Tag Archives: Tom Chilton

60 for 60: Day 55 – Breaking his duck

It’s an honor to be present at a driver’s first victory in a series.  For Tom Chilton, that first win almost didn’t arrive.  At the end of 2012, Ford withdrew support for the Focus Chilton had been running in the WTCC. … Continue reading

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60 for 60: Day 13 – Fathers and sons, Part 2

Tom Chilton almost saw his WTCC career end before it began.  At the end of the 2012 season, Ford announced that it would no longer support the Ford Focus raced by Chilton. With Chevy also pulling out of the WTCC, … Continue reading

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WTCC at Sonoma: Sweets for Chilton, a crown for Honda, and a wait for Muller

Grahame Chilton had a choice last week: watch his son, Max, race in Sunday’s F1 race at Monza, or watch son Tom compete in the WTCC round at Sonoma. Chilton chose to visit California, and the decision paid off: Tom … Continue reading

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WTCC qualifying at Sonoma: Just Chilton

Tom Chilton edged RML teammate Yvan Muller in qualifying to earn pole position for tomorrow’s World Touring Car Championship round at Sonoma.  Chilton captured the top spot in his Chevrolet Cruze with a time of 1:45.583, barely ahead of championship … Continue reading

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WTCC: Musical chairs as Team Aon departs

With Chevrolet leaving the World Touring Car Championship as a factory effort, the end of the 2012 season left us with a world champion facing unemployment.  Despite winning his first WTCC title at Macau, driver’s champion Rob Huff has no … Continue reading

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WTCC at Sonoma: Circuit presents an open book for series’ American debut

A racing simulator can tell a driver where to turn, but simulators can’t help mechanics tasked with preparing a race car for a championship round.  When the FIA World Touring Car Championship hits the track for practice at Sonoma on … Continue reading

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