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‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
Tuesday, 14 Aug, 2018 – 7:59 | Comments Off on ‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Auto racing historians Bill Green and Jim Scaptura welcomed a lifetime friend back to downtown Watkins Glen last week, when “Poison Lil” gently rolled off a trailer and into the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Looking resplendent and forever-racy in its red-and-black livery, this is the 1936 Maserati V8RI open-wheel/single-seater in which […]

IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2018 – 18:35 | Comments Off on IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date
IMSA’s Fittipaldi Sets Retirement Date

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Christian Fittipaldi, a two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champion, announced Saturday that  he is retiring following the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Fittipaldi has collected victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Motul Petit Le Mans and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins.

“Because I wanted […]

The Red Dragon Is Flying Again
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2018 – 18:18 | Comments Off on The Red Dragon Is Flying Again
The Red Dragon Is Flying Again

The Red Dragon prototype returned to Victory Lane on Sunday when Stephen Simpson in the No. 99 GAINSCO JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LMP2 car to the win in the IMSA WeatherTech Series’ Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

“I don’t really know what to say,” said Simpson, who put the GAINSCO colors back in victory lane for […]

Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2018 – 9:35 | Comments Off on Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018 – 7:57 | Comments Off on FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans

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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

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
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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

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 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

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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
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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 […]