonal championship. Graves followed that performance with a fourth region in basis points in 1975.
Graves received more than one race over the following ten years until he suffered a prime accident in 1985. After improving beneath scientific supervision for about eight months, Graves again to the music to keep racing and received the mid-season identify later in his profession. Graves retired from racing in the early ’90s to recognition on elevating his daughters. Tom Sweatman Sweatman started racing in 1981, a year after graduating excessive college, and he’s been at it ever considering. Racing hobby stocks, Sweatman received his first Elma championship in 1989. Sweatman has raced in a couple of instructions and on each dirt and asphalt surface.
He won an incredible overdue model tune championship at Spanaway Speedway and ran many seasons with the NASCAR Northwest Tour, totaling six victories in his time there. In 1999, he gained three races at the Northwest Tour and finished 2nd in points. Sweatman additionally placed fifth in 1994 and fourth in 1998 inside the NASCAR series. Sweatman also earned a race win in NASCAR’s Southwest Tour in 1999 in the Winter Heat Event held in Tuscon, Arizona, beating destiny NASCAR Cup Series champions Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch in the system. Again, Sweatman went to Grays Harbor Raceway to compete inside the modified class and gained three direct championships from 2016-18.
Don “Slim” Erickson Erickson had been worried at Grays Harbor Speedway for years, beginning out using helping buddies Brian Sutherby and Donny Fry with their sprint automobiles. He subsequently helped out in song training and operations before being offered a function with the song in 2008. Erickson has helped to hold the clay track surface at Elma for over a decade. Bob Beerbower Former Grays Harbor County Fair Board member Bob Beerbower served in that position for ten years, balanced speedway and horse racing activities in the course of his tenure. After his time with the truthful board, Beerbower served as Grays Harbor County Commissioner for thirteen years.
While serving as county commissioner, Beerbower had a fortuitous assembly with late-race promoter Fred Brownfield. The meeting brought about Brownfield selling the “World of Outlaws” sprint car series at the Elma music in 1996 and 1997, earlier than Brownfield Promotions took over track operations in 1998. Beerbower played an essential function in raceway facility renovations, assisting convince other county commissioners that hosting the sprint collection and bringing approximately enhancements to the raceway could gain the network.
In 2003, paintings started on renovating Grays Harbor Raceway, including a new scoring tower, further concessions, permanent grandstands, and new music lighting, to name some. Beerbower and Brownfield’s vision for the music additionally covered making the song larger, with a brand new crash wall and fencing around the entirety of the route. The renovations were finished in 2004, giving Grays Harbor one of the top dust song centers on the West Coast.
Martin Hinderlie Hinderlie changed into a grasp of many racing trades, competing in two, three, and 4-wheel races on dirt, pavement, and rancid-road guides for the duration of his time as a driver. Hinderlie competed in dust motorcycle races at the vintage Kingdome and gained occasions on the Tacoma Dome towards competition from throughout the western United States. He made the transfer from bikes and Odysseys to 4-wheeled machines wherein he dabbled in demolition derbies and persistence activities at tracks in Shelton, Rainier, Spanaway, Yakima, and Elma. In 1984, Hinderlie moved to interest stocks and showed consistency competing on the Grays Harbor tune, triumphing Rookie of the Year and the music championship in his first season. A few years later, Hinderlie competed in pro inventory events and raced past due models at the NASCAR Northwest Tour.