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IndyCar Champ, NASCAR’s Bowyer Going Shopping For A Rolex
Friday, 4 Jan, 2013 – 10:11 | Comments Off on IndyCar Champ, NASCAR’s Bowyer Going Shopping For A Rolex
IndyCar Champ, NASCAR’s Bowyer Going Shopping For A Rolex

There is no one, single starting date for the American auto racing season. Instead, there are several key events that combine to mark the start. Like this week’s Roar Before the 24 at the Daytona International Speedway infield road course.
The Roar is an open practice for teams and drivers planning to compete in the historic […]

A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves
Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013 – 9:33 | Comments Off on A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves
A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Awoke on New Year’s Day after dreaming I had driven my Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo off of something called a “Fiscal Cliff.” Actually, that was probably a delayed reaction to my latest repair bill.
As for that cliff, I drove off of that sucker in June of 2008, when I […]

Starworks Unveils Impressive Rolex 24 Driver Lineup
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Starworks Unveils Impressive Rolex 24 Driver Lineup
Starworks Unveils Impressive Rolex 24 Driver Lineup

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A world-class lineup featuring Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley/Ford Daytona Prototype during the season-opening 51st GRAND-AM Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27, 2013.
In 2012 Starworks became the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the first North American team […]

Starworks’ Season A Humdinger – And Gut Buster
Monday, 29 Oct, 2012 – 15:04 | Comments Off on Starworks’ Season A Humdinger – And Gut Buster
Starworks’ Season A Humdinger – And Gut Buster

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Leaning against a counter top in his Starworks Motorsport hauler last Saturday, Peter Baron burped out a sarcastic laugh when it was suggested to him that 2012 must have been his best year in racing. Ever.
The ever-young-looking Starworks owner reached into the front pocket of his pants and pulled out a […]

Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 21 Oct, 2012 – 19:59 | Comments Off on Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans
Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Rebellion Racing came to the Petit Le Mans looking for its first over-all victory, a task made tougher for the Anglo-Swiss team because the race fell between the WEC rounds at Fuji and Shanghai. Arriving with its third car, Rebellion ran a trouble free race to win from the pole.
After […]

Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying

Neel Jani of Rebellion Racing took the pole for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans sports car race at Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Switzerland’s Jani was 0.339 seconds clear of Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Racing’s […]

Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – It seems like a no brainer. Don Panoz helped revive the Le Mans 24-hour from its doldrums at the turn of the century and Jim France re-invented a sagging Daytona 24-hour. Combining the respective American series launched by these two men seems like a great idea […]

DeltaWing Headed To Petit
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2012 – 9:01 | Comments Off on DeltaWing Headed To Petit
DeltaWing Headed To Petit

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Nissan’s DeltaWing will compete in next weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, first race in North America for the revolutionary prototype. And the good news is that Saturday’s appearance at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., will not be the car’s last in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
ALMS officials and sanctioning […]

Austin Track Adds MotoGP
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 16:26 | Comments Off on Austin Track Adds MotoGP
Austin Track Adds MotoGP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle racing world championship, will join the roster of events competing at Circuit of The Americas via a three-day schedule booked for April 19-21, 2013.
With the addition of MotoGP, the new circuit in Austin, Texas, will be the first North American venue to host both two-and […]

SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 9:13 | Comments Off on SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale
SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale

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Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor of Suntrust Wayne Taylor Racing scored their third consecutive Lime Rock Park race victory and Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas of Chip Ganassi Racing wrapped up their third consecutive Daytona Prototype championship in Saturday’s Rolex Series season finale in the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park presented by BMW.
Angelelli […]