Home » Archive by Category

Articles in Sports Cars

Penske Acuras Go 1-2 At Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 6 May, 2018 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Penske Acuras Go 1-2 At Mid-Ohio
Penske Acuras Go 1-2 At Mid-Ohio

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team owner Roger Penske’s return to American sports car racing produced its first victory Sunday when Ricky Taylor pulled away from teammate Juan Pablo Montoya to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Taylor, who shares the drivers seat with three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, […]

Action Express Wins Long Beach
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018 – 19:59 | Comments Off on Action Express Wins Long Beach
Action Express Wins Long Beach

RacinToday.com

 Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque ended a three-year winning streak for Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. team with an impressive performance that put the No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R. team into victory lane for the second time this season.

It was the first career Long Beach win for both drivers and moved the Rolex 24 […]

Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole
Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole

RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race in Long Beach on Friday.
Montoya, driving an Acura ARX-05 prototype, laid down a circuit-record lap of 1 minute, 12.922 seconds (97.155 mph) in the No. 6 Acura DPi he co-drives with Dane Cameron. Ricky Taylor previously held the record, lapping […]

Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some short takes from a great weekend of racing – the non-NASCAR version:
– Consider this first entry is a brief. Or is it a boxer?
Lucas di Grassi placed second in Saturday’s Formula E race but failed post-race inspection. Not for his driving or his car, but for his underwear.
“After checking […]

ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory

The co-driving trio of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek piloted the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi to the over all victory in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Winning in the GT classes at the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car series’ second event of the season, were the Porsche 911 GT […]

Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring

When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Monday, 29 Jan, 2018 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ His previously pristine, six-figure Audi race car sat in an IMSA paddock at Daytona International Speedway, where owner/driver Don Istook sized-up the racing definition of “extensive damage.”
“Every corner,” Istook said after examining the battered bodywork on his No. 11 RS Werkes Racing Audi RS3 LMS.
“Well, the left rear (panel) is OK,” […]

New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
Thursday, 25 Jan, 2018 – 21:10 | Comments Off on New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Who?
Renger Van Der Zande, the “only new piece” on Konica Minolta Cadillac’s reigning IMSA Prototype Champions, cranked-out a last-lap flyer Thursday afternoon to claim Prototype pole-position for the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in a sensational debut as Ricky Taylor’s replacement.
Van Der Zande joined […]

‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
Monday, 15 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on ‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]