Frequently Asked Questions
1) How do I find something?
- The Racing for Worldwide Motorsports Directory is a series
of 35 huge databases, that work together to created virtual pages
on the fly. Everyday these DBases are updated, added to, and
refined. To get the big picture, go to the "Schedule
DBase" pull down the menu until the "CART -
Fed-Ex Championship" and click on the search button.
The CART FED-Ex Schedule will appear. The track names are
LIVE links. For this example click on "Cleveland,
current." What appears is the first of 5 pages on that
track, including: address, map, size, type, website address and
a "Photo" button. Clicking on the photo button
will bring up a thumbnails of any photos we have in our DBase
by our photographers or fans that sent them in. There are also
two buttons at the bottom of "Contact Info"
and "Travel Info"
- Clicking on the "Contact Button" will bring
up all the information you need to contact the track for everything
from tickets to information. Phone numbers, fax numbers, contact
names, addresses, etc.
- The "Travel Information" button will bring up everything
you need to make your next trip to that track enjoyable. Mapping
Utilities( Information on ho to get from your house to the track),
Weather (current, 3, 5 and 7 day forecasts), hotels, restaurants,
clubs, service stations and TIPS from fans like you.
- We ask all fans to make this site better for the next
person to use it. How? just click on the comment/tip button
on any page. Tips in 1999 included fast ways out of Silverstone,
to parties held, and hotel deals. Help your fellow race fan,
leave your tip today.
- All DBases work like this. If it is underlined, it will
take you deeper into the site.
2) What is Racing for Worldwide?
- Racing for Worldwide is an organization formed to help other
countries and individual form their own "Racing for"
programs. It was also created as a natural extension of "Racing
for" programs as a way for each club to help other "Racing
3) What is a "Racing for" Club?
- "Racing for" was first coined and used by Steve
Sydenham, back in the 70s with his "Racing for Britain"
program. In the 1983 Jim O'Bryan worked with Steve to bring his
ideas to the USA with "Racing for America." To this
day both programs have been instrumental in helping some of the
stars of today and tomorrow. What makes these programs so unique
is that they are comprised of good race fans, that have banded
together to help young-promising drivers from their countries
up the racing ladder. Graduates from this program include: Johnny
Herbert (F1), Martin Brundle (F1), Jonathan Palmer (F1), Ross
Cheever (F3000, CART), Scott Atchison (CART), Jerry Nadeau (NASCAR),
Tony Renna (IndyLights), and many, many others.
4) Where did the directory come from?
- The Racing for Worldwide Motorsports Directory was first
released in 1984 as a software package for the Macintosh computer.
Hundreds of copies were sold with profits going to help young
drivers, helping Ross Cheever in Formula 3, and Indy Lights.
In 1985 we signed onto Compuserve, and a little known item called
the Internet. It was decided to bring the whole project on-line
to share with race fans everywhere. Since then we have asked
all that surf through our portal, our members and fans to help
and add their information, and boy have they. Each day we get
up to 200 tips, suggestions, links, photos, whatever. Each one
is checked by staff that posted for all to see.
5) How is it supported?
- First it is supported through the clubs and their sponsors.
Second it is supported through RfW's own sponsors that have signed
on long-term to see this project grow. We would especially like
to thank, AGS, ITN, and Rossman and Associates Law Firm. Third
through the sale of RfW and "Racing for" merchandise.
Finally, advertisers, even though we do not permit banners or
ads in the Directory, we do have some in the club section, on
our sponsor page, in our printed magazine and of course on the
race cars we run.
6) What makes this site different from the others.
- FIRST REASON - We would like to believe two things, first.
If we all leave one piece of good info on restaurants, hotels,
bars, whatever around our favorite tracks, the information adds
up and can make a difference in the next race fan's visit to
the same track..
- SECOND REASON - We put our money where our heart and mouth
- "Racing for" programs generate money for young
drivers to go racing, we participate, we are on the track trying
to make racing better for everyone.
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